When I was planning the theme for this year's mystery, my trips to the Keukenhof Garden in Holland were the reason for 'The Secret Garden'. It's certainly not a secret itself, but inside the garden are so many incredible paths that lead to gardens within the garden, it has its' own little secrets.
If you are looking for kits for either colorway I'm doing, you'll find a list of shops to contact, some have told me they have few kits left, lucky you!
For this month in my Video I show you the block units AND I have a tip on how to audition the corner HST using directional fabric. The video is quick and gives you all you need! I do declare April as 'Spring'… so the block is fast to do. At my website I share the 2nd colorway and how to lay that out, link is after the video.
With the nice large 16.5” x 16.5”, we will have a fun lap size quilt when done! Later this year you'll make extra blocks so we have a 3 x 4 structured block layout. The layout diagram is at the end of the pattern.
Photo courtesy of Keukenhof, NL
I have visited the garden several times, mostly as a child. I can so clearly remember the sea of tulips the first time we arrived. They seemed to go on for miles and miles.
Plus, along side the road were many vendors selling cut flowers. Since my mom loves flowers, I'm sure we took some home!
My most vivid memory from this garden is coming around the path and finding the windmill, I am sure it took my breath away! I was in love with windmills and still am to this day. At the time the windmill was sitting on the edge of the garden. On the other side were fields of tulips. You could climb to the top and see them, it was spectacular!
Fast forward from my childhood, and my husband and I went to visit my family in Brussels, as they still lived there. We traveled all over the place and one of my requests was to visit the Keukenhof Gardens. We all piled into my step-mom's car, as my dad's sports car only fit two and we had five!
Pat's Video Tutorial
Be sure to watch my video this month, I show you the block units AND how to figure out your directional fabric in HST units.
Visit my post and share a photo of your block at my quilt show!
Visit the shops that are hosting the Mystery and selling the kits! If you own a shop and would like to offer this BOM, join our Participating Shop mailing list!
Join Pat at her quilting classroom on Facebook called Quilt with Pat Sloan. Share your mystery quilt! You can also join FreeQuiltPatterns.info on Facebook and join in on the active group commentary on FQP posts, tutorials, patterns, and videos you see on the site daily.
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