Thursday, March 19, 2015
Maker is one of those collections that looks pretty on the screen, but makes a big impression when you see it with your own eyes. I was so struck by the quiet beauty of these prints last month when I opened the package that Art Gallery Fabrics was kind enough to send me. You all know that I'm a big fan of text prints and low volume designs, both of which are well represented here in this mix of motifs that include pins, pattern drafts, and tiny stitches. It took me a while, but after considering several different patterns, I finally decided to use my prints to make an 18" square patchwork pillow.
I'm a huge fan of the Around the World block. It's an easy pattern that somehow manages to be traditional and contemporary at the same time, creating those lovely diagonal cascades of color. I alternated dark and light prints for my squares, quilting straight lines diagonally across the darker ones with white thread. The beautiful simplicity of this pillow really speaks to me. It's like a modern ode to spring right there in my family room.
I backed the pillow in my favorite text print from the group. There are so many great phrases in here that are just begging to be fussy cut for upcoming projects!
Well done, AGF Studio designers. This collection is definitely a keeper.