If you want to make someone a wedding quilt that gets a lot of ooohs and aaahs, this is it. The Giant Dahlia is not very well known anymore but it makes an impressive quilt. It isn't difficult to make but does take a little time since you're working with curves and more curves. I knew of only one pattern online so I was really excited to find an online tutorial with printable templates.
This tutorial includes a two part video. I wasn't sure I cared for her technique until I saw it all the way through. Instead of pinning her arcs together, she glues them and she uses a large circle for the center. The original Giant Dahlia has a star in the center and the arcs come out of each star point.
This is the only other free pattern I knew of.
Has anyone made a Giant Dahlia?