Time for a Dandelion Parade

The dandelions are about to stop blooming and springing up in my yard and inviting the red tag man to leave his calling card, but as I finish the Road to Brownwood top, it’s time to get ready for the next project which will be Dandelion Parade for my niece’s middle daughter.

In this post, the quilt is shown in different colorways.  The one I’m making for Katlin will be made in purples and golds.  Those Louisiana folks love their purple and gold!

As was done for Road to Brownwood, the instructions will be posted in segments every few days.  It may be mid-week next week before the first instructions are posted.  It will stay up on the free patterns page.

There’s lots more info in the linked post above but here are the fabric requirements if you want to see what you can come up with.

Fabric 1 (Light yellow used in the rail blocks) – 1/2 yard
Fabric 2 (Light/Medium Yellow used in the background of the puzzle block and non-pieced borders) – 2-1/4 yards
Fabric 3 (Medium/Dark Yellow used in the rail blocks and pieced border) – 1 yard
Fabric 4 (Dark Yellow used in the rail block) – 1/2 yard
Fabric 5 (Dark Purple used in the larger swirl of the puzzle block, and in the non-pieced borders) – 3-1/4 yards *
Variety of Medium to Light fabrics in the same color family as Fabric 5 – 1/8 – 1/4 yard of each, depending on how many you’re using.  These are used for the pieced border and for the smaller parts of the puzzle blocks.



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    Judy I wish I had your dandelion greens – I am rehabilitating a injured baby cottontail that showed up in the horse barn one morning – he loves dandelion leaves so I must go hunting for them every day.

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    Sue in Scottsdale, AZ says

    Oh Judy, I love this quilt. I am almost finished with my red monochromatic quilt – just have the binding left to do, so I might be able to start this one. Thanks for sharing.

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    Loretta says

    This is such a happy quilt, and you’re right–we DO bleed purple and gold here in LA.
    Hope Vince finds a house soon.

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    Sandi Price says

    I love this one too, but since I am still working on steps 1 & 2 of Road to Brownwood I’ll have to resist this one for right now.