Hello again! It’s time for another round of AGF Stitched with Kimberly, featuring a new pattern and some lovely Art Gallery Fabrics!
The new pattern this time is called “Blithe,” and the Fat Quarter Shop version used a new fabric collection called Chalk & Paint, which, when I first saw it during those gray, cold days of late January, just filled me with so much excitement over the eventual arrival of spring that I decided to make a spring-colored version myself.
I went with a bunch of fabrics from the Paperie collection and the Playing Pop collection, with a few selections from the Millie Fleur collection as well, paired with the solid “Icy Mint” from the Pure Elements line.
I really liked the look of this pattern, but I had the idea to scale it down and decided to go with it. Instead of six-inch blocks, I scaled it down by 50% to make three-inch blocks, and made some cheerful throw pillows. The pillows measure 18.5 inches square.
Love it. The pattern used Triangles on a Roll, which I’d always wanted to give a try, so there was some extra fun in doing that–I think if I need to mass-produce HSTs in the future that I’ll go this route again.
I’ve been obsessed with pebbling quilting for a few months now, so I decided to take the plunge and give it try as well. I used Aurifil 50 in “Medium Mint” for pebbling on the mint sections, and Aurifil 50 in “Natural White” to outline quilt the prints. Using the darker mint thread really brought out the green tones of the Icy Mint fabric, which was neat.
To help you out with making your own Blithe quilt, the Fat Quarter Shop has assembled two kits using that fabulous Chalk & Paint fabric collection:
And, the pattern is free, and you can get your own copy by clicking here.
There’s also a video explaining the pattern more in-depth. Enjoy!
In exchange for creating this project, Art Gallery Fabrics provided me with the fabric. Thank you to both Art Gallery Fabrics, and to the Fat Quarter Shop for allowing me the opportunity to sew up another beautiful pattern with such great fabrics!