Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Back Porch Blooms Sew Along: July Progress

The plan for the year was to start only three quilts other than my must finish graduation quilts.  But when Lea Brummett who blogs at Podunk Pretties posted her idea for a sew along using her Back Porch Bloom block, it was just impossible to not want to make a quilt using her block.  

Actually, I resisted pretty well, until she started adding butterfly blocks to her projects.  At that point resistance was futile.  Besides, there's plenty of left over 1930 reproduction fabrics in my stash that would be better enjoyed if they were in a quilt.  So with stash reduction as my excuse justification, off I went.  A little playing in EQ yielded a workable design. 

 Blooms and Butterflies, Back Porch Bloom block by Lea Brummett, setting by Kate

Unfortunately, July was not a good month for sewing room progress.  Work and vacation meant there wasn't much time to stitch.  But there's been some progress since the July linky party. 

There's a new bloom and a few butterflies have been added since the last linky.  Things should be calmer this month, so I'm hoping to at least get the center flowers all finished before September gets here.  

Linking up with Lea's August Back Porch Blooms August update.  


Barbara said...

It's very cute, Kate. I love your fabrics.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Your bloom quilt is coming along so lovely. Little bits of sew time do add up so don't dispair.

Gina said...

So cute xx

Katie Z. said...

So many pretty!

Kaja said...

This is very pretty, and I can see why the butterflies swung it for you. :-)