Spring Bloom Makers Blog Hop and Giveaway

Spring Bloom Blog Hop, Spring Bloom By Bella Caronia for Windham Fabrics

It’s my day in the Spring Bloom Makers Blog hop and I’m so excited to reveal the quilt I have been working on!  Bella Caronia’s Spring Bloom is Amanda Caronia’s first fabric line with Windham Fabrics and it is lovely.

I met Amanda at an LAMQG meeting and we instantly bonded over being California transplants and former 705 Costumers (that’s the local union for TV and movie costumers).  I was really excited when she asked if I would design a quilt for her new fabric line.

I love Spring Bloom’s variety of colors and floral designs, and I wanted to design a quilt that represented a bouquet of flowers, or an aerial view of a French Formal Garden.

Spring Bouquet Quilt by Better Off Thread featuring Spring Bloom Fabric by Bella Caronia.

“Spring Bouquet” measures 84″ x 84″ and is a sampler in the round.  I had a lot of fun choosing blocks and laying them out to best show off these gorgeous fabrics.

It’s hard to see scale in a cropped photo, so here is a behind the scenes shot for size reference.

Spring Bouquet Quilt by Better Off Thread featuring Spring Bloom Fabric by Bella Caronia.

It fits very nicely on my queen-sized bed (yes, I STILL need to paint the other nightstand…quilts come first!).

Spring Bouquet Quilt by Better Off Thread featuring Spring Bloom Fabric by Bella Caronia.

I will be releasing the pattern for Spring Bouquet next month, so please check back for details!  I’m thinking it may be fun to have a quilt-along: 12 different blocks over 12 weeks (4-8 blocks per week).

Spring Bouquet Quilt by Better Off Thread featuring Spring Bloom Fabric by Bella Caronia.

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Now it’s your turn to win your own Spring Bloom! Windham is generously giving away a Fat Quarter Bundle of all fifteen prints to one lucky reader.

To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment below.  For fun, why don’t  you tell me what your favorite flower is.  I love Peonies and I’m eagerly awaiting the two weeks that Trader Joes carries them in their store!

The giveaway will be open until midnight EST on Sunday, May 3rd.  I will choose one winner by random number generator. International entries are welcome!

Spring Bloom Blog Hop, Spring Bloom By Bella Caronia for Windham Fabrics

 

Be sure to stop by the other blogs in the hop and see what they have created with Spring Bloom.  Amanda is having an Instagram giveaway, so check out her blog post on how to enter.  You can also check out #springbloommakers on Instagram for more projects.

SPRING BLOOM MAKERS BLOG HOP SCHEDULE

April 20 Windham Fabrics Snip-itsBella Caronia Blog

April 21 Leah and Bea Koch – Wintergreen and the Bee

April 22 Nell Timmer – Nell’s Notions

April 23 Jessica Darling

April 24 Kristy Daum – St. Louis Folk Victorian

April 25 Sherri Sylvester – Thread Riding Hood

April 26 Cindy Wiens – Live a Colorful Life

April 27 Krista Hennebury – Poppyprint

April 28 Felicity Ronaghan – Felicity Quilts

April 29 Casey York – The Studiolo

April 30 ME!

May 1 Deborah Moebes – Whipstitch

May 2 Bella Caronia Blog That’s a Wrap

Thanks for stopping by!

150 thoughts on “Spring Bloom Makers Blog Hop and Giveaway

  1. I love Peonies, too, especially the pink ones. I like Lilacs and miss them as we don’t have them in southern CA but we do have the Jacaranda which is an intense bloom of deep lavender. I love how the quilt looks on the bed.

  2. OMG, I love this fabric!! So hard to choose favourite flower, but at the moment it’s the rose – we have some spectacular orange/apricot/yellow ones in my front garden, so pretty 🙂

  3. I love carnations….they have a soft scent and they are so frilly and beautiful! I love love love your quilt and the fabrics are so fun and cheerful . Thank you for sharing!

  4. A beautiful quilt – looking forward to the release of the pattern. My favourite flower is the Freesia with it’s lovely fragrance. Thank you for the giveaway.

  5. Mine would be the rose and I just love that quilt, as soon as I looked at it my eyes were drawn to the cross shapes and the first thought was that would be so beautiful as a school auction for our Christian school, and I would love to have that pattern so I can make that or try to being how I am teaching myself to quilt had some internet help as far as looking at sights but I am teaching myself so it could be pretty or pretty big mess. GOD bless

  6. I love daffodils, especially little miniatures, red capped doffodils, and any scented ones. I keep trying to naturalise them, but we keep having droughts (don’t you just love climate change), and the bulbs don’t seem to last. That, and my silt loam overtop of gravel soil doesn’t help. Maybe I need to shift regions, or countries….all for the love of daffodils.

