Not all fabric designs are conducive to being cut into little bits and sewn back together. Some are better off cut into big chunks and showcased. Such is the case with Maureen Cracknell’s Nightfall line, a collection I won in fat quarters ages ago that features beautiful oversize owls and sweet bunnies.
It took a long time to find the right pattern for Maureen’s designs, but when Alison Vermilya posted her Garden Plots pattern to Moda Bake Shop, I knew Garden Plots and Nightfall were a great match.
Alison’s pattern calls for a jelly roll and yardage, so I had to get creative, supplementing my Nightfall fat quarters with solids from my stash and trimming down the size of the project. In the end, I made it work, although there was more unsewing than I would have liked as I refined my plan for the quilt.
The back was an opportunity to use up gold and teal yardage, and my friend Lisa Teichmann quilted the project on her longarm.
I still have a stack of Nightfall fat quarters from the Moonset colorway—all in eggplant and salmon and teal. Do you have any recommendations for other quilt patterns that will allow me to keep the critters in this line intact? If so, I’m all ears (big, floppy bunny ears, that is).
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