Hello friends! Welcome to my first quilty blog post of 2022. If you follow the Riley Blake Designs blog then you have already seen a version of this post – I am thrilled to say I have been accepted as a blogging contributor this year. I cant wait to play with lots more amazing fabrics this year.
For my first collection of 2022 I elected to work with the latest collection from Planted Seed Designs – Buttercup Blooms. When I first saw the range I was drawn to the classic blue colourway and beautiful traditional florals. The main florals are so beautiful and would be perfect in so many different applications from clothing to home décor and beyond.
The minute the fabric arrived I knew it was the perfect collection to share a sneak peek of my very next quilt pattern – Curio. I mean look at the inspiration picture I saved when designing this one:
Doesn’t the quilt look just like a wall of stunning vintage plates!
I have made 3-4 Curio quilts so far and I am happy to say that exactly like my most popular pattern, Lemon Squeezy, there is not a fabric line that does not work perfectly, but the vintage prints in Buttercup Blooms will always have my heart in the end.
Curio is a big block quilt which are my favourite styles of quilt. I used the Serpentine Stitch on my Janome (#19) to quilt her and used a simple grey solid for backing with silver binding.
I don’t have a vintage cot to display it in due to a house filled only with teens and technology! Luckily I do still have my gorgeous collection of handmade dolls to play with.
The pattern will be ready to send to testers this weekend. My beautiful cover model is waiting for her photo shoot too. Keep an eye on social media for more peeks.
Thank you so much for allowing me to share my latest quilt with you all.
PS one more photo – it wouldn’t be a Piccolo blog post without it!