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There’s endless inspiration all around and nothing sparks creativity quite like the great outdoors. From the patterns found in blooming flowers to the rich colours of a sunset, the natural world provides an abundance of ideas for us quilters.
To help inspire and excite you, we’ve teamed up with Liberty Fabrics to bring you four stunning nature quilt patterns. These nature-themed quilt patterns are all influenced by London’s incredible parks.
From floral prints to spring colour palettes, these four quilt designs embody the spirit of London parks. Selected from the collection’s three bright colourways, the fabrics used in these quilts pull the nature theme together and are a gorgeous mixture of patterns, colours and prints. All the fabrics were designed by Liberty Fabrics and can be found in their new London Parks collection.
Every nature-themed quilt in our round-up is fun, light and busy; capturing the beauty of London and the nature within it. Choose between these four free patterns and bring the outdoors in.
Plus, these nature quilts are all made with Lasenby Cotton. This high-quality cotton is specifically designed for crafting and quilting, making it a dream to stitch and cosy up under.
Take a look through these London park quilts and learn how to incorporate nature into your quilting.
Flowers are a great place to start when making nature quilts. Often found in parks, wildflowers are a gorgeous mix of colours, sizes and shapes. The sheer variety of species found in London parks (along with the wildlife they bring) add to their beauty and this effect works for quilts too!
This Pastel Picnic quilt uses a range of floral fabric squares to create a design that’s overflowing with life. The array of different floral prints gives the impression of wildflowers and the blue floral border pulls all the colours together.
Pick up some intricate floral prints from your nearest Liberty Fabrics retailer.
Parks are perfect for finding colour inspiration. Grassy greens, pastel pinks, sky blues – parks provide a colour palette that’s ideal for designing quilts.
Reflecting the colours found in London’s most famous parks, this quilt uses green and pink to give a youthful, spring feel. The fun geometric pattern combined with the floral prints reminds us of picnics in the summer and lush grassy landscapes.
Browse through Liberty Fabrics' collection of fat quarters and plan the colour palette for your next quilt.
Head over to our free butterfly quilt pattern and stitch your own colourful quilt.
You don’t have to stick to traditional spring colours or floral fabrics to make a nature quilt. There are plenty of unique patterns and shapes found in the natural world. For a more modern approach, combine more subdued fabrics with bold shapes to create a striking design.
This quilt is more subtle in its approach to nature. London’s green spaces are represented through intricate floral designs, which work to soften the sometimes harsh geometric shapes. We also love the small triangles of dog-themed fabric – a nod to every park's most esteemed guest!
City dwellers are used to seeing the natural world merge with man-made architecture. Parks are nestled amongst some of London’s busiest areas and provide a much-needed green space for its residents.
This fab little cushion, designed by Suzanne Campion, represents this harmonious way of living. Floral prints are stitched in and around fabric covered with London’s most iconic buildings. Dogs surround dainty flowers and the swirling pattern reminds us of London’s hustle and bustle. It’s the perfect cushion to represent London's most iconic landmarks.
Head over to your closest Liberty Fabrics retailer to pick up the fabrics used in this cushion. You can buy precut fabric bundles which include these detailed prints.
Whether you’re looking for a colour palette or a unique design, the natural world provides us with so much inspiration. Nature-themed quilt patterns not only look amazing, but they’re a joy to make too.
Take some time out of your busy schedule and make a quilt as beautiful as the landscape around you.
If you want to make your own nature-inspired quilts then check out Liberty Fabrics new collection. Their London Parks fabrics are perfect for creating one-of-a-kind quilting projects.
Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.
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