I’m pretty excited that Botanical Beauty
is finally out! Last spring I went to the Rhododendron Gardens here in
Portland, and was simply taken away. It’s a hidden gem of a garden,
and right around Mother’s Day is when the rhododendrons as well as many
of the other flowers are in full bloom. It’s such a beautiful sight. I
was instantly inspired by all the surrounding beauty, so when I started
designing this collection I was filled with ideas.
was such a fun group of theme oriented fabrics, and I enjoyed playing
with them! Garden imagery in Garden in Blues is everywhere from flora to floating
butterflies, and sheets of lattice to whimsical pebbles (which are my
favorite). There are a couple of fabrics that are tone-on-tone, and with
the pebbles, are great transitional choices when working with the
stronger colored prints. There is the flower clusters that remind
me of Queen Anne’s Lace or perhaps those lovely “wishes” we find in our
yards born from dandelions.
As National Quilting Month winds down, it is time to make
some concluding comments about the March’s Mystery Quilt 2013 Quilt Along.
I love my job!! It's by far the best job I’ve ever had! It's
creative, fun and fulfilling and I am very lucky to do what I do!!
I'm often inspired or have visions of patterns in my dreams, so when I
wake I sketch them as to not forget them. Below is an example of me in
WOW! Time has come for the mystery to be solved; Mystery Quilt 2013 Quilt Along
members will finally know what their finished quilt will look like. For
those of you following on Notions and QWU, the eagerly awaited Part 3
Spoiler Alert! If you would like to start the Mystery Quilt 2013 Quilt Along
now or haven't finished Part 1 and Part 2, you will want to wait to
download the Part 3 conclusion to the pattern to maximize the mystery
You can download Part 3 PDF Pattern for free, here.