After a recent fabric shopping trip to Calico and Ivy I was so inspired by a bundle of fabrics I purchased that I knew immediately that I had to make them into a quilt pattern. I'd had an idea bouncing around in my head for a little while and as soon as I laid my eyes on these Gertrude Made - Outback Wife fabrics for Ella Blue - I knew they would be perfect.
By the end of the afternoon they were being cut up and my design was coming to life. I had wanted a pattern that had a feature interwoven design, big bold prints and a quilt design that would let these be the focus for the quilt.
These Bark cloths and Chambray's were just beautiful to work with. As my design grew, I knew that I was going to want to Hand quilt this quilt to add even more texture to the fabrics. I am going to write a post all about my Hand quilting of this quilt and tips for anyone wanting to Hand quilt - stay tuned.
As I was working through making the quilt I had lots of cut pieces that needed to be sewn "Log Cabin" style around the sides of the quilt. It became obvious to me that I was going to need some written paper tags to keep track of all my cut pieces to make it easier to then sew them in the correct order. I made up some quilt tags and then thought these would be great to include in the pattern so that people making the quilt would also find this part of the process more organized.
There's nothing like the pressure of a deadline and as we had a planned trip to our friends farm in the coming weeks - I knew this would be a great opportunity to get some great pictures of this quilt if I could get it finished. So I quilted this quilt like a mad woman and got it all done in time. The farm provided such a great location and beautiful landscape backdrop to shoot these "Outback Wife fabrics" inspired quilt.
"Junction Road" - includes two sizes in the pattern - Cot (36.5in x 36.5in) and a Lap (60.5in x 60.5in) size. There are also "Cutting Guides" included for you to print/cut out and pin to your own pieces as you make your quilt
I'd love to see your version of this quilt - share them with me over on Instagram or Facebook - tag me and share them using #junctionroadquilt, #tiedwitharibbonpatterns
Jemima x x