I'm so excited to have finished and photographed this newest version of my Winter's Garden Quilt!
This one is made using Bari J.'s Emmy Grace collection and a rainbow of Art Gallery's Pure Element solids!
I had originally planned to recreate my first Winter's Garden Quilt to draft the pattern, but once I began I just couldn't commit to making that same exact pattern with these fabrics. Right away interesting design changes kept coming to mind while I worked. I ended up giving in to just one idea, to patchwork my sashing with the Emmy Grace low volume prints. I love the look of soft, low volume patchwork so much more than using just one light print or solid as a background fabric!
Next I decided to frame each of my blocks with narrow strips of Pure Element solids in a variety of colors that would play nicely with Emmy Grace. As a result, a completely different pattern emerged that I love even more than the original design I created!
I chose Bari J.'s gorgeous Emmy Grace voile print, Budquette in Nightfall, as my quilt backing. At 52" wide, the added length of Art Gallery Fabric's voile makes piecing together a quilt back so super quick & easy!
I really wanted this one to be quilted with a beautiful floral design, so I splurged to have it long arm quilted by my go-to girl, Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting. I chose the pretty Emily flower & leaf pattern from her stitch catalog and, for the first time, chose her Quilter's Dream 100% cotton batting. WOW, am I ever thrilled with how it turned out!!
Now I know I say this all the time and then my plans fizzle for whatever reasons, BUT I really, really hope to release this patten sometime soon! This year, one of my BIG goals is to focus on my pattern work. Your interest and encouragements always drives me to work harder, so if you happen to be interested, please do let me know!
Thanks! ♡ Maureen