When it was week 18 for Moda Blockheads, I was deep in sewing for Quilt Market. I knew it would be a week were I put it aside and worked on it later. I'm glad I waited since I decided to tweak the applique block a little and to sew one of the alternate block designs for my second block.
The block for week 18 was designed by Jan Patek and is called Bird and Urn. I showed a bird with three flowers on stems. I decided I wanted to make MORE flowers so I duplicated the blooms and added an additional stem. Another just floats in the open space. I also made the shape of the urn with sharp corners on the bottom. I also rounded out the arc of flowers by adding white circles like pollen dots to give the design a fancy, polka dotted feel. These dots stand out on a deep blue background. My fabrics are all from my Abby Rose line. My applique is done as fusible raw edge applique.
To get Jan's pattern, visit her blog by clicking here:
Since I'm making two quilts, one of which is all Thatched fabrics, I decided to switch it up a little and make the alternate block that Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts posted. It is called Tulip Bloom and is a lovely pieced flower using stitch and flip pieces. I stayed in my same blue color family with a dark background, but this one is on Navy instead of Marine. I've used an assortment of greens from Thatched and the Thatched coordinating green in Painted Meadow. I am thinking about also going back and making Joanna's house from the birdhouse week for the Thatched quilt as well.
You can visit Joanna's blog to her flower pattern by clicking the gray box:
I hope you are all having lots of fun with your blocks and the Blockheads community!
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