Oh my...it seems like forever ago that Karen of The Quilt Rambler invited me to design something with her 1st Signature fabric line by Island Batik. Karen and I are online friends who met while we were both Island Batik Ambassadors. We have yet to meet IRL (in real life), but hope to someday soon!!
The colors in this Vincent's Garden line are bright and oh so vibrant!! Such a great contrast between the warm--reds, oranges and yellows vs. the cool--blues and turquoises. And as is with all Isalnd Batik fabrics, the details in the batik fabrics are so cool. One of the blue fabrics has a super cool swirl in it that reminds me of a swirl in a Vincent Van Goh painting. Like I said--I love the details that Island Batik puts in their fabrics.
I had a lot of fun quilting Cultivate. The spikey plant column in the sashing, pointy flowers in the green sqaures, then lots of texture through the paper pieced plants and flower pots. Super texture that tells more of the Cultivate story.
I had a test block left from the original Cultivate quilt--so thought it would be a fun little project to share for Karen's blog hop. The succulent plant pattern is available in the Cultivate pattern--but I have added the cut dimentions for a pillow here for you to have fun with.
Below you will find the complete list for this week's hop--make sure to see all the other amazing projects that were made with Vincents' Gardent line.
Michele Sutton, Sew Sutton Quilts
Brenda Alburl, Songbird Designs
Paula Nelson, Prairie Notion Quilt Shop
Amy Costabile, Amy's Quilt Room
Bea Lee, Beaquilter
Roseanne Nelson, Home Sewn By Us
Jennifer Strauser, Dizzy Quilter
Sarah Yuhr, Sew Much Charm
Terri Vanden Bosch, Lizard Creek Quilting
Margaret Willingham, Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design
Make sure and head over to Karen's blog HERE for a fat quarter bundle and her PDF patterns giveaway.
Leave a comment here on my blog and I will pick a winner next week for a PDF of Cultivate. Thanks and have a lovely day!!