Crocus Clusters

I’ve had a lot of wonderful comments and interest regarding  the Crocus Clusters design I previously posted the EQ image of.   You asked and you shall receive!  On July 28, 2010 I will be posting the instructons for making this project.  Why the 28th? Well it’s my birthday – the big 50! So it will be my birthday gift to you. :-)

A link to the cover page and preliminary EQ yardage requirements are posted below so you can start planning.

I hope you’ll join me in making this quilt.

Denise

 Updated 7/24/10 — I found a discrepancy between EQs estimate and the actual cutting instructions.  Please see revised cutting chart posted below which shows the change.

To answer one of the questions I got via email – the binding yardage is not included in the yardage chart, only the fabrics for the top.  Also, the plain border strips in the directions are pieced end to end with a straight seam and not on a 45 degree diagonal.  Since the yardage is based on 40″ of useable fabric, it is the best use of the fabric to use straight seams. 

If  you have any other questions, let me know.

Revised  yardage – July 24, 2010

Instructions

Leaf Template

49 comments on “Crocus Clusters

    • There’s always more in the works Elizabeth :-) Just have to find the time to write them up. Christmas Charm will be coming over the Thanksgiving holiday. There’s a link to it in the right sidebar.

  1. Gorgeous design! Have you published any books? Many thanks for the pattern. I bet it will look stunning in batiks. Carolijne

    • Thanks Caroline – glad you like it. No published books. There are more of my patterns in the Free Pattern link on the blog on the right side and at the Hoffman Design link there.

  2. Thank you Denise for the beautiful pattern. Sorry that I’ve only now downloaded it but I wish you a very belated Happy Birthday.
    hope you had a wonderful day.
    Warm hugs,
    Ruthie

  3. Hi Denise,
    What a lovely pattern thanks for being so generious to us all. you are a very talented lady.
    Sandra from new zealand

  4. We share a birthdate! I hit the senior citizen age of 62 this year. Congrats to both of us. I love the simplicity of this quilt. Thank you for offering it.

    • Happy belated Birthday Janeen! That’s why I like this design too – simple and uncluttered and large blocks so large fabric pieces. It’s so easy to put together.

    • Thank you – doesn’t every quilter have a long list of “need to make” LOL So many lovely designs – if we only had more time in a day. :-)

  5. Hi Denise,

    A very Happy Belated 50th Birthday. Welcome to the club of mid-age crisis but thank God with the kind of hobby that we have it helps a lot. I just got my EQ7 recently. I will try on your pattern soon and it is such a lovely one that you have done and i love the colours too.
    Happy patchworking and warmest regards.

    Nonie (nickname)
    Nor Nizan Abdul Salam)

    • Thanks Nonie. Glad you like the design. EQ7 is such fun – I still have to explore some of the newest features.

  6. HAPPY BIG 50! Sounds like you had a great day!

    Thank you Denise! I’ll print off the Crocus instrucitons—really a gorgeous quilt!

  7. Happy Birthday!! and thanks so much for the gift of such a beautiful quilt pattern. Hope your evening is as good as your day sounded.

    Pam in Tacoma

  8. just downloaded the pattern/instructions and am raring to go as I got my fabrics at Mary Jo’s in Gastonia, NC today….but am wondering about the leaf template as I didnt see it in the instructions……

  9. Denise, hi, long time no see. I just found your blog and I love your crocus quilt. Happy Birthday and thanks for the present from you
    to us. You’re so sweet.

    • Thanks for the birthday wishes Linda – it is fast approaching. Now to finish writing those crocus clusters directions. :-)

  10. This is a beautiful quilt, I’m glad you are sharing with us.
    Happy 50th-I’ll be joining you on Aug 3!
    I followed you on the Crop Circles, missed the first one, But I worked it out.
    Lisa

    • Glad to have you joining in this one Lisa. And would love to see a photo of your Crop Circles when you’re done. :-)

  11. Lovely design – are there some “log cabins” in there? I am looking forward the next installments – and a very happy birthday to you!

  12. was wondering if the Fabric 6 which I am assuming is also the border fabric is the lighter or darker purple. It is hard for me to tell from the pictures.

    • Fabric 6 is also in the border and it is the lighter of the two flower colors. I just recolored the quilt with some different color combinations for more ideas so check today’s post to see what it could look like in a few other colors.

  13. Well my Friend Alberta and I will be making this quilt..I had told self I was not starting on another project until I was caught up on UFO`sbut of course Alberta had to tell me about it and when I saw it with the beautiful colors,oh well another time for the UFO`s.
    Really looking forward to it.

    • Glad you and Alberta will be joining in! If I was ever caught upon ufos I wouldn’t know what to do. :-) I’ve been sewing ahead on mine as I write the directions and it goes together quite quick and easily.

  14. I am definitely planning on making this one for my daughter as she loves purple/lavender. I have checked my fabrics and only need to get the background fabric, so I am ready for the pattern.

  15. This is so cheerful and pretty. Your big 50 birthday is several days after my big 60 birthday. I’ll happily celebrate along with you! :)
    Thanks for this lovely pattern. It’s very kind of you to constantly share your talents with us all.

  16. Love your crop circle quilt. Your “Crocus Clusters” is beautiful. Thank you for the wonderful birthday present.

  17. Wow! 100 inches square! My oldest son and his sister will have a wrestling match to see who gets it! hehe I have the date on the calendar. Thanks, Denise!

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