Jun
14

New Pattern Now Available: Gossamer Quilt


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Gossamer quilt pattern by Color Girl quilts

The summer heat is here and we are ready to head inside for some quality sewing time: try a new quilting pattern to show off your favorite prints paired with beautiful, vibrant solid colors. Gossamer was originally published in issue 9 of Quilt Now back in March, and was featured as the cover quilt for the “pretty” issue. I used mostly fabrics from the new range of print fabrics by Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics (also called “Gossamer”) and added several coordinating prints from my stash, all from various collections by Art Gallery Fabrics. I also used Hobbs Heirloom batting and Aurifil thread.

Gossamer quilt pattern by Color Girl quilts

I love how the soft prints melt together from a distance, creating a colorful “low volume” backdrop for the bright  solids that form an interesting, interlocking cross pattern across the quilt surface. But when you look up close, there is a fabulous variety of floral and geometric prints to enjoy. The pattern comes with a queen size illustration for experimenting with your own color placement…I think it would be neat to use prints that emphasize the cross shapes of each block or the pinwheel design formed by the strips. There are some great possibilities for alternate looks within this pattern.

Gossamer quilt pattern by Color Girl quilts

The Gossamer quilt pattern comes with instructions to make three sizes, from baby to queen. There are also live links within the pattern to tutorials on sewing smooth borders and applying your binding, so if you download the pattern to your tablet or laptop, you can link directly from the pattern to desired tutorials as you sew. Pattern is now available to purchase in my pattern shop.

Sharon

 

 


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  1. sharon holland June 15, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Stunning Sharon! Hard to say this is my favorite because it seems I say that about everyone of your quilts–it would be like choosing a favorite child! This one is special because it was how we met each other (and has my prints in it!). Your photography is beautiful too!

  2. Jane June 15, 2015 at 7:59 am

    another lovely design. With this low volume fabrics highlighting those brighter ones is a perfect match up.

  3. Pam June 15, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Very sweet! I need more time. And Art Gallery.

  4. Ruth June 16, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Very sweet. interesting border fabric works so well with it!

  5. Helen LeBrett June 18, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Gorgeous!! I love your suggestions for different ways to accent different designs within the quilt. Hugs, H

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