Sewing Pattern, Elizabeth Hartman, Thistle Quilt
These pretty, prickly thistles are made with simple diagonal seams and are perfect for using small pieces of your favorite colorful fabrics.
This pattern includes instructions for making a 24" pillow cover, and large and small lap quilts using a 6" x 18" pieced thistle block.
The thistle blocks are made using conventional piecing methods. No paper piecing or templates are used. You will just need your favorite fabric marking tool. A complete list of the pieces needed for a single block is also included, so it's easy to use scraps and/or make blocks to use in other projects.
Please refer to the listing images for fabric requirements.
My sample quilt was made using Robert Kaufman's Essex cotton/linen blend fabrics. The background is Yarn-Dyed Marine. The leaves are Lime, and the flowers are: Hot Pink, Tomato, Wine, Sunshine, Light Blue, Medium Aqua, Linen, and Rose.