With each new fabric collection comes a new free quilt pattern that works perfectly for the theme and prints that make up the collection, for Garden Dreamer that's my Wind Chime Quilt! This pattern was inspired by thoughts of being in the garden, looking up at the wind chimes and spinners dancing in the breeze. It's a simple pattern and I love the movement of these blocks!
To match the Wind Chime Quilt that will be showcased in my upcoming Garden Dreamer LookBook I made a mini version to finish and share as today's pillow!
The pillow front is made up of four 8.5" wind chime blocks, pieced together and densely quilted with a pretty pale peach 50wt Aurifil thread, finished as a cover to fill with a 16" insert. I'd love to make a second one using a different variety of Garden Dreamer prints. I think the next one needs some Bumble Beez & Buzz!
The pillow back pieces are made up of leftover strips and patchwork squares from my other LookBook projects. As usual, I love it just as much as the front!
My most favorite thing about this pillow has to be the Twinklestar Berry binding! The color choice of this print was influenced by one of my favorite garden perennials, the Pow Wow Wild Berry Echinacea Purple Coneflower. I've already made an extra large roll of this binding to use on my next quilt. It's such a vibrant shade of purple and adds just the right pop to this pillow!
I have so many projects planned for this collection! Come January I'll have a steady stream of Garden Dreamer finishes to share here, but first there's more holiday sewing to finish up, including a new Janome tutorial. I'll be back soon with details, if you liked yesterday's Buffalo Plaid Stocking, I think you'll enjoy this one!