Friday, July 23, 2021

Flora Delanica Posts 2020-21 Free Patterns


Heidi Kapszukiewicz's blocks
Flora Delanica block of the month

In October, 2021 we began a 12-block applique series inspired by the paper collages of 18th-century artist Mary Granville Delany. Free patterns are posted on the 15th of each month.

Link to the introduction with set and fabric suggestions:
#2 Rock Rose
Tong is setting hers on point

#3 Christmas Rose
Denniele Bohannon is using one large rectangle of
striped cotton for her background.

#4 Spanish Iris
Ilyse Moore is appliqueing wool to
a linen stripe.

#5 Sunflower
Christine Romero is using batik print cottons to great advantage.

#6 Purple Raspberry
Becky Brown is using hand dyed fabrics with accents of fussy-cut prints

#7 Summer Lily
Nancy Phillips, raw edge wools

#8 Calendula
Barbara Brackman---rather free form

#9 Corn Poppy
Deanna Street

#10 Cornflower by Becky Brown

#11 Damask Rose by Christine Romero

#12 by Becky Brown with Border in Progress
No pattern for the borders.

And here's a label you can print:

Our Facebook Group: MaryDelanyQuilt
Post your blocks and finished quilts there.

You can buy a PDF to download at my Etsy shop with all the patterns for $12.

We have our own Instagram page

And do post your pictures on the general Mrs D Instagram page #MaryDelany. They hardly post ANY needlework.


  1. I'm getting ready to plant an applique garden on a signature banner and these are just the kind of inspiration I need. Thanks

  2. Wow, they are making beautiful quilt blocks!

  3. Just found these. Can't wait to start on wool applique version. Will probably put on various grey to black diamond textiles to pop colors. Thanks do much.