Blossoms and Buds - Emily Belle Version

Sunday, March 5, 2023

 Good morning! 
I've been wanting to share this quilt with you
for a while now; I finished it back in 
September of 2022, I think.

I love this quilt because
A. It's a classic design
B. It's scrappy
C. It uses lots of my favorite fabrics from my stash
D. The Baptist Fan quilting gives it a very vintage vibe.

This is the original version:

It's the Blossoms and Buds 
pattern from my book,

It's amazing how different this
version looks compared to the orange version!

In the orange version
the background is scrappy and
in this version the background is all
one fabric.  They look so different!
Which one do you prefer
(and disregard the orange if that's not your thing)?

I've seen several different versions online
and they're all awesome.  There are
so many ways to make this pattern your own
depending on your colors and fabric placement.

The only fabric I bought specifically
for this project was the background fabric -
Emily Belle Liberty from Riley Blake
in the color, Magnolia (a soft, buttery yellow). 
Emily Belle comes in about 45
different colors so you could
pick the one that speaks to you!

And it's such a great stash buster!
Even the binding is scrappy!

Quilt the Rainbow gives instructions
on how to make a scrappy binding
or scrappy quilt back!
There are lots of useful nuggets of 
information in it, besides the 10
versatile quilt patterns.
You can grab the book HERE.

I had this wild backing fabric in my stash
just waiting for the perfect project!
It's called Cameo by Kaffe Fassett.
It incorporated so many of the colors I used
for the quilt front so I thought
it would give this simple quilt just
the "wow factor" it needed.

I like to label my quilts with labels from Everemblem.
I get the 2" cotton, fold-over, sew-in labels.
If you go to their site, you'll have to pick a cotton label 
and customize it from there.  They're so convenient.
Now I don't have an excuse to not label my quilts!

Jen Ostler of Dry Creek Quilting
in Highland, UT quilted it with this
classic Baptist Fan pattern.  There are many different
Baptist Fan pantographs out there but I love this particular
one because it's so traditional.  It's the
pantograph and I've used it many times!

Before I let you go, I just want to remind you
about the 2023 Quilt the Rainbow Challenge.
If you make any quilt (in any size and colorway)
from the Quilt the Rainbow book and 
post it on Instagram with the hashtag
you could be entered to win some fabulous
prizes!  I'm giving away prizes quarterly
and you can enter as many times as you'd like!
All the details are in THIS blog post.

Well, I hope I answered any questions
you might have but if not, be sure to drop them in the
comment section below.  I love any interaction with you!
Thank you for stopping by today!


  1. Beautiful! I cannot believe that is the same quilt from your book!!!!

  2. Amber! This is so fun! I love seeing all the different fabrics in this version. You have a great eye for color and whimsy!


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