I first saw this flimsy when I was visiting the Lanark County Quilter’s Guild end of year meeting in June. It was presented as the block of the month for the upcoming guild year, and I loved its bright, whimsical vibe. I spoke with Cathy Price, who designed and pieced the top, to see if the instructions would be published on the guild’s blog. Turns out not, so Cathy has given me permission to publish the instructions here.
First, a little background on Cathy.
Hi, my name is Cathy Price. I have been quilting for 10 years and running the Block of the Month at the Lanark County Quilting Guild for 4 years, 2 of those with my sister, Carol Darou (our local long-arm quilter). My sister and I designed a table topper our first year and a lap size quilt our second year. Carol and I like to challenge each other by doing the same quilt, but doing it in our own way. Carol is more traditional with earth tones and I love modern, fun, and bright. I am also an artist, so I am going more in that direction with fibre and paint on cloth and learning every day.
I will be posting Cathy’s directions for this quilt in 9 monthly installments starting later this week. The quilt will progress as follows:
October — French Braid (vertical element that anchors the quilt)
November — Lone Starburst (paper-pieced star block second from bottom left)
December — Mariner’s Compass with Flying Geese (large paper-pieced block on right side)
January — Kathy’s Star (star block third from bottom left)
February — Midnight Flight (block at bottom left)
March — Left and right corner blocks (at top of quilt) with individual detail (this is where you can get expressive with appliqué, embrodiery, or even painting on fabric)
April — Rail Fence and Spring Fling (horizontal elements at bottom right)
May — Pinwheels (horizontal elements below corner blocks)
June — Putting it all together (sashing and borders)
Here’s it is after Carol Darou (Cathy’s sister) has finished quilting it.
A close up of Cathy’s art work and Carol’s quilting. Can you see the brick wall quilted behind the garden?
Fabric requirements and two colour options will be discussed with the first post.