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Nine Patches and Wildflowers

 

 

 

 

This quilt replicates a picture of a quilt I saw in an Australian quilting magazine that had no instructions or patterns. My quilt does have a different border version than the one printed.  The quilt consists of simple nine-patch blocks on point, with alternating appliquéd wildflowers.  Instructions are provided for fused machine appliqué of the wildflower designs.  

I also have a variation of it with the wildflower appliqué blocks replaced with floral prints.  Making the nine-patches in bright colors to go with large floral prints makes a stunning quilt that is fun and easy to make.

Recently I was at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont and learned that the quilt I saw in Australian quilt magazine must have been a replica of one of the quilts in their collection.  The wildflower designs in my instructions were drawn by me or modified from coloring book sources.  Interested students may prefer to obtain one of the original designs instead. 

       

 

 

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