As I have mentioned, my ideas for mix and match flower and stem blocks did not end with the publication of my book, Petal + Stem. I want to keep producing patterns that compliment those in the book and work in the quilt top layouts presented in the book. My latest addition is this curious little ant. I really do not like creepy crawling pests in the garden but in my fabric gardens, they add a certain whimsy and charm. The ant is shown here approaching a flower and stem combo from the book.
The Ant paper pieced pattern comes in a 6″ size to work with the blocks in Petal + Stem, but also in a 10″ block for anything else you can dream up. I hope you love sewing this little guy and that he looks adorable crawling around your quilt tops.
I will share a project featuring this ant in upcoming days.