Cornflower Maze


About this Quilt


This quilt is a pattern just for you. Make this one slowly and savor every moment as you stitch these lovely Orange Peel blocks and pair them with the small pieced units to make this unique quilt. Whether it looks like a flower or a dragonfly, you will agree that the quilt blocks combine to create an intricate maze that leads your eye across the surface of the quilt. Cornflower Maze by Shelley Cavanna is a show stopper!

This beautiful teal, white, blue and green quilt is made using fusible applique techniques and traditional piecing. The soothing colors beg to be snuggled under, but imagine the pop or fireworks if made in red and orange batiks. No matter what fabric choices you make, this quilt is one to be savored.

Designer Inspiration

Curved quilt blocks seem to have a bad rap with most quilters. In general, I tend to avoid them myself, mostly because I’d never worked with them. A?er taking a few curved piecing classes, though, I was determined to work them into a design, and this project was born.

These blocks are tiny and time‑consuming to put together, but they are so worth the effort. This is not a “put‑it‑together‑over‑a‑weekend” kind of project ‑ but slow and steady sewing, a few blocks at a time, and the project doesn’t seem so unmanageable.

I designed the block to look like four dragonflies flying together. It reminds me of lazy summer evenings, floating in the pool, watching the dragonflies come out at dusk. I think the blues and greens used in the sample are a great fit, but I could see some pinks and purples incorporate as well ‑ really any sort of vibrant, summery colors would be a great fit.

Pattern Details

Quilt Designed by: Shelley Cavanna
Pieced and Quilted by: Quilt by Shelley Cavanna, quilted by Darby Myers
Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished Size: 68″ x 68”
Finished Blocks: 25 (12”) Blocks
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Gloaming collection by Shelley Cavanna for Benartex.

Get the Cornflower Maze pattern and More from Quilty September/October 2018