February 27, 2020

Formal Garden in Playroom Fabrics

Welcome to my stop on Mister Domestic's Playroom project party! It's going to be a fabulous 5 weeks of projects made with these adorable fabrics and I'm happy to be part of the kick-off week. The projects already shared have been great!

This fun fabric line felt like it was practically begging to be made into a baby quilt, so that's exactly what I did. This is my Formal Garden pattern, which is almost ready for release. Consider this a little preview, lol. Sign up for The Bulletin to be notified when the pattern becomes available. There *may* also be a pattern sale coming early next week (shhh, it's still a secret) and the sale will apply on top of the already reduced introductory price for even bigger savings. You'll want to be subscribed so you don't miss out.

Edited - the pattern is now available! Get the PDF Formal Garden pattern from my Etsy shop now. Use the code '7YEARS' to get 25% off any of my print or PDF patterns through March 20th, 2020.
Formal Garden baby quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
I used the alternate layout option included in the pattern for my Playroom quilt and I love how it changes the look of the design a bit. Here's a shot of the full quilt, taken indoors because this one is too small for my boys to hide behind and it just wouldn't stay put anywhere I tried to put it outside.
Formal Garden baby quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
Which Playroom fabric is your favourite? I love the handprints...and the teal with scattered little shapes...and the flowers. It's such a pretty collection!
Formal Garden baby quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
I used Art Gallery's solid in Creme de la Creme for the background and backing. This was my first time using Art Gallery's solids and I loved that they have the colour name printed on the selvedge. That completely eliminates the guess work when you pull a solid from your stash and have to figure out what brand and colour it is. Genius!

One of my goals for 2020 is to make more small quilts to use up some of the smaller pieces of batting I have on hand, without needing to piece them together. This 41" x 43" quilt fits the bill perfectly. The piece of Warm and Natural batting I used wasn't really small enough to be called a scrap, but it was leftover from cutting up a king size batting to use for a throw size quilt at some point. I love turning leftover pieces into a finished quilt!

While I was piecing the top I thought I would use a cream coloured thread to match the background for the quilting, but when the quilt was basted, I decided to audition a few threads before I started quilting. I'm so glad I did because I love how the Aurifil 5005 looks! It doesn't blend, but it's a subtle enough colour that it doesn't take away from the fabrics, either.

I took inspiration from the trees with heart leaves and quilted a loop and heart all over design. I loved drawing hearts as a kid, so it was a lot of fun to quilt all of these hearts.
Formal Garden baby quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
Of course, with a solid fabric for the back, the quilting shows up nicely. Apparently I forgot to get a good picture of the back, though, so you'll have to trust me on that. Here's a shot with a little corner of the back showing.
Formal Garden baby quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
I had fun taking pictures in the woods (on my snowshoes, lol). Just notice how high off the log the quilt actually is...that's all snow! I am one of those rare people who love snow and I love being able to see just how much we have on the ground.
Formal Garden baby quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
There are two simple forts in the woods behind our house. One was built a year or two ago by a few neighbourhood kids and the other was already there when we bought the house so I don't know who built it. It seemed only right to drape a quilt made with Playroom fabric over an outdoor playroom.
Formal Garden baby quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
Formal Garden baby quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
Thank you to Art Gallery and Mister Domestic for providing the fabrics for this quilt for the project party. Now, if only every pregnant woman I know weren't having boys lately...I'll just have to stash this one for the next girl to be born among my friends or family.
Formal Garden baby quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
Thank you for visiting! Be sure to check out the full schedule for the project party. You don't want to miss any of the projects. Mister Domestic is hosting giveaways each week of the party, too, so be sure to follow him on IG.
And if you want to make your own Formal Garden quilt, sign up to be notified when the pattern releases. The pattern will include three size options (throw and queen along with the baby size shown here) and two layout options, for lots of possibilities.

Edited - Get the pattern now in my Etsy shop! Don't forget to use the code '7YEARS' to get 25 % all patterns through March 20, 2020.

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Formal Garden baby quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
What would you make with Playroom fabrics?


I'm linking up with NTT, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop, Finished (or Not) Friday, TGIFF and the Beauties Pageant.

8 comments:

  1. That is a lovely quilt Leanne, a great showcase for these cute fabrics! Brilliant photos too :)

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  2. Great fabrics. Good luck with the pattern release. Keep the snow in NL!!!! ☺

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  3. How nice for you to be included in helping promote this fabric line. Of course, making a baby quilt is perfect! I think it's great that Art Gallery fabrics is putting the color name on the selvedge. They certainly KNOW what quilters want. For the other brands I use, as soon as the fabric is washed and ready to stash, I grab a fine-point Sharpie to write along the selvedge, in small letters, in the middle of the piece. I use "PP" for Painter's Palette, and "K" for Kona. I learned pretty quickly that just putting the color name won't work; both lines make a color called "Carrot." :-) Your photos are lovely in that pretty snow. I'm glad for you that you like snowy weather. Maybe if you had someplace else to commute to for work, you might not feel the same way about it. :-)

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  4. Pretty, and sweet quilt, lovely colors

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  5. Such fun prints in a really fun design! Good luck with the pattern when it publishes - I am sure it will be a hit!

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  6. Hi Leanne! Beautiful fabric and a great pattern for letting the fabrics shine. I am certain that your pattern release will be successful. What a nice preview and finish. Thank you for linking up today on TGIFF. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  7. What a fun quilt! I like the diamond fabric the best so far! I bet you could keep looking and see new things each time tho!

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  8. This quilt is just gorgeous, and photographing it on the pristine snow makes it seem to float. My favourite photo is on the outside playroom (love that!) and my favourite fabric is the hearts trees. I wish I could have got to play with this pretty fabric but maybe on his next release.

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