Sunday 2 August 2015

Dreaming Of an Anna Maria Horner Quilt

Made by Adrianne at on the Windy Side
Irish chain quilt. Look at the black back! A great complementary contrast.
Made by Sarah Major

 Made by Cindy at Hyacinth Quilt Deaigns
Made by Cindy at Hyacinth Quilt Designs
Made by Megan at Jaffa Quilts

Even though I still have  my scrappy sampler quilt to complete, my SWAK envelope quilt to finish and my  Christmas place mats to bind, I am already thinking of a new project.  I know I am not the only quilter to do this.

Over the past couple of years I have gradually been adding to my Anna Maria Horner fabric stash, through online purchases, swaps and gifts (thanks Janine).  Recently I have begun thinking I need to make a quilt from these fabrics.  They deserve to be seen and enjoyed, not left in a container under my cutting table.  I know my husband isn't to impressed with the idea - I think the combination of all these clashy bohemian  colours and patterns is to much for him, but he realises that a happy wife means a happy life.

I have a pinterest board for AMH inspiration, but seem to keep coming back to this pattern.  It is pretty simple but looks so effective and I think it will show off some of the larger prints best.  My next dilemma is what colour to use as the chain, I think I want something really rich and vibrant - maybe a deep red, gold or jade.  Luckily there is no hurry for this to be completed and I can keep looking for the perfect pattern and fabrics, and maybe even add a little more to the stash.

Do you have a special fabric stash that you are saving for that extra special project?


  1. Yes, it's a great pattern for showcasing your AMH fabrics, looking forward to seeing what you decide to use for backgrounds!

  2. and yet another quilt to add to my list... gee thanks LOL!

  3. I love each and everyone of those quilts- the design is perfect! Your stash is awesome too! What about a rich blue for sashing? Just a thought.....

  4. Such a simple pattern, yet so effective. I love the one that is simply cross hatched.

  5. I have grown to love AMH fabrics, but I only have a few scraps and they are hard to find. I love the pattern !
    I collected some fabric series, but while waiting for the perfect project I discovered I love to mix and match fabrics from different designers and fabric collections. I even don’t like some of the collected fabrics anymore...

  6. All of the inspiration quilts are beautiful so I can totally see why you are attracted to the fabrics! Look forward to seeing more!! xx

  7. All of the quilts are beautiful. If I could only pick one, I would pick the Sarah Major.

  8. Oh my! I love the aqua and magenta one!

  9. So enjoying catching up on your blog - as always there is so much to ooh and aaah aver :)

  10. Love this quilt design for the AMH prints, especially with the dark background!


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