This is definitely one of my most favorites of all the quilts I've made. The design is by Alma Allen and Cherie Ralston. We have a blue bedroom, so this is going to look great on the bed. Unfortunately the book is out of print, but there may be second hand copies to be found somewhere.
The top picture was taken outside, so the colors are very true. The rest of the pictures were taken with flash inside, so the blocks appear much brighter than they are.
|The top, bottom, and side blocks are wreaths with birds. All are different, but quite similar.|
|The corner blocks are flower sprays.|
|Each corner is appliqued also.|
The fabrics in this quilt span at least a 20-25 year period. The oldest are some of the yellow background squares. I loved picking fabrics for this quilt - it was so much fun to make!
If you love the look of appliqued quilts, but are fearful of your applique skills, then pick a pattern like this one. The pieces are large with gentle curves and fat points (for the most part). Take a look at my three applique tutorials (listed on the left sidebar) and go for it. Have no fear. You'll be so glad you did.