We all love to cut up our fabric in little pieces and sew it back together to create a whole new look. That’s what quilting is all about. But sometimes we have collections of fabric that are just so pretty that we want to show off larger pieces. Here’s a few patterns that are perfect for doing that. . . .
In Galleria, your favorite fabrics are surrounded by darker borders, then light fabric all ’round. A few flowers are scattered for interest. The sample shows a random mix of block fabrics and block border fabrics, but it might be fun to do it like a four patch, with the same colors in diagonal sections.
New Beginnings is simple to sew, and the pattern includes instructions for two sizes: a lap quilt (37.5″ x 55.5″) and a king/queen (101.5″ x 110.5″). Strip piecing leads to quick assembly!
It only takes one large scale floral to really shine In My Garden. The trellis look takes one print and makes it into a beautiful corner of the garden. “Shading” on the trellis adds dimension. Applique butterflies can be added, but they are optional – it’ll be a gorgeous quilt with or without the butterflies.
Puzzle Box is shown with just one fabric and looks great that way, or you can use several different fabrics and it will still look great. The interesting borders around the blocks look tricky to construct but designer Tracey Brookshier says they’re not! Three sizes are included: baby, lap, and bed sized.
Heather Mulder of Anka’s Treasure has gathered together 11 quilt patterns for large scale prints into one book, Livin’ Large. And when you finish these, check out Livin’ Large 2 for 9 more large scale print quilt patterns!