Inspired by the award-winning quilt For Such a Time as This, now you can make your own birth flowers blocks!
Monthly birth flowers to appliqué! Each pattern includes a full-size drawing and instructions for a 16-inch block, with a border pattern sold separately. Watch this introductory video for a preview of all the blocks.
|Choosing Fabric Tutorial
Choosing fabric for a new project is fun and exciting, but it can also be a bit daunting if you don’t know where to start. In this tutorial, we will talk about how to choose the fabrics for the Birth Flowers block-of-the-month patterns.
|Preparing for Appliqué Tutorial
There is some preparation involved before we can actually start to appliqué. The steps will vary depending on your applique method, so we will look at three alternatives in this tutorial: needle-turn, Apliquick, and fusible appliqué.
|Birth Flowers Border Tutorial
In this tutorial, we will talk about the birth flowers border pattern: what it includes, and how to use it to add a border to one block or multiple blocks. We will also talk about how to use the pattern to make a quilted frame, where birth flower blocks can be switched in and out from month to month like a perpetual calendar.
|Overlapping Appliqué Tutorial
Many appliqué designs look harder than they really are, because the shapes are created by overlapping other shapes. In this tutorial, we will take a closer look at overlapping appliqué and talk about how to handle these shapes with needle-turn and Apliquick turned-edge appliqué.
|June’s Roses Tutorial
Most of the flowers in the Birth Flowers block-of-the-month are appliquéd in the same way, but June’s roses are a bit unique. In this tutorial, we will take a closer look at the roses in the June block to get a better understanding of how they are put together.