I’m happy to be participating in the Garden Party Blog Hop today! I designed this 10″ block with a gardening trowel and a terracotta pot. I like to label my flowers so I added a label in the pot with the fussy cut words “Pick Violets”….hence the name. This block inspired me to begin a garden themed quilt. I’ve been working on block designs and have three others available in my shop.
For my block, I used an Hope Valley print by Denyse Schmidt for the background fabric. The label is Kumiko Fujita Text Print in Yellow from Ayumi’s shop on Etsy. While searching for the perfect terracotta, I asked Kristina if she had anything and she came up with this perfect Basic Grey Grunge! The trowel handle is Woodgrain in Vintage Yellow from Aviary 2 by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit and the rest of the trowel is Kona Pepper.
There are a couple of possible ways you could handle the label in this block. You could stamp the name of your favorite flower, herb, or vegetable. Or you can fussy cut. In addition to the text print I used, Annies Farm Stand by Lakehouse has a great text print for fussy cutting garden words. There are also many fabrics that include the names of herbs.
The pattern is an easy to print pdf file. However, you do need to print it in two sections. The directions are printed in letter format and the pattern pieces should be printed in landscape format.
I’d like to offer up a prize too! The winner will receive my three gardening patterns–the Watering Can, the Gardening Gloves and Garden Boot. To enter, just leave a comment here. I will draw a winner on Saturday the 14th.
Thanks for visiting!