A Sprinkle of Spring in FONS and PORTER’S LOVE OF QUILTING (May/June 2012)

Have you seen my “A Sprinkle of Spring” quilt featured as a bonus pattern in the May/June 2012 issue of Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting?  “A Sprinkle of Spring” quilt is my tribute to my all you quilters that also garden!  The pattern is offered right now as a free pattern at Fons and Porter‘s website, but you would have to sign in in order to access the pattern.

In the picture below, you see the light shining through the back of the quilt.  That hint of yellow shows the bright yellow fabric I used as the quilt backing.

It is a pieced and applique quilt.  Applique method was machine fusible.  I used Steam-a-Seam2 by Warm Company for the fusible web.  The watering cans are what I love best about this quilt.

A closer look shows the watering cans doing what they are supposed to do – watering. :)

The quilt is made using RJR‘s Garden Frolic fabrics.

You may recall I have another quilt, What’s the Buzz, that was made with fabrics from the same collection.

Here you can see up-close the buttonhole stitches in a contrasting thread (for visual purposes) I did on the appliqued flowers.  You may click here and here to read a bit more about how I do my fusible machine applique.

Quilting was lighthearted!  I almost exclusively use Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton threads to quilt my quilts these days, over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting because the combination just works so well for me.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have liked “A Sprinkle of Spring”! :)  That’s it for now.