Do you miss your beautiful, colorful garden during the long winter months?
Or maybe you have a plant-crazy parent or friend in your life, and you want to give them something extra special this year.
Whatever your reason may be, we have an exciting list of flower quilts patterns to show you that are sure to inspire your “quilting thumb,” as well as your “green thumb.”
Let’s go over individual flower quilt blocks, entire quilt patterns, and even some gorgeous applique flower print patterns to give you a great variety of options to try out.
How Do You Make a Flower Quilt?
Just like you’d find at your local nursery, there is a wide selection of floral quilt patterns to choose from. There is something available for every skill level and design style, from simple block piecing to intricate applique piecing.
But how do you go about creating a flower quilt?
Here are a few simple steps you can follow to create your flower quilt:
- Pick out the perfect pattern. Figure out what skill level you are comfortable working with and the “look” you are going for.
- Pick out your fabric. If you want a sweet, cottagey feel for your quilt, we suggest choosing fabrics with small floral designs. Do you prefer modern designs? Choose solids colors from a modern color palette.
- Follow your pattern to create your quilt top. This is the fun part! Follow the pattern you chose step by step and enjoy the process.
- Optional: To add even more flowery fun to your quilt project, try out some flowers using Free Motion Quilting if you are comfortable with it.
19 Flower Quilt Patterns For Your Next Project
Whether you search for paid or free flower quilt block patterns, you are sure to come up with hundreds of options. For this post, we’ve gathered a multitude of different types of flower designs to inspire you on your search for the perfect bouquet for a quilt.
If you love Mid-Century Modern style, this pattern is right up your alley. The design features soft curves and sharp edges that go well together. In this example mini quilt, the designer uses dramatic jewel tones to accentuate this beautiful pattern.
This fun little quilt pattern is unique because the designer shows you how to fussy cut flowers from floral fabric instead of using templates or printables. Fussy cut means “to cut fabric in a specific targeted area of the fabric in a particular shape.” The finished quilt will be a 24” square.
3. Spring Fling
Spring Fling is a sweet pattern that uses traditional piecing to create beautiful daisies and stems. The finished quilt will be 78”x78”.
A beautiful example of a modern quilt pattern, Walk in the Park combines cut little plus signs and flowers. The designer uses fun ombre fabrics to create the different blocks for this quilt top, adding another whimsy layer to the design. The finished quilt will measure 72”x80”.
Okay, this might be my favorite pattern in this entire list. Doesn’t this design just inspire you to pull out some fabric and start sewing? I know it does for me.
All these gorgeous flowers are created using turned edge applique pieces that have been machine-sewn to the background fabric. Amazing!
This cute little potted flower made by Podunk Pretties is not only adorable but is also beginner-friendly. If you just want a small project, this is an excellent option for you. You can also easily create a bunch of these flower blocks to make a larger quilt.
Isn’t this block lovely? I love the designer’s mixture of colors and patterns for this example block. This block can be repeated to create one large daffodil garden or combined with other flower blocks to make a unique bouquet.
This quilt block combines traditional piecing with applique to create a charming Carolina lily. Like the previous flower block, you could make several of these blocks to make a quilt top covered with lilies or mix and match to make your own floral design.
Using English Paper Piecing or EPP you will make these cute little hexagons blocks to create these traditional honeycomb-style flowers. This is a great scrap buster project. The pattern will show you how to make a throw-sized quilt.
10. French Roses
These flowers look exactly like roses, don’t they? This sweet design looks like such a fun, beginner applique project. The edges of the roses are applied with the raw edges exposed. With use and washing, the edges will fray over time and become softer and curl beautifully.
11. Summer Blossoms
Wouldn’t this make a gorgeous guestroom quilt? I love how bright and warm the colors are in this example quilt. It’s such a friendly and whimsical pattern that makes you happy just looking at it. This pattern is fat quarter and beginner-friendly – a great combo.
12. Pixelated Rose
If you like to work exclusively with squares, this is definitely the flower pattern for you. This giant rose quilt top is comprised entirely of small squares that are all the same size. The best part? The pattern is entirely free.
13. Black-Eyed Susan
The Black-Eyed Susan block is another delightful free quilt block pattern. The Black-Eyed Susan block is a great option for beginners. Playing around with colors will also give you a bunch of different flowers.
Remember Step #4 earlier? This design is a fantastic example of flower quilting you can add to your floral quilt. An embroidery machine creates this design, but with some practice and patience, you could figure out how to craft a similar design using FMQ. You could also research printable flower quilt patterns and trace a pattern to get a feel for the movement.
These flowers are created using half-square triangles (HST), a staple block for beginners to learn. This pattern will show you how to make a mini quilt measuring 12 ½”x17-the perfect size for a small wall hanging decor piece.
16. Notting Hill
Here is another quilt pattern that leans into mid-century design. These sweet abstract flowers are made using applique to attach them to the background fabric. Once completed, the quilt will measure 60”x75”.
17. Amsterdam Quilt
This adorable quilt pattern is free and provides great detail for you to follow to create your own Amsterdam quilt. The pattern shows you how to make a quilt, measuring 38”x52”, but you could easily make more of these sweet tulip blocks to make a larger quilt.
This breathtaking quilt top is a modern take on the classic Drunkard’s Path block. If you are nervous about sewing curves, this pattern takes you step by step through the process, so it makes sense. This pattern offers three sizes: throw, twin/full, and queen.
19. Tulip Mini Quilt
This pattern uses foundation paper piecing, so you’ll need to know how to do foundation paper piecing to use this pattern. The project includes the actual pattern pieces, a coloring page to practice color combinations, and a photo of the finished example block.
More Related Articles
Aren’t all these patterns exciting and inspiring? I had a lot of fun finding so many different examples for this list. It amazes me that designers can figure out how to craft fabric to look like so many unique flowers.
I hope this list helps you to think outside of the box for your own flower quilt. May your quilt bloom a gorgeous bouquet of flowers for your home – or as a thoughtful gift.