I’ve been a fan of Moda’s Wildflowers collections of fabric for quite a while, not only because they are beautiful florals, but because they look just like spring in central Texas, where I used to live.
Although this picture was taken to show the quilting done by my long-arm friend, you can see several of the beautiful flowers and get the idea.
But as always when I buy a piece of fabric I really love, the question is what to do with it that does it justice. I finally had a brainstorm when working on a border designed by Karla Alexander for one of her stack-and-shuffle quilts. It involved cutting gentle curves through several layers of fabric and then shuffling the layers before assembling the pieces.
I chose some gold to go with my floral and cut large squares. Then I cut curves in them freehand, shuffled, and sewed them together.
This quilt is called “Drunk in the Garden” and is intended to give the impression of a moonlit walk through the Texas hill country in spring. Nature walks don’t go in a straight line, so the golden paths through the quilt don’t go in a straight line. I threw in “drunk” because that comes to mind before “nature walk” when you see this wiggly path!
Best of all, I was able to use large sections of the floral fabric to show it off.
What have you done with favorite fabrics?
I have new favorites all the time! Some people hoard their beauties, afraid to cut into them, to make some mistake. But I go ahead and use them, and use them up. That works well for me, because then I have some favorites in almost every quilt.
Great use of the directional wildflowers.
Thanks for looking 🙂