Garden Mist in QUILTER’S WORLD (Summer 2013)


Hello Friends, I am happy to share with you that little quilt at the corner of the cover of Quilter’s World‘s Summer 2013 Issue is designed and made by yours truly – it’s my Garden Mist quilt!



This small wallhanging / table topper was a fun one to make because of the various techniques involved – regular piecing, my “faux” curve-piecing, fusible applique, and three dimensional yoyo flowers.  It was designed with “trying out techniques” in mind so that one can have experience in attempting the different techniques without having to make a big ol’ bed spread size quilt.


My ‘faux” curve-piecing technique was achieved by applique-ing the orange peel pieces onto square blocks.  You can see the white I used is sheer, causing the background fabric to peek through the white, and thus giving the overall look a “misty” effect.  Click here and here for my previous posts on machine fusible applique.


And here you see the yoyo three-dimensional flowers.  I just love these flowers made using Clover’s yoyo makers.  Click here and here to see the particular ones used to make the flowers.


I also decided to use “other than green” fabrics for the leaves and stems.  I quite like the visual effect of using prints for stems.



The fabrics used for this quilt are from Art Gallery Fabrics.  They have a nice selection of floral prints with a contemporary flair!  Check them out if you haven’t already.  The design of this quilt is meant for quilters to freely choose the fabrics they like to suit their own palette of choice.


Now about the quilting – except for the straight line quilting, everything else is unmarked free-motion quilting.  As usual, the supplies used are Aurifil Mako 50 cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.



You can see the quilting is a mixture of pebbles and swirls, mixed in with a bit of McTavishing.  I covered the former two techniques individually in my online “Learn to Machine Quilt” class, and I combined both the motifs in quilting Garden Mist.  [Incidentally, I just checked and saw that Annie’s is still offering the class at 50% off regular price.]



This following shot was taken right when the sun was rising – you can see the sun rays peeking through in the top left corner.  I was able to sneak out for a little walk before my little family woke up.

garden mist

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have enjoyed my Garden Mist quilt.  Do tell me what you think of it.  Meanwhile, I am going back to work.  I have eight quilts to ship out in the near future.  I am on my second one….


My 2013 lineup thus far besides “Garden Mist” – click on project names for more information:

Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013):  Apple of My Eye

Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes Book (April 2013): Sunburst Melody

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome

Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013):  Now I know my ABC’s

Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers

QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst

QUILT (June/July 2013): Pattern Play

Quilt-it…today (July/August 2013): Yay Day

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes

Quilts and More (Spring 2013):  Watercolor Sketches

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze

Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013):  Stained Glass

The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square

The Quilter (April/May 2013):  In the Meadow

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (April 2013):  Forest Floor/Wildflower Wood

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Nature’s Harmony/Silent Harmony


34 thoughts on “Garden Mist in QUILTER’S WORLD (Summer 2013)

  1. Wendy….this quilt is beautiful…it’s a “happy” quilt! Love it! Thank you for sharing and giving me inspiration!

  2. You absolutely blow me away with how much you get done. I know they are small where I make big ones and don’t quilt them. You are one awsome lady!

  3. I love the quilt and can’t wait until the magazine comes, so I can check it out and use the parts for a table runner. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love the “scrappy” look! You are so talented and such an inspiration! In fact, I will go hand-quilt right now! Do you ever hand-quilt?

  5. Your quilt is stunning. I love how you quilted it and the embellishments on the border. This quilts reminds me a little of my tea leaf quilt. Wish I could quilt like you do as I really had a time with mine. You have a beautiful quilt.

  6. Beautiful quilt. I love the orange peels. I have a template. The curved piecing is not bad, actually. I LOVE the quilting. Do you teach quilting? I know you don’t travel, but I could come there. I would be willing to help organize a retreat in Galveston, Texas if you are interested in vacationing down here at any time……lol You are phenomenal and I feel blessed and inspired to read your posts and see your quilts!

  7. Love that quilt and the border is adorable. Great way to do those curves. You always think out of the box and I that. I have a small quilt I made years ago and I think I will add some appliqué like you did on that quilt I wanted to make it larger so I will do that. I am also diving into your FM tutorial on Annie finally and hope I can work on it today. Bunny

  8. Absolutely love it! I would attempt this one! I am very partial to little quilts and this one has so many interesting facets that it wouldn’t bore me like regular piecing does! Great job!!!

  9. What a happy quilt. I love the orange peel and borders and the colorful fabric. I will give this one a try. Thanks for sharing and being such an inspiration.

  10. Great quilt! I’m a big fan of designs that let you stretch your tehnique muscles a couple of different ways so may have to try this one some day. As always, love the way you quilted it too!

  11. Wendy, your quilt gives me such a happy feeling. I like everything about it. Fun that it has “sew” many techniques in one small quilt. Thanks for continuing to inspire and to share.

  12. Love this quilt! I’ve always loved Art Gallery fabrics; they have such a wonderful, smooth feel to them! I think your patterned stems are genius…so much more fun than plain green! One of my first quilts had 63 yo-yo’s on it and I haven’t made any since…but I think I have the flower templates you used. Now you’ve got me thinking about a couple of my to-do quilts that would really be perfect to add some 3-D flowers to. Have a wonderful, productive weekend!

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