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Midnight Garden – Serious Sewist’s Set and Felt Flower Tutorial

Hello makers! I’m Lauren Wright from Molly and Mama and it’s wonderful to be joining you here again to share another sweet little project I made. It’s to showcase the latest fabric collection from Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs. Called ‘Midnight Garden‘, the range features a softer palette of golden yellow, light olive green, springtime blue and rosy pink, anchored with several dramatic black prints.

If you know me and my Molly and Mama style, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of pretty pastels! So it was lots of fun choosing a few of my favourite prints from the collection to play with. Here’s the bundle I selected. (You can also see an image of the entire collection at the end of the post.)

Most of my makes (and the sewing patterns that accompany them) are for small projects that you can often finish in a day. I decided that for this collection, I’d make an updated version of the Serious Sewist’s Set using the lovely florals.

My original pin cushion pattern features a cute felt bee in the centre of the pin cushion and the scissor charm.

But I was so inspired by the floral motifs in Gerri’s designs, that I chose to sew a very simple felt flower to use instead.

First I completed the English paper pieced panel that makes the top of the pin cushion.

Next it was time for hand quilting and felt flowers. I added one to the centre hexagon on the pin cushion and one to the scissor charm too.

Then it was time to put it all together. I was thrilled with the results. It’s dainty and sweet!

Because I was really happy with the way the project turned out, I thought it might inspire others too. So I created a free tutorial for the felt flowers. You can visit it HERE.

Then to make it even simpler, I thought a free downloadable pattern would be really convenient. So if you’d like to make these easy felt flowers to embellish and adorn your own sewing projects, please feel free to enter your details below so you can receive the instructions in your inbox right away.

I really enjoyed sewing with this collection. I loved the variations in the size of the floral motifs and the range of colours. Many of the prints are perfect for fussy cutting for English paper piecing too. I’m looking forward to seeing more projects made with this lovely range.

Happy stitching, Lauren

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