  7. I love the spring colors as they uplifting, just as the season of spring is. My favorite flower is the pansy, it was my mothers favorite as well.

    I am ready to start quilting my scrappy lone star. It is a queen size quilt. I will send a picture when it is complete. My daughter saw the quilt on Pinterest and made a request for your design.

  8. What a lovely quilt and those fabrics are so intense, they really work well with the white! And my fav Spring flower — the hyacinth and it’s great fragrance!

  9. Tulips are my favorite flower. I’ve always admired peonies, but haven’t lived in a climate that’s hospitable to them for decades… The Spring Bloom fabrics are lovely & bright. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a beautiful, generous prize!

  10. Love the name for your beautiful quilt!!!! The Spring Bloom collection is perfect!!! My favourite flower is the Sweet Pea!

  11. The colors are beautiful and inspiring !It is a rainy day when I opened this email and to see all the beautiful springy colors was breathtaking! My fav flower-any that are vivid color.

  12. This is such a happy color pallet to look at. Very pleasing to the eye. My favorite flowers are daisies. They make me smile every time I have them in the house. The quilt is absolutely lovely and I would love to make this when the pattern is published. 🙂

  13. My favorites are the orange poppies, pink coneflower and all shades pansies. Love your quilt and look forward to the pattern

  14. Beautiful quilt. I like all flowers, but pansies are a favorite. Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous bundle.

  15. I love irises, especially deep purple ones. My grandmother had beds of them. Thanks for the chance to win! mto2golsen (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. I love hibiscus and gardenias. Peonies are beautiful but only show up very 3 or 4 years down here in the south.

    Your quilt is great! I would love to quilt along with everyone
    Fj

  17. Wonderful Quilt pattern..perfect fabric choices….Would really like to duplicate the quilt…My favorite flower is Hydrangea. Thanks for the opportunity to have these fabrics…

  18. This is the prettiest quilt I have ever seen! New to quilting, I really find I like the brights in fabrics best. This fabric collection is very appealing. My favorite flower is the Peony also, alas,in Georgia there are only a few varieties that thrive

  19. Your quilt is lovely! Beautiful work.

    I’ll throw my name into the ring for the giveaway. My favorite flower is the carnation. I love that they last a long time, their slightly spicy scent, and that they are usually cheap to buy. Coming in second are bachelor buttons and peonies.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Your quilt is beautiful and a stitch along would be fun. Your design showcases the fabrics beautifully. I love Lavender flowers but Peonies are another favorite.

  21. These colors make me smile. Looks good on your bed – who will notice the night stand when there is a pretty quilt on the bed?!

  22. My favorite flower is the daisy but I love all flowering plants. Lovely quilt – enjoy your blog – thanks for the opportunity to win the fat quarter bundle.

  23. I just love this quilt- a sampler but so much more! I love daisies and gerber daisies- but right now I am enjoying a yard full of daffodils which are a welcome sight after a long winter!

  24. Your French Garden is sew lovely and unique too. I have 2 favorite flowers. Daisies and yellow roses – I treat myself to them often!

  25. Hi and thank you for a great give away! I love peonies, too and tulips are also my favourites! These Fabrics and your quilt are so beautiful! They scream ‘summer’! x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

  26. I like the bright flowery fabrics used to make this quilt. I like the modern look with traditional blocks. Nice pattern. My favorite flower is an iris, in purple and yellow.

    Jean

  27. Beautiful quilt. It screams ‘SPRING’. I love all flowers and gardens with a riot of colors. Your quilt reminds me of my grandmother’s gardens. Thanks for the lovely reminder.

  28. I am with you…peonies have always been my favorite. We had them when I was growing up but have never had them as an adult. Haven’t lived where I could plant them.

  29. I love my peonies too but my favorites are hydrangeas. I wish I could get some to grow here up north but they always die off in the cold winter.

  30. Beautiful fabrics and beautiful quilt! My favorite flower is the sunflower. Yellow flowers with green leaves against a blue sky … my favorite colorway for a personal quilt. Thanks for the chance to win to make a quilt of my own … 🙂 Pat

  31. I love your flower quilt. My favorite flower is the purple iris. It’s so majestic. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful bundle.

  32. I love gerber daisies although I have a problem with deer eating them — guess they love them too! Your quilt is gorgeous! I don’t think I’ve seen a sampler in the round before, but it’s much more interesting than a “sampler in the rectangle”.

  33. Pansies are my favorite flower, always have been. Their smiling faces make me happy! Love your quilt design.

  34. My favorite is a rose. Every color is so pretty. My dad use to grow roses and would always bring one in for each of his girls. I never got over that. I love each one.

