Grab those sunglasses….’cause this quilt is BRIGHT! It’s also my current favorite…which I say every time…but really, I love this one, brightness and all.
This quilt is a different version of Wallflowers, with smaller 14″ blocks and no sashing. I’ve wanted to make this version for years…right after I made the first. The block is a traditional Castle Wall block, which is normally English Paper Pieced, or is made with 5 templates and a lot of Y seams. This version has no Y seams (yay!), no templates (double yay!) and is actually pretty easy to put together (another yay!) despite it looking kinda hard.
All but maybe one fabric in this is Cotton and Steel, mostly from the new Picnic collection from Melody Miller, in stores now. Some of the prints are big…but pairing them with some near solids and less busy prints evens them out (a bit!).
This one was quilted by Melissa with the modern twist pattern.
Even though I love the way this one turned out I’m kicking myself for not making it in Hazel (which comes out this month… finally!). WHAT was I thinking???!!! To be fair to myself I ran out of my sample yardage…so I have to wait a couple more weeks to get more, but still…this quilt would be SO good in Hazel. I even made a quickie mock up:
The cover quilt is a Twin size (30 blocks) and the mock up above is Throw size (20 blocks). The pattern also includes a Baby size (9 blocks square) and a Queen and King size.
The pattern for Shimmer is in my shop, the PDF is available now and the paper will be here in a few days to send out.
I’m sure going to miss these summer nights at the beach while the big boys fish.
Thank you for your kind words about the Mini Quilts! It’s nerve wracking to put so much time into something and not know how it will be received…so thank you for your ongoing support and quilt love, it means the world!