I have a finished quilt to share! Miracle, huh? I am really proud of this quilt, the beauty of the colors and prints and the fun patchwork design. I made the Gossamer quilt in January for Quilt Now magazine and it appears in the newest issue going to subscribers now in the UK and hopefully coming to us the U.S. pretty soon.
I designed the quilt last winter and made another version of it, but I never showed it in hopes I could have the design published. When I saw Sharon Holland’s fabric collection, Gossamer, preview last fall on the Art Gallery Fabrics website, I knew it was the perfect choice for this pattern. Luckily, when I asked Katy Jones (the editor of Quilt Now), she agreed with me and made arrangement for me to get some of the fabric. It was beautifully quilted by Darby, of Quilted Squid. I owe her a big thanks for a quick turn-around and beautiful work, and thanks also to Art Gallery Fabrics for providing me with the Gossamer fabric.
The Gossamer fabrics are currently available in quilt shops and they are seriously beautiful! I was really drawn to the soft colors and sweet basic prints. They have kind of a vintage look to them, like old sheets. There is not a great deal of contrast within the collection, so they work great in this design as a scrappy all-over patchwork background for the brighter pops of solid colors. I think the Gossamer fabrics would make a great addition to a “low volume” stash. Darby has better pictures of the quilting and close-ups of fabrics, Here.
When I took these photos, prior to sending the quilt off to the UK, it was dead winter and one of the few decent days. Now the snow is melting, the tips of daffodil leaves are popping up and the sun is out. Perfect timing for sewing with Easter egg colors!
The pattern for Gossamer is published in Quilt Now this month. (Edit: the Gossamer pattern is now available on this site, click here)
Enjoy the brightening days this week. Spring, here we come!