AGF Fat Quarter Gang Tutorial and a Giveaway!

I can’t believe that it is already time for my second tutorial for Art Gallery Fabrics!  This time I chose to make a baby quilt using 8 fat quarters from the LillyBelle collection by Bari J in the Warm Sunset Colorway, along with two Pure Elements Solids (white linen and spiceberry).

This quilt uses a traditional block called the Indian Hatchet Album block, in recent years referred to as a Siggie Block.  In the absence of signatures and some careful planning of the fabric layout, the blocks appear to be bows.  So I am calling this layout Baby Bows.  I heavily quilted the negative space so let the bows pop.
You can download the pdf pattern for this quilt from the AGF blog today.  There are templates included as well as foundation piecing patterns so you can choose your method of construction.  I normally opt for paper piecing but I made this quilt with templates to make sure it was doable-and it was!
If you’d like to win the 8 fat quarters used in this quilt, please leave me a comment.  Maybe you could tell me which fabric collection debuted by AGF at quilt market is your favorite!  I will draw a winner on November 12th.


  1. So cute! How do I find the fabric collections?

  2. You can find them all here. Generally the first couple designs from each designer are the newest ones.

  3. And another awesome quilt! You always seem to come up with some awesome designs. Hopefully I’ll get to see it in person at the next guild meeting.

  4. I would love to have a little powwow with Sarah Watson’s upcoming Indian Summer. Love it. I haven’t looked forward to a fabric line release as much as this in a long time. Can’t wait!

  5. What a cute quilt. I would so love to win the bundle used! Thanks!

  6. Very cute Amy! I love the quilting you did too.

  7. Gorgeous pattern – I’d love the Pure Elements.

  8. I love how this is such a non-traditional looking baby quilt…so pretty!! TFS

  9. This is a sweet quilt. I would love some Pure Elements 🙂

  10. What a beautiful quilt. I love the idea of quilting the negative space. Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. I love this quilt!! I think it would be pretty in Summer Romance.

  12. This quilt is so cool. I’d love to win the FQ’s.

  13. I think this is gorgeous! I am a complete fabric junkie, and am trying to control myself on the fabric buying homefront, but at Quilt Festival yesterday, I did have to have some Rock ‘n Romace.

  14. That is so pretty. I love just colours and white. They look so fresh. Love it.

  15. The quilting is amazing! It really sets the pattern off well.

  16. Beautiful quilt! Color me Retro looks like a fun new line! Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. Jeni Baker’s Color Me Retro looks really cool. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. I love your quilt! I am definitely going to try to make this one! My favorite is the natures elements. Not sure if it is new or not but it is really pretty!

  19. Very cute. I have a nephew coming in Feb. so maybe I ought to give this pattern a try. It’d be cute in Indian Summer but I’m really loving Carnaby Street (even if it doesn’t say “baby boy”).

  20. Love the quilting in the negative space! My favorite line might be Rock n ROmance by Pat Bravo or Textures by Angela Walters. They are all wonderful, though. Thanks for the chance to win – I have been wanting some LillyBelle!

  21. love that quilt thanks for the giveaway

  22. You really did an amazing job on this quilt! It is gorgeous! What a perfect way to highlight these fabrics.

  23. Beautiful fabrics, and you used them so well in the baby quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. What a gorgeous quilt! I’m looking forward to Color Me Retro, actually. :)O

  25. I love Indian Summer in mystic mountain color way.

  26. What a beautiful quilt, but I couldn’t get the pdf to download help please.

  27. I like Indian Summer. Great quilt!

  28. Beautiful work – thanks for the chance to win! Fingers crossed! 🙂

  29. Gorgeous quilt (although I would expect nothing less from you!)
    and I think that I love Jeni’s Color Me Retro line.

  30. I love all the fabrics but I think I like Saras the best. Love your little quilt.

  31. Beautiful quilt, i like the fabrics you used 🙂

  32. Definitely Color Me Retro!

  33. This gorgeous pattern is definitely going to be my next project. I love it.
    I really like Angela Walters’ Textures line.

  34. Gorgeous quilt!
    I like Art Gallery’s Floressence!

  35. Love Love Love this quilt and I like AG’s Floressence…a LOT!

  36. CUTE quilt! Thanks for the tutorial. I really like Urban Mod and can’t wait for it to be available.

  37. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of Jeni Baker’s fabric! I think it’s called “Living Retro”? Great tutorial! Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. I like Urban Mod. Great Turtorial. Thanks for chance to win.

