Blithe, the Beautiful and Serene

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Dutch Windmill quilt with Blithe Fabrics by Art Gallery Fabrics

If you have been reading this space for long, you know I am super fan girl for designer Katarina Roccella’s fabrics. Here latest collection for Art Gallery Fabrics, Blithe, is just so perfect right now…wintry soft colors and pretty prints in frosty blues, dark plum, cream and gray, plus a touch of pink and gold.

I feel very lucky to be included in a blog tour showcasing these beautiful fabrics. You can find links to other makers and lots of inspiring projects on Katarina’s website, Here.

Dutch Windmill quilt with Blithe Fabrics by Art Gallery Fabrics

For my Blithe quilt, I chose to make a baby size from my Dutch Windmill pattern. I like that the pattern includes rather large pieces that let the colors and prints really show. The quilting (isn’t it great!?) was done by Darby at Quilted Squid. I also used Aurifil thread for piecing and finished with Hobbs batting. All the best! (-;

A few of my favorite prints are the Philosophers’ Dreams print, which is the typewriter-like text of inspirational quotes. The binding print is harder to see since not much shows in the photo, but it is a fabulous stripe that reminds me of aspen tree trunks. And, of course, I cannot resist a good deep purple. I am loving the delicate floral patten on the purple print.

Dutch Windmill quilt with Blithe Fabrics by Art Gallery Fabrics

The Dutch Windmill pattern is a quick make…I like it for a nice graphic but uncomplicated quilt. I think this little Blithe quilt would be such a nice (non-babyish) baby quilt or wall hanging. I might just enjoy it for a while as a table topper in my dining room (-:

Look for Blithe fabrics in stores now, and follow along with the tour for other ideas for things to make with these pretty fabrics.


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  1. Lorraine Isaac February 4, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Love the Windmill quilt, so pretty, Lorraine

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