February 02, 2024

Introducing the next iteration in the stunning Garden Series quilt patterns: Autumn Garden Quilt Pattern. This bold flower block works well with prints or solids making it perfect to show off your favorite fabrics. And between us, I have to admit, this one just might be my personal favorite out of the four!

Just like the other patterns in the series, Autumn Garden can be created using fat quarters or half yards. This means that it is the perfect quilt to make using fabrics pulled from your fabrics stash! It's labeled as intermediate, but I believe even a confident beginner could easily take it on. 

For my cover version, I selected a vibrant palette of my oh-so-favorite Michael Miller Cotton Couture Solids in the colors Adobe, Antique, Aubergine, Celestial, Cinnamon, Currant, Dusk, Eggplant, Ginger, Spice, and Teal against a classic Running Stitch Quilts background fabric of Soft White.

The addition of Ginger and Cinnamon was a bit of a stretch for me. I don't typically use a lot of yellows and browns, but I thought they worked well with the Autumn theme. The final result was simply stunning and I'm so happy I stepped out of my comfort zone for this one. And to add a fun twist, I used a fun Ruby Star Society print for the backing fabric!

As a conscious effort to reduce fabric waste, I challenged myself to use every bit of leftover fabric for a scrappy binding. And I must say, I couldn't be more pleased with the result. If you've never tried a scrappy binding on your quilts before, do it! It's so worth it.

And last but definitely not least, for the finishing touch, my go-to quilter Katie from Modern Textiles used the Hedges pantograph to quilt the cover sample. The result? Absolute perfection. Wouldn't you agree?

Check out the Full Garden Series