In Full Bloom - Sue Spargo
Detailed instructions for appliqueing and hand-stitching Sue Spargo's garden-themed quilt, "In Full Bloom".
The story behind "In Full Bloom"
When I began to think about the design for the 2014 Block of the Month, animals were the uppermost image that kept coming into my mind. I began to sketch ideas based on an animal theme. For whatever reason, the overall design of the quilt just did not come together.
Instead I found myself thinking about the many birds that I encourage to come into my yard to feed and as a natural extension of those thoughts, the many flowers that are a part of their natural habitat.
Gradually, In Full Bloom came together with a large vase of cut flowers as the dominant theme.
I hope you will, as you sew your quilt, enjoy a sense of being immersed in the joy that comes from a beautiful garden full of flowers and the movement and song of many birds.