Paradise in Blooms – Annette

Annette took on the challenge of this fabulous Judy Niemeyer pattern with absolutely no paper piecing experience whatsoever.  She caught on very quickly, as you can see.

Having prepared all the leaves and flowers for the medallion, she then embarked upon a search for the perfect background fabric for the fishbones/buds.  Finally, she found it!  But, we only had a pre-cut yard of it left.  Oh, no!  Fortunately, we were able to reorder it upon her request and now look how nicely Annette’s Paradise in Blooms is evolving. Love the yellow buds against the teal!

Annette's PIB January

Can’t wait to see it with the appliqué!

The pattern is available for purchase on our website.  Click on links below to purchase the pattern, queen extension papers and/or replacement papers.

Paradise in Blooms 76″ x 76″ pattern (includes pattern, foundation papers and laser cut Stitch and Peel appliqué pieces)

Queen Extension Papers (to bring finished quilt to 97″ x 97″)

Replacement Foundation Papers

Paradise in Blooms – Nanette

Nanette, having recently moved to the area, popped into ScruffyQuilts to buy a fat quarter of soccer balls, and fell in love with the Paradise in Blooms quilt on display.  As luck would have it, we had just started Month #1 that day.  So, she quickly pulled together a collection of fabrics and joined the class!

She’s been several steps ahead of the class ever since.  However, she was slowed down a bit when she discovered that her stash was short on the fabric used for the medallion ring, which she wanted to use for the border.  After much angst, road trips and googling, she put the search on hold and during Month #5’s class she finished her appliqué.

Look how lovely her quilt is so far.

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After class, she went back to shopping in her stash and found the solution!  She will float the baskets on the light background and use a different, but absolutely perfect fabric for the border.  Can’t wait to post the final product!

Fantastic job, Nanette!

Paradise in Blooms

thumb_2php_20150404101239   Scruffy’s Paradise in Blooms class is well on its way.

We’re teaching it as a pay-as-you-go technique of the month program and the students have a wide range of skill levels and experience with Judy Niemeyer patterns. In the first session we began constructing the Center Spiral Medallion.  The focus of this session was on basic paper piecing skills and working with long sharp points.

It’s so exciting to see everyone’s color choices come together in this breathtaking quilt. Look at some students’ progress after the first class:

Nanette (beautiful with fairy frost background):

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Trish (Sharks colors – love it!):

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Annette (forgive the bad photo – it’s far more gorgeous in person):

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Stay tuned as we update this post with our progress.

The pattern is available for purchase on our website.  Click on links below to purchase the pattern, queen extension papers and/or replacement papers.

Paradise in Blooms 76″ x 76″ pattern (includes pattern, foundation papers and laser cut Stitch and Peel appliqué pieces)

Queen Extension Papers (to bring finished quilt to 97″ x 97″)

Replacement Foundation Papers