You might not be a fan of applique, but fear not! These Gather blocks can be sewn onto the background fabric by machine too. I used clear monofilament on this block so that the colors of the individual pentagons would still stand out and the color of the stitching would be minimal.
I used the following Kona Cotton Solids for the first version of this block I created:
Kona Cotton Avocado
Kona Cotton Bonsai
Kona Cotton Olive
Kona Cotton Curry
Kona Cotton Amber
Kona Cotton Cedar
Kona Cotton Sienna
Kona Cotton Paprika
Kona Cotton Crimson
Kona Cotton Garnet
Kona Cotton Eggshell
Click HERE to download the Gather quilt block pattern for the full instructions.
*Note: This pattern is for an experienced beginner and assumes you know how to whip stitch and applique.
The possibilities for this pattern are endless! I even made a placemat by just making the background piece a little wider on the sides and quilted it with big stitches using Perle cotton size 8 in Ecru for a subtle effect! One of my practice blocks also become a mug rug that I did some improv quilting on (matchstick quilting lines mixed with lines spaced 1/2" apart). I love how both turned out!
Liberty of London Fabric Option
If you are a huge fan of Liberty Fabrics like me, this will be a really fun option for you to try!
This amazing Liberty Fabrics Tresco Lawn in cream/multi stood out in particular. It had all of the fall colors mixed in and I couldn't take my eyes off of it!
Here is my Liberty of London Gather block appliqued onto Cotton + Steel Sprinkle in Alexa Turquoise.