Emma’s Garden – and a giveaway!

I’m super excited to finally be able to share some projects I got to make with Patty Sloniger’s newest fabirc line for Michael Miller Fabrics: Emma’s Garden. Spoiler alert: I’ve got a bundle of mixed rainbow blender fat quarters to give away at the end!

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I know Patty from the Houston Modern Quilt Guild. When she was getting things together for her booth at Quilt Market last spring, I was so excited to get my hands on some of her fabric to make a few goodies. I love these fabrics – the colors are perfectly bright and saturated, and the patterns range from blenders that will be perfect stash basics to show-stopping butterflies large scale florals. One of my favorite things about these fabrics are how wonderfully they blend into gradients and rainbows, which hugely inspired the two mini quilts I made.

Emma's Garden Hexadaisy

This hexie mini quilt is made using the hexadaisy pattern from craftsy. It’s a paper-pieced pattern using just two different templates, which you can print out at any size. I’m crazy about hexies on everything right now (one of my favorite Emma’s Garden prints is a fun hexagon print!), so when I saw this pattern while I was looking for a rainbow quilt, it was love at first sight. I love how that sketch striped binding fabric ties all the colors together! And as a bonus, isn’t that little star in the very center cute? It finished at about 15″ wide.

Bloomin' Garden

This is the other mini quilt I made. It uses the Bloomin’ QAYG tutorial from Let’s Eat Grandpa. I’ve made pillows with it a few times, but don’t think I’ve posted any of them here. You can see a cool video of this mini coming together on my instagram here.


Cute selvages are one of my favorite fabric touches. I was excited to be able to work in a bit of the selvage from Patty’s new fabric – which is especially sweet since it has her name and her daughter’s.

Emma's Garden Dress

And because all I seem to want to make lately are dresses, of course I had to make one with Patty’s new fabric as well. I picked the green hexie print because, as I mentioned, I can not get enough hexagons right now. And if you can’t tell by my hair, I’m also crazy about that color!

Simplicity 2444 Exposed Zipper

This is another simplicity 2444, and I put in a teal exposed zipper in the back.

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I love a good twirly dress! And my puppy 🙂

And I get to share some of this fabric goodness with one of you! One lucky winner will win a fat quarter bundle of rainbow blender fabrics from Emma’s Garden 🙂 Just enter via the rafflecopter widget below! You can have one free entry without jumping through any hoops, but you can have another if you’re a follower. If you don’t follow me already, you can keep up with me in a feed reader (like feedly or bloglovin‘), via email updates (link on the right), or instagram (I’m @stars_sunshine).

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Check out the rest of the blog hop, each with its own giveaway!

8/7 – Michael Miller’s website  www.makingitfun.blogspot.com
8/8 – Hilary – youngtexanmama
8/9 – Karri – karriofberries
8/10 – Felice – sewscatterbrained
8/11 – Sally – sallysangelworks
8/12 – Liz – www.fatchickquilts
8/13 – Julia (that’s me!) – starsandsunshine
8/14 – Jacey – jaceycraft.blogspot
8/15 – Sophie of C’est LaVie – lescrapdesoph
8/16 – Pam – pamquiltaholic
8/17 – Patty  beckandlundy

Emma's Garden Hexadaisy

Emma’s garden is shipping to shops now, so look for it at your favorite quilt store! You can already find it online, including Hawthorne Threads.

16 thoughts on “Emma’s Garden – and a giveaway!

  1. Hi Julia, I’m new here! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂 Just had to comment to say how beautiful your mini quilts are and that I love your dress – I’m a hexie fan too and I think the colour and fit of your dress (especially around the hips) is perfect!! Well done you!

  2. The Hexie quilts are adorable and your dress is so perfect for you. I love the zipper treatment. That set it off with the perfect individual touch to make it uniquely yours! Great job! Love Emma’s Garden!

  3. love the paper pieced mini! also, i took an entry for following via email, intending to sign up immediately, but clearly i’m a bit challenged and can’t find where to do it!!!

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