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Many quilters are also accomplished gardeners. I love flowers and admire well-tended gardens, but sadly, I am not a gardener myself so instead I make gardens with fabric! Do not get wrong though, I absolutely love spending time outdoors! For example, recently I have been spending a lot of time quilting while sat out on my decking. You see, we have just had our decking sanded and it looks so much fresher. As for the other components like vases and pots (as well as the plants that go in there) to complete the decking, we have been recommended by those in the know to consider various options online (like Gardeners Dream) before making our purchase.
The timber on our deck had been in desperate need of an upgrade for such a long time but now it really does look as good as new. Honestly, if your decking is starting to look a little tired I would definitely recommend doing some research to find out whether sanding your decking could make a difference! There are some amazing companies that offer deck sanding out there so do not be afraid to take a look online!
Anyway, as you know, I love floral fabrics. I like chopping up large florals and other prints to make 4-patch kaleidoscope quilts, however, I am also drawn to beautiful panel print collections. The Garden Journal collection by Timeless Treasures is one of those collections. Here is my Catch Me design using the Garden Journal collection. The quilt was displayed in Timeless Treasures booth at the St. Louis quilt market last month.
The Catch Me pattern is very versatile. You can use any size panel squares from 4″ to 10+” since the pattern includes a table showing what size to cut all the pieces when you use different panel squares.
Here are some images of the quilt in process. This is the full Garden Journal panel including 10″ panel squares before cutting it up.
This is the Iris panel square cut to 10-1/2″ square to create 10″ finished square.
Here’s the sunflower panel square showing some of the rectangle and triangle units that will surround it and create the pinwheels in the quilt.
And here’s a completed block using the Poppy panel square.
Here’s the Hydrangea block in the finished Catch Me quilt. My friend Sandi Moser did the beautiful quilting.
This was my attempt to take a photo of the quilt on my deck table and you can see my shadow. If you look closely you can see how much better our timber decking looks now that it has been sanded down!
Nothing beats the feeling of having a quilt all bound, labelled, and ready to snuggle!
Have fun in your gardens this summer, whether fresh or fabric….they are all beautiful!
Until next time, please remember to enjoy all your quilt moments:)!