Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Hanazono -The 2009 Raffle quilt

We've got another flashback to a past raffle quilt to add to our Raffle Quilt page. We love this quilt and know you will too!!

Today we're showcasing Hanazono, the raffle quilt from 2009, the 4th Annual Springwood Community Quilt Show. This beautiful quilt was designed by Blue Mountains quilter Anne Sommerlad. Anne is a popular patchwork and quilting teacher and prolific pattern designer who uses a variety of techniques. This quilt alone combines applique, hexagons, some stitching and is a great opportunity for fussy cutting.

As you can see our raffle quilt was set with a beautiful blue floral border

and here is another version with a different border fabric.

By now you'll be wondering where the name Hanazono comes from. Hanazono is Japanese for "Temple Flowers", the ideal name for a quilt of flowers made with Japanese print fabrics. 

The beauty of this quilt is in the details of the 25 blocks, well chosen fabrics that bring the hexagons to life as flowers, a wonderful variety of blooms and shapes. 

Let's take a walk through the temple flowers and have a closer look. 

The blocks are set off perfectly with a bold floral to create a beautiful fabric garden.
Are you tempted to make this quilt? Here's the link straight to the Hanazono pattern on Anne's website.
Visit Anne's website Anne Sommerlad Designs for more information about classes or her to see all her amazing patterns, or pop over to Anne's facebook page.
Anne also has a stall at the Springwood show every year so you can see her beautiful quilts, buy patterns and say hello in person. 

To see more of the past Springwood Community Quilt Show's raffle quilts have a look at the Raffle Quilts page here.


  1. What a beautiful quilt! I love seeing the past raffle quilts, especially all the close up shots of the blocks. Thanks for showing them.

  2. What a delightful quilt design! There is something very appealing about blocks set 'on-point'!!

  3. This is such a beautiful quilt. I could imagine it being a really fun group project done in a BOM style.


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