I've had some wonderful yardage in my fabric stash for a while now.
It's from the Drawn Garden collection by Anna Maria Horner.
I fell in love with it when I spied this quilt at the
Dallas Quilt Show last year.
Lucky for me, I was with Michelle, aka Cozy Egg, who immediately knew who the fabric designer was AND the name of the collection. Clearly I was out of the loop! I NEEDED this fabric in my life!
So the hunt was on, and I promptly landed 6 yards or so...ahem.....and it's been adorning a shelf for about a year!
I've been pulling other fabrics out....pondering a pattern.....changing my mind...pulling out more fabrics....
Trying my old stand by favorite...the humble nine patch, in a couple different combos,
but it just wasn't singing to me.
I loved the plaid and the burnt orange combo.....
but just couldn't really embrace it fully for whatever reason.
I did realize that the plaid and orange nine patches
REALLY prefer to live with this great
Jo Morton print instead though!
So you'll be seeing that combo again!
I dove into that repro stash and pulled out this great print from the
Pennock Family Album collection (Windham Fabrics),
thinking it might work well as a light print in a block.
I thought they played nicely together!
After staring at it off and on for a few days, it finally hit me. Why do I need to introduce another fabric?
Why not just these two fabrics!
I knew that I wanted to use the Drawn Garden print in a vertical fashion
to showcase that long trail of roses.
And this Windham print also works great vertically!
I was not going to argue with what the fabric was saying to me!
Simplicity was key!
A column quilt was the answer!
I'm pleased to finally have this one sewn up into a quilt top! And one that I really, really like!
I can't wait to get it quilted!
Simplicity was the answer!