Piece Your Own Back Porch Blooms

Choose A Scalloped Border Or Not

Quilting and flowers go together beautifully, and the fabric that’s puts the prettiest blooms on display. This sweet and simple quilt can be made in a day and would be great as a mini quilt on the wall for Spring through Summer. If you have a larger wall space perhaps 3 in a row!



Choose to keep the quilting simple and dress it up with a scalloped border. For the backing you could choose the same fabric as the pot, or any of the fabrics used for the quilt, and accent with a gingham or check binding. The backing and border are perfect to show with your most favorite print.

pieced flower mini quilt

Lea Anne Brummett of Podunk Pretties designed the sweet Porch Bloom with a straight border, however you could scallop the border.

porch blooms mini quilt

If you’ve never sewn a scalloped border, this is a great opportunity to give it a try on a small quilt. Lea Anneuses Darlene Zimmerman’s Easy Scallop, or you could also use a small plate from the kitchen. Heather Mulder Petersen of Anka’s Treasures, has a great tutorial here.

The free pattern tutorial for the Bloom mini quilt has some tips such as spraying a little basting spray on the back of the templates to keep them in place while cutting, and how to stitch a straight line from corner to corner without marking the fabric using Clearly Perfect Angles. ( see how to use them here)



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