About this Quilt


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