Botanical Beauties BOM
Block 2

Botanical Beauties floral & foliage themed block of the month program. Make these modern quilt blocks / mini quilts. Foundation paper pieced quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.com

Let’s move on to Block 2 in the Botanical Beauties 2022 Block of the Month (and Quilt Sew Along). How was foundation paper piecing (FPP) the first block? Do you have any questions? Need help with anything? Let me know in the comments below.

If you haven’t signed up yet for the Botanical Beauties BOM, it’s not too late to make this Foundation Paper Pieced (FPP) project! Jump in at any time and join the quilt making fun. Sign up here and you’ll immediately receive all of the patterns released to date. 

image of a magnolia bud is by Rhododendrites is licensed under Creative Commons
image of a iris bud is by Daniele Levis Pelusi / Unsplash

Ellen and Janet think that Block 2 looks like an abstract magnolia or iris bud. What do you think? Let me know below.

Let’s get started!

Here are some helpful tips as you prepare to piece your second block:

Products mentioned in the video:
• Super thin pins that DON’T bend easily are key to the getting great alignments and seams that match using the positioning pinning method that I demonstrated in the video. My FAVORITE pins are Iris Superfine pins. They’re simply fabulous!

Links mentioned in the video:
If you need a little bit of extra help with foundation paper piecing, be sure to check out these free video tutorials/mini-classes:

Foundation Paper Piecing Video Tutorial

Tiny Foundation Paper Piecing Video Tutorial

 


Let’s check out some of these blocks, shall we?

Block 2 for the Botanical Beauties Block of the Month (BOM). Made with Art Gallery Pure Solids (Flamingo) and Decostitch (Cloud).
Block 2 (wreath option) made with Art Gallery Pure Solids (Flamingo)
and Decostitch (Cloud).
Block 2 (magnolia or iris bud) for the Botanical Beauties Block of the Month (BOM). Made with Specked by Ruby Star Society: Turquoise & Teal Navy
Block 2 (wreath version) made with Specked by Ruby Star Society:
Turquoise & Teal Navy

detail of Block 2 for the Botanical Beauties Block of the Month (BOM). Made with Specked by Ruby Star Society: Turquoise & Teal Navy

Block 2 (magnolia or iris bud) for the Botanical Beauties Block of the Month (BOM)—grid version. Made with Grunge by Moda Fabrics: Peony, Key Lime, and Raspberry
Block 2 (grid version with optional rounded corners) made with Grunge by Moda Fabrics: Peony,
Key Lime, and Raspberry

detail of Block 2 for the Botanical Beauties Block of the Month (BOM)—grid version. Made with Grunge by Moda Fabrics: Peony, Key Lime, and Raspberry

Block 2 for the Botanical Beauties Block of the Month (BOM)—grid version. Made with Sun Print 2021 by Alison Glass: Tuesday/Cosmo & Crochet/Lawn along with Andover Century Solids: Uniform and Caribbean.
Block 2 (grid version with optional rounded corners) made with Sun Print 2021 by Alison Glass: Tuesday/Cosmo & Crochet/Lawn along with Andover Century Solids: Uniform and Caribbean.
In the garden with Block 2 for the Botanical Beauties Block of the Month (BOM)—grid version. Made with Specked by Ruby Star Society
Block 2 (grid version with optional rounded corners) made with Specked by Ruby Star Society

Botanical Beauties floral & foliage themed block of the month program. Make these modern quilt blocks / mini quilts. Foundation paper pieced quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.com
Want to sew along with us?

Register for the Botanical Beauties Block of the Month here and get the patterns.


Additional links:

Behind the Scenes: Botanical Beauties quilt
Botanical Beauties Block 1

Be sure to share your block progress using the #BotanicalBOM and #BotanicalBeautiesQuilt on Instagram so we can see everyone’s progress!

Do you have questions or tips you’d like me to feature in future Botanical Beauties monthly posts? Let me know below!

Until next month happy stitching,
Sheri

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