Sunday, August 5, 2012


I love cornflowers, they are one of my favorite flowers since I always have luck growing them in my garden. My garden is the inspiration for this new design. I will be sending this pattern to the fall quilt market along with a few other items that I have yet to design!  I thought I would share with you a quick tutorial on how to make this mini quilt.  The pattern can be purchased as an instant download on Craftsy, it is also available on Etsy too~~
I skipped a few steps here.... after tracing the pattern, doing the embroidery, trimming the center block down you are then ready to sew on the borders...
Here the pieced borders are ready to be sewn on to the center block.

After sewing the side borders on, then you sew on the top and
bottom borders using a 1/4" seam.

In the corner block, I traced part of the lazy daisy border.  Here I am embroidery
the design.

Layer the quilt top, batting and backing and pin it so that it can be machine quilted.

Here I am quilting along... I quilted around the main design.

Sewing on the binding....

All done!  I love it, looks so cute in my mini quilt stand.
The finished size is 12  1/2" x 12  1/2"
The perfect size for the stand.

I hope that you enjoy 'Coneflowers'... the colors can be switched up to match whatever fabric you used.  (In my sample I used Bali Handpaints #229 Wisteria and #535 Purple Haze.)  I've been doing a lot of embroidery lately.  I really enjoy being able to work on it while watching a movie in the evening.  I find the handwork to be very relaxing.   Hope to have more designs to share with you!

Happy quilting and perfect stitches to you,


  1. It is a great block! I also love coneflowers!

  2. Very nice tutorial, thanks!

  3. Coneflowers are one of my favorites too. This is beautiful.

  4. Very pretty! I followed you and I just started a blog, it's dutch. But you could use translate of course. Following would mean alot to me! (I have a blog hop atm)

  5. How beautiful! I grow lots of Coneflowers in my garden too!

  6. This is a beautiful stitchery design!

  7. That's very pretty. I like the mix of embroidery and quilting.

  8. What a beautiful design.....coneflowers are so pretty : )

  9. beatiful, I love embroidery and yours is divine!

  10. Lovely embroidery and beautiful fabrics!