Final Secret Garden Block and Sashings

>> Tuesday, October 18, 2016

My Secret Garden by Pat Sloan bonus block for September

The final block for Pat Sloan's mystery called My Secret Garden {hosted at FreeQuiltPatterns} is out and finished. The block above is last month's bonus block that I didn't share here before. 

My Secret Garden by Pat Sloan October block

This month's block has a frame of squares around it. If you look at Pat's blocks you'll see she used squares in two different colors - blue and red. At this point I didn't have enough of two colors, but I did have pieces of several different dark blue fabrics. I decided to alternate dark blue with the other fabrics I still had left. 

secret garden quilt top with sashing

Here are my blocks sewn together with the inner sashings. I decided to only use shades of blue, purple and green instead of going "rainbow" like I showed in my last Secret Garden post. I still need to add the final sashing and border.

Pat mentioned that she's currently having a "thing" for light borders. Interesting, eh? I was still in shopping mode for my border when I watched this month's video so I hadn't actually purchased any of the dark blue fabrics that I'd been looking at online for my border. Lucky for me some of my favourite online quilt shops decided to have sales at the beginning of the month!

fabric for secret garden border and binding

I lucked out and found the light green colorway of this butterfly print from Tula Pink - it's the same as the middle on the top block of this post. I realized this could be my border print and I could trying going light too ;)
I bought the other print because it reminds me of the favourite blue print I've been using in this quilt - and it's also a Denyse Scmidt print. I'm going to use it as binding as it's a really fun dot print but would still blend a bit with the border fabric.

Unfortunately it means the fabric strips I had set aside for the final outer sashings will blend in too - so it's back to the fabric stash for that!!

Pat has incentivized getting the top done this month with a giveaway. Needless to say I'm working on it;)

I'm linking up with The Needle and Thread Network

With Joy,

Sarah V.

p.s. I've also finally listed my Sam's Basket wall hanging pattern. It's at a special *New Release* price of $1.50 US until October 25. A great opportunity to try out one of my patterns if you haven't yet;)


Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop October 19, 2016 at 7:06 PM  

Sarah....such nice are so good at keeping up. I did the first one and that is all. You are so busy........

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