Bloom {Week 11/52}

I like applique. It’s no secret. This week, I decided to make a mini quilt / wall hanging with my fabric scraps. I’ve decided to call ‘Bloom’. With Spring in the air, flowers are blooming all over the place around these parts.

Bloom - Mini Quilt

The design is based on the fun circle (or lollipop) flowers often seen in appliques, but rather than circles, the flowers are made with ovals. I’ve seen a similar block in a book by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins (Piece O’Cake Designs) but extended it to 5 flowers, rather than 3. Odd numbers always work best.

It’s a simple design, and a great way to use up scrap fabrics. I’ve fused my ovals, stems and leaves onto my fabric scraps with some double sided fusible paper.

The applique is a raw edge machine finish using Aurifil Mako 50 in black (colour 2692). I’ve gone around each shape twice for a strong outline and definition. It almost looks like its been traced with a sharpie.

Bloom Quilt - Up Close

The quilting is again using Aurifil Mako 50 in a light aqua/blue (colour 5006). I love this colour and think it’s finished the quilt beautifully.

Bloom Quilting

My mini quilt measures approximately 12” x 20” (I used a FQ for the background) and it will brighten up a space in a sewing room… be it my sewing room, or someone else’s.

Now it’s your turn. With spring in the air, maybe it’s time to make a happy Bloom mini quilt for your sewing room… or someone else’s sewing room. Feel free to share your pictures in the 52 Week Scrap Challenge Facebook Page or if you blog about your quilt, share the URL below so we can all come and visit.

Be sure to follow me on Bloglovin so that you don't miss any of the future projects in the 52 Week Scrap Fabric Challenge.

Follow on Bloglovin

Previous 52 Week Scrap Challenge Projects:


  1. Love it, it looks fab! Where do you buy your Aurifil?

  2. we are coming into autumn here in the UK.. think it would work with our present colours as an end of season project xx good pattern and inspiration x

  3. This is gorgeous Anorina! Love the bright, happy colours!

  4. Amy beat me to the punch - I was going to ask you the same question! Love the lollipop style flowers, they look great! Did you bind it with the backing fabric?

  5. Gorgeous Anorina! Really like the black outline!

  6. I love this! I am such a noob - will you be posting a picture of your oval? Maybe I'll have to recruit my husband to help me - I am terrible at drawing! And I really want to make this. So springy and bright and pretty.


Thank you for your comment. I truly appreciate the time you've taken to leave me a message. I will attempt to answer comments via email.