The Garden Flowers Blog Hop 2020

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Nine Patch Daisy #2

I couldn’t help but make a third version of my Nine Patch Daisy! Here, I oversized the background by laying the background templates on 9” squares changed up the nine patch and added stitch and flip 1 ¼” corners to the centre square took 6” strips of 4 fabrics, folded them in half and freehanded…

Nine Patch Daisy

Hi! My name is Eleanor, and I run a small online quilt shop called justsewnow.com. We have a large and varied selection of fabric, stacked right to the roof! We recently put in a large flower bed packed to the brim (it’s sort of a theme here!) with flowers for all seasons. When this flower…

Bloggerati Flower Block Blog Hop

2020 Blog Hop – Folded EPP flowers About Me I live with my husband of twenty-four years on the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides on the West Coast of Scotland. I began sewing before I went to school and I have been quilting for nearly twenty years. I worked in IT for over…

CORNFLOWER

The beautiful blue cornflower was adopted as the national symbol for MND..Motor Neurone Disease because of its fragile appearance but hardy nature. Like the cornflower, people with MND show remarkable strength in coping with this devastating disease. I decided to make this block for the GFBH2020 as it is so beautiful and has a powerful…

Ideas for additional blocks #GFBH2020

Have you had enough of flowers for one quilt, or would you just like some ideas to break up the design a bit? I’ve had a look online and found quite a few different free* patterns which may go well with the Garden Flower theme for this blog hop. Disclaimer: The designs for all of…

Lily Block – Garden Flower Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to my first block design (exciting !). I joined this blog hop following an email I received from Craft Cotton Co (via UKQU). I am involved in writing tutorials and blogs for them and the shout out came for anyone who wanted to get involved in the Blog Hop and I thought,…

Dahlia EPP block

I used templates provided with a quilt magazine, scraps of cotton in colours of choice, a 12 inch square in border fabric. Print out the template sheet onto heavy paper or light card. Cut out templates. Using the colour for the centre of the flower, cut and attach fabric to 4 of the elongated hexagon…

POPPIES

Pam Moore wanted to join in with our amazingly popular Garden Flowers Blog Hop, but as happens from time to time, life got in the way.   Not wanting to disappoint we asked Lyn Butler to help out and this is what Pam told her. In Pam Moores words: I normally spend more time at our…

GF2020Simple Stylised Roses

Simple Stylised Roses For the Garden Flowers 2020 blocks, I had intended to create a Bindweed block. After all, we do have it in our gardens …if we are not vigilant! But they have a pentagonal structure, and sadly, I am Mathematically challenged. They just don’t tesselate. So I went for simple and foolproof. Circles…

Nina’s FPP flower block #GFBH2020

For this block we’re going to make four 6.5″ foundation paper pieced blocks each with a flower, stem and leaf. Once sewn together, they’ll make up a 12.5″ (12″ finished) block. Please read the full instructions before you start and use the comments (scroll down to the bottom of the page) if you have any questions.…

Dresden Flower

The popular name for this patchwork design reflects the romance of the Victorian Era with it’s love of elaborate decoration on household items & decor. Dresden, Germany was a center of 19th Century romanticism movement in art, one that included the fine decoration of porcelain. The plate were embellished with elaborate design using flowers, fruits…

Border Corner Tulip Block

With the Picket/Garden Fence border blocks made I thought about how I could bring the blog hop Flower theme into the border. After much deliberation I finally decided on this delightful mini Tulip block. It’s so easy to make and can easily be made from your ‘scrap stash’ and you can choose to have each corner…

In The Garden

Like most of you we have spent the most of our time in the garden this summer and I thought I would share some photos with you. This is one of our sunflowers which grew to 8′ tall, lucky to catch the bee collecting pollen.   Then I got luckier when the damsel fly visited.…

Lupin Take Two – Reverse Applique

I used the same pattern I drew for my Painted Lupin blog to make a second Lupin for the Garden Flowers Blog Hop 2020. Yes, I am that lazy;) The pattern includes lupin stalks going right and left, one bigger than the other, plus two different sized leaves. You can change the size in your…

Keep it Simple-Appliqué Flower Block

One thing I love about appliqué is that you can make it as complicated or as simple as you like.  With raw edge appliqué you can create images that have a childlike quality.  Something fresh and simple can be pleasing to the eye.  This was the motivation behind the creation of this Appliquéd Flower block.…

FREE MOTION QUILTING WITH SANDRA – Fun with Flowers

FMQ  FUN WITH FLOWERS For my contribution to the #GFBH2020 event I have looked at a technique rather than the piecing or applique route and have produced a 3D Trapunto block . It is my favourite way to quilt, when this project came my way I just had to do one.   The block is trapuntoed…

