Monday, February 27, 2012

Pattern Review: Victory Garden Quilt



My finished quilt:


Being half-british myself, this pattern was love at first sight.  It uses a template at one point, which I'm usually not a fan of, but I was pleasantly surprised at the simplicity of putting these blocks together. I made the baby version, which is only six blocks and planned to hang it on my wall, but when my sister-in-law (who lived in London and Wales for a few years) announced she was having a baby girl, how could I resist?  I will admit, after binding it, it was really hard to give away. Thankfully it was easy enough to make, and I plan to whip up another for myself and maybe even a few pillows from some extra union jack blocks.  I would most definitely recommend this pattern

16 comments:

Missy Shay said...

I really like that pattern even though I have never even been to England!

Kristin said...

That is just gorgeous...I LOVE the colors! I've always wanted to learn how to quilt!

Karen said...

Your quilt is really pretty and i love your fabric choices :o)

DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

Saw your link over at The Gunny Sack. This quilt is gorgeous!! Love the design and the colors you chose. Beautiful. I am pinning this for future quilting inspiration :)

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! I need to get my hands on this pattern! Thanks for sharing :)

Jennie said...

FMQing mine right now - I had to start out with the big version though! I too loved how quickly these blocks came together.

Your quilt turned out so well - one lucky baby girl!

bevkimmel said...

I have made this patten twice, both for English exchange students we have had. It was fun to make and they love their quilts!

Samantha said...

thanks for the review- I shy away from template patterns but I am glad to know this is worth it.

Jill said...

That quilt is just gorgeous!! What a lucky sister-in-law!!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

Love the pattern, your fabric selection, and England! I saw your link on Quilt Story.

Sara said...

Gorgeous!! Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin' party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com

Craft Couture by T.C. said...

The quilt is stunningly beautiful! I have added the pattern on my wishlist and will have to get it soon. Thank you. :)

Bloggymom said...

Beautiful quilt. Neat pattern.

Laura@Corner House said...

Such a pretty quilt. I love the colors.

Just Jaime said...

So pretty!! I love the colors and patterns!

We're just starting a link up party and love it if you'd share there (if you are interested): http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/2012/03/wayward-weekend-week-6.html

Little Island Quilting said...

Wales doesn't have an 'h' in it!