Hello friends and welcome to a “late” newsletter for week four of the Flower Shop QAL!

You may have noticed that there was not an official newsletter for week three - my web host has a new newsletter format and I am trying to get it all set up, you can find more info about last week in the blog post below.

Wed, May 08

Flower Shop QAL Week 3 - Blocks 3 & 4

Hi friends,

We are rounding the corner to our next set of blocks this week! After this week we will have a total or four blocks - which is the Baby sized quilt!

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This week was all about getting started on blocks 5 & 6, working on these blocks really starts to bring all of our colors and prints together!

I have also been working on some more Flower Shop projects - one using some of the new colors of Ombré by V and Co. for Moda fabrics. It was a little tricky working with the ombre shades and making sure the flow of the colors worked well, but once I got the hang of it, it was so much fun! This is four blocks together making the baby sized quilt.

I quilted using one of my favorite stitches on my Janome machine - a curvy line. The texture really works well with the design.

Another project I will be sharing of more next week is a couple of Flower Shop block pillows using the new Alexandria Fabric by Lizzie Clark Designs for Sweet Bee Fabrics. The other one uses the aqua colorway and is so much fun for summer. I am taking the time to hand quilt both of these pillows using a 12wt Aurifil thread in matching colors.

 

Week 4 Sponsors + Prizes

This weeks sponsor is FabricBubb - I am a huge fan of Kristina’s fresh clean images she shares on instagram and in her online shop really letting the fabric shine. She is also a fantastic bundle curator - I highly recommend going and taking a peek at some of the fabric combos she puts together.

The prize for participation this week is a $25 Gift card to her shop. Thanks again Kristina for sponsoring this weeks prize!

For this prize all you need to do is share your progress - even if you are just starting on Instagram using the hashtag #flowershopqal and follow @fabricbubb or add a image to the comments on week four Facebook post.

 

We also have a fantastic deal from my friend Sarah over at Crinklelove who is offering a discount on longarm services - 20% off machine quilting on ANY Flower Shop quilt - no code necessary!

I am already trying to narrow down the choices for this finished quilt. So far these are my top favorites!

Sarah has quilted three of my Range quilts and the quilting is just perfection!

 

Thank you again for all of your inspiring work this past week - I will be sharing some images from the past week on Instagram on Sunday, there are even some finished quilts out there!!

Nicole