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Frederick, Maryland USA

I love designing and making quilts, especially folk and story quilts. All my patterns are easy to follow with step by step directions and photos. Every pattern begins with a quilt created and sewn on ...

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'Lush Flowers' Quilt

from Maryland Quilter
(7) Name: 'Quilting : 'Lush Flowers' Quilt
'Lush Flowers' Quilt
'Lush Flowers' Quilt
'Lush Flowers' Quilt
'Lush Flowers' Quilt

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Techniques used: raw-edged applique with free motion quilting, rag clipped seams

Pattern Description:

Lush, magnificent blooms overflow a curving vase in this over the top lap quilt. The leaves of the flowers are over a foot long, the largest bloom is the size of a pizza pan. The colors explode with life and vitality. Lush Flowers is a rag quilt designed to commemorate the traditional flower basket quilts of the past with a sizzling new energy of modern quilt making. It is fun, fast and easy to sew, with rag clipped edges to speed the assembly. By using free-motion machine sewing the quilt is quilted and the appliques applied at the same time. Come, enjoy a bouquet of your own!

Approximate time to complete: 10-20 hours

There are 30 pattern pages of full size templates.
The pattern is written with metric units in parenthesis. If you have any questions or concerns about the pattern please contact me.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 56x61 inches (142x155cm)


  • 2 yards(1.8m) of black print for the background fabric in center square, front and back
  • 1 yard(.9m) bright blue flannel for the middle layer center square
  • 3 1/2 yards (3.2m)of purple print for the border front and back. I used Jennifer Paganelli's Crazy Love Cecillia purple.
  • 1.8 yards (1.7m) of pink flannel for the middle layer of the border.
  • 6 Fat quarter size pieces (18x22inches)(47x55cm) in bright colors for the yellow swirl flower, the leaves, the red center of the tulip, and the stem. I used the vibrant colors in Jennifer Paganelli's Crazy Love fabric line and Alexander Henry's Cancun fabric.
  • 2- 24x14 inch (61x36cm) pieces cotton or cotton flannel fabric for the vase
  • 2- 26x13 inch (66cmx33cm)pieces cotton or cotton flannel for the tulip bottom
  • Large safety pins for pin basting
  • White marking pencil
  • Sewing machine with darning foot or free motion quilting foot
  • Sharp scissors
  • Very large pieces of paper or pieces taped together to make the templates

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