Quilt in Progress: Dreamy Whimsy


Whimsy Garden blocks, quilt pattern by Color Girl Quilts

Happy Weekend! A while back I posted about the new fabric collection, Garden Dreamer, from Art Gallery Fabrics. I was really excited to make something with these pretty prints, and the perfect opportunity came up!

Last weekend I taught my Whimsy Garden quilt pattern to a class at my local quilt shop. I decided to make my sample for the class with my Garden Dreamer fabrics. I also added some prints from another new Art Gallery collection, Sage. The colors and prints from these collections look beautiful together!

Whimsy Garden blocks, quilt pattern by Color Girl Quilts

So, I am making the smallest size from the pattern, which will be nine blocks. Before my class, I made one block and cut the rest so I could demonstrate the curved piecing process. I was super impressed with all the ladies in the class…none had done curved piecing before and they all took right to it! I always enjoy teaching, the visiting, and meeting new quilters.

Whimsy Garden blocks, quilt pattern by Color Girl Quilts

Part of the class was to show how to appliqué those cute little circles, too. I did this yellow one in the class and I love how this little four block piece looks!

I have the nine blocks sewn up now and will be working on getting the sashing sewn on and putting  them all together. The circle appliqués will be a good soccer practice hand sewing project (-:

I have a tutorial up on how I do those circle appliqués, even for someone who doesn’t much like appliqué, these are pretty fun and look really cute! Tutorial, click here.

Have a great weekend!


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  1. Linda Carlson February 11, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    In your last photo of the sashed 4 blocks with the applique’ center circle: what is the multi-color fabric in the lower right block? It’s a must have for me. 😉

  2. rosa February 15, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Wow,it`s just stunning.Great job!

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