Fall's my favorite time of year. I call it my squirreling instinct when I start cleaning up the yard and gardens, readying them for winter. After the yard's in order I can then turn my attention to the house and start nesting. Time to spruce things up for the upcoming holidays, change the bedding to warmer, cozy layers, and of course, start baking and making all those comfort foods I start craving as the weather gets cooler!
It's been such a busy summer and I've been slow to get this pattern up and running for my Craftsy Pattern Shop. I'm so happy to finally bring you the Crystal River quilt pattern. Even though I made this in my Coastline fabrics line from Art Gallery Fabrics, I don't necessarily consider this a summer only design. The large-block design has an Indian blanket motif and the teal and bronze colors look perfect for fall and winter!
This design will make a queen-size quilt and the large pieces are perfect for showing off fun prints like my Palm Leaves and Beachcomber prints.
I love the photos Sandy Storer took of my quilt in the beautiful nature setting on Frye Island in Maine. What a stunning way to display this quilt!
Simple, diagonal machine quilting compliments the crystal effect of the half-square triangles points. Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Element Snow white solid fabric contrasts with the prints to make the block design stand out and shine.