Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Secret revealed! Happy Garden Wheel Quilt Pattern

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 ~

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26 comments:

  1. I saw this on instagram Lea last night and thought wow. That is why I have not been seeing Bev`s blog a new name, was so sad that she had stopped blogging but I can now go and see what she has been up to, have not had her visit me for ages either. It is a lovely quilt,

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  2. Beautiful work! Love your fabric picks.

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  3. Wow! This quilt is gorgeous. I love all of your fabrics and the design.... it's just wonderful. The oatmeal background allows the other fabrics to really pop. Beautiful!

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  4. WOW. Love this quilt and your colour picks!

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  5. What a wonderful, soft colour scheme! I especially love that rosebud fabric. I know you will quilt it beautifully!

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  6. So soft and pretty. I like that you framed the 4 wheels with the polka dot and blue squares-really sets it off.

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  7. Very pretty~BlueBells comes to mind for a name :)

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  8. Fabulous! What a sweet quilt! I love your fabric choices too!

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  9. i like it! The fabrics and design are like a bit of Spring
    LEeAnna

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  10. thanks so much for linking up!!!
    I was wondering if you might consider being featured in a newsletter I publish once a month called Go Create Inspire...if so, email me - brooke@sillymamaquilts.com
    have a great day!

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  11. Everything you make is gorgeous !!!!!

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  12. Beautiful , I love it but think I love your designs better dear

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  13. Your quilt is beautiful. It looks soft, gentle, almost ethereal. I love the fabrics you chose.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  14. What a darling quilt...your workmanship is exceptional!

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  15. A beautiful finish! I really love the soft muted palette, and am looking forward to seeing just how you do quilt it!

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  16. I like it. It reminds me of a bakery where all the different cakes are decorated, sliced up and put back together as one cake with different slices. Maybe I just need some cake. :) Hope your doing well and hugs to your mom.

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  17. Beautiful quilt top and pattern. I love your colors and fabrics ... :) Pat

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  18. Beautiful quilt top and pattern. I love your colors and fabrics ... :) Pat

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  19. Lovely quilt! Great job. Hmmm. The quilt stare will reveal how it should be quilted!

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