I made this quilt of butterflies and flowers for my granddaughter Amy when she was small as she just loved butterflies so much like many other little girls. She spent hours cuddling up with it and admiring all the different butterflies.
Butterflies happened to be the theme for her bedroom at the time.
Sometime after making this butterfly and flower quilt, I developed all the blocks using different applique and embroidery techniques thus was able to publish my Block of the Month program. What a perfect Spring project for a little girl or gift for Christmas!
The thing is, this quilt really isn't about blocks as a traditional or typical BOM quilt. It is created on a whole cloth, however, each butterfly and floral design can be appliquéd as an individual block if you so desire. To me, this means I was also able to publish each design as an individual block pattern too. You can view all these individual patterns here: BOM individual blocks
The BOM Program however is much more than a handful of patterns and today I wanted to share with you some of the benefits you will find within this detailed program.
- Templates for 6 different butterflies and 4 flower designs.
- Full applique instructions for my favorite raw-edge applique technique with alternative methods of applique you can use - including hand applique, blanket stitch and satin stitch.
- Instructions for various embroidery techniques - both hand and machine.
- 40 learning videos as well as text and images.
- A bonus Part 11 for FREE with instructions - not available in individual patterns.
- A learning discussion for questions & answers with one-on-one time with me to discuss any problems you have, giving me the opportunity to give you extra advice on anything you need to know to complete the quilt.
- Quilting instructions and how-to quilt videos showing the techniques.
- Easy instructions on how to enlarge or reduce the templates to create your own specific quilt size to suit your needs.
I had so much fun creating this project and developing each of the designs using different methods that I know you will too. It's an excellent way to try out appliqué techniques on a smaller scale without committing to a large project as you dip your toes into the world of appliqué. Here is the result of the Morning Glory block after playing with the original corner design....
Thinking about this, with the scaling tools I show you in the workshop, you could actually make this a central design if you wanted to.... as I'm writing, my mind is creating all sorts of new possibilities I'd love to share with you.
This program is available now and as a special deal for reading my blog post, add the word 'spring' into the coupon code are when signing up to get 20% off. (only available for a short time)
You can find out more about this program by visiting: BOM Spring Life Workshop. I hope you'll join me in this quilting adventure.