Over the summer, when I made Vintage Closet for my mom, I fell head over heels in love with the Anna Maria Horner Dowry collection. About that same time, I got a little bit AMH-impulsive and I found a bundle of her Pretty Potent line on sale. I was so excited when I ordered it, but when it came in, I just didn't love it.
I like the colors overall (although I wish there wasn't quite as much brown), but whereas I loved almost every single print in the Dowry line, there are several fabrics in this one that I could really do without. There were even a few that I couldn't even bear to put in this quilt (someone will love them in my guild's next FQ swap). I still think that AMH designs some of the most gorgeous fabrics around, but I'm just not in love with this collection.
That being said, I find AMH fabrics a little difficult to blend with others because of their boldness, so instead of breaking up the fat quarters and letting them sit for eons in my stash, I decided to just suck it up and turn that bundle into a quilt. I think the modern cross pattern fits the feel of the prints pretty well, and I definitely like the fabrics as a whole collection much better than the individual parts.
All in all, this quilt is still not one of my favorite creations, but it does feel good to get that bundle off the shelf. And it just might grow on me.