Yesterday, when I finally sat down to continue work on my Emmy Grace quilt in my Winter's Garden quilt pattern, I just couldn't commit to making that same exact pattern with these fabrics. Interesting changes kept coming to mind, distracting me and slowing down the usual speed that I work at. So, I ended up giving into just one idea, to patchwork my sashing with the Emmy Grace low volume prints. First by strip piecing!
Then I cut my patchwork!
After that I decided each of my finished blocks really should be framed with either the darker prints in this collection or maybe with coordinating solids. So, I pulled a stack of Pure Elements that would play nicely!
I began by framing just one block, adding the sashing after, and just like that my new pattern emerged!
Right away, I was so excited about where this was heading! I've been wanting to create something using low volume prints in this way for so long. This turned out to be the perfect opportunity and collection to use. After a good stretch of sewing time, my idea grew into a quilt top that I'm so happy with!
Honestly, I really do work best this way. Having the freedom to change my mind, with my main focus being to simply create the best quilt I can with the fabrics I have to work with. I've never made the same quilt pattern twice, not sure why I thought I could do it this time!
I love the stained glass look of sunlight through patchwork!
You can find this gorgeous Emmy Grace collection available at Contemporary Cloth, Bobbie Lou's Fabric Factory, Llama Fabrics, Pink Castle Fabrics, The Intrepid Thread, Fat Quarter Shop, and Stash Fabrics!