Goldenhead Flower - #QuiltBlockMania

Goldenhead Flower - #QuiltBlockMania

This month’s #QuiltBlockMania was a bit of a challenge for me.  The theme is desert and I have to admit that the only time I’ve been to the desert was when I went to Arizona for a friend’s funeral.  Needless to day, exploring the area was not a priority for that trip. Pretty much all that I know about the desert is that it is brown and has a lot of cacti.  I also know that it is where the Sand Cat lives, which is my husband’s favorite animal at the zoo.


Look at him.  Isn’t he the cutest?  His name is Cosmo.

The Sand Cats natural habitat is in Africa and Asia, which wouldn’t work for my Across the US theme, so I did a little research and discovered the goldenhead flower.  The goldenhead flower thrives in the arid landscapes of the Mojave Basin. This bloom has shimmering golden petals and lush green foliage.  It graces the Mojave's sandy expanses and rocky outcrops, bringing a splash of vibrant color to an otherwise rugged terrain.

By Stan Shebs

For #QuiltBlockMania I created this simple Goldenhead Flower Block.

This block is free through the month of May 2024.  After that, you can purchase the pattern for just $3. You can get the block by clicking the link:  Goldenhead Flower Block

You could also make a fun quilt using all the April beach blocks in the #QuiltBlockMania collection!  Check out the other free blocks for this month from these amazing designers:

Coiled Snake by Carolina Moore
Pyramids by Patchwork Breeze
Bison Skull by Crafty Staci
Renewal (snake) by Eudaimonia Studio
Gecko by Inquiring Quilter
Cactus Rose by Scrapdash
Oasis by Appliques Quilts and More
Adobe House by QuiltFabrication
Sand in my Toes by Patti's Patchwork
Diamondback Quilt Block by Brown Bird Designs
Desert Bear by Colette Belt Design
Yucca by Tourmaline & Thyme Quilts
Arizona Poppy by Cristy Fincher
Palm Tree by Slightly Biased Quilts
Desert Cactus
A Prickly Pear in the Garden
Goldenhead Flower by Emerald Falls Quilts
Blooming in the Desert
Tucson Too Late by Orange Blossom


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