Posy Parade

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About this Quilt

quilt-posy-parade-flatPower up with these cute applique flowers! Nancy’s charming quilt combines easy-to-piece blocks with adorable applique flowers. Bright, clear colors make the design even more appealing. Nancy used 4 different navy textures in each block, placing them consistently throughout. It’s a subtle touch that makes for a nice, controlled scrappy look. The two blocks interact in such a way to create an interesting composition, making this super fun quilt more than the sum of its parts.

The pieced border reflects the center block arrangement and completes the composition perfectly. Amid the blues and greens of the piecing, the cheerful red and yellow flowers stand out, just like summer blooms stand out against the lush green of the grass and the bright blue skies on a sunny day. This is the kind of quilt that just makes you smile to look at it.

This contemporary pattern is the quintessential Nancy Mahoney design, two blocks that interact beautifully, both based on traditional block designs. The way she colors and arranges the blocks makes the traditional designs look brand new, fresh and fun. Her delightful deigns are always welcomed and are popular with our staff and readers alike.


Pattern Details

Quilt Designed and Made by: Nancy Mahoney
Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished Size: 78″ x 78”
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Basics collections by Timeless Treasures Fabrics.


Get the Posy Parade pattern and More from McCall’s Quilting July/August 2018