We quilters love feather wreaths and other motifs for filling plain blocks in custom work. But what to do with the background? Trim? Fill? Freehand? The patterns on this page combine a center motif and a background in one pattern. You can skip all the steps of echoes, boundaries, trim and fill. It's all done!
Below you'll find blocks in both traditional and contemporary style to fit almost any mood. Patterns have been designed in 8", 10" 12" and 14" sizes, but all can be adjusted to be slightly larger or smaller to suit your needs.
There will be several tie offs within the pattern, in order to create clean echo lines, but I've worked hard to eliminate most of the overstitching in even the most complex fill backgrounds.
Blocks with curved edges should be set, Pattern to Boundary, with a standard margin. Grid and Plaid backgrounds will look best if set with almost no margin at the edges. Stitch in Points will help to make accurate connections when grid lines and feathers change direction. Multiple inside echoes, as in Cherry Wreath and Antique Feather, will look best if tie-offs are turned off and thread ends are tied and buried by hand.
Please Note: These are offered only in CSQ format for the Statler Stitcher. DO NOT order if you are running any other type of computerized system. CSQ will not convert to another format.
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Patterns for 8" Blocks
Pumpkin Seed block used in the center of this star.
Modern Flower with Grid
Square Feather with Circle Frame
Star and Circle with Zig Zag
Celtic with Curves and Pearls
Pinwheel with Grid and Frame
Rosette with Grid
Spiro with Radiating Lines
Spiral Flower with Grid
Small Feather Wreath with Radiating Lines
Christmas Tree with Holly Frame
Patterns for 10" Blocks
Modern Flower with Pearl Frame
Cubist Block with Circle Frame
Funky Feather with Pearl Frame
Hanging Diamonds with Ovals
Pearl Feather Wreath with Grid and Frame
Window Pane with Pearl Frame
Yiin Yang with Pearl Frame
Square Feather with Cattails
Patterns for 12" Blocks
Separated Feathers with Radiating Lines
Cherry Wreath with Radiating Lines
Four Hearts with Bubble Frame
Square Feather with Bubble Frame
Square Feather with Ribs and Circle Frame
Amber's Daisy with Grid and Frame
Modern Daisy with Geo Background
Square Feather with Ribs
Modern Mango with Grid
Patterns for 12" Square in a Square Blocks
Square in a Square - Square Feather with Ribs, no lines
Square in a Square 1
Square in a Square 2
Square in a Square 3
Square in a Square Square Feather with Ribs (no lines)
Patterns for 12" Blocks on point
Grid and Frame with Curves
Grid and Frame with Leaves
Clicking four corners of a block on point will position these blocks so that the grid lines quilt on the diagonal
Patterns for 14" Blocks
Funky Feathers with Spikey Background
Modern Circles with Spikey Background
Heart Wreath with Plaid Background
Heart Wreath with Chain Background
Welsh Heart with Grid and Frame
Butterfly with Grid and Frame
Dahlia with Clamshells
Double Wreath with Plaid
Double Wreath with Wineglass
Feather Wreath with Chain Background
Large Wreath with Oyster Shells and Plaid
Double Feather Wreath with Basketweave
Feather Wreath with Grid and Frame
Antique Feather with Clamshells
Antique Rose of Sharon quilt shows Antique Feather with Clamshells used in the plain blocks and Trim Plaid used behind the applique. Appliqued by unknown KY quilter c1920 and quilted by Anita..