Tulips #GFBH2020

I’m not one to shy away from a challenge, and so I jumped at the chance to be part of the UKQU blog hop – especially when the theme was flowers. I instantly knew what flowers I would choose – tulips. The inspiration for my flowers and leaves came from bobbin lace making. Back in…

Hexagon Flower Garden

How many of us started our patchwork journey with making up hexagons? I know I did for one, many moons ago. Hexagon quilts go back in history as far back to the 17th century. EPP..English Paper Piecing is a very relaxing form of handsewing and can be picked up to stitch anywhere..long journeys.. the dentist…

Garden Fence Border Block

In my last blog I mentioned that, as I got the end of making and writing up the Picket Fence, I thought of a different way to create a fence panel …. So here goes, a Garden Fence to grace any flower garden. The beauty of both of these ‘fences’ is that you can make…

Daisy Chain Block

Are you enjoying all the different flower blocks and the different techniques used?  I’ve loved seeing them all. This is my second block and this time I had in mind summer days and daisy chains.  Do you remember school playtimes, sat on the field making bracelets and necklaces of daisies?  They were happy days and…

Flowers in my garden

There is so much joy and delight in a flower garden. Gardeners work with nature to create an ever-changing display of beauty, and flowers are so beautiful and so transient. We want to celebrate them as they pass so quickly. How many of us can remember our mother’s flower garden with forget-me-nots, roses, chrysanthemums and…

Pixel Poppy

  The Poppy has been a symbol of remembrance, to those who served and lost their lives fighting for their countries, since 1920 and it is particularly important to me as my Great-Granddad Bill was one of those soldiers. Thankfully I had many years with him, but others were not so lucky and so I…

GFBH2020 – The Sweet Pea

In January 2017 we moved into our current house, it needed some work doing but the plot size meant more running about space for our two little boys. So we suddenly had this large back garden with mature shrubs, my husband (a frustrated lumberjack I’m sure) wanted to start cutting everything back but fortunately we…

#GFBH2020  Roses are Red (well pink in my world!)

So having never blog before and like all of us quilters never have enough UFP’s – yes I do have rather a lot, 2 wedding quilts to finish, quilt for hubby just need to quilt and bind, first granddaughters quilt and one for her mum but that’s okay I have until September! So put my…

The Cheap Procrastinator – Flower Power

Sick of Covid-19, I think we all are, I know I am too, time to look to the future and the pleasure of sewing. I have been asked to add a block to a blog hop. Not fully sure what it entails so I am for the most part winging it. The block size required…

Picket Fence Border Block

UKQU.co.uk put a call out to its members to participate in the 2020 Blog Hop with the theme of Garden Flowers but, as I’m not really a flowery person, I wondered what I could do to support this great idea. Many of the bloggers who had joined the group were well on with their ‘block’ and, as…

Stained Glass Poppy Garden Flowers Bloghop

Blog Hop Garden Flowers August 2020 #BHGF2020 When Sylvia Priest announced a “blog hop” in which the bloggers would all design an individual 12.5” unfinished block on the theme “garden flowers” with only a linking theme of “green “, I hesitated. I have written a few blogs but have no website. I design my own…

Nina’s improv flower block #GFBH2020

For this block we’re going to make one 12.5″ (12″ finished) improv block consisting of a flower with a stem and a leaf. Please read the full instructions before you start and use the comments (scroll down to the bottom of the page) if you have any questions. Pattern template As this is an improv…

Painted Lupin

I love lupins. They grew in our garden when I was little and I would pick the petals off and manipulate then like they were little mouths. I don’t think I’d seen one in years until a recent chance sighting at a B&M garden centre. They’re so impressive; you can’t miss them in a garden.…

#GFBH2020 SUNFLOWER

Sunflowers are a particular favourite of mine, it just rings out ‘summer’ with their beautiful sunshine heads you could almost draw a smiley face on it. Who remembers Bill & Ben’s Little Weed? Not so much a weed to me, more a sunflower.   Helianthus Annuus which is Greek for sun & flower and the…

Garden Flowers Blog Hop 2020 Geo Thistle #GFBH2020

Hello! I’m really delighted to be with you today! I happened to be on the UK Quilters Facebook page when there was a request for anyone who fancied designing blocks to volunteer for this special blog hop. Strictly speaking, I’m a beginner; I’ve only done 4 quilts ( can you count a WIP?!) and some…

Bloggerati Blog Hop – Flowers #GFBH2020

Hawaiian Inspired Flower Block. Hawaiian Inspired Flower Block Another brilliant idea from UKQU – a Flower Blog Hop. A trip from one blog to another but for us quilters with a fabulously free flower block at every stop! What could be better for us than sharing our passion for patterns… When the call went out…

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