Well, after a long span of sewing a lot and writing very little, I am finally through with the last of the excuses! I replaced my computer that was just not working anymore with a spiffy new one. Yipee! I am hoping to get caught up on the (now huge) backlog of quilt pattern writing by sometime this Fall.
So this one I am calling Anemone. This very colorful quilt only has 7 colors and a background. Pick some favorite solids and make your own flower garden!
I made my version with Essex linen and solids, and I quilted it using a medium-dense meander with Aurifil (50 weight). I matched the quilting thread color to the background, and since it is so fine it just melted into the quilt, even over the dark red. I was worried that the stitching would mar the pattern, but it turned out just lovely!
I include fabric requirements and instructions for three sizes: crib (44″ x 44″), throw (68″ x 68″), and queen (94″ x 94″). You could easily adapt this to a king as well by adding an extra border, or to a twin by adding a top and bottom border.
This pattern is 16 pages, and is packed full of illustrations and very clear instructions. I walk you through fabric quantities, cutting (including cutting diagrams to make efficient use of your fabric), piecing, and assembling the quilt top. I also include coloring sheets so that you can play with different color combinations!
This quilt is for any quilter that has some experience with quilting. I wouldn’t choose this as one of the first couple of quilts to make, but after that, you should be able to handle it!