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FREE "Cat and Sunflower Block" Quilt Pattern by The Quilt Company

The fusible web appliqué Cat & the Sunflower pattern comes from our “Garden Friends” series of birdhouses. We used a machine blanket stitch to finish the appliqué edges but hand blanket stitch directions are given in our pattern too. The Cat & the Sunflower block measures 9½” x 13” finished size.  
 
 
 
  
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Quilt Pattern Designer:  Melissa Harris & Arlene Stamper

 
 
Welcome to The Quilt Company! Arlene Stamper and Melissa Harris, a mother-daughter team, are the designers of all the patterns from The Quilt Company. They started their business in 1999 with the Century Sunbonnet Sue quilt and now have over 100 patterns for sale. Their clients tell them that they have "happy" quilts and that their instructions are easy to read and follow. Their Tuesday Group quilt buddies quality test each pattern so they catch the mistakes instead of you! Enjoy your pattern!

Question and Answer with Meg Hawkey

 

FreeQuiltPatterns:

What got you to start quilting?
 

Arlene & Melissa:

The Quilt Company is a mother & daughter team of designers. Arlene started quilting in 1981 when a friend invited her to an adult education quilt class. Melissa helped Arlene make quilts as she grew up but got seriously into the quilt industry when they started The Quilt Company business in 1999. Melissa started to think about having a family and thought that a home-based business would be the way to go. As a result, Arlene and Melissa formed The Quilt Company and have been going strong ever since!
 

FreeQuiltPatterns: 

What is your favorite pattern that you have designed?
 

Arlene & Melissa: 

We both agree our favorite pattern is Heart & Home, a Block of the Month pattern that we designed a few years ago.
 

FreeQuiltPatterns:  

What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t quilting?
 

Arlene & Melissa:

Melissa has an 8 year old daughter, Lauren, so there isn’t a lot of free time! We both love afternoon tea. We also take an annual retreat after Fall Quilt Market to a Bed & Breakfast in our nearby mountains. We both love home decorating & change our home décor by the season.
 

FreeQuiltPatterns:

What is your favorite quilt related memory?
 

Arlene & Melissa: 

Too many to recount them all! The quilts that we have made for family members have special memories. For weddings and births, our extended family gets together and makes quilts. We gather together at a family member’s home, then the cutting & sewing begins and lasts into the evening. We work all day together and then usually we take the blocks home and finish up the quilt for them. These quilts are treasured heirlooms in our family.


FreeQuiltPatterns: 

Tell us a little about your family.
 

Arlene & Melissa:

Melissa and Arlene live within 20 minutes of each other as the crow flies. So we get together all the time as well as for parties and celebrations. We just had a July 4th party at Melissa’s house. Family and friends came to eat, swim and watch the local fireworks from the backyard. Our husbands golf together so unfortunately, we are golf widows. Lauren entertains us at every turn, we go to her karate class, watch her jump in the pool and go to see movies like “Shrek” & “Marmaduke” with her! Lauren is already helping The Quilt Company by stuffing patterns too!
Featured FREE Quilt Pattern

New FREE "Cat and Sunflower Block" Quilt Pattern


     
The fusible web appliqué Cat & the Sunflower pattern comes from our “Garden Friends” series of birdhouses. We used a machine blanket stitch to finish the appliqué edges but hand blanket stitch directions are given in our pattern too. The Cat & the Sunflower block measures 9½” x 13” finished size.




designed by:
Arlene Stamper and Melissa Harris

The Quilt Company

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