As a teaser for the book, I’m posting some pictures of a quilt from a book Quilting a Patchwork Garden that I did a review of. I completed this quilt in two days, although it could have been done in one day. I changed up the borders from what the book called for because I wanted it to be a little larger and liked the added flair as well.
The block above is as hard as this quilt will throw at you. It is important however that you pin all the panels when sewing them together!! When I was telling my wife about this quilt and sending pictures to her as it was coming together
She thought it was really nice and had a clean look to it. In my earlier post of the review for this book I mentioned that it had a garden theme, and as the first quilt you come to in the book the Sage Garden patch quilt didn’t disappoint.
And this is the point when I decided to change-up the borders and add my own bit of flair.
And not satisfied with just a white border on the outside, I added a green square to all four corners.
In closing I’ll say that it was a blast to put this together. The funnest part was when my wife came home to see this sitting on the couch and said “WOW! We need to go to the fabric store so I make this quilt this weekend.” The pictures that I took do not do this quilt justice. If you’re looking for a beautiful quilt to make for a loved one or friend that won’t take forever, then this pattern is for you.
For the serious quilting I will mention two facts that we had discussed while I was making this. This can easily be pieced together in one day. Kay had asked me if I was working on it all in one sitting for both days and I have to confess that I goofed off for a large portion of both days, rather than keeping at it. Second, there is some minor changes in a couple of the measurements that I would suggest.
It is already at the long arm quilter (trying someone new) and I’ll post another picture after its bound, but before it goes off to its lucky new owner.
Contact me if you are making this and would like to hear about the changes I would suggest. Until next time… quilt on!!