This week, I’m excited to release 4 new quilt patterns to go along with my upcoming fabric line Abstract Garden – which starts shipping to quilt shops next month. The PDF versions are all available now for instant download in my Craftsy shop, and print versions will be ready to ship by the end of the month.
Pieced Primrose in Warm – Wall Size (Actual Quilt)
Today I’d like to introduce you to Pieced Primrose, a paper foundation pieced pattern with tons of movement. I made two versions of the quilt, in both warm and cool colorways, but the possibilities with this pattern are really endless!
Pieced Primrose in Cool – Wall Size (Actual Quilt)
I’ve included instructions for two sizes in the pattern. I made the wall sizes shown above for my booth at quilt market.
Below are digital images of what the quilt would look like in the larger throw size:
Pieced Primrose in Warm – Throw Size (Digital Image)
I always think it’s amazing how much the digital versions of my designs look like the actual finished quilts. It’s because I design them in EQ8 using the exact fabrics I plan to use.
Pieced Primrose in Cool – Throw Size (Digital Image)
In the pattern, I’ve included full sized paper foundation templates which are super easy to print as many copies as you need for any size you wish. I’ll be sharing a tutorial later in the week for my favorite paper foundation method, so be on the lookout for that.
I’ve also included machine quilting suggestions for both quilts. Because I’ve used busy prints for both of the quilts, I recommend a simple all over free motion design. It’s a fun way to practice a motif that you’ve been wanting to try, and by the time you are finished quilting, you’ll be an expert at that design!
I love to include designs in my fabrics that are based on some of my favorite quilting motifs so it was fun to quilt round spirals on the warm colorway, to go along with the “blooming roses” spiral print. It’s hard to see the quilting detail, but you can click the images above and below to get a better look.
I quilted allover square spirals on the cool colorway. For both versions, I used variegated Aurifil 50 weight threads to match, from my new thread collection releasing soon (more about that later when it gets here).
Pieced Primrose Quilt Stats
- Size: 35″ x 35″ (Wall), 68″ x 84″ (Throw)
- Completed: October, 2018
- Machine used: BERNINA 770QE
- Fabric used: Abstract Garden by Christa Watson for Benartex Contempo Studio
- Batting used: Hobbs Tuscany Cotton/Wool
- Thread used: Aurifil 50 weight cotton from The Variegated Collection by Christa Watson
- Quilting Motifs: free motion designs – square and round spirals
Click the image above to enlarge.
- Click here to purchase the PDF version of Pieced Primrose Pattern
- Click here to purchase the print version of Pieced Primrose Pattern
- Click here to purchase a starter bundle of Abstract Garden fabric