Sugar Flowers Throw


The Sugar Flowers Throw is one of the pretty nontraditional quilt patterns that combines applique and patchwork against a white background for a fresh look. Applique flowers patterns bloom between stripes of floral fabric in this free quilt pattern.

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size58 inches wide x 75.5 inches long

Time to CompleteA month or more

Primary TechniquePieced & Appliqued


Note: This quilt pattern uses fabrics from Lecien. Fabrics are coded in materials list.


  • For flowers and rectangles, 1 fat eighth (9" x 20") EACH of these 25 Lecien “Floral Collection Flower Sugar” prints:

    Sugar Flowers Throw
    Sugar Flowers Throw
    Sugar Flowers Throw
    Sugar Flowers Throw
    Sugar Flowers Throw
    Sugar Flowers Throw
  • For flower centers, 1/8 yd each of these Lecien “Basics” gingham prints:

    Sugar Flowers Throw
  • For background, 2-1/4 yds of this Lecien “Quilter’s First” dot print:

    Sugar Flowers Throw
  • For backing, 3-3/4 yds of this Lecien “Floral Collection Flower Sugar” print:

    Sugar Flowers Throw
  • For binding, 1/2 yd of this Lecien “Floral Collection Flower Sugar” print:

    Sugar Flowers Throw
  • For machine appliqué, 5 yds of fusible web (not required for hand appliqué)
  • Applique templates
  • For batting, 64” x 82” piece


Cutting Directions:

Note: This quilt can be made with your favorite appliqué method. For hand appliqué, add a ¼” seam allowance around each template. For machine appliqué, trace the template shapes onto fusible web first and then apply the traced designs to the wrong side of the fabrics before cutting out the shapes.

  1. From EACH fat eighth cut:
    (4) – 3-1/2” x 5-1/2” rectangles
    (1) – A Flower
    (1) – B Flower
    (1) – C Flower
    You should have 100 rectangles and 75 flowers.

    Suggested cutting layout for fat eighths:

    Sugar Flowers Throw

  2. From green gingham cut:
    (12) – A Centers
    (12) – B Centers
    (12) – C Centers
    Green centers go with the gray, yellow and pink flowers.

  3. From yellow gingham cut:
    (13) – A Centers
    (13) – B Centers
    (13) – C Centers
    Yellow centers go with the blue, green & red flowers.

  4. From white background cut: (5) – 8” x 75-1/2” LOF (Length of Fabric) strips
  5. From backing fabric cut: (2) – 67” x WOF (Width of Fabric) pieces
  6. From binding fabric cut: (7) – 2” OR 2-1/2” x WOF strips

Quilt Assembly:

  1. To make a pieced strip, randomly choose (25) rectangles and sew them together to make a 5-1/2” x 75-1/2” strip. Make a total of (4) pieced strips.

    Sugar Flower Throw
  2. To prepare the flowers, appliqué a center to each flower, matching the sizes by the letters.
  3. To make a flower panel, randomly pick (5) A, (5) B and (5) C flowers. Starting 2” from the top of a background strip, place the first flower. Use the photograph on the cover as a guideline. Position the flowers down the entire strip - leaving at least 1/2" of space from the sides for seam allowance - and pin in place. The flowers should look like they’re scattered so leave uneven spaces between them and turn the flowers so they
    are oriented in different directions. There is no right or perfect way to position the flowers. Just play and have fun!
  4. Sew the flower panels & pieced strips together, starting and ending with a flower panel.
  5. Quilt as desired.
  6. Bind, wash and enjoy all the calorie-free sweetness of your new favorite quilt!




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This is sweet. I'd love to make a small version of this for a baby!

Beautiful. I am definitely making this one. Thanks!

Colorful and pretty.


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