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11/29/2008

Herb Garden Quilt


I have learnt recently that Makower have commissioned Anja Townrow to design a patchwork quilt using fabrics from my “Herb Garden” Collection. It is always a great thrill for me to see how others have used my fabric designs to create their own unique works of art. I am not much of a quilter myself, although I have managed to finish a few small projects, so I have been really interested to see how Anja has realized her design.

If you feel inspired to create your own quilt you can have the pattern absolutely free of charge by following the link in my sidebar or by going to the Makower website. There you will find instructions and information about sewing the quilt, if you do not have the time to do the whole quilt it might be nice to make a smaller cushion using part of the pattern?

Anja is a professional quilter with her own website called Dutch Quilts. She was born in Holland and has lived in England since the seventies when she started to make quilts after being inspired by a picture in a magazine. I am sure Anja’s work will in turn inspire others as her work is regularly featured in exhibitions and publications. The website is well worth a visit, there is a gallery of quilts, information about books, workshops and free patterns.

The fabric designs are in the Makower warehouse now and are ready to ship so should be available this month. I have samples here and am delighted by the quality of the printing by the craftsmen in South Korea who have the seemingly impossible task of registering as many as eighteen different screens without loosing definition. I think my favourite design is the blue botanical design, which Anja has used in her teapot appliqué, in fact teapots feature quite a lot in this collection, it must be something to do with living near to Stoke-on-Trent!

9 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks acornmoon - I was not disappointed. I saw you have recently published a blog so came tosee what it was. When I approach your site Ialways do so in the hope that there will be a new design - and I was not disappointed. Lovely quilt (jig saw there too). I have a friend who is the most wonderful quilter - she has made some fantastic ones over the years. She isn't a blogger and combines her sewing with caring for her husband who is seriously ill. I am going to pass your blog address on to her so that she can see this super quilt.

Dave King said...

A feather in your cap, no wonder you are thrilled. I am invariably fascinated when I visit your blog, fascinated and full of admiration.

acornmoon said...

Weaver, please send your friend my best wishes.

Kayla coo said...

I love the patterns within patterns.
Your work always inspires me.x

willow said...

Beautiful! I have always been fascinated by quilting. Congratulations!

Dana and Daisy said...

Wonderful! Thanks for showing us and sharing the pattern link, too!

Ciara said...

This is wonderful Valerie! It really must be great to see other people's vision of your designs.
I think someday I will definitely return to quilting!

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Louise said...

What a beautiful thing! Gorgeous!