The Perennial quilt pattern is now available in the shop!
At first glance Perennial may look like an explosion of chaotic triangles, but crafted into this pattern is a repeating design with easy to follow instructions. Are you asking yourself, "Is this a quilt I can actually make? Am I going to get frustrated and quit halfway through?"
Quiltketeers, I say nay! Perennial quilt tips and video tutorials is a thorough blog post covering every step of the quilt making process, so if you hit a roadblock, there are videos and photo instructions to guide you on your way.
This pattern has a suggested skill level of "Moderate." Does that mean that you need to be an extremely confident quilter to make this? No. It does mean that you need to have a basic understanding of the quilt-making process. If you can answer yes to these questions, you can make the Perennial quilt pattern.
- Are you familiar with sewing a ¼" seam?
- Do you have access to basic quilting tools?
- Have you followed a quilt pattern before?
If you answered "yes" to those three questions, you're all set! You can make this pattern! Just be sure to watch the tutorials videos and ask questions in the Suzy Quilts Patterns Facebook group any time you feel confused.
The Original Perennial Throw
The quilt that started it all! I first made this quilt in 2015. It was born after a love affair I had with wabi sabi sewing that started with making curves in the Over the Hills pattern and continued with triangles in the Mod Mountains pattern. Hills into mountains – an obvious transition!
Well how about hills to mountains to wildflowers!
Original Perennial Fabric
Like I mentioned before, I made this quilt back in 2015, so some of the same fabrics are no longer available. I've done my best to mach current fabrics with what I used.
- Flowers: Kona Corn Yellow
- Garden: Kona Titanium, Kona Snow, Carolyn Friedlander Doe in Gray, small gray gingham, cream scraps
- Background: Kona Khaki
- Binding: small gray gingham
- Quilted by: See Mary Quilt
Perennial Wall Hanging
Wall Hanging Fabric
- Flowers: Soft Crinkle Canvas in Teal
- Garden: Manchester Embroidered Cotton in Toast, Figo Horseshoes in Burnt Orange, Kona Rose, Kona Sienna,
- Background: Essex Yarn Dyed Linen Lingerie
- Binding: Soft Crinkle Canvas in Teal
- Pieced and quilted by: Fran Gulick
Pink and Purple Perennial Throw
The Alma fabric featured in this quilt first made it's blog debut in this Maker's Dilemma post. After cutting and sewing this beautiful fabric into a quilt, I gave you 5 Reasons Why a Hera Marker is the Best Quilt Marking Tool.
I used the hera marker exclusively to mark guidelines on this Perennial quilt before hand quilting it.
Pink and Purple Perennial Fabric
- Flowers: Alma Warm Red Market Floral, Alma Persimmon Field, Add It Up Rust
- Garden: Alma Peach Market Floral, Alma Lilac Butterflies, Alma Lilac She, Cotton Couture Dusty Rose, Cotton Couture Antique, Cotton Couture Blush, Cotton Couture Peach, Alma Earth She, Cotton Couture Gold, Add It Up Metallic Copper
- Background: Cotton Couture Quartz
- Binding: Cotton Couture Dusty Rose, Cotton Couture Antique, Add It Up Lavender
- Backing: Alma White and Navy She
- Handed quilted with my favorite supplies - visit here for more hand quilting info
Golden Fall Perennial Throw
Golden Fall Perennial Fabric
The fabric used in this quilt was a collaborative effort between the talented folks at Fabric Stork and Michelle Collins of Meesh Quilts. Didn't they do an amazing job? Click here to purchase the kit!
Michelle not only helped curate this fall Perennial quilt, she also pieced and quilted this throw from start to finish...in SEVEN DAYS! She's my hero.
Fabric Stork has put together not one but TWO Perennial quilt kits! Below are pictures of kit #2 that can be purchased here! Can you believe that quilting??
Pom Pom Baby Perennial
Before you ask, a tutorial will be hitting the blog soon! It's all ready to go, just needs some fine-tuning. By the time you finish your Perennial quilt, I'll have it finished. 😉
Pom Pom Perennial Fabric
- Flowers: Cotton Couture Clementine
- Garden: Cotton Couture Cream, Cotton Couture Creamsicle, Cotton Couture Petal, Cotton Couture Geranium
- Background: Speckled Metallic Cactus by Ruby Star Society
- Binding: Cotton Couture Petal and 1" pom pom trim
- Backing: Fruitful in Caramel by Ruby Star Society
- Pieced and quilted by: Caitlyn Williams
Poinsettia Throw Quilt
This scrummy yum, softest solids on the market, poinsettia-inspired Perennial quilt was made from start to finish by the amazing Emily Tindall of Homemade Emily Jane. Cottoneer is currently selling a quilt kit too!
