Monday, May 14, 2012

Bella Patchwork in Arcadia!

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.
 Bella Patchwork in 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. Untitled
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. Untitled
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.



felicity said...

I have a Honey Bun (bought on sale) and you're right...not the most useful cut. Ah well. one day.

LOVE this pattern - love Arcadia. Nicely done!

**nicke... said...

oh i love it! that is a beautiful line of fabric!

Linz said...

That looks incredible!!!

Claire said...

OMG...i love it...and i'm so jealous that you got to test the pattern for awesome is that!

I also have a honey bun in arcadia...not sure what I'm going to do with it, but one day I'll think of something...unless you have any suggestions!

And that last paragraph made me chuckle, because we all have done that at one time or another...i know i'm guilty of it :)

Debbie said...

how fun is that!? very cool you used your precious! so proud.