Esmeraldas Garden Sew Along- Block 2

Esmeralda’s Garden is my latest quilt pattern sew-along!  Each month for the next 12 months, I will be releasing one block of this fun quilt pattern absolutely free!  Don’t miss a block and sign up to subscribe to my newsletters for reminders! You can find the current free pattern for Esmeraldas Garden HERE.

Esmeralda’s Garden features cute forest creatures, and wild flowers using the bright colors of Kaffe Fassett fabric against a navy blue background.  Each block pattern can be appliqued using your favorite technique, and added touches of simple embroidery.  This is a unique one of a kind pattern that you can only find on Suzy’s Sitcom!

There will be a total of 12 blocks for this pattern.  The completed quilt measures 58″ x 76″. You can find the current free pattern for Esmeraldas Garden HERE.

Embroidery Tips

One of the repeated concepts in this particular pattern is the dandelion.  You see, my granddaughter, Esmeralda, loves dandelions!  I wanted to show you the simple way to create a dandelion with embroidery stitches.

Use a fabric marking pen to mark where the dandelion will be.  I use heat erasable fabric marking pens for this.  They disappear when I iron the finished project. Use only two strands of white embroidery floss. Complete a small section at a time, using straight stitches from the center of the flower to the inner border.  (An embroidery hoop can help to keep the stitches from bunching your fabric).

Add small straight stitches from the inner border to the outer border in crisscross patterns.  These do not have to be perfect.  Work your way around, doing a small section at a time until you get to the end of the flower.  A sweet dandelion!

Join the Sew Along!

Each month, I will be walking you through this quilt top step-by-step with tips, and thorough instructions and free templates.

So how does this work?

Starting January 15, 2020, blocks will be offered for one month each with the last being offered on December 15, 2020.  Each block will be available free to all Sitcom Readers for one month, and after that, will be available in my shop for a small fee. You can find the current free pattern for Esmeraldas Garden HERE.

There are 2 Ways to Join the Fun!

1. Free Patterns each month

Download your free pattern from this website each month!  If you are following along with this project, I recommend you mark your calendars and come in early to download the monthly installments. Or join us on the Suzy’s Quilters and Crafters Facebook group for monthly reminders. If you miss an installment, or come to the party late, past blocks will be available for a small charge.

2. Don’t Want to Wait? Get the Full Pattern Now!

The full pattern for Esmeraldas Garden is now available in Digital PDF Form that can be instantly downloaded and printed on your home printer!

The full pattern is a 66 page PDF File ready for instant download.  You can find it available in my shop for just $29.99!  

Rather have a hard copy mailed to you?  I am currently taking pre-orders for the hard copy pattern.  It will be available at the end of May to be shipped directly to your home.  I am offering free shipping to US and Canada.  You can find it HERE for $38.99. 

Fabric Requirements

For more info on amounts of fabric needed and some beginning tips on how each block is created, be sure to click on the link below! Esmeraldas Garden Fabric Requirements

You can find the current free pattern for Esmeraldas Garden HERE.

Previous Esmeralda’s Garden Blocks

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