Tuesday, December 9, 2014

How Does Your Garden Grow???

How Does Your Garden Grow applique and patchwork quilt by Norma Whaley
A few weeks ago, I won a chance to choose a pattern from Timeless Traditions.
 Norma has so many sweet patterns and it was very hard to decide, but I have loved "How Does Your Garden Grow" ever since she showed sneak peeks of it on her blog. I knew her pattern for "Silent Night" would be in the current issue of Simply Vintage and her "Woodland Tree Skirt" is in Quiltmania this month too, so.... "How Does Your Garden Grow" was it!
I was so excited when the pattern came in the mail!
 I just had to make the strip sets right away and cut the applique background triangles from my little stash of Aged Canvas
Those wrinkles and variations in color are all dyed into the fabric--the triangles are actually pressed perfectly flat.

I was so excited, I couldn't stop myself from setting up a few of the wool applique blocks, even though I should be working on finishing at least one of my UFO's for December...and then there are always my wool hexies to stitch.....

okay...I lied...I set up ALL the blocks...my bad...!

So instead of finishing a UFO, I have started a new one--ack.
Good bye "How Does Your Garden Grow"--I'm putting you away in an Art-Bin.
See you in the Spring!
You can see a few variations of How Does Your Garden Grow HERE


  1. This pattern is a favorite of mine too! You sure whipped it up quickly - and it looks just great - love the wool combined with the cotton!

  2. Oh such a beautiful quilt--would be hard for me to put this away

  3. I love this pattern too - can't believe you whipped up all of those blocks already!

  4. This is gorgeous. I can see why you chose it . It has hooked you immediately!

  5. Karen, you are a girl after my own heart. Honestly, does anything feel as good as starting a new project? And what a lovely new project you've started!

  6. It is lovely to see someone else who is totally irrational when it comes to starting new projects, LOL. I do love it. I have fabrics pulled for it myself.

  7. LOL!! I was googling this quilt on line and it lead me back to you!!!

  8. LOL!! I was googling this quilt on line and it lead me back to you!!!