It's true that Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids are a little bit more expensive than other solids, but there's a reason! They are magic to touch! You've got to sew with them to know what I'm talking about.
- Flowers: Cotton Couture Cranberry, Windowpane Woven in Red by Bonnie and Camille
- Garden: Cotton Couture Glass, Cotton Couture Juniper, Cotton Couture Riviera, Cotton Couture Ocean, Cotton Couture Spruce, Flurries in Snow Metallic Gold, Kitchen Window Woven Small Gingham in Desert Green
- Background: Cotton Couture Teal
- Binding: Stripes in Gold Metallic | Meadow by Rifle Paper Co.
- Backing: Vase Block Print in Cream/Metallic | Meadow by Rifle Paper Co.
- Pieced and quilted by: Emily Tindall
Modern Farmhouse Wall Hanging
Susan of Needle and Grain added this beautiful Perennial wall hanging to her already dreamy bedroom. Susan, do you even sleep in this bed? How does it look so nice??
18 thoughts on “A Field of Wildflowers: The Perennial Quilt Pattern”
Your newsletter/free pattern sign-up will not accept my email address, regardless of which of my 3 I try. Can u check into that?
I definitely will! If you send me an email at email@example.com I will add you manually and make sure you get your free pattern. Thanks for letting me know!
You really are my third daughter. Quiltkateers! I’m still watching the 1973 Three Musketeers. Perennial looks like a winner.
And if you are alluding to Mouseketeers I go back to Annette Funicello. 🤣
Suzy, do you have a video on specifically cutting the wonky triangles or do I just use the templates over and over? Triangles are new to me and I’ve watched your other triangle cutting video…but that is the 6 3/4″ one – nothing “wonky” there😉 This pattern is beautiful and I am anxious to use my special fabric and get started!! Btw- I have the flat top triangle ruler. Thanks!!
That’s a video I haven’t filmed yet, but I will do it ASAP. Look for it on IG or check back here. 😉
Thank you! Thank you! I’ve been trying to wrap my brain around cutting those wonky triangles ALL DAY, lol!! Smoke is literally coming out of my ears from using my brain so hard. (I used practice fabric, thankfully 🤦♀️)😄
What a beautiful completely modern pattern! It’s so versatile. I think every baby and mom need the pom pom baby version and that Christmas quilt would be a fabulous holiday statement piece.
So excited for this pattern!! Got my bundle of Essex linen fat eighths and linen background ready to go!!! I am doing an icy winter snow crystal version, but I love these fall fabric colors too!
oooooh! That sounds lovely!
Hi Suzy! Did you ever get to finish the pom pom tutorial? I looked but couldn’t find it. Love it so much!! Thanks 🙂
It’s happening very soon!
Hi! I just ordered the pattern, but I’m not sure where to find the download. Do I receive it in an email? (firstname.lastname@example.org) I have the receipt of payment, but can’t seem to locate the download anywhere. Thank you!
I will email you directly 🙂
I AM SO PUMPED THAT THIS IS A PATTERN NOW!!!! I’ve been waiting for this for years. Thank you!! If you were to size this guy up to a queen, would you just add on more of the solid side bits?
Haha! YAY!! To make this large enough for a queen bed I’ll first reference this chart to see how much bigger the twin needs to get – https://suzyquilts.com/quilt-sizes-chart/ Since we need about 15″ on the sides as well as the top and bottom, I would probably add some more triangles to the sides as well as another row of triangles to the top or bottom plus make the borders wider. Depending on how much wider you want to make the borders you could add two rows of triangles and more triangles on the sides.
Hi I have just downloaded your beautiful Perennial quilt pattern. I want to make the twin size and have one question about the background yardage requirements. It says I need 9 1/8 yd which is much more than the whole backing. Can you say why this is the case Just seems to be a lot. Thanks
That’s because of the way you make the wonky triangles. Since the Mod Mountains quilt pattern uses the same technique, you can see exactly how these triangles are made from the Weeks 4 and 5 blog post of the Mod Mountains sew along.