For the love of Quilting...
What is a Quilt? Isn't it just a HUG made out of fabric and thread?
To me quilting is about pouring a piece of yourself into a creation. It is time, love, thought and creativity. When the outcome of this energy becomes a beautiful piece of art that can wrap up your loved one with comfort - the gift of quilt-making is born!
My favorite Quilt Pattern at the moment is the Prairie Garden Quilt Pattern. It does such a great job of making the fabrics the star of the show! With the large focal blocks and the small cornerstones, the Prairie Garden Quilt Pattern really give the fabric an opportunity to shine - all while providing enough interest to keep your eyes focusing on the pattern! As well, because the pattern is all straight sewing, it is such relaxing and accurate pattern. Making it quick and Beginner Friendly! YAY!
When I saw Tasha Noel's NEW fabric line - Quilt Fair for Riley Blake Designs, I just knew I had to make a quilt pattern that would really give the fabrics a chance to shine! The large and small scale prints in this collection lend themselves so well to be featured in the Prairie Garden Quilt Pattern! The Main Print is a fussy-cutters dream and I showcased all 3-colorways in the main blocks of the pattern. Next, I used all the wonderful small scale prints to coordinate. I love the Aqua Sewing Machine low volume print as the background fabric in this pattern! In the FREE Prairie Garden QAL happening later this month, I will show you my tips and tricks for fussy-cutting, using directional prints in a rotational block and just how simple yet versatile this pattern can be! (More info on the upcoming QAL at the end of this Blog Post).
Did you know that this pattern is also FAT QUARTER FRIENDLY? YAY!
Would you like to sew this Prairie Garden Quilt together? I would love to have you join in the fun! This fun and low-key QAL starts November 15th and is only 4-weeks long. It is a fun, quick and simple quilt to put together. The perfect project for gift-giving, beginner quilters or just fabric lovers!!! The Prairie Garden Quilt is Beginner and Fat-Quarter Friendly and requires ONLY straight sewing. The QAL is FREE and all you have to do is grab the pattern HERE, make sure you have signed up for the QAL on the Bee Sew Inspired Home Page and join me for the weekly videos at either Inspired Quilting Facebook Group or the Bee Sew Inspired YouTube Channel (or both!!!). I can't wait to see what you will create!
Wrap someone in your labor of love this holiday season... Give a quilty-gift!
Looking forward to sewing together! - Jennifer Long, Bee Sew Inspired