I am happy to announce that I FINALLY have finished the Spring Bouquet Sampler Quilt Pattern!
This one was a doozy to write and I am really excited to share it. The pattern gives step-by step instructions and templates for making ten different blocks of increasing difficulty. I have broken the cutting measurements down by block, so you can choose to cut all the fabrics before sewing (I think my hand would fall off), or select and cut fabrics as you sew each sets of blocks. In the end, you will have an 84″ x 84″ Queen sized quilt top.
It’s the perfect project for skill building. You will make half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles, flying geese, sew curves and do simple paper-piecing (I have provided links to my curve and paper-piecing tutorials, if you need extra help, but I am always here for advice and to hold your hand!)
The featured fabric is Bella Caronia’s Spring Bloom and it was my inspiration for designing this sampler in the round. I wanted to create a quilt that looked like a bouquet of flowers, or an arial view of a beautifully landscaped flower garden.
I also mocked up a few other color ideas, to get your creative juices flowing:
Scrappy Rainbow. You could make this one with bits from your stash.
The colors in this mock-up along with the quilt blocks remind me of Mary Blair’s art. I’m thinking of making this as a 1/3 scale wall-hanging.
Choosing one color, or one fabric for the “flowers”, gives it a bold and entirely different look. The yarn-dyed linen in denim makes it more of a cozy, casual quilt.
If you make this quilt, be sure to share a photo with me and give feedback. I strive to make patterns that are clear and easy to follow, so I love to hear if there are any issues.
Have a great weekend!