Bloom has been a year long Rainbow Scrap Challenge project, and amazingly I finished it in the same year it was started! Back in January, I purchased Cynthia Brunz's Bloom module from her Scrap Mixology series, available here.
Throughout the year, I made three blocks every month, with the basket being sewn in the RSC color of the month, and the flowers in any color that I had a scrap of big enough to make a 2.5 inch HST.
One of the great things about Cynthia's Scrap Mixology modules is that she gives you directions for a basic block, and includes several different layout options that create all kinds of varied designs for the finished quilt. I wanted a traditional basket quilt, with an on point layout (which you might be surprised to learn I had never made before).
And that's what I ended up with!
A beautiful garden of flower baskets in wintry December!
Stepping back, you can see what our backyard looked like on Thursday morning. I knew I had to take some photos of the quilt outside to show you the contrast.
The backing and binding are a fun print called "Sprinkles" from Connecting Threads.
Bloom measures about 50 x 50, so not a large quilt, but a good size for covering up in my comfy chair with a book or some embroidery.
I have several Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt projects from 2022 (and even farther back!) in various stages of construction that will continue into 2023, plus plans for new blocks, too. More about that in next week's Saturday post!
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