Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Fat Quarter Bundle- Sweet Orchard

I'm currently sewing my April mini quilt which is due for release later in the month. I thought you might like to see the fabrics I'm using for this one, because they are simply gorgeous.
This is "Sweet Orchard" by Sedef Imer of Down Grapevine Lane and I purchased this fat quarter bundle from the designer herself, which is always lovely. You may have seen them before but I wanted to share them with you anyway and also give you a little sneak peek of my new mini.
I love these colours, especially the gorgeous blues, pinks, grays and reds. I tend to judge fabric ranges by the tone of the blue (or aqua) fabric. If the blue appeals to me then I know I want to work with the range (just my idiosyncrasy). The pinks are gorgeous as well but I think what really sold me on this bundle was the pinstripe fabrics as they will be perfect for bindings.
They're beautiful fabrics to work with and they are a match made in heaven for my new mini quilt design.  This little sneak peek might give you a clue as to what I've designed but if not, I assure you....its worth waiting for the full reveal :)
I've had this mini planned in my design book for quite sometime and I think I've subconsciously delayed making it so I could use these fabrics. I am thrilled with how its looking so I'm glad I waited.
The fat quarter bundle contains three panels of patchwork squares and at first I wasn't sure how or if, I would use them. As they add more fabric choices to the range, I cut them up first and sewed my mini primarily using these panels; it feels like a bonus quilt really because I've hardly touched the rest of the bundle.
My mini quilt top in now together, basted and ready to quilt. It is gorgeous and I can't wait to share it with you later in the month. If your interested in this fabric range, you can find fat quarter bundles/fat eight bundles in Sedef's Etsy shop HERE.
I rarely buy fabric as I'm committed to sewing from my stash, but when I do treat myself it has to be a range which is pretty special and "Sweet Orchard" is as special as it gets :)
Happy sewing :)

3 comments:

Bilko Parker said...

Beautiful fabric, cant wait to see your mini quilt, your sneak peek looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Guida

Linda said...

Hi,this Mini should be spectacular!

desertskyquilts said...

Oooh, I LIKE that line of fabrics! I hope it's available here in the US.

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