Friday, February 13, 2015

The Big, the Bold, and the Beautiful

There are a few designers whose fabric I really love,
but sometimes I have a hard time figuring out how to incorporate
their fabric designs into a quilt or garment.
A couple of those designing women are Anna Maria Horner and Amy Butler.
Their prints are so very different from most of the quilting cottons that are
readily available in my area.
They are big, bold, beautiful prints but they don't always lend themselves
easily to standard quilt piecing.  
 
Sweet Life quilt pattern by Camille Roskelley, however,
is the perfect pairing with those big, gorgeous prints.

The finished block size is a whopping 18" x 18".
The center square itself is 12" x 12".
The 92" x 92" quilt requires 16 of these large blocks.

The fabric I'm using for this quilt is Pretty Potent by Anna Maria Horner.

Do you like to use big prints when you sew garments or quilts?