Paper Piecing Florals

Join me tomorrow at 10AM EST on the OML Embroidery YouTube channel. This gorgeous quilt block design is from Anita Goodesign and is found in the February 2022 All Access.

I stitched out a few blocks and I liked this one best – I used a 1/2 yard bundle of fabric to pick my colors, yellow, purple and a flower print. I decided that the flower print is quite busy, so that should be the main focal point of the flower. I wanted to add more purple, so the matching purple fabric with a small print was perfect for that. In the small flower print there are yellow and red flowers – I thought the yellow would look fantastic and bring out the small flower print yellows front and center. To make all of the colors pop, I used a black background fabric for each block. Once I matched all of the threads I used the purple for the background quilting and picked two greens for the leaves.

In my 1/2 yard bundle and fat quarter bundle, there are different coloured fabrics with the same print. There was blue, orange, green pink and yellow. If I was doing a large quilt, I would take the same fabric prints that I used originally but in the different colors. Then each block of 4 would have a different color but still be the same. I think that would look amazing.

I hope you join me for the stitch along tomorrow – paper piecing or folded fabric is so much fun to do and has that perfect paper piecing look that I love!

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