Secret Garden: New Project, New Choices

November 15, 2018

Secret Garden: New Project, New Choices

New Project, new choices…..there is nothing I love more than sitting down with a hot cup of coffee, a new pattern, under a cozy blanket in the early morning quiet.  

When you crack the seal all the possibilities are let out in to the open to be discovered like a treasure. My Secret Garden was no exception to the rule….I started with a predetermined color palette that soothed my soul and called my name.

My Secret Garden blocks are made up of two colors, a background fabric and an accent fabric. The background fabric and accent fabric are set; so the only real variable is choosing which fabric will be color #1 and which will be color #2.

In my quilt, Color #1 is represented by a beige print and color #2 is represented by a navy print.  The accent color is the solid navy and the background is the neutral beige. While I studied the pattern I discovered Sherri Falls, the designer chose only 3 different color groupings and then repeated them. I could have made a different choice but I felt my color palette was neutral and classic and the repetition would give it an overall calming effect.

Once I made this design choice, the next part was easy….every beige print needed a navy print partner….I started laying them out on my table and auditioning my choices.

In general, I like to mix the scale of my fabric prints to create interest and movement in my quilts. For example, I pair a large print with something more subtle rather than putting two subtle or two large prints together.  

After I created my pairs, I set them out in a row and arranged how I would like the fabrics to appear in the first row of 3 blocks.  The second set of the 3 blocks use the same pattern choices. I used Sherri Falls pattern for the final placement of the completed squares.

Enjoy your favorite beverage and take a few moments to dream and create.

Happy Sewing, Joy




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in News

Quiltworx Recertification in Montana
Quiltworx Recertification in Montana

October 17, 2022

Continue Reading

17th annual Fall Quilting Retreat, oh la la. A Pine Needles Quilt & Sew tradition and such a fun time.
17th annual Fall Quilting Retreat, oh la la. A Pine Needles Quilt & Sew tradition and such a fun time.

October 03, 2022

PNQS Fall Retreat - one of our FAVORITE things...

Continue Reading

The Reigning Queen of Last Minute
The Reigning Queen of Last Minute

September 26, 2022

I don't think I've ever been ready for a trip or event earlier than the night before. I have IDEAS for months, but those ideas don't come to fruition until the looming deadline of "if they don't trick or treat now, they don't trick or treat until next year" or "if you don't leave now, the airplane will leave without you" forces my hand and my sewing machine. 

Continue Reading

Click here to sign up for our weekly email!

Do you love quilting, sewing, and all things Bernina? Join us! Hear about all the goodies first - sales, specials, news, and events! 

You'll also receive TWO free patterns in your welcome email!