I’m very excited to share with you a new series of mini quilts that I’m designing…the Spring Seed Catalogue Quilt series.

This combines two of my great loves: gardening and quilting.

When I can’t quilt, I’d rather be gardening.

When I can’t garden, I’d rather be quilting. And quilting about gardening just feels right. LOL.

But seriously, there are sooo many tiny floral fabrics out there, and nearly as many gardening themed prints, that you know they were just made to go together!

 

Spring Seed Catalogue Quilt Series - Combining Quilting & Gardening- quilt baste

These are in the style of picture style mini quilts, and they finish at 13 1/2″ x 16 1/2″.

If you love this style, and are comfortable piecing small pieces, then these are for you! While I say the pieces are small, the smallest finishes at 1/2″, which isn’t too tiny.

But if you are new to small pieces, I will be providing the perfect stepping stone to get you flexing your piecing muscles, and warming up for the larger project!

This is my ‘Marigold’ packet, and there are opportunities galore for adding in special fussy cuts to the labels, and even to the solid background. Just let your imagination go wild tiny insects flying through the flowers!

Spring Seed Catalogue Quilt Series - Combining Quilting & Gardening- mini marigolds

I’ve designed this piecing to be very doable.  The marigolds are strip pieced, which means you’re dealing with larger pieces overall, and the seams nest beautifully.

My pattern includes fully step-by-step diagrams and written instructions, with lots of checks on the way to help you stay on track with sizing.

You can totally do this!!

 

Spring Seed Catalogue Quilt Series - Combining Quilting & Gardening - juicy quilting

I’ve quilted this overall with a modern grid style pattern, and it really helps to bring all the little pieces to life.

Spring Seed Catalogue Quilt Series - Combining Quilting & Gardening - mini quilts galore

Here she is all bound and finished, and looking sooo charming. Can you recognise some favourite prints in here?

There’s some Yuwa, Tasha Noel, Pam Kitty and many more!

Spring Seed Catalogue Quilt Series - Combining Quilting & Gardening - fussy cutting fun

 

Spring Seed Catalogue Quilt Series - Combining Quilting & Gardening - Tilda Apple Butter Marigolds

And this version is made in Tilda’s new Apple Butter collection, with some of her newly released solids that coordinate. These packets are all going into a full sized quilt that will just look gorgeous in Tilda!


Spring Seed Catalogue Quilt Series - Combining Quilting & Gardening - Make time for mini quilts

Here’s a sneak peek of the fabrics going into the next Spring Seed Catalogue. This pattern is nearly finished being tested right now, and is almost ready for release.

I’m excited for 2019, as lots of patterns are coming your way, including several firsts for me! Stay tuned for more freebies, tutorials and great patterns!

Next week I’ll be sharing my piecing tips on sewing accurately and tiny, and the joy of everything fitting together perfectly.

So when you can’t be growing things all year round, you can certainly be growing a garden of mini quilts, and I’d love you to join me!