Thursday, March 4, 2021

Cultivate some projects with Vincent's Garden fabrics....


Oh 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.

From the designs I submitted to Karen, she choose this design--Cultivate to be made with Vincents' Garden fabrics. As you can see--by working with only the cool colors in the line a whole different feeling can be made. This pattern is available on my website HERE.

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.

Monday 3/1   


Michele Sutton, Sew Sutton Quilts  


Brenda Alburl, Songbird Designs  


Tues 3/2   

Paula Nelson, Prairie Notion Quilt Shop  


Amy Costabile, Amy's Quilt Room  



Weds 3/3   

Bea Lee, Beaquilter  


Roseanne Nelson, Home Sewn By Us  


Thurs 3/4   

Jennifer Strauser, Dizzy Quilter  


Sarah Yuhr, Sew Much Charm


Friday 3/5  

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!!


Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Thanks for sharing your project with us! I really like Cultivate!!

@lutzcats said...

Wow...that is so pretty! It is a grand way to highlight those luscious batiks!

Sharon Aurora said...

Pretty cushion. Nice design.

mumbird3 said...

Really cute pillow!!!

Kathy H said...

Love the cultivate pattern and the pillow is so cute.

Grubmagruder said...

I like the idea of a pillow to go with the quilt. The colors remind me of spring.

Sewgirl said...

Such a bright and spring-time like theme for your pieces. They are delightful. Thanks for sharing!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Oh yes, those cool colors look absolutely stunning against the white. Love the pineapples! In all colors!

Diantha said...

Cute block - I like how it looks in a pillow!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Two lovely projects. By focusing on the cools you made this a much easier project by taking out some of the decision making with the fabric. And thank you for the measurements for the pillow.

Cecilia said...

Very cute!i love this combination of colors and your design!

Barb said...

Lovely design and something different!!

Carol Andrews said...

Cultivate is a sweet pattern. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

Cultivate reminds me of my friend's grandmother, whom we called 'Buddy'. She had an amazing succulent garden on the terrace of her apartment--it was like walking into another world, one she tended to with the same loving devotion she gave each of us, her children, grandchildren, or those simply lucky enough to be in her orbit. Whenever I see a succulent pattern I think I really should start making mini quilts for each of us blessed to have been on the receiving end of Buddy's tender care.

Emily said...

It is neat to see just the cool colors from this collection--shows how versatile a fabric collection can be! Fun pattern.

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