I loved the story of the Bride that was getting married and moving from the City to the farm. Reminded me of my move from Long Island N.Y. to Maine more than 15 years ago. I picked the fabrics to represent a bridal bouquet. I think this Bride block could make a beautiful memory quilt for any wedding gift using the same colors and even prints as the bridal bouquets. Here I decided to use my new Rifle Paper Co floral prints because the flowers were just to perfect not to - right?! I always begin all of my paper piecing projects by coloring coding the pieces to keep things straight while sewing. It's even better if you color code it so the colors match the fabrics you are using, but I just grabbed a multi-colored pen, and a marker.
Once all of the sections are sewn, be sure to press them before trimming the edges. Once you have trimmed them all, this block goes together quickly and easily as 4 mini blocks. Sew the larger sections together, and then add the little corners on as directed. Sew two blocks together on both sides, then as a whole. This just might be one of the easiest in the book, with stunning results.
Malvina here. If you want to join in on the fun, you can find Angie's Bride tutorial on her website Gnome Angel, as well as grainline tips from Marti on her blog.
You can get the book and all your fabric needs from The Fat Quarter Shop and the Marti Michell templates from Marti's website! Thanks so much for stopping by. Show me your bride blocks by tagging me on Instagram @kidgiddy. I'd love to see them.
Disclaimer: Because I am a blogger in this quilt-a-long, I graciously received a copy of the Farmer's Wife book and gift card from the Fat Quarter shop (yes I picked up more Cotton and Steel fabrics for my quilt) as well as a full set of templates from Marti Michell. The links above are not affiliate links - because my state won't allow that. The opinions as always, as well as the tutorial and photos, are all my own.