In case you don't remember, about 1.5 years ago, I had accumulated an AB stash containing 30 different prints, totaling almost 40 (gasp!) yards- you can see that whole glorious stash in the post HERE, and I couldn't help but make a little collage of some of the quilts I made with all of those delicious prints-
It took awhile, but I used every bit of those 40 yards. Well, Amy Butler fabrics are my kryptonite. I am powerless against their vibrant colors and bold prints, and so, as the opportunities presented themselves in the form of swaps, sales, and indulgences here and there, I have slowly but surely amassed a new (considerably smaller) hoard. There are prints from Soul Blossoms, Lark, Love, Hapi, Lotus, and Cameo collections in this quilt, and they all play so well together, (and with the AMH and Art Gallery fabrics too). I think that's one reason why I love her fabrics so much. The beauty in putting them all together is that they don't match, but have unity in their color saturation and print scale.
So, back to the new quilt at hand- this pattern is one that I am SO excited about. I sketch new designs all the time, and many of the patterns I sketch never make it out of my book. As soon as I sketched a few blocks of this one though, I knew I had to make it, and I knew exactly which fabrics I needed to pull to show it off.
I am calling this pattern Stems and Stones, because it reminds me of a stroll through a formal garden with defined flower beds, surrounded by beautiful hardscape. The design is a different take on an interlocking tile print, and I think the flowers created in the negative space interlocked with the tiles, gives the pattern a little extra dimension. I absolutely cannot wait to finish it!
Speaking of patterns, I am also thrilled to let you know that my Interference pattern is all finished, and is now available in my Craftsy and Etsy shops. This pattern is simple, but all together, the blocks have such great movement. It's perfect for a beginner, or even for an experienced quilter looking for some stress-free sewing. Check it out!