Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Flit and Bloom

Yay! It’s my day on the Flit and Bloom Blog hop! Welcome!

A while back Patty Young, a friend and fabric designer for Riley Blake Designs, showed me a little preview of her newest fabric line, Flit and Bloom, and I went nuts!

The colors and designs are bright and cheery. . .

And there are birds, and feathers, and flowers, (did I say birds?) and  . . .


I immediately thought it would make a great pillow with my bonus pillow pattern! Keep scrolling, you’ll have an opportunity to get a copy of that pattern, too!

The pillow project is very easy, you need a few 5” charm squares and a bit of yardage.

Cut some strips, do some flipping and rearranging with those strips . . .

and before you know it, you have strip sets and 9-patches. . .

A little more sewing and the front of the pillow is all done. To make the flaps for the back, I use a strip of fusible web to stabilize the edge of the flap.

Fold the fabric edge over the fusible web and add some topstitching. . .

Then align all the parts and sew everything together envelope style.

Before turning the pillow right side out, snip the corners at an angle to reduce bulk. . .

A little more edge stitching and stitching-in-the-ditch . . . then stuff in a pillow form.

So easy! And so cute with the Flit and Bloom Fabric! Want some Flit and Bloom fabric? Ask for it at you local independent quilt shop. . .

Do you want the pillow pattern? It's a bonus and you can get it right here! Fill in the form below and watch your email for a message that includes a pattern download. 

At the same time, I’ll set you up with another scrappy label pattern as an added bonus and a subscription to my Good Migrations weekly online newsletter. It's fun, filled with quilty (and sometimes not-so-quilty) tips and musings, and it's free!

Sound good?

Gotta run - or should I say Gotta “flit!”

Happy Stitching!

Joan Ford
Head Hummingbird
Hummingbird Highway