Here it is, isn't she a cutie? I must say that I absolutely love this pattern. It's not very often that I make a quilt designed by someone else, but when I saw this adorable pattern designed by Beverly I knew it was a must make.
Beverly and her daughter Gina have teamed up, and are creating some really cute ideas. Most of you might remember Beverly's old blog and online store, 44th Street Fabrics. She recently moved and renamed her blog Blossom and Bev. Her daughter Gina also has a blog, Dishy Art, I can't imagine how much fun it must be to work as a mother daughter quilting team. This is their first quilt pattern as a team it's called "Happy Garden Wheel". Beverly worked her colorful magic on the quilt designed by Gina. You can find the pattern here on Craftsy. This is a fast and easy to follow pattern with gorgeous photo instructions.
I've been following Beverly's blog for years. Her sense of color and fabrics are amazing. She loves bright and happy quilts...just like me. Well you gals know me, and you know I can't stick with a pattern exactly, so I had to make mine different. Why not start with working out of my color comfort zone. The Shabby Chic style really appeals to my girly side, so that's what I was shooting for with these fabrics. I've notice a lot of linens on a few quilting blogs lately so why not add that to the mix as my background fabric. As you can see below I even threw in a couple fabrics that are not 100% cotton. All pre-washed of course.
I also chose to use a different applique method than suggested in the pattern. No reason other than personal preference. All of my applique was made using freezer paper and invisible machine applique with Superior Threads Mono-Poly thread. The pattern calls for raw edge and fusible interfacing.
Now it's time to decide how to quilt it. Oh that's going to take a few hours of doing the quilt stare. This little cutie deserves something extra special, don't you think?
~ Lea Anne ~