Blossom Basics is a new fabric collection from Riley Blake Designs and Christopher Thompson of the Tattooed Quilter. I love the wee flowers that dot the colorful fabrics. They look like tiny snowflakes falling from the sky. How appropriate for a winter sewing project! And look! When I took the mini quilt outside where we'd just had a fresh snowfall, the mini quilt is in it's element - how perfect!
I picked 5 fabrics from the Blossom Basics collection to work with.
But there are so many lovely colors to choose from. Check out all these beauties!
I was inspired by Lori Holt's Scrappy Happy Hearts Mini Quilt
that she made a while ago and with Valentine's Day coming up it seemed like the perfect project to try with Blossom Basics. My version has slightly bigger heart blocks. Here's how I did it:
To make the heart blocks,
I cut rectangles from green, turquoise and red fabric
6 of each color @ 3.5" X 2"
From white fabric I cut 36 @ 1.25" X 1.25"
and 18 @ 2" X 2"
Between each block I used white fabric sashing:
6 @ @ 3.5" X 1"
For sashing on top of and beside rows,
I cut white fabric strips:
6 @ 1" X 12"
I used the stitch and flip method to make the heart blocks. I made up the diagram below so you can follow the steps to make each unit for the heart blocks if you want to try it too.
After I made the heart blocks, I sewed the sashing between the blocks.
If you make any projects with RBD fabrics, don't forget to share on social media. It's fun to see what everyone is making. Use the hashtags #iloverileyblake #fabricismyfun #rileyblakedesigns and tag @rileyblakedesigns. Happy sewing!!