I’ve been working away on my Swedish Bloom blocks this week. I’ve finished the nine flower blocks that the pattern calls for but I’ve decided to upsize the quilt so I’m making another three flowers. This will give me the length I’m after, I haven’t worked out how to increase the width, I’m thinking anything that doesn’t require adding more flowers! If you have any suggestions, then I’d love to hear them!

I’m using my kitchen wall as a design wall, I love being able to see the blocks throughout the day.

Unfortunately I’ve now run out of the Wee Wander fabric by Sarah Jane that I’m using as the background. I’ve ordered some more of that print and a few Far Far Away fabrics for backing. In the meantime I’ll do some cutting prep for the leaves.

And a finish! I needed a small item for my Great Pillow Fight Swap partner. I had planned to try a new pattern but in the end I went with an old favourite, Svetlana’s Drawstring Bag Tutorial.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced.

11 thoughts to “Swedish Bloom ~ still a WIP

  • cat and vee xoxo

    Oh my GOSH, this is going to be such a gorgeous quilt!! Have you ordered enough of the Sarah Jane for sashing? – so the quilt can be a little wider? And then maybe a border of the same fabric around all the flowers, so all the flowers and leaves would then float on that one background. If it's still not big enough, maybe another border around the whole quilt again – scrappy, using lots/all of your flower fabrics? The drawstring bag is so sweet, I'm going to click through to take a look at Svetlana's tutorial now! Cat x

  • Nilya

    I think, i would add a kind of low volume and not that bright colors, but i am curious, how you are going to finish this beauty. Love the stringbag 🙂

  • DeborahGun

    it is going to look so amazing. And your little drawstring bag is super sweet – that is a great tutorial, but I love the patchwork you have done to make it extra special.

  • Tsoniki

    I love the Swedish Bloom blocks! I made only one before, and I made it into a wall hanging. I love the pattern though, it's so easy. And what a great bag.

  • Svetlana

    I had no idea you had a block now, how totally wonderful.

    And wow, your Swedish bloom blocks are beautiful. Love the drawstring bag, too 🙂

  • dq

    So darling! I love the fabrics and the flowers.

  • Emma Jane

    love your blocks 🙂

  • Nicole

    Rachel, you have a way with color! Love where this is going!

  • Franziska

    Love your string bag. I just love the patchwork.
    Maybe more leaves rotated? Or a border of little squares?

  • Tessa Marie

    I hope you never tire of me telling you how much I love your creations because I am going to keep right on telling you!!! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration, can't wait to see the quilt finished.

  • Karena Lindell

    What is that awesome text print in the top photo? 🙂


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