Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Garden Gate Vignette Quilt

A few weeks ago, I received some lovely fabrics from Laura Gunn's latest collection, Vignette. Her collection features two colorways. I chose some fabrics from the Orchid colorway. The purples, blues, greens, and greys are so vivid and beautiful. I love how Laura's line features big prints, (the flowers in vases are my favorite!), and blenders. If you are in search of a great blender for your stash, you must check out her "Painter's Canvas" fabrics.

  Check out these new lovelies from @lauragunnstudio.  Don't they just shout, Hello Spring!  What perfect timing - really excited to make up something special with these soon.  Vignette is available in stores this month! #vignettelauragunn

This year I resolved to make a quilt for all the special people in my life - I won't accomplish this in a year but it's a good lifetime goal. I knew I wanted to use these fabrics to make my mom a quilt. I thought a lot about a quilt pattern that would show off the large prints. I just so happened to be attending Sewtopia in Chicago where the fabulous Rita of Red Pepper Quilts fame was teaching the Kansas Dugout Quilt. Light bulb!

Working on my #KansasDugout quilt today.  I think I may have mastered Y-seams thanks to @redpepperquilts.  #Sewtopia #vignettelauragunn

The Kansas Dugout pattern uses a lot of Y-seams. While they were not hard to sew, they were fiddly. I paired the Vignette fabrics with other prints from my stash. They played nicely with one another! I backed the quilt in Kona Cotton Cerise.

  Garden Gate quilt

I finished just in time to gift the quilt to my Mom on Mother's Day. I think she was pleased.