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 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.
- Pattern: Bloomers by Lella Boutique
- Pieced by Susan Vaughan @thefeltedpear
- Quilting by Susan Vaughan @thefeltedpear
- Pantograph: “Red Roses” by Quilters Niche
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.
Have you ever made a quilt with a dark background like this? Let me know in the comments below.
Chris ChamberlainMarch 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!!!
Hilary BarhorstMarch 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!
Wanda HallAugust 23, 2022 at 10:33 am
Love this pattern and fabric line! I have never done a quilt with the dark background like that, but it is growing on me! 😉