The Tilda Harvest collection releases in Australia on August 1st, and thanks to Two Green Zebras and The Harvest Collection Blog Hop, I have been enveloped in the creative process, enjoying this beautiful fabric and designing something new to share with you all…
One of the things I love most about Tilda fabric collections, is the amazing use of colour. Each collection has such a strong colour story, and Harvest is no exception!
In fact, the initial idea for my latest quilt design came about because I wanted to explore the Tilda Harvest colour palette a little further, and really highlight the strong seasonal hues.
This quilt marks a small milestone in my quilting life – it is the first time I have made anything with a hint of purple in it! Can you believe that – it’s true!!
I know…, some of you will be shaking your head in disbelief, while others will be nodding, whispering to yourself, ‘I get that’ ;P!
Seriously – there is something about violet hues that seem to have a polarising effect on people. You either love them, or can easily leave them, and I have always fallen into the latter category, that is until now!
There is something mesmerising by the way the Tilda Harvest palette plays together, and I knew that I wanted to create a quilt that really showcased the fabric – both the colour and the pattern.
I live in a small’ish’ country town where the local farmers set up shop in a car park to sell the season’s fresh produce, each Saturday morning. The vibrancy of the market is always splendor for the eyes and soul.
That sensation became the second source of inspiration for my Harvest Market Quilt.
In the same way you often see bands of strong colour grouped together as you browse the stacks of produce at a farmer’s stall, I began my quilt design by choosing to separate the four hues in the collection and showcase them in distinct columns of blue, purple, orange and green.
There are a number of prints in the Tilda Harvest collection that I would consider to be on the medium to large scale, and with this in mind I set about designing a block that would showcase the fabric in large pieces.
The addition of pinwheels helped to give the quilt a feeling of movement, and depending on how you choose to layout your final blocks, you can create two different secondary designs within the quilt – which I think is fun, and makes me want to make this pattern again soon!
Every Quilt Tells a Story
I would have loved to have photographed this quilt alongside the autumnal leaves, or perhaps in a cute pumpkin patch to really highlight its story – but sadly, it’s now winter, and pumpkin patches aren’t really a thing around here, no matter what the time of year :(.
So instead, the moment the sun popped out from behind the clouds earlier this week, I raced outside to try and capture the beauty of the colours in this quilt in a simple photograph to share with you all; and despite the lack of pumpkins in my neighbourhood, this quilt still gives me a reason to smile, :)!
You can purchase the pattern to make your own Harvest Market quilt here.
The Tilda Harvest Blog Hop continues…
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I couldn’t bear to dispose of the smallest piece of this gorgeous fabric, so I made a couple of pincushions. And since I made two, I will randomly select someone who leaves a comment to send one to :)!!!
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A big ‘thank you’ to everyone for your continued support – XX!
PS. In the interest of full disclosure, one of the fabrics I used in this quilt is not found in the Tilda Harvest collection. I substituted a simple orange polka dot fabric from my stash after accidentally cutting a piece of Tilda fabric wrong – Don’t use a rotary cutter when you are tired friends; disaster is likely imminent ;P.