Night Garden Throw Multi Fabric Version
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Night Garden & Black Friday Deals

About a year ago, I sat down for a few days and doodled up a bunch of different quilt ideas. Meringue was the first quilt that I made based on those sketches, and I’m about to start working on the next quilt from that design session. I call this design Night Garden, and I think when you see my original multi-fabric version of the design, the name will make sense:

Night Garden Throw Multi Fabric Version

Night Garden Throw Multi Fabric Version

My sister- and brother-in-law have been using Starlight Crystals on their bed for several years now, and it is time for me to make them a proper queen sized quilt to actually fit on their bed (I gifted them a twin size version Starlight Crystals). When I shared the Night Garden concept sketch with them, they wondered what it would look like increased to queen size and rendered in only 2 colors.

Night Garden - Queen size (90" x 100") in Kona Ocean and Oyster

Night Garden – Queen size (90″ x 100″) in Kona Ocean and Oyster

It didn’t take me long to upsize the pattern to 90″ x 100″ and render it in two colors. The rendering above uses Kona Cottons in Ocean and Oyster, and they were really excited about the design. Yay! We just settled on using Kona Royal and Oyster, and they selected a wide backing fabric, Kona Cotton in Navy. With the design and fabric selection sorted out, the tasks I have ahead of me this weekend are to work on finalizing writing the initial pattern instructions and think about the bonus quilt designs. I love being able to use the scraps from my curve piecing patterns and immediately make a second (bonus) quilt. Once I have the ideas and pattern in place, I’ll be ready to start sewing this quilt for them!

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6 thoughts on “Night Garden & Black Friday Deals

  1. Night Garden is going to look stunning in two colours! I don’t think I have ever made a two colour quilt, something to think about.

  2. aquilterstable says:

    oh I love your design in two colors! Love all the thought you give to a design, and then to a bonus design as well. Looking forward to seeing future developments.

  3. This two color version will be lovely! It is fun that you are designing your scrap quilt/s that you will make at the same time…cleans up a good bit of the scraps.

  4. Elizabeth E. says:

    Your doodle session was quite productive, I can see, and I find both the colorful and the two-color versions just like a night garden, all mysterious yet welcoming. Thanks for giving us more designs to choose from!

  5. Jasmine @ Quilt Kisses says:

    I love Kona Royal (and not just because Royal is my brother’s name.) This will be such a stunning quilt. I’m sure they will use it for years.

  6. Kaja says:

    I wish my doodles looked like this!

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