Dancing with the Flowers

Sometimes I just want to stitch a BIG block and let the fabrics get all the attention. I grabbed some Kaffe Fassett prints the other day and did just that. I wanted to remake a block from this quilt I made in 2007. It appeared in my Supersize 'Em Quilts book (2009). There are four 20" blocks.

Dancing with the Flowers: 76" x 76"

It's a vintage block from the Kansas City Star, 1933. Mine is a slight variation with whole squares in the corners and not pieced triangles. I taught this as a class in the early 2000s in Atlanta and we used both versions. I know I finished and quilted this quilt. It probably was published in Quilt Magazine. Now it lives in another home (somewhere!)

Jack in the Pulpit with Roses

Here is the block I made the other day. First, the parts:

Parts for Dancing with the Flowers (single block)

I mitered those stripes, but not the traditional way. I've shared my Magical Mitering technique here before and you can find lots of demos of that if you do a search in the search bar.

Single Jack in the Pulpit Block: 20" x 20"

Too bad I don't have enough of all those fabrics to make 3 more blocks. But I do have lots of companion fabrics in those colors to strip around it to enlarge it. But not today.

You can find my Dancing with the Flowers pattern in my Etsy shop. Or, if you have my book (Supersize 'Em Quilts, 2009), you can find the pattern on page 11!