Download these two free quilt patterns with sunflowers and make them super fast. One panel quilt and one pieced!
I love this panel quilt! I designed it for the Stand Tall collection by Janet Rae Nisbett for Henry Glass. Janet chose a beautiful palette for this collection. It features geometric designs, chevrons, as well as large and small sunflowers.
For Quilt 1, I wanted to make the panel stand out and opted to surround it with simple horizontal borders with fabrics of different textures and scales. The exquisite artwork on the panel takes center stage, with the borders complementing its soothing colors, design elements, and movement.
Quilt 1 measures 41″ x 62″. Yes, you can use it as a throw, yet it would make an amazing statement on the wall of your home office or family room. It is very versatile and would suit the decor of a farmhouse or city home, where the panel’s timeless message can inspire conversation, introspection, and appreciation of nature.
This is Quilt 2, the second of the two free quilt patterns with sunflowers that I designed. It measures 64″ x 77.5″ with blocks that finish at 12″. I loved the opportunity to feature the fabrics in a pieced quilt. I worked with EQ8 (Electric Quilt is running a sale this month!) to audition the fabrics for the blocks and came up with two colorways that, I think, do justice to the beautiful fabrics.
The instructions in the pattern are very easy to follow, and you are not required to learn any special sewing techniques, making this a great project for those who are beginners.
The diagram above shows the components of each block: half-square triangles, flying-geese units, and square in a square in the very center. You will work with traditional piecing methods and the Stitch and Flip technique. The step-by-step directions will ensure you finish this quilt in no time at all.
I did use prints from the Linen Closet Basics collection to add even more contrast of color and texture.
The geometric prints add a modern flair to the project. When you purchase them, get more than what you will need for Quilt 2 because they will be perfect in other quilting projects, whether you prefer a traditional or modern look.
This block is a cool example of complexity made simple. Its overall vibe is of intricacy and painstaking work; its execution is anything like it! Once you make it with this collection, you may want to look into your stash and pull out prints that would fit perfectly where the gold and taupe sunflowers are.
The Stand Tall collection will be shipping in April – be sure to ask your local Quilt Store to carry it.
You know my work involves designing quilt patterns every day. I often forget to post them all for you here, and I just realized I never showed you the other quilts I designed for Janet’s collections. So, head over to the Free Patterns tab on this blog and scroll down to Henry Glass patterns. While you are there, check out the other patterns I uploaded today (there are many more to come!).
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