October 6, 2017

Fleur de L'Amour - Fly Away

I'm so excited to share my newest project with you!  I've begun a new working relationship with Ft. Worth Fabric Studio and my new pattern, Fleur de L'Amour paired perfectly with their Friday Bundle, Fly Away.

 Fleur de L'Amour - Full Quilt - Close Bridge

(Just love this bridge)  Big thanks to my sister for helping me with my pictures!!

 Fleur de L'Amour Full Quilt - Full Bridge


Isn't it pretty?!?  The fabrics are so pretty and such fun to work with.  As I said, the fabric is Ft. Worth Fabric Studio's Friday Bundle, Fly Away.

 Friday Bundle - Fly Away

I had so much fun making this table topper.  It finishes out around 32" square.

 Fleur de L'Amour - Full Quilt on Grass

Today I'll teach you how to make my Fleur de L'Amour blocks and this gorgeous table topper.

 Fleur de L'Amour Brown Square

I just love these!

 Fleur de L'Amour - Blue Square

So are you ready??  Let's get started!

Cutting

From the Essential Dots White/Tangerine, cut:
(8) 5-1/4" squares
(4) 4-1/2" squares

 Fleur de L'Amour Cutting

 From each of the Sorbet Essentials Gingham Orange and Wing & Leaf Dotty Screen Periwinkle, cut:

(4) 2" x 8-1/2"
(4) 2" x 5-1/2"

 Fleur de L'Amour Cutting

From each of your four main fabrics (Wing & Leaf Main Print Robins Egg, Wing & Leaf Ring Toss Chestnut, Wing & Leaf Butterfly Flutter Robins Egg, and Wing & Leaf Feathers Chestnut), cut:

(8) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2"
(12) 2-7/8" squares (draw line on back along the diagonal)
(1) 5-1/2" square
(1) 4-1/2" square
(4) 2-1/2" squares

 Fleur de L'Amour Cutting

From the Grunge Basics Pumpkin, cut:

(4) 5-1/4" squares

 Fleur de L'Amour Cutting

Block Assembly

Using all of your 5-1/2" squares, and your 2" x 5-1/2" and 2" x 8-1/2" rectangles, create your block centers by bordering the 5-1/2" squares, using the picture below as a guide.  I used the orange to wrap around the aqua and the blue with dots to wrap around the brown.

 Fleur de L'Amour Steps

Now we are going to make our half square triangles.  Take each of your 4-1/2" squares, matching up your background squares with a main fabric square, and pin, right sides together on all sides as shown.


 Fleur de L'Amour Steps

Stich squares together on all four sides.  Using the 45-degree angle lines on your mat, cut each set of 4-1/2" squares in half on both diagonals as shown below.  Press open and trim, squaring up to 2-1/2".


 Fleur de L'Amour Steps

Place (2) 2-7/8” main color squares on top of (1) 5-1/4” pumpkin square and (2) 5-1/4" background square, right sides together, as shown.  The center corners will overlap.  Pin as shown.  Sew a 1/4” seam on each side of the diagonal line.


 Fleur de L'Amour Steps


Cut on your drawn diagonal line and press open.

 Fleur de L'Amour Steps

Pin a 2-7/8” square to the corner of your partial flying geese.  Pin as shown.  Repeat for all of the partial flying geese pieces.  Sew a quarter inch seam on both sides of your drawn line.  Cut on your drawn line and press open.  You will now have 4 flying geese units.  Square each unit to 2-1/2" x 4-1/2".  

 Fleur de L'Amour Steps

Using your pumpkin flying geese units and your 2-1/2" squares, make two of the below units for each main fabric set.

 Fleur de L'Amour Steps

Using your pumpkin flying geese units and your 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles, make two of the below units for each main fabric set.

 Fleur de L'Amour Steps

Using the picture below as a guide, use these two side units and your center units to create the middle section of your blocks as shown below.  I matched my feathers with my birds and the circles with the butterflies.  "Birds of a feather, stick together." :)

 Fleur de L'Amour Steps

Using your half square triangles, your background flying geese units and a 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle, make two of the below units for each main fabric set.

 Fleur de L'Amour Steps

Using your background flying geese units and a 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle, make two of the below units for each main fabric set.

 Fleur de L'Amour Steps

Using the picture below as a guide, use these two side units and your new center units to create your blocks as shown below.  

 Fleur de L'Amour Steps

And that's it!!!  Arrange your blocks in a pleasing manner and join them together to make your table topper, quilt, and bind!  

 Fleur de L'Amour Block

I used the scraps from the pumpkin grunge and gingham to make a scrappy binding  Just in case you want to do the same, I used 2" strips to make a narrow binding since it's a smaller quilt.  It took 7 strips from the fat quarters (cut the long way on the fat quarter).

 Fleur de L'Amour - Closeup Wall

Don't you just love it?!?  This is destined to go to my daughter.  Her new apartment has a very large center island and this will look lovely in the middle!!

 Fleur de L'Amour - Full Wall

Go grab the Friday Bundle at Ft. Worth Fabric Studio and make one for yourself!!!  I'd love to see it, so please share!!!  Hope you enjoy your weekend!!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Busy Hands Quilts, and My Quilt Infatuation.

4 comments:

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Cathy,
Thank you for sharing the tutorial! I love those fabrics - what a diverse collection. My favorite is the white/tangerine dots! ~smile~ Roseanne

sandi s said...

I love your pattern, and how it finished up. Beautiful fabrics too. Thank you for sharing the pattern. Hugs,

desertskyquilts said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I do like that block, and it's super in those fabrics.

Robin Klein said...

Thanks.