four patch petals quilt by Sharon McConnell in Quilts and More magazine with Art Gallery Fabrics
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Petals and Patches, Fresh and New!

four patch petals quilt by Sharon McConnell in Quilts and More magazine with Art Gallery Fabrics

Introducing Four Patch Petals. This is my version of springtime in quilt form. (-: You can make one, too! Petals is featured in the summer issue of Quilts and More magazine, just hitting newsstands this week.

The timing is so perfect on this because I am on a full on curved piecing kick right now. I have a new collection of curved piecing quilt patterns coming this summer, along with other exciting news. If you haven’t tried curves yet, Petals is the perfect starting project! With an easy curve and alternating straight pieced four patch blocks, it goes together quickly.

four patch petals quilt by Sharon McConnell in Quilts and More magazine with Art Gallery Fabrics

The inspiration for the Petals pattern came from a combination of the classic Jacob’s Ladder block and the Drunkard’s Path curve. I like how you get a mix of designs happening, with oversized flower shapes, curvy diamonds, and crossing checker squares. I used the Playground fabric collection by Amy Sinibaldi for Art Gallery Fabrics for the prints (plus a couple scraps from other AGF collections). I use Aurifil thread for all my piecing and finish with Hobbs batting.

Petals was quilted by Darby Myers of Quilted Squid in an allover swirly ribbon pattern.

Quilts and More magazine cover summer 2017

Be sure and look for Quilts and More in stores! It is always a beautiful magazine, with many projects geared especially for beginners (or to make quickly). I hope you’ll join me in trying out curves for your next quilt.

I am sending a curved piecing project (with tutorial) to my email list next week. Make sure you are signed up!

Have a great week!
Sharon

2 thoughts on “Petals and Patches, Fresh and New!

  1. Helen LeBrett says:

    Another beautiful quilt Sharon! I think I’ve seen that magazine on the racks, so I’ll be picking that one up. 🙂 you really are getting quite a few quilts published lately! And I can’t wait to hear your new exciting news!! Hugs, H

  2. Patricia says:

    This is great, I stay away from curves, scary. In reading your tutorial, I will try this. Thank you.

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