Friday, May 22, 2020

Abbie's Garden Quilt and Pillows

Hello! I've been busy quilting - yay! Quilting is my way of relaxing ... I love to create! What could be more relaxing than quilting with Abbie's Garden a new collection designed by Sue Daley and Gabrielle Neil for Riley Blake Designs. The illustrations are just too sweet! Plus so many fussy cutting opportunities. Be sure to read the full post as I included a mini tutorial for the quilt top PLUS I share photos of the pieced quilt back (it's reversible) and 3 pillows! I just couldn't stop sewing with this sweet collection!

For my Abbie's Garden Quilt, I used the Abbie's Garden Quilt Panel my quilt looks like I fussy cut the little girl and paper pieced all the blocks. Instead- all I needed to sew was the borders - yay!!!  

Peek of the panel:

I really love using Riley Blake Panels as the fabric and print quality is fantastic! Quilt panels are a perfect way to create a quick weekend quilt! Abbie's Garden would be the sweetest quilt for baby shower or a little girl's birthday! Keep on reading to see the backside as it's a reversible quilt!

Abbie's Garden Quilt 48" x 54.5" 


Mini Tutorial - Quilt Top

1. Cut Abbie's Garden Quilt Panel to 36.5" x 43"

2. Inner border: *Measure your quilt top before cutting borders as your length may differ slightly
  • Cut (4) 2" x WOF strips 
  • Attach side borders with 1/4" seam
  • Attach top and bottom borders with 1/4" seam

3. Outer border: *Measure your quilt top before cutting borders as your length may differ slightly
  • Cut (5) 4.5" x WOF strips from outer border fabric
  • Cut (4) 4.5" x 4.5" squares from Abbie's Garden Block Panel
  • Measure quilt width. Sub-cut (2) 4.5" x width of quilt. This will be the top and bottom border.
  • Sew (1) 4.5" x 4.5" square to each end of top and bottom border. Set aside.
  • Sew remaining (3) 4.5" x WOF together and cut (2) pieces to quilt length. Attach side borders with 1/4" seam.
  • Attach top and bottom borders (with 4.5" x 4.5" squares on each end) with 1/4" seam

Now that the quilt top is's time to see the backside - yay! Which I totally loooooove!

To create the pieced backing, I cut out some of my favorite prints from the Abbie's Garden Block Panel. Then I sewed the squares back together - ha! My squares were cut at (1) 18.5" x 18.5", (2) 12.5 " x 12.5", and (4) 6.5" x 6.5".

I just love making my quilts reversible!!!

There were a few prints left on the Abbie's Garden Block I made (3) coordinating pillows!!!

Total cuteness!!! I just couldn't let any of this adorable fabric not be sewed!

Have Courage and Be Kind Pillow - 16"

I absolutely loved quilting with Abbie's Garden so much that I just kept creating until I ran out of fabric ;).

Abbie's Garden is shipping to your favorite quilt shop right now - yay!

What was your favorite Abbie's Garden Project?

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Have a great day and happy quilting! 


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1 comment:

  1. I love each and every project you made with this cute fabric - especially how you made the quilt reversible. Great usage of the fabric - great ideas Melanie!


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