Manicured Gardens is my first finished project for my book. I am so happy how it turned out. Each of the blocks are made using needle-turned appliqué. As my book will be on design, I am going to make you wait for my book for more details on inspiration, fabric selection, and other design choices. I am hoping will be done this coming year (such a tease I know). I have made my book the focus for 2019, and in doing so limited my other commitments. I really want to have it done so I can share it with you all.
I asked Suzan from Singing Stitches if she could custom quilt it, as I had seen her amazing work on a couple of other quilts (made by a friend of mine). We had a great conversation on what I was looking for and she did an amazing job.
I did decide to enter it into our local state fair recently where it placed first in Dual quilts and also received one of the top four prizes. I was so excited it placed well. This quilt is so hard to capture in photos, it’s so much more in person.
The photos are courtesy of my husband and son, as I cannot stand crowds. So the boys went to the State Fair for me and took a few pics. Aren’t they amazing!!
Anyway, I get asked about a pattern for this quilt….The pattern will be available for this quilt as an exclusive add-on/supplement for the first 100 or so copies of the book. I then plan to sell the pattern as an individual release in a couple of months following the book release.
Name : Manicured Gardens
Design: Design by myself
Fabric: Alison Glass Fabrics with white on white/cream fabrics
Binding: Alison Glass
Dimensions: 50 x 50″
Quilted: Suzan deSerres, Custom quilted
Just stunning! And the custom quilting is an outstanding enhancement. Congratulations on your first place ribbon, too.
The quilt is gorgeous! I look forward to seeing it in person.
It is gorgeous…stunning! Congrats on the wins at the fair! Needle turned applique is something I havent tried and after seeing this it makes me want too!
Your quilt is amazing, and the custom quilting is wonderful, too.
This is a really stunning quilt. I’m looking forward to seeing your book!
Congratulations! Well deserved!