Raindrops on quilt blocks and flowers in gardens – these are a few of our favorite Spring things! Rain means we might as well stay inside and quilt. So, Quilted Flowers really do grow from Spring Showers! The beautifully designed quilts gathered here offer all the charming signs of Spring. From snails to blossoms to umbrellas and tulips, you’re sure to find one you’ll enjoy!
Umbrellas and Raindrops
On your way to quilted flowers, a few raindrops must fall. This cheery little quilt makes even the grayest drizzle look good and it’s fusible applique makes it easy! Designed by Jackie for the Quilt Social blog, this is a quick make that you’ll thoroughly enjoy. Just right for a rainy day sew! Jackie provides downloadable templates for the umbrellas and raindrops with lots of options for assembling your quilt. The design is simple and leaves lots of room for variation as you choose fabrics and colors. Its’s a fun and easy quilt that is just right for a rainy day quilting session! Click here for the Umbrellas and Raindrops tutorial.
Springtime Showers Mini-Quilt
On the bright side, this delightful mini-quilt will keep you smiling as you prep for quilted flowers. If your walls are full, designer Amy includes pillow instructions in her tutorial for the Polkadot Chair blog. You’ll need scraps and under two yards of fabric for the blocks, binding and backing along with colorful wool blend felt for the umbrellas. Amy’s scrappy sawtooth blocks are clearly explained and you’ll love her methods and helpful diagrams. The adorable umbrellas are handstitched to make each one unique. Get out your embroidery floss or pick a few decorative stitches on your machine to make the quilt even more speedy. Click here for the Springtime Showers Mini-Quilt tutorial.
Tulip Time Wall Quilt
And now the quilted flowers begin to bloom! This adorable wall quilt designed by Paintbrush Studio for their Inspired by Fabric Blog is a marvelous project to make in any size you need. Add blocks, rows or borders to make it as large as you like or go with the mini size to add a splash of Spring to your wall. Choose graphic prints as shown in the sample or pick bright florals for an extra burst of Spring. You’ll cut strips and squares of varying sizes, then grab a solid and a print to create half-square triangles for the tulip and pinwheel rows. Follow Jackie’s excellently illustrated instructions from there and you’ll soon have a wall full of tulips to enjoy! Click here for the Tulip Time Wall Quilt tutorial.
The Tulip Quilt designed by Carolyn for her Allspice Abounds blog is large, fabulous and reminiscent of a garden tour. Rows of perky blooms with sweet little birds dance across this beautiful 56” x 74” blanket. Carolyn’s instructions are marvelously easy to follow and you’ll love the templates she’s included for the appliqued birds and leaves. You’ll be thrilled with her “use all the fabric” cutting layouts and the unique hand-stitched details she’s added. The quilt is finished with optional heart shaped machine quilting made easy with Carolyn’s template. Follow the full-color diagrams in her free 6 page PDF and the sun will soon shine on your lovely quilted flowers! Click here for the Tulip Quilt tutorial.
Quick to stick, fusible applique makes these colorful quilted flowers super fun to stitch! Designed by Joanne for her Craft Passion blog, the tutorial includes a link to her fast method for creating loads of appliques. Joanne’s applique steps are marvelous to follow and include tips and tricks to make your quilt successful. Create three sizes of flowers, pop a few friendly snails and ladybugs into the garden and you’re almost done. If you’d like a pop-up, trapunto style effect, follow Joanne’s link to her steps for that method, too. You’ll spend a bit of time on this quilt, but the results are spectacular and definitely worth it! Click here for the Flower Applique tutorial.
Meadow Applique Quilt
A few quilted flowers here or there are wonderful, but why not quilt a whole meadow?! This absolutely stunning lap-size quilt was skillfully designed by Kristy for her Bonjour Quilts blog. It’s a happily consuming project that will keep you creatively busy throughout the Spring rains! While Kristy’s quilt may look complicated, it’s actually a lovely mix of nine patch blocks and scrappy fusible applique. Her tutorial’s diagrams and instructions are excellent and you’ll find them easy to follow. Best of all, Kristy includes helpful tips for assembling your blocks, deciding on your layout and sure-to-work techniques for the appliqued flowers. This is a delightful journey into quilted, colorful bliss where you’ll use your own imagination to partner with Kristy’s gorgeous design. Definitely a win for the season! Click here for the Meadow Applique Quilt tutorial.