Monday, January 18, 2016

Garden Days

 As January stretches long, it's always nice to have a taste of spring! We hope Cheryl Haynes' Garden Days collection will brighten your day. Cheryl's collection starts with this spring-filled panel: flowers, a birdhouse, baskets, bees and a bunny. Use the panel whole or fussy cut the pieces for a variety of blocks.

The coordinates: Plenty of tonal options, plus birdhouses, bunnies, and tiny flowers. 

We asked Cheryl to tell us about her new line:

What inspired your Garden Days collection?
I had garden on my mind. The basic idea came from my “Garden Hoppin’” pattern.

In my pattern company, years ago, I had a cabbage bunny and a carrot bunny and they were real popular. People started calling me the vegetable lady. I’ve always done a lot of gardening type of things and bunny type of things.
We live in the country in Missouri and we have a huge garden. My husband does most of it, but then I do the canning and cooking.

What do you envision the panel being used for?
Definitely cute pillows and runners, maybe a gardening apron or tote bag.

Do any of the motifs in the panel have personal meaning to you?
I use a lot of gardening stuff—gloves, trowel, and I keep my basket of garden goodies. I was a basket maker for years, so I have a lot of baskets.

What are your favorite prints in the collection?
I really likes bunnies and birdhouse fabrics. My husband makes birdhouses for all our grandkids to paint. We usually have six to eight sweet little house wrens living around our house. We love having them around.

Let the panel shine surrounded by borders of coordinating prints in the quick and easy quilt "Garden Delights" by Janet Page Kessler
Click here to download the free quilt pattern. 

Click here to see the entire Garden Days collection.
Click here to find the Garden Delights pattern.
Click here to find out more about Cheryl and her work on her website. 
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  1. Garden Days tonals or any print would make a great basket liner too. So sweet, all of 'em. Cheryl , thank you for your insight on the bunnies, birdhouses, floral and the veggies.

  2. Such a cute all those little flowers.