Elizabeth/Don't Call Me Betsy has released a new pattern, Bella Patchwork. I was excited to test this pattern for her. It's charm pack friendly, so I put to use some charms from one of my all-time favorite lines, Arcadia.
Arcadia is one of my first fabric loves, and I never got my hands on very much of it (I used most of it to make this quilt), but it still holds a special place in my full-of-fabric heart. Elizabeth's pattern is perfect for showcasing a favorite line. She gives a few different layout options (as well as some handy sizing options), and her instructions are clear and precise.
In addition to the Arcadia charms, I used some Kona solids (Sable, Sage, and Zucchini) and the orange spotted stones print from Del Hi by Valori Wells.
I was thrilled to put to use some of my Arcadia honey bun strips. I bought a honey bun of Arcadia early in my sewing career and before I realized that they are, shall we say, not the most practical cut of fabric. So excited to work them into this quilt! I have quite a few strips left, and I'll try to use them up on the quilt back. (I snuck in a few Pearl Bracelets too.)
Elizabeth's pattern is available in her pattern shop or on Craftsy. Grab a charm pack and head over there!
Arcadia is definitely My Precious, so I'm linking up to Kelly's My Precious Quilt-Along! Kelly is encouraging people to cut into their treasured fabrics, and she has created quite a following! If this brings to mind quilters huddled in corners stroking their out-of-print fabrics like Gollum, I'd say you're just about right.
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