Garden Gift

Garden Gift

About this Quilt

Finished Size : 64˝ x 82˝

Rating : Intermediate

Designed By : Pat Syta & Mimi Hollenbaugh

Floral prints in red and green make a pretty Christmas gift! Pat Syta & Mimi Hollenbaugh’s pretty two-block quilt looks just right for Christmas with it’s red and green prints, but look closer and you’ll notice that the print is bursting with red spring geraniums, not Christmas poinsettias! Whatever the season, the design is timeless and beautiful and will fit right in. This pattern perfectly blends a more complex block with a very simple one, perfect for beginners who want to go to the next level.

Though this is a traditional design, the red and green are set off in a fun, fresh way by the stark, graphic black and white of the background. The mix of blocks plays with negative space in an interesting way and offers plenty of room for inventive quilting. The gingham and large border print in the borders frames the blocks perfectly.

The great border print is displayed to best effect with the mitered borders. Our pattern will walk you through the mitering process so you can recreate the look and build a valuable skill to bring to future projects. Though the red and green composition looks perfect for Christmas, the lively prints make it a quilt that can be used year round, so enjoy this gift with garden prints whenever you like!

Grab your copy of McCall’s Quilting Magazine!