Beverly McCollough of Flamingo Toes has a beautiful new fabric collection called Rose Lane. Looking at the fabrics it is like being transported into a rose garden, with its sweet florals, daisy stems, decorative paths and cute little cats perfect for fussy cutting. I knew I wanted to make something that would create an impact and that would best show off all the different prints.
My first choice was a Meadowland Quilt which is a pattern by Then Came June
I had already given this pattern a go earlier on in the year, and although I loved the pattern I felt some of my fabric choices were a little questionable and didn’t really have the soft cohesion I was after. I’m ashamed to admit it has gone to live in a box unfinished.
So this was the chance I needed to redeem myself and tick the pattern of my quilting bucket list!
This pattern is super fun and super fast! With the flying geese made with the four at a time method (which is fully explained in the pattern) the quilt was made up in no time! The longest part of making this quilt was deciding on my fabric combinations!
I paired the collection with Riley Blake Designs basics which included Swiss Dot, Shabby, Sketch and Confetti Cottons. The clever thing with the collaboration of designer and Riley Blake is how there is always a basic that will co-ordinate with any of the fabric collections. It’s a great way of mixing up a quilt if you don’t have enough of a designer fabric to make a full quilt!
Now my dreaded task of quilting. I will be keeping this quick and simple. I have it basted already but I can’t help but wonder how long will it sit in my “to be quilted pile”. Including this one there is currently 3 to do! I’m giving myself the goal to get them done by the end of the year. This one will be gifted so I better get a wriggle on!
Rose Lane is available in shops now, click here to view the collection and check for stockists.