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Bloomers Flower Quilt in Charcoal

Everything’s coming up roses…

Here’s another version of the Bloomers quilt with a dark background. This one has stolen my heart!

Bloomers flower quilt by Lella Boutique. This flower design was inpired by a vintage cross stitch pattern. Fabric is Country Rose by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
Bloomers flower quilt by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Country Rose by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. Background is Moda Bella Solid 9900 284 “Charcoal”

Fabric

Bloomers is made with Country Rose fabric and Moda Bella Solid 9900 284 “Charcoal” for the background. You could also use the charcoal “Magic Dot” (SKU 5175-17) or BasicGrey Grunge 30150 99 “Onyx” if you want to add in something a little different than a solid for the background. I made Bloomers a couple different ways – check out the white background version of the Bloomers quilt here.

Bloomers flower quilt by Lella Boutique. This flower design was inpired by a vintage cross stitch pattern. Fabric is Country Rose by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

Quilt Details:

This quilting is so beautiful! Susan sized this pantograph just below 9″ and used Glide Thread in Warm Grey 6. I love the light grey color she used because you can see the beautiful quilting detail without a harsh contrast that a bright white might bring. When you have a quilt like this with a mix of dark background with lighter colors, a dark thread color might not be the best choice either. Needless to say, thread color is important in a project like this. The light grey is a perfect balance.

Bloomers flower quilt by Lella Boutique. This flower design was inpired by a vintage cross stitch pattern. Fabric is Country Rose by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

Have you ever made a quilt with a dark background like this? Let me know in the comments below.

2 Comments

  1. Chris Chamberlain

    March 15, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    Reminds me of a pillow my grandma always had on her couch! Might have to make this one both ways–white and black backgrounds!! You’re so talented–love your patterns and fabric!!!

  2. Hilary Barhorst

    March 15, 2022 at 12:29 pm

    Yes! It’s tricky to quilt when you have such a mix of darks and lights. Using Smoke and Rust gave me some trouble! I decided on a cream Omni thread and that worked ok. Thank you for sharing what was used on this quilt – I’ll make a note for future use!

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