Everybody loves a free quilt pattern, I know I do, so I thought I would share my Phoenix Quilt with you all at UKQU.

When Lockdown was announced I decided to create the applique quilt that had been on my mind for some time. I didn’t intend it to be a personal quilt, but it turned out that way.

The mini houses in the middle were my way of describing the distribution of my family and friends at that time. The top houses represent the road I live in now and the bottom row represent the road my husband lived in when we met. The flowers were about my garden here and the flying geese are just a block I love.

It was created as a weekly sew along for my classes and will be turned into a free pattern before the end of this year. Once it was finished, but not quilted, it was Summer and looking out on my garden I realised how few flowers I actually had out there. I am now on a mission, over the next few years, to add colour to the garden so that it matches the quilt. I have enjoyed spending time planning how the garden will change and buying plants that will start to arrive in the Autumn

My Thursday Ladies called the quilt ‘Phoenix’ and the name stuck. Currently, I am quilting Phoenix. Whilst it is a simple raw edge applique quilt, the circumstances in which it was made and shared will make it an important one for me.

The free pattern will be released in November to my distribution list to sign up, click here.

To have an early copy of the large flower block (outline only), my favourite part of the quilt, click here.