Have you been wondering what to make with that lovely bundle of Sentiments by 3 Sisters for Moda fabric you bought? Or worse yet, not bought that line of fabric because you didn't know what to do with it? Well your troubles are over!
This is Amaryllis designed by Monique Dillard for Open Gate.
The quilt on the pattern cover was made using Sentiments. I know because I pieced it, way back in April, when Monique was getting ready for market.
The fabric has a wonderful vintage romantic feel that I fell in love with.
Don't like Sentiments, you only need 8 fat quarters of one fabric, 8 fat quarters of a contrasting fabric and 8 fat quarters of a background fabric to piece the blocks. Add less than 2 yards for the border and you've got this quilt.
This pattern is made up of blocks that look hard but are not. There are a few half square triangle units involved but I love hsts, I always make them bigger then square them up. Every now and then someone will leave a comment saying they avoid quilts that use hsts, I don't know how they do it, some of my most favorite quilts are made entirely from hsts.
Here's a close-up of the pieced blocks. The pattern for Amaryllis should be available in your local quilt shop, but if it's not, you can buy it online here.
Amaryllis is Lifetime Quilt Number 85
It has approximately 1,352 pieces.
If finishes at 63" x 79" (perfect lap size)