Wednesday 3 August 2016

Dryad " Drifting Leaves" Quilt

Well, I cracked...started another project even though I have several WIPs sitting there waiting to be finished (and I am also on a deadline for the FAL 2016).

You may remember that I had won some beautiful fabric designed by Shannon Brinkley (Dryad) for Paintbrush Studio, Div. of Fabri-Quilt and some thread through the Aurifil blog earlier in the year.

While I have used the thread already I had not opened the fabric pack as yet other than to take a quick peek (because I know what I am like!). Well, the other day I finally opened the Snack Pack and took the fabric all, that was it...gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

The fabric is absolutely beautiful and the quality is just fantastic. Initially I had thought that I would use this fabric for my Accuquilt Owl shape, not realising that I would get strips, so this was not going to work. What to do? I ended up on Shannon Brinkley's website...she has got some lovely fresh and modern designs on there. I also discovered that she has written a book about her Scrappy Bits Applique technique which looked very interesting (new purchase coming up?) the end I decided to do one of her patterns (which is also on the packet of the Snack Pack) "Drifting Leaves". Just love the look of this quilt.

The fabric was just too beautiful to cut up and I had wanted to make one of those strip quilts for a while. This did not take long, of course, however had to improvise a little bit as I did not have the exact same number of strips in the packet, it seemed. The quilt should measure 50" x 60", however mine might be little bit off as my measuring left a lot to be desired.
Looks fantastic though, I really like simple but so effective.
I have got a few little bits and pieces left over as well as two strips of the main print and I reckon I will have enough for a little pouch of some type. Yah!
The only thing left now is the leaves. For this I ordered some more fabric (Dryad Main Print) from Fort Worth fabric studio to cut out the leaves shapes.

Now we wait...

Linking up to Let's Bee Social #136 over at Sew Fresh Quilts.



  1. Very pretty work in progress. The top feels very autumnal to me. Viel Erfolg beim Beenden der Arbeit mit den Blättern. Liebe Grüße aus Berlin.

  2. Beautiful transition in the quilt top; the colors flow from one to another very nicely. :)


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