Marie

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About this Quilt

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Marie is not an easy quilt. It is not quick, it is not simple, and it is not small. What Marie is, though, is spectacular.

The trick to a challenging quilt it to let yourself enjoy the process. Approach your partial seams with patience, take care in sorting your reversed A and B units, smile as you construct the pieced sashing, and, throughout it all, proceed thoughtfully. Sew slowly, appreciating each stitch the needle makes.

The fabric colors—berry pinks, late-summer greens, and wheat-hued backgrounds—are charming, and set off the wonderful effect in the different blocks. There’s a Pinwheel Star-styled block in the sashing (framed by checkerboard patches), and a larger block featuring Triangle-Squares and sashing.

Even in the iron-cold of a leafless November, this quilt spread over the guest room bed will evoke the warmth of sun-splashed wildflower meadows. And whenever you see it, you can pause to take pride in your patchwork.


Pattern Details

Quilt by: Krisanne Watkins
Skill Level: Challenging
Finished Size: 82” x 82”
Finished Blocks: 13 (12”) Blocks
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Bally Hall collection by Di Ford-Hall for Andover Fabrics


Get the Marie pattern and More from Love of Quilting September/October 2018