About this Quilt


Syringa vulgaris is the scientific name for the common lilac. Syringa is a beautiful quilt designed and constructed by Kay Wright Handy. Kay used the stitch-and-flip method to create all of the triangles in her quilt and basic piecing. What makes Syringa so special is Kay’s use of fussy-cut centers in her blocks. She used the Lilacs in Bloom collection by Jackie Robinson for Benartex Fabrics and fussy-cut a lilac for the center of each of her blocks. This quilt finishes at 68 x 87 ½”, making it a perfect fit for a twin bed.

Pattern Details

Quilt Designed and Sewn by: Katherine Wright Handy
Machine Quilted by: Debbie Tribble of Dream Weaver Quilting
Skill Level: Easy
Finished Size: 68˝ x 87½˝
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Lilacs in Bloom Collection by Jackie Robinson for Benartex Fabrics.

Get the Syringa pattern and More from McCall’s Quilting September/October 2018