The exquisite Berry Bliss Quilt is another delightful addition to our Curved Piecing Collection. An overlay of applique petals form a lattice over the sixteen curved blocks and is an enjoyable project — especially for those who love to cut and stitch by hand.
Many people are daunted by curved piecing, and yet, it is surprisingly easy. Yes, it’s a little more fiddly than sewing a straight seam, but it is achievable, rewarding and highly addictive.
The Berry Bliss blocks can by stitched by hand or machine and the pattern has full instructions.
The clever use of a fusible interfacing behind the petals makes the applique in this quilt really simple. This is a great technique for anyone new to applique. The petals keep their shape and the interfacing secures them onto the block, so stitching them is easier. The interfacing used is very fine and lightweight. It is soft and is fusible on one side only.
Continuing with the curved theme, the borders are pieced into long strips. Don’t be daunted by these borders. They might look tricky but they are doable and totally worth the effort.
Let’s talk about other colours
Although, my Berry Bliss is in red, white and blue, it can be made in any colour combination, from vintage to modern — or even scrappy brights.
Design your own
If you want to see how your quilt will look before you start, download and print the Berry Bliss Colouring Sheet. All you need are coloured pencils and a vivid imagination.
Berry Bliss is a quilt for quilters. This is a quilt to relish and cherish.
Happy quilting until next time.