New! Whimsy Garden Quilt


Whimsy Garden quilt by Sharon McConnell, modern scrappy patchwork with curved piecing and appliqué

I love this quilt! (I hope it’s okay to say that about my own creation). I made this one last fall and it is so exciting to finally share the finished quilt, published this month in Australian Quilters’ Companion.

Australian Quilters companion magazine

The Whimsy Garden quilt is smallish, great for a baby or child, wallhanging or sofa lap quilt. I feel like the design is so “me”, with curved piecing (I love those pod shapes!) and lots of bright colors and prints. The circles are appliquéd, but really easy! See my tutorial on circle appliqué, Here.

Australian Quilters companion magazine featuring whimsy garden quilt by Sharon McConnell

It is always fun to see my quilts in print, but especially when a magazine does an absolutely beautiful presentation. This is my first quilt pattern for Quilters’ Companion, and I could not be more pleased. The quilt and pattern are laid out and photographed so nicely.

The magazine’s availability has limited availability in print outside of Australia, so you might look for it on Magzter (digital download). The pattern will also be available here on my site this summer.

Whimsy Garden quilt by Sharon McConnell, modern scrappy patchwork with curved piecing and appliqué

Have a great holiday weekend,


linking up with Amanda Jean for finish it Friday

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  1. Lace Faerie May 22, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    So summer-like! Beautiful!

  2. Chris jurd May 23, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Nice quilt Sharon and it’s a beautiful magazine too.

  3. Jenni May 23, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Love this new pattern! Is there a mailing list I can join to be alerted when you start selling the pattern yourself? Thanks!

  4. Pam May 23, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Very pretty!

  5. jamee May 24, 2015 at 1:48 am

    another for my bucket list!

  6. Kath S May 25, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Beautiful quilt! The colors just pop (and I love the way they transition with the sashing). Nice! Congrats on being published, I’ll look forward to the pattern release.

  7. ann May 29, 2015 at 12:21 pm


  8. Super Mom - No Cape! May 29, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    What a fun, happy quilt!

  9. Terri May 31, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    I really like your quilt. Love the circular motion going on.

  10. Helen LeBrett June 18, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    I love this pattern, but am not in Australia, and I hate digital magazines! 🙁 (I know, I’m old school, but I just love being able to hold the magazine or book in my hand and turning the pages!!) 🙂 Will you be selling this pattern later? If so, let me know!! Are you in Australia? (just wondering because I think it may be the 2nd pattern of yours printed in an Australian publication, if I remember right.) Have a great weekend!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  11. Brandy July 22, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    How could I purchase this quilt?

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