Last February I began a Window Garden quilt for myself, using some much loved (and hoarded) Tilda fabric. Because this wasn’t a gift and I had no particular deadline, I worked on this top in between other projects, here and there, as time allowed. Now my top is done and headed off to the quilter! I\’m so pleased with how it turned out.
Every time I brought out this project to cut or sew a little bit, I felt a renewed love for the fabric and the pattern.
Window Garden is a layer cake pattern, but as I explained in my February 7 post, it’s just as easy . . . and fun . . . to make this quilt from a favorite bundle of 10 fat quarters!
Tilda is a Norwegian fabric company whose collections were previously unavailable in the United States. I purchased my first bundle from a sweet shop owner in Canada, Andrea of Willow Cottage Quilt Company. In fact, Andrea was the one who got me hooked! Now two of my blog sponsors in the U.S. also carry Tilda: My Timeless Day and Fat Quarter Shop.
If you are looking for a layer cake pattern, I hope you’ll give Window Garden a try. I’ve seen it made in many different fabric collections, and it looks beautiful every time!
Here is my original Window Garden, sewn up in Olive\’s Flower Market by Lella Boutique for Moda. I\’m thinking Lella Boutique\’s newest collection, Farmer\’s Daughter, would also be a beautiful choice for Window Garden!
The kind folks at Sweet Treasures Quilts in Keizer, Oregon recently sewed Window Garden using Ann\’s Arbor by Minick & Simpson for Moda. Here\’s a sneak peek of that quilt top prior to quilting. Shop owner Terri let me know that they will be offering kits in the near future!
|Photo credit: Sweet Treasures Quilts|
My friend Ibby made a Window Garden quilt for her niece\’s graduation. She used Sundrops by Corey Yoder. What a warm and lovely version!
If you are interested in purchasing my Window Garden pattern, please visit your local quilt shop or one of my blog sponsors. You can also purchase directly from me. Besides paper patterns, Window Garden is available as an immediate PDF download on my Etsy Shop. Quilt shop owners: wholesale information is available here.
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