I was soooo freaking excited to get this line, Garden Delights, by Gray Sky Studio for In the Beginning Fabrics. I have posted a couple of photos on my Instagram feed, but I also wanted to give a little more time to the line with a blog post as well.
Among other things, I really want to use these prints in conjunction with the Bird and Flower blocks that I have been showing on Instagram as well. My wonderful Mother in Law, Betty, hand embroidered a BUNCH ( I haven’t counted but I think at least 30 total) of bird and flower blocks. She wanted to make a quilt out of them, but she really doesn’t do that much machine sewing any more. This winter she gave them to me to put together into a quilt. I seriously teared up because they are so beautiful and I do love my wife’s mother so much. I wonder if spending time with my Mother in Law makes me miss my mom more or not? Not really sure about that, but I have been feeling a lot more emotional lately.
I think these blocks will look SOOO nice with the prints in Garden Delights as individual frames around them. I think the hardest part will determining what size to cut the Bird and Flower blocks down too. Each block that she stitched them on is slightly different size of fabric….hmmmm…actually it would probably work great if I just use my Olfa 12.5″ square ruler, huh? Yeah, that ought to work!
Plus these prints remind me a lot of the wallpaper Betty had in one of the bathrooms in my wife’s childhood home. Sweet little English garden florals that both Linda and my mother in law love so much. Betty loves gardening in the English cottage garden style, and I think these prints are a fantastic representation of that style. I do so hope that In the Beginning and Gray Sky Studio join up to make more. Leah at In the Beginning told me that they are in their 4th printing of the line!! That is pretty great for a small fabric house like this!! I am so happy for them!
And so to help them celebrate the success of this great line, In the Beginning wants to share some of this delight with you. They have sent me a beautiful 2 1/2″ roll of the line to give to one of you out there!
I will draw a winner on or after Mother’s Day. Probably won’t get shipped out until after I return from Spring Quilt Market which is the following week.
Drawing now closed – Winner is Lee B. who wrote: What a lovely line of fabrics and the embroidery is fabulous! It must be Spring fever as I am drawn to florals right now!! Thank you!! The Roll will be on its way to you soon Lee!!
So as always,
Keep Sewing, Keep Happy,