Paper Pieced Flowers at Retreat!

The annual spring retreat for Colorado Quilting Council was this past weekend at Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies near Winter Park, Colorado. I was there on Friday night to present a trunk show of Quiltmaker quilts. The first thing I saw when I walked into the large sewing room was Jeanne Keeler making Petit Jardin—an adorable pattern featured in the March/April (No. 132) issue of Quiltmaker.

jeannekeeler Paper Pieced Flowers at Retreat!

Foundation pieced flowers made a perfect retreat project

If the arrival of May has stirred your appetite to sew something for spring, Petit Jardin may be the project for you.

QM PETITE 350 Paper Pieced Flowers at Retreat!

Foundation pieced flowers in Petit Jardin

To make it easy, kits with fabrics similar to those shown in the magazine’s pages are available now! Less than thirty dollars buys you a whole bunch of springtime. Thanks for the photos, Jeanne!

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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2 Responses to Paper Pieced Flowers at Retreat!

  1. Diane Harris says:

    Yes! The kit for Petit Jardin is $29.99 and is available through this link:
    Please send us a photo when you’re finished! We’re always on the hunt for wonderful quilts for our reader pages. Happy Sewing!

  2. Seapupp says:

    This quilt is very pretty. Most of the time, the pictures don’t even do them any justice. Paper pieced quilts are so fun to put together, and when finished, they are always absolutely beautiful. Oh, how I wish I could just travel around for stuff like this. Do you get a kit to make it for under thirty dollars?

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