Today its my stop for the Showcase of Amy Sinibaldi’s new fabric collection MAYFAIR for Art Gallery Fabrics and I am absolutely excited to share with you the quilt that I made. Make sure to check all the amazing inspiration of the other makers – I will add a list at the end of this post who is participating.
Since I made my first Le Quilt Berbère I couldnt stop thinking how it would look with prints. And because this quilt is so very special to me, I was waiting for the perfect fabrics.
When I saw the first fabric swatches of Amys Mayfair collection online I started immediately to play in Illustrator to make sure that I would order enough of each print. Needless to say that I finally ordered so much that I can easily make 2 more quilts (…) but look what came:
I simply love Amys unique style and her designs. She is one of those designers with a very personal signature and use of color. Those prints and flowers are so gorgeous that you first have to lay them out and absorb all this beauty and love for detail in Amys designs. Something I always do before I make the first cut.
Arent they pretty? And in combination with the soft quality of Art Gallery Fabrics quilting cotton they are simply perfect for a quilt. Especially bigger quilts will be still soft and lightweight after quilting what makes them a dream to use and treasure.
For my quilt I combined a few colors of Pure Solids by Art Gallery Fabrics to calm down the design and let Amys prints pop and came up with a light version.
I decided to make a twin size so that the single pieces are not to small and each print can shine on its own. For the center I chose mainly the rich purples and blues as an eye catcher and let it soften to the sides by using the yellow as a contrast and lightened it up with lots of white (Pure Solids in Snow). Its amazing how this pattern changes its look with only switching one color.
I wanted this quilt to be fluffy and used Quilters Dream Wool batting. I love love love wool batting, not only because of the texture it adds to the quilt trough quilting, the drape is a dream and it is beyond cuddly. I added an allover quilt design and a soft pink print – “Positivity Ballerina” – for the backing and I am more than happy with the result. I think its perfect!
On a side note, I always serge the edges or my quilts before I attach the binding because this way they are nice and flat and binding is a breeze. After that I just sew my label on and enjoy my newest quilt!
My dream was to take this quilt to London and make some photos at the original spots which inspired Amy to design this beautiful Mayfair collection, but for the moment in time I felt lucky that I could take it on a walk to my bakery to make a quick photo on a parkbench in my neighbourhood in The Hague.
Thanks for stopping by today friends! I hope you love this quilt as much as I do.
Here is the list of everyone participating in the showcase and you will also find a summary of all makes on Amy’s Instagram @amysinibaldi:
- March 20th – Elizabeth Chappel of Quilters Candy https://quilterscandy.com/2020/03/20/new-bundles-of-joy-quilt-pattern-every-quilters-true-joy/
- March 24th – Brittany Lloyd of Lo & Behold Stitchery https://www.loandbeholdstitchery.com/blogs/lo-and-behold/my-mayfair-church-window-quilt
- March 25th – Marry Warren of @mcgewa
- March 26th – Faith Essenburg of @faithessenburg
- March 27th – Jennifer Jones of @penelopehandmade https://www.penelopehandmade.com/post/783257858558/mayfair-iris-quilt
- March 30th – Lou Orth of @louorthdesigns
- March 31st – Amber Elliot of @alderwoodstudio https://www.alderwood-studio.com/blog/mayfair-santorini
- April 1st – Holly Darling of @hollydollydarling http://www.hollydollydarling.com/
- April 2nd – Fran Gulick of @cottonandjoy https://www.cottonandjoy.com/blog/
- April 4th – Alex Hoffmann of @hoffmamacompany https://www.hoffmamacompany.com/latest
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