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I probably started sewing as a measure of self defense; if my mom was busy teaching me about 5/8" seams and casings for elastics, there was no way she could whip up yet another set of matching floor ...

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : Ka-Bloom!
Ka-Bloom! Ka-Blooming on a dreary day
Ka-Bloom! Ka-Blooming close up
Ka-Bloom! Ka-Bloom by EvaPaige Quilt Designs

Pattern Description:

I'm kind of unnaturally addicted to Art Gallery fabrics. When I see them, I must have them. It matters not if I have a plan, they must be mine immediately. Such was the case with this set of fabrics, which languished on my cutting table for a few weeks before inspiring me to throw them together into the design you see before you. It was the fact that I kept coming back to "floral explosion," but wanted something slightly classier, that led to the name "Ka-Bloom!" I'm not ashamed to admit that I may have yelled "Ka-Bloom!" more than once as I pieced the top. It only seemed fitting.

This pattern allowed me to get back to my roots in pattern design, which is to say it combines machine applique and slightly funky (but easily done) piecing to create a surprisingly awesome quilt. Not that I am biased. The on-point setting is somewhat new for me, but no one ever accused me of putting myself in a designing box. The machine applique portion is as easy as it can get, with smooth curves and a simple, classic design.

The pattern uses 8 print fabrics along with a solid or tone on tone background. Fabric amounts are generous and include the scrappy binding. While it is Leaves Galore TM compatible, applique templates of the petals are also included.

Should you be inspired to explode some fabrics and inclined to purchase this pattern, and maybe even make the quilt eventually, I would love to see a photo of your finished result!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Lap/Twin 61" x 82"


  • 4 yards background fabric
  • backing and batting
  • fusible web
  • 6 yards total print fabrics

You Will Also Need:

  • Optional - this is a Leaves Galore TM compatible pattern, so if you like, the Grande and Norme sized templates may be used
  • I also recommend Fons and Porter's Diagonal Sets Ruler for wicked easy cutting of setting and corner triangles, but again, this is optional

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