Several years ago I found this little rose pattern on Pam Bono’s web site. The quilt is 8″ x 10″. The pattern was given a little bit each day for seven days. Then, after a week, you had a little gift for Mom on Mother’s Day. I have made four of these little quilts as they are great to give for gifts and take very little time in sewing and quilting the block. It is a great way to practice machine quilting.
On the first day, the pieces are cut out and labeled with a block letter, unit number and lower case addition. There is a chart and pictures as the piecing could be confusing until you learn Pam’s method of sewing the block. It is a neat and easy method of adding pieces until the block is completed.
I did cut and label the pieces the first day and then decided to wait until all instructions arrived before sewing the block. I finished it in an afternoon. Later on, Pam published a larger piece using three different colored roses. I haven’t made that one yet. Pieces are added in order. Some are sewn on a diagonal, covering multiple parts that were already pieced. It goes together like a picture puzzle. Even with the pieces lettered and numbered, mistakes can be made.
I also have a pattern for a sampler quilt which is shown in three different color ways. Pam’s quilts go together easily, but there is a lot of cut off waste so I probably won’t make that one.
Pam has a lot of beautiful patterns on her web site. She also had patterns in quilting magazines. I just checked Pam Bono’s website and found out that she passed away in 2014. She had designed such beautiful quilts.
This little quilt is a gift for someone.
Have a great day and happy quilting.