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