  35. Peonies are my favourite too! I love your quilt too, so gorgeous, hope I’ll be good enough to make it one day 🙂

    x

  36. HELLO, I love Peonies too> in Michigan they grow so well too!
    Your quilt is so pretty and cheerful! Thanks for sharing !

  37. What a beautiful quilt and great design! I love so many spring flowers, the iris is so pretty and smells so sweet.

  38. I love your quilt. It really displays very well on the bed. My favorite flowers are violets. Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful fabric.

  39. Oh my favorite flower is hydrangea. Does that qualify as a flower?? Maybe it’s a shrub. Oh well, it’s still my fave 🙂

  40. (Don’t enter my comment in the prize draw – I already got to play with these beauties). But I had to stop by to say WOW to this gorgeous design!

    My favourite flower to smell is freesia and to look at is hydrangea.

  41. Favorite flower is the daffodil but they are mostly gone now so I’m waiting for the Iris to come out. Love the colors and your quilt looks so fun. Thanks.

  42. I really like peonies too! I have transplanted the peonies from my childhood home to my new home and they are adapting well to their new abode. I figure they are close to 100 years old, so they carry a lot of meaning. My favorite flower is the Hydrangea which I grow in my yard too. I like to snip them at the end of the season and allow them to dry out so I can adore them all winter.

  43. I fell in love with this quilt pattern instantly–I do hope you develop a pattern for it soon as I’d like to make it. My favorite flower is also the peony. I bought my first on about 12 years ago and have since divided them and have about 60 of my own plants and have given 12 plants to family and friends. They are in full bloom right now so I have really giant bouquets in every room in my house. Thank you for the giveaway and I wish me luck to win the fat quarter bundle. janicelashley@gmail.com

  44. Your Quilt is AWESOME!!! How Creative you are!!! It is GORGEOUS! Thanks for chance to win your drawing too!

    My favorite flower is the Daisy!! 🙂

  45. What a gorgeous quilt! Beautiful! I love quilts with white backgrounds! As for my favorite flower…I would need to say orchids! Something that absolutely does not grow wild here in Alberta, but certainly something I do appreciate when I do get them. Unique… just like your quilt! Thanks for the giveaway! I’m crossing my fingers and toes!

  46. What a pretty quilt. We have two peonies in our garden – a red one and a pale pink. The red flowers first and there are a max of three flowers but the pink is just a big show off. I love them but my favourite favourites are sunflowers.

  47. Fantastic quilt – absolutely gorgeous! My fav flower is the pansy…we have them here in the winter…just love their faces!

  48. My favourite flower is a tulip. And I absolutely adore feathered tulips. Spring Bouquet is lovely!

  49. I love grape hyacinths. They are an amazing purple color and they look lovely alone or in combination with other flowers. Just looking at them makes me happy! I wish I found more fabric in that color! It would look nice with this palette, in fact.

  50. Oh my gosh, your quilt is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing it, and thanks for the chance to win this beautiful fabric! My favorite flow is the iris. We should be seeing some of them soon!

  51. I love, love, love hydrangeas! They are just so beautiful and simple. A nice bouquet always brightens up a room!

  52. My favorite flower is the daisy. So simple but beautiful and so widely available!!! 🙂
    I love the colours in this fabric collection. It must have been a delight to work with!

  53. I love tulips and daffodils. Went tulip picking yesterday at a tulip festival here in virginia!

  54. I love morning glories. Pity I don’t see them anymore. They used to grow wild when I was little and lived in cali.

  55. wow! What a gorgeous quilt! And such beautiful colours in your garden! My favourite flower? I can’t pick just one – love daffodils, lilacs, day lilies, roses, and more.

  56. Gorgeous quilt! What a great idea. I love Sunflowers, they are so happy and cheery. Thanks for the giveaway and inspiration.

  57. I love irises, daisies, peonies, and so forth. How can one chose? Your quilt is so beautiful! What a great idea to use the color in the middle! The colors of this new line are very joyful.

  58. My favorite ever flower is the Calla Lily. Though right now, I’m really loving the tulips in our yard too!

  59. My favorite flower is the hyacinth. I also love lily of the valley and lilacs. Since they all smell similar I guess you can see a theme here.

  60. What a beautiful quilt! Love that fabric too. As for flowers…I adore peonies as well, but I’d have to say that tulips are my favorite flower. Thanks for the chance!

  61. Lilacs are my favorite. Growing up in NoCal we had trees. When I lived in NYC they were available for about 2 weeks at the markets. Unfortunately I haven’t seen them since moving to FL.

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