This quilt is the 2023 Block of the Month quilt for The Quilt Show. It was designed by Sarah Fielke exclusively for The Quilt Show and is only available at The Quilt Show. The best news is it's FREE for Star Members of The Quilt Show. Each month in 2023 a new part of the quilt is released for download to Star Members.
This month we continue to add leaves and flowers to the wide applique borders.
I had a bit of a struggle with the Petal Flower--which I really like. I wish I had drawn some registration marks on the background for the petal placement so they were stitched as they should have been. The one in the photo above is particularly wonky. This one is better:
The other thing that was a challenge was selecting the various fabrics from the Kit and knowing how many of each to cut. I made a few "wrong" choices. So they became "Design Decisions".
To assist you with the Kit fabric selection, here is what is needed for Month 8 from the Kit:
TULIP FLOWERS: Tiny Stripes Aster 4
Tula Pink Solids Divax 4
PETALS: Tiny Dots Bluebell 16 (listed as Flower for Month 8 in the Fabric Requirements
FLOWER CENTER: Dragon's Breath Snapdragon 4
VINE FLOWER: Tiny Dots Peachy 8 NOTE: this is a correction, pattern says 4 of each orange
Dragon's Breath Snapdragon 8 NOTE: this is a correction, pattern says 4
VINE FLOWER TOP: Tiny Stripes Mystic 8 NOTE: this is a correction, pattern says 4
Tiny Dots Thistle 8 NOTE: this is a correction, pattern says 4
TULIP LEAF: Tiny Dots Lilypad 8
Tiny Stripes Fern 8
FLOWER LEAF: Dragon's Breath Matcha 4
The pattern often says to refer to photos of the quilt for placement. I have saved the photo so I can find it easily and it is also in my FAVORITES in the Quilt Gallery--find the photos here: SEE QUILTS If you are logged in as a Star Member you can save it to your FAVORITES to find quickly.
There is a lot of applique in months 7-9. I chose to do the bias stems by machine applique, the flowers and leaves by needle turn hand applique, and the birds by prepared turn edge machine applique--I will discuss that in Month 9.
Whatever method you chose, enjoy the journey.