Picnic Petals


63″ x 63″
Pattern available. Purchase the PDF here.

Picnic Petals is a modern quilt that is based on the traditional Flowering Snowball block. I designed and pieced the first version of this quilt in 2014 for the Modern Quilt Guild/ Michael Miller Fabric Challenge. I was honored when Picnic Petals was selected as one of three winners out of over 750 entries.


The original version of Picnic Petals has been shown at quilt shows around the country, including at The National Quilting Association 2015 Annual Quilt Show in Little Rock, Arkansas and QuiltCon 2016 in Pasadena, California.

Check out the blog posts about the original Picnic Petals quilt:

Making thie quilt was the first time I worked with curves. It was also the first time I quilted with my new Juki—she was worked like a dream! Still feel loyal to “Kenny” (a Kenmore, the first sewing machine that I purchased 15 years ago and the machine I used to teach myself how to quilt). Kenny will be used occassionally, but I’m in love with Juki.

Pattern fabric: Michael Miller Pinwheels Collection
Solid fabric: Kona White, Kona Peapod, Kona Lemon, Kona Sunny and Kona Pool

Picnic Petals: a modern quilt on the traditional flowering snowball quilt block. An easy curved pattern by Whole Circle Studio. This version mixes Michael Miller fabric prints with solid fabric. Makes a lap, throw, twin or queen size quilt.

original Picnic Petals quilt ::: front detail

original Picnic Petals quilt ::: front detail

original Picnic Petals quilt ::: back

original Picnic Petals quilt ::: back