You have seen snippets over the past year…

But now, you see it in its entirety! My French Bouquet mini quilt is officially published in one of House of White Birches newest book, “Jump-start Your Quilting” (edited by Jeanne Stauffer).

This 16″ x 16″ mini wholecloth/applique combo wallhanging was designed with a home machine quilter in mind. A 16″ square is just about the perfect size for someone who wants to do a bit of practicing on fancy quilting using their home machine.

The fabrics are mainly from RJR‘s Fancy Hill Farm collection, except for the beige background that’s from Robert Kaufman‘s Radiance cotton/silk line.

Quilting was done with YLI Silk 100 (Color 239) over Hobbs Wool Batt because I wanted to highlight the feather quilting in the center of my floral wreath.

If desired, you can also quilt or embroider a monogram in the center instead of doing the feather quilting. The feather quilting motif is my original design adapted from an antique Persian floral cluster. It is printed in the book for quilters to use on their quilts.

Here are a couple of close-ups:

Click here to find out how I popped my applique:

I love it anytime I get to do dense quilting – therefore making French Bouquet a most enjoyable project! I hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I had enjoyed quilting it.

From time to time, I am asked about the stitches I use for my applique. Come back tomorrow for a tell-all! Meanwhile, I wish you a beautiful day!