Urban Garden by Leslie Tucker Jenison for RJR Fabrics
Fabric, Quilts

Star Cube in Urban Garden

I am having a blast getting to remake some of my recent quilt designs using prints. This week I have the great pleasure of working with Leslie Tucker Jenison‘s latest line for RJR Fabrics, Urban Garden, and I am remaking Star Cube. I was fortunate to meet Leslie when I was filming Fresh Quilting in Cleveland, Ohio, in June (she filmed her segments the same day that I did). When she shared the images for her upcoming line, I was excited to see the depth of color value and I didn’t waste time emailing her when I returned home with ideas for how I could showcase her lovely collection! The fabric arrived just a few days ago, and I have to say I’m more excited now that I have most of the collection in person.

Urban Garden by Leslie Tucker Jenison for RJR Fabrics

Urban Garden by Leslie Tucker Jenison for RJR Fabrics

I am serious, how yummy is that grouping? I love the inspiration for the prints and the colors that Leslie pulled for the colorways.

Star Cube in Urban Garden - First Quadrant

Star Cube in Urban Garden – First Quadrant

I didn’t waste any time yesterday cutting into the fabrics and starting to sew. When I texted my husband a photo of the first quadrant, he made my day by telling me how 3D it looked to him.

Star Cube in Urban Garden - Two Quadrants

Star Cube in Urban Garden – Two Quadrants

If one quadrant is good, two is great, right?!

Star Cube Urban Garden - Mockup

Star Cube in Urban Garden – Mockup

The first two quadrants went together great. I have all the pieces ready to sew the final two quadrants, but I am pausing to re-evaluate the placement of the fabrics that I had in my mock up that you can see above. I think I am currently leaning toward changing the position of the darkest two tones in the final two quadrants. Decisions, decisions!

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22 thoughts on “Star Cube in Urban Garden

  1. Daniela Kirk says:

    I met Leslie last weekend at MSQC. She share a sneak peak of her new upcoming line. I am excited to Urban Garden in Use. Vibrant and stunning, it will be a line to put in a quilt. I hope I can purchase at my LQS. Yvonne the star cubes are fun block. Maybe tonight I can try one out. Thank you for sharing!
    Daniela

  2. Cindy says:

    Oh I love these! Those prints are fabulous and the quadrants look great.

  3. I love the rendering, I agree that the quilt top has a great 3D look.

  4. Lorna Jones says:

    Definitely 3D going on there!

  5. Wanda Bamberg says:

    I LOVE these blocks all dressed up with these colors and prints. Great, great fun.

  6. I also love to see depth in color. It is really neat seeing the difference between this and your original. Four colors make the boxes stand out more than the star.

  7. These are a beautiful line of prints that I have been admiring myself! So great to see them being used to recreate your Star Cube design. Gorgeousness!

  8. I can see why you are excited. This is a gorgeous line of fabrics, almost batik-like in their saturation and it works really well in your pattern, where a strong shift in both tone and contrast are needed. This will be a gorgeous quilt!

  9. springleafstudios says:

    Lovely fabrics that work perfectly for your transparency ideas. I especially like the greens (no surprise there) and the raspberry colors.

  10. Sharon Morine says:

    I happened on your blog last week and your quilts caught my eye. The only issue is, I don’t use solids. The saturated colors on this post are wonderful. Your color choices are right up my alley. Looking forward to using one of your patterns in the near future.

  11. Great colour shadings, green and purple are my favourite layouts, And “”THREE D “”, indeed they all are.

  12. helen says:

    I actually thought the first cube was in your grayscale until I saw the others. I clicked on the whole fabric range, there are some cool fabrics in there. Enjoy working with them

  13. Lisa says:

    Very 3D indeed and the fabric is very interesting.

  14. Kaja says:

    These fabrics are great and I love how they work in your blocks. They add just the right amount of interest without detracting from the design.

  15. Tish says:

    I am loving this in those gorgeous prints!

  16. It’s really cool, Yvonne. I like the fabrics you’re using and the 3-D effect is spot-on!

  17. Wow, looking at the fabrics in the grouping, I would have never guessed they would work so well, but they may a fabulous 3-D effect!

  18. Lynne Litchfield says:

    Hello Yvonne – been ‘stealth’ following for ages – love your use of solids and tend towards them and batiks myself. But I’m afraid that your original star cube quilt was not my thing at all – probably because I really don’t like yellow ( I know – shame on me!!!) and as I usually follow on my phone I couldn’t see the shapes so well. But this one – WOW! Those fabrics have really, for me, brought that design alive. I simply love it.

  19. What a gorgeous fabric line! I totally agree, the colour values are perfection! And what fun to recreate some of your patterns using this new line…let the happy quilting times begin 😉

  20. Izzy says:

    I love the 3D effect! Those fabrics are definitely gorgeous – I can see why you would be excited to play with them!

  21. Susan says:

    Such beautiful fabrics for your blocks – love it!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)