Secret Garden BOM 2016

Secret Garden Flimsy
I participated in quite a few of Pat Sloan's challenges and quilt-alongs in 2016! This one, "Secret Garden", spoke to my dirt-under-the-fingernails farming soul.  
Each month we received a new 12" block, inspired by a garden Pat had found in her travels.  

For this quilt, I used Quilters Dream Green batting - it's made from recycled plastic bottles.  It works up so beautifully - the needle just slides right through, has great definition, doesn't shrink much at all.  Superior Threads "So Fine" on the top, Filtec Bobbin Line in the bobbin.

I did a different design in each block, leaves in the sashing and a bead board border.

Secret Garden BOM

Secret Garden BOM

Secret Garden BOM detail - curved crosshatching

Secret Garden BOM detail - framing the fussy cut bird

Secret Garden BOM detail

Secret Garden BOM detail

Secret Garden BOM detail
Brought this to the cottage and got some great photos ...

For the back, I repeated the star multiple times to get a gigantic star.  How fun is that!
I did find that when I was binding it this spring, the poly batting is *really* warm.  


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