Meet our guest bloggers, the girls from AGF Studio at Art Gallery Fabrics! The AGF Studio’s beautiful pastel Dew Drops quilt is patterned in the December 2015/January 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. Read on and don’t miss the super fabric giveaway contest at the bottom of the page!
Hello! We are really excited to have been invited to be guests on your blog. We are thrilled about our Dew Drops quilt on the magazine, so of course we want to share a bit about the process behind the design and making of the quilt.
When we created this quilt we were inspired by Bari J.’s use of color in her collection Anna Elise. Combined with the playful florals and beautiful textures, we wanted to create a quilt that was subtle in design but interesting to the eye. By having only straight seams, but an illusion of curves, we think we achieved that combination. Here at the studio we are constantly looking for ways to make things visually appealing, things that will make someone think twice at what they are perceiving.
Within our team we have girls that are more into traditional blocks, and girls that are more into modern quilting. Having both sides is great for perspective and helps us achieve balance so that we don’t go too much toward one side (unless we want to).
With this quilt there is really a play of very simple patchwork and fabric placement. We have the Triangle in a Square units, squares, and the squares with two connector units each. After that, it is all in the fabric choices and placement. We decided to use Snow White as our base color as it really makes the prints pop, while simultaneously letting the eye rest from all the movement. What we love the most is that every time you look at this quilt you will see it in a different way, making it an interesting and fun quilt to make.
Having those three simple different shapes really made the making of this quilt super easy, as you can see on the magazine. This kind of block is also great for a table runner as it is beautifully concentric.
Since we do really want to experiment with this kind of design, and of course, “Feel The Difference” with our fabrics, we’re happy to host a giveaway (below) of two FQ bundles which include prints in the Anna Elise collection.
We’d love to hear any questions or comments you have about this designs and of course, the fabrics! Thanks for letting us hang out with you today. Happy sewing!
The AGF Studio
Thanks so much, girls! If you’d like to make Dew Drops and don’t yet have a copy of the December/January issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, you can purchase print and digital copies of the magazine here, or download the pattern separately from our online shop. Quilt kits and backing fabric are also available.
And now for the GIVEAWAY! We have 2 prize packages of 10 fat quarters each from the Anna Elise fabric collection!
Leave a comment below before midnight December 6, 2015 and you’ll be entered into our random drawing. Winner names will be drawn on December 7 and notified by email.
This contest is open to US and Canadian residents, excluding Quebec.