Simple Designs for Stunning Quilts

Image of Grace Quilt Pattern

Introducing…Grace, a simple design for a stunning quilt.  First, take a mason jar shape. Next add a broderie perse bouquet. Finally, construct a fun, scrappy background to make a sweet quilted wall hanging.

You first pick your floral focus fabric for the mason jar (reverse), bouquet, and binding! Add scrappy background fabrics and you’ll be set. 

You’ll discover the nuances of value as you learn to audition BOTH sides of fabric! Each #usebothsides patterns teaches you how to audition your fabrics. Value is the key to success! Learning to measure value is a skill you can apply to all your future quilt projects.

Your focus fabric determines the style of your bouquet. 

I’ve had a large room full of quilters make this design at their annual retreat and the results were, well, stunning! Each quilter had a guide for how to choose both focus and background fabrics before the retreat. They also brought extra fabric for last-minute changes. This pattern is a great classroom or workshop project because the results are incredibly different. Even if two quilters choose the same focus fabric, their background fabrics and bouquet arrangement makes their quilts unique. It truly is a simple design for a stunning quilt.

How do you know if a fabric has a great reverse? You learn through the auditioning process. After looking a few reverse sides, you’ll soon have a good feel for those fabrics you can audition. It’s also a great conversation starter at quilt shops when they see you looking at BOTH sides. Some of my friends say they never look at one side of fabric anymore. In a way, it’s like doubling your stash without losing any space!


Learn more about modern Broderie Perse! 

Image of Simple Design Stunning Quilt
Image of Four Grace Bouquets
SHOP Creative Bee Studios Quilt Patterns HERE
Image of Kate's Bouquet Simple Design Stunning Quilt
Kate’s Bouquet is another way to use BOTH sides of fabric!

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  1. JoPayne

    Ok- I have subscribed to this site, but now I have made the first two q blocks- I cannot get the third to come back up. I get multiple views of your various patterns, & those are nice- but is there anyway we can just go to each block of the month & not get the other stuff- over & over?

  2. The Bee

    Hey Jo, I’m not exactly sure what you mean about not getting the third post. Did it come to your email? If so, when the post comes for the mystery, try moving it to a folder just for the mystery. Then you’ll have each month right there, easy to get to when you need it. I post once a week to my blog, so those will follow in order. If you don’t want to move the email into a folder, you can just scroll down on the blog to the post with the mystery quilt block. I’ll also check to make sure the link to the mystery is correct (you should be able to click the picture of the month you want.).

  3. The Bee

    Also, Jo, I always post a link to our guild’s Facebook page and Pinterest board as well as on my own FB and Pinterest page/boards. Those will take you straight to the BOM post you need.