Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Welcome to the Florabunda Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Florabunda Blog Hop for Melanie Testa new line with RJR Fabrics.
RJR will be highlighting some of the blog hop participants and will host a 5-day-long giveaway through Instagram. (Follow them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rjrfabrics/). 

Quilty Box , a company that sells and ships specially selected fabrics, tools and other exciting products for quilters by subscription, will also have special offers for those who follow Florabunda! Blog Hoppers on Instagram (don’t forget @RJRFabrics, @QuiltyBox and @MellyTesta) to increase your chances for winning the give-aways).

There are 12 quilt makers and artists participating, and all of us have made quilts and usable items showcasing Florabunda! Join us each day through June 16. 

June 7: Tiffany Hayes 

June 8: Deborah Boschert

June 9: Sara Mika

June 10: Lyric Kinard

June 11: Kathy York

June 11: Teri Lucas

June 12: Susan Brubaker Knapp

June 12: Leslie Tucker Jenison

June 13: Tiffany Hayes 

June 13: Jamie Fingal - ME!

June 14: Heidi Kelly

June 15: David Gillieland

June 15: Melanie Testa

June 16: Melanie Testa

I pre-fused all of the fabrics with Mistyfuse. If you follow me, you know how much I love hexagons and Sizzix. It is much easier to have this machine do the precision cutting than me. I have arthritis in my hands. When using this machine, I can stack up 7 layers of fused fabrics on the die to cut. For this project I used the tendrils, be gel and the zig zaggle.

Here are some of my cuts

Putting it together and trying to make it work with color and contrast. Turning some fabrics so they don’t go in all of the same direction. I want a flow

These fabrics have been fused to wool blended felt, not batting. Backed with more of Melly’s fabrics. Just starting to free motion quilt in an organic flowing plan with leaves and stems

I am really happy how it looks. This is to show you the quilting up close

Some artsy shots. This one is on the fence near the train tracks in bright sunshine. I love how the vines really pop on this 18x18 wall quilt

On the scissor door leading into my studio and a change in the colors a bit

Last one in the garden outside the door of my studio. Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. I really like how those fabrics work together in that quilt - like a stained glass window.

  2. Beautiful fabric!
    Beautiful Quilt!

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