Garden View in THE QUILTER (June/July 2014)

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Hi Friends, what do you see when you look out your window?  That seems to be what Betsy the Bunny is thinking here.

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And perhaps Benjamin here has a better idea, being perched all the way up there.

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I am sharing with you today my Garden View quilt that is featured in the June/July 2014 issue of The Quilter.

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The design features an “open” and “airy” layout.  It gives the illusion of one looking out one’s window and seeing this unbelievable floral profusion!  I like the contrast in scales of print in my “window” quilt center.

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The spinner blocks are representative of wind-blown blossoms floating in the air.

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Garden View  uses fabrics from Benartex’s Ambrosia collection.  Click here to view the entire fabric range.  You will notice the really sweet swatches in the peach/pink colorway.

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I have re-colored the quilt to give you an idea what it would look like with the peachy pink colorway.

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The openness of the layout lends itself to fun quilting, lots of quilting – lots of room for Aurifil‘s Mako 50 cotton threads to meander and flow and play over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.

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You can read about how I decided to quilt around the spinner blocks here.

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I hope you have enjoyed Garden View.  I certainly enjoyed designing and making the quilt.  I hope I will get to see floral eye candies on an upcoming family getaway.  Meanwhile, I wish you a lovely weekend!  I shall catch up with you next week.

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My 2014 lineup to date —

Editorial features:

Annie’s Row Quilt Book (March 2014): Stardom

Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2014): Teething Rings

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2014): Hurry Home

Generation Q (May/June 2014): Hole in the Wall

McCall’s Quilting (January/February 2014): Spiral Squared

McCall’s Quilting (July/August 2014): Bird Watching

Popular Patchwork, UK (April 2014): Mending Fences

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Enchanted Forest

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Urban Stars

Quilter’s World (Spring 2014): Urban Oasis

Quilter’s World (Summer 2014): Starry Repetitions

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day

The Quilter (April/May 2014): All Squared Up

The Quilter (April/May 2014): Tulip Trail

The Quilter (June/July 2014): Garden View

Free to use designs:

January: Midori’s Place using Gramercy by Benartex

January: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex

January: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex

February: Verde (Quilt) by Quilting Treasures

February: Verde (Banner/Runner) by Quilting Treasures

March: Hot Topic by Quilting Treasures

March: Poseidon’s Adventure using Neptune’s Dream by Benartex

March: My Cozy Sweater using Palm Springs by Benartex

March: Wild Kingdom using Sew Rousseau by Benartex

April: Fun with Frosty (Quilt & Runner) by Quilting Treasures

April: The First Thanksgiving (Quilt & Runner & Placemat) by Quilting Treasures

May: Party Poppers using Paintbox/Shadows by Benartex

May: Sprinkled Sweets using Paintbox/Shadows by Benartex

May: Dino Craze using 10,000 B.C. by Benartex