Monday, September 12, 2011

Secret Garden...

I've been waiting and waiting ~ finally Secret Garden by Sandi Henderson is out. Isn't it gorgeous? I chose the navy and berry color way ~ a bit different than anything I've done lately.So as I've been drooling over the fabric ~ I'm wondering what quilt pattern to make with it. Do you ever worry you'll choose the wrong pattern and cut up fabric you absolutely love and then end up not liking what you did with it?? I do it all the time!

And I'm especially unsure about this one!
So last night I worked on a design inspired by Cara's (Me? A Mom?) Urban Lattice Quilt. I thought I'd use the prints that are primarily blue in the centers and the green around the center separated by a 1/2" berry strip.
Then I'd use a solid periwinkle blue for the sashing. When I checked my Kona Color Card, the closest match was Hyacinth Blue. Is that a sign?
I know it will look a lot different than the original Urban Lattice ~ maybe a Suburban Lattice. Help! I'd love to know what you think ~ positive or negative!

14 comments:

  1. Love this colorway and I think it will be a truly gorgeous quilt!

    Yes, hyacinth blue was definitely picked just for you!

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  2. Love it - the fabric and your plan! How big are the centre pieces? Large enough to showcase some of those gorgeous prints? Can't wait to see more!

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  3. That's funny! I definately like the bigger pieces to showcase the fabric! Can't wait to see what you do!

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  4. Love it. I think it will be gorgeous.
    Hyacinth blue is a beautiful colour.

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  5. I love your idea...you had me at Hyacinth blue ;)

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  6. I've ordered the same colourway,your idea sound great. I will be watching your progress because I too suffer from I don't want to cut up beautiful fabric only to stuff it up!

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  7. totally positive! It'll look fantastic!

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  8. I can't imagine that anything you create wouldn't be anything but gorgeous! Hyacinth Blue? Definitely!

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  9. Yeah! I love your twist on the pattern. Suburban Lattice -- cracks me up!

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  10. I'd make the centre square one piece rather than cut it up but I don't know what scale you are working with! Looks gorgeous fabric so I understand your trepidation!

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  11. I think it will be amazing. Hyacinth blue is my absolute favorite color!

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  12. Hyacinth blue? It was meant to be.

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  13. I know exactly what you are saying...I love this line and want to make the. perfect. quilt. with it! I think you will have an amazing quilt with your design idea!

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  14. Beautiful fabric! When you buy the whole line without knowing what you are going to do with it, how much do you buy of each?

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!