Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It's all about runners and look what Deonn has us awing...Bloomin' Blossoms!

A hint of SPRING is trying to peek through the fresh snow around here!  (Northern Hemisphere, that is!) 



This morning, as I awoke to the sound of avalanche control detonations going off in the mountains nearby, I looked out the window to see my one little daffodil bent over with snow.  About 6" of it!  Spring is such a fickle woman! 
Let's make a quick little Bloomin' Blossoms Posy and see if we can bring a little SPRING to the table!!

CUT LIST   
For each flower, cut:
  • 4 @ 4-1/2" squares for flower petals
  • 2 @ 2-1/2 x 4-1/2" rectangles background
  • 2 @ 2-1/2" squares background
  • 10 @ 1-1/2" squares background
  • 2 @ 2-1/2" squares for leaves
  • 1 @ 2-1/2" square for flower center
  • 4 @ 1-1/2 x 15" background for inner border
    4 @ 3" x 22" for outer border
  • 1 Fat Quarter cut into 18" square for backing
  • 1-1/2 yards small rick-rack
  • 2-1/4 yards Jumbo rick-rack
DRAW a diagonal line on wrong side of 1-1/2" squares of background.
LAYER small background squares on corners of leaves and petals as shown.

 CHAIN-PIECE background squares; 

 STITCH along drawn lines. 

 TRIM corners off.

 PRESS.  Arrows indicate direction of seam allowances. 

 ADD 2-1/2" background squares to Leaf segments.  PRESS.

ADD Background/Leaf units to Left side of Petal units as shown.

Lay out Posy as shown:

PARTIAL SEAM
STITCH flower center to first petal, about 1"

PRESS toward the petal.
 Now it is ready to add the second petal.
 Working clockwise, STITCH each petal in the order shown.
 NESTLE seams at leaves.  PRESS seams toward petals.
(1)

 (2)

 (3)

 (4)

 FINISH partial seam.
(5)
PRESS.
Make one, two, three, as many as needed to fit your table!

Next:  ADD BORDERS
(Mitered Border Photo tutorial HERE
Printer-Friendly Instructions HERE)

Then:  Embellish with Rick-Rack if desired
* 1-1/2 yards small, stitch through center
* 2-1/4 yards Jumbo, baste to edges

Next Step:  ENVELOPE the seams.
Place 18" backing square right sides together over quilt top.
PIN, then STITCH, using 1/4" seam allowance.
Leave about a 5" opening along one side for turning.

Next:  Place quilt, top side down over a 20" square of batting.

PIN (or lightly spray-baste with adhesive spray)
 then STITCH along the previous stitching lines through all layers.

TRIM edges and corners.

TURN runner inside out through opening.

HAND-STITCH opening closed.

PRESS.


QUILT as desired.


Ah!  All Ready for SPRING!
More BLOOMIN' BLOSSOMS:  SLIDESHOW

There's always something fun going on over at Quiltscapes!  Hope you can stop by for a visit, online, or any time, if you happen to be in the neighborhood! 
Happy Quilting!


58 comments:

  1. What a great tutorial ♥ I love Daisy Cottage, and I may just make this!! Thank you!
    http://dreamquiltcreate.blogspot.com

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  2. Просто великолепный квилт! Цветовая гамма, сюжет, стежка - все в нем прекрасно! И такой подробный мастер-класс, даже без знания английского языка -все понятно! Спасибо!

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  3. So lovely and an easy-to-follow tutorial. Thank you!

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  4. Very, very pretty.

    Nana from Germany

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  5. Oh gosh, is this the cutest tabletopper ever? I just love it! The ric-rac and the quilting really set it off. Thanks for a great tutorial. Super job!

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  6. I love this and what a great tutorial. I'll definitely be cutting into my stash of Daisy Cottage to make one or two - thank you :)

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  7. Oh so sweet! I have just the fabrics for this! Thank you so much!

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  8. Thank you for your great tutorial. I think you bring spring on the table with this lovely Quilt.
    Have a good day
    Bettina

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  9. This is a beautiful project. The quilting enhances it perfectly.

