Inspired by last week's new quilt top that had me digging through my abandoned project baskets, I decided to turn another forgotten quilt beginning into a big finish! I can hardly believe it was more than a year ago when I started this Arizona Herringbone quilt-as-you-go. When this Limited Edition bundle of eight beautiful & inspiring prints, April Rhodes' first collection for Art Gallery Fabrics, had arrived at my door, I knew immediately what I would make and wasted no time diving right in. The gorgeous Arizona prints with strips of AGF Pure Element solids in White Linen, Sweet Mint, Nocturnal, Honey, Apricot Crepe, and Peach Sherbet were the perfect fabrics and color combo for a new, scrappy, herringbone qayg!
This quilt is made using my go-to herringbone qayg pattern, but this time I wanted to make one that would showcase how creative you can get with this method by including panels with varying widths, as well as panels including just a narrow strip of one print.
It's bound in a stripe from Bonnie Christine's Cultivate collection. A pretty coral, peach, & white that matches those Arizona colors perfectly.
For the back I used my own Woven Path print from my Wild & Free fabric collection. The tribal pattern goes so well with April's Arizona prints!
For my quilt photos, we first stopped at a wildflower covered hillside just up the road from our house. The light and scenery was beautiful! Then we continued onto a nearby farm where the horses were so friendly and curious. It was absolutely perfect!
I'm so happy to have finally finished this quilt! I have no idea what took me so long. I love it and I hope you do, too!
Happy Monday! ♡ Maureen