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  10. Love the colors. Just got back from Key West, Fl and am sort of tired of all the tropical prints everywhere. Really like your choice of fabrics! Thanks!

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  11. What a lovely little runner, thank you Deonn.

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  12. Thanks for the tutorial! They look fun to make =D

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  13. This looks great, Spring can come.
    Today we have a lot of sunshine in Germany, right for this tabletopper.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Greetings

    Iris-Julimond

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  14. Oh! How unique and gorgeous is that?!!!!!

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  15. Einfach wunderschön!!!
    Grit

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  16. What an adorable table runner! Thank you for a super tutorial :-)

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  17. What a super cute project. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  18. Good Morning Deonn..why this is just stunning...simply the prettiest design I have seen to date..the fabric choice is perfect...thank you for a lovely tut on this very lovely spring day!

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  19. Marvelous thanks a great tute.

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  20. Love the cheerful posey! I think I'll try that with the fabric I just picked up.
    Thanks for the tut! I really like learning how to do the center of the posey.

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  21. Very, very, very cute! Great with a little bouquet of flowers for a house warming or hostess gift.

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  22. What a cute little project/tute! I've bookmarked this one for fun. Perfect for a small something...

    No Spring here, yet (NW Washington)... Wishing we had some warmer weather here.

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  23. Darling little quilt. Thank you for a great tut! I especially like the way you applied, and then trimmed, the rickrack. Brilliant!

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  24. I like this project, want to make it!

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  25. Beautiful topper Deonn. Thank you

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  26. What a perfect small quilt for spring....I've been telling myself to pick up some jumbo ric rac and just haven't done it. Now I will! blessings, marlene

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  27. What an adorable Eastery/Springy table mat. Love the fabrics. The rickrack came out so perfect at the corners.

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  28. Oh it's precious! Thanks for the great tut.

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  29. Awesome. Thanks so much (to both of you)!

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  30. OH I just love rickrack, especially the jumbo kind.

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  31. love this! What is the fabric name???

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  32. Really great! Super cute and easy to follow tutorial, thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  33. This is super cute!! Thanks for the great tutorial!!

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  34. Wow!! please don't take this down anytime soon. I can't get at it right now, but would love to make this. It is just adorable...thank you for the tutorial.

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  35. You always pick such talented ladies for your tutorials! This one will look great in the camper and i HAVE the fabric for it :)

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  36. Oops! Forgot the link to the fabric - It's called Daisy Cottage by Lori Holt (Bee in My Bonnet) for Riley Blake Designs. I'm giving some of these fat quarters away (forgot to add that fact too)! See the link and giveaway over at my blog:
    http://quiltscapesquilting.blogspot.com

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  37. That is a gorgeous runner, Deon! Thank you!

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  38. Wow, do I ever like this!! Thanks for the fab tutorial.

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  39. I love this topper! It is on my to do list! Thank you!

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  40. Oh how beautiful. What a creative design. Thanks so much for sharing. Elizabeth

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  41. great fabric choice - thanks for an informative post

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  42. This is so sweet! I have to make one~ is there a pdf for the pattern? Thanks!

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  43. Deonn, this is adorable! Love the pink posies and the pink rick rack! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  44. Oh what a sweet pattern and I love your choice of fabrics, so soft. Love anything with ric rac. Thanks for sharing!
    cheers
    maggie

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  45. Very sweet and perfect for spring.

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  46. Very cute topper...thanks so much for a great tutorial with lots of pics....

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  47. Wow, you write a wonderful tutorial with great pix too. Thank you!

    I know it takes a lot of time to put together a good tutorial....what a wonderful gift you have shared.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  48. Deonn, this is fantastic...you make it all so clear and easy to understand. Love how the rickrack turns out - genius!

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  49. Sew Cute little Posies! They would be shivering this morning at my house...2 more inches of the white stuff fell while I was sleeping.

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  50. Thanks for all your lovely, kind comments!! You really make my day!

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  51. SEW beautiful. Excellent step by step tutorial and easy to follow instructions. Thank you.

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  52. Great mat and wonderful tutorial.

    Thanks

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