  39. Love it! Always appreciate a god baby quilt pattern that doesn’t look too baby-ish!!

  40. Oh my goodness I lovvvve this quilt pattern. I really love how you quilted it, as well, with the puffy bows. 🙂

  41. I really love Rock’n’Romance, I know it’s only recently come out and I’m hoping my LQS will be getting some in.

  42. Love your quilt, as always. Like the Color Me Retro, or the Rhapsodia (not sure if that is new or not!)

  43. I do like that they appear to be bows, I think your quilting choice highlights that. From the AGF blog, my favorite fabric collection is the the Spellbound!

  44. Great pattern, thanks for sharing! I really like the way you quilted the negative space on your example! I adore my special plus bundles of Rhapsodia so much that I only finally cut in last week! Sold! I look forward to Indian Summer and more Natural Elements colors!

  45. Love this pattern and have already printed it out! I love Jenni’s new line coming out…Color Me Retro!

  46. Love the little quilt.
    The colors really pop out <3

  47. Just catching up on all my blog reading, love all your quilts, plus Mr Crabby and your wee card :o)

  48. I love the Rock ‘n Romance from Pat Bravo. Thanks for the chance!

  49. Stunning quilts.I would love some floressence.Thanks for the chance!!

  50. Oooh, Madrona Road. Love the haystack fabric! Your baby quilt is so happy and bright. Thank you for sharing it!

  51. I’m excited about Color me Retro!

  52. Love Love Love Lilly Belle, thanks for a chance to win some!

  53. I would pick some of the rock n romance to play with, it is so out of the norm for me and sometimes we just have to jump out of our shells and go for it! Meanwhile, I would be just as happy to play with the fat quarters of Lilly Belle – no need to jump out of my shell to do that……

  54. Love the quilting you did in the white space. And I love the Rock n romance collection they’ve just releaSED. tHANKS SO MUCH FOR THE CHANCE!

  55. Colorsplash, either blue or orange is my favorite.
    Beautiful quilt!

  56. AGF have got so many gorgeous lines coming up – I want them all! If pushed, I’d say I’m particularly looking forward to Carnaby Street, Color Me Retro and Bijoux 🙂
    Thanks for another wonderful tutorial, Amy, and the sweet giveaway – I adore LillyBelle.

  57. I love this quilt! I’m looking forward to Color me Retro!

  58. Great quilt! I love that it’s a baby quilt!

  59. As soon as Carnaby Street is available, I’ll be whipping out the credit card!

  60. What a darling way to use these blocks. This is really cute! I’m looking forward to some Arcitexture and Tapestry.

  61. Um, I’m not very good at keeping up with names of fabric lines. These are beautiful and look great in the design you created. 🙂

  62. Beautiful…just like all you make! Enjoy your blog very much!

  63. Very pretty!

  64. I love Luxe in bloom in Greystone by Sarah Watson.

  65. What a pretty fabric line. I like this quilt pattern a lot, too. I think its the first time Ive seen these blocks. Very nice!

  66. I have to say I love their blenders….especially Floral, Nature and Ovals!:)

    Now I’m off to your flickr page so I can fav this…I want to remember how you quilted it!;)

  67. great quilt!

  68. Sarah Watson’s Indian Summer really caught my eye! Perfect designs for a boy quilt–the menagerie print is awesome! I love the way you quilted your bows.

  69. the quilt is too cute, love your quilting,great idea!!!

  70. I love this quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

  71. Thanks for this pattern Amy, I am thinking it would make a great pattern for a community quilt. Easy to make and very pretty!

  72. Color me retro – love this quilt.

  73. What a fantastic colorful quilt! I’m loving the Carnaby street line!

  74. That quilt is so cute, and I love the fabrics.

  75. I love Splendor 1920 by Bari J. The quilt is precious!!!!

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  76. Every new collection by Pat is my favorite! I currently *heart* Rock n Romance.

  77. So beautiful! I’m looking forward to Color Me Retro!

  78. Colour me Retro is at the top of my list, I love those Florette’s!

  79. I don’t know their lines of fabric well enough to say, but I sure love the ones you used for this project. Great job! You have such an eye for good design!

  80. Omg! Your quilt is adorable!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial and the giveaway!!! I’m looking forward to Color Me Retro!

  81. That is a beautiful quilt! I’m looking forward to color me retro.

  82. Not sure if it debuted at Quilt Market, but I’m looking forward to Sarah Watson’s Luxe in Bloom.

  83. Ah, this quilt is great. I like both Jeni and Angela’s first collections. The colors and prints are fantastic. Thanks!

  84. I always love anything by ecchino. This quilt is delightful.

  85. This quilt is really lovely & would look terrific with any fabric combinations. My favourite new Art Gallery fabric line is Color Me Retro. Thanks for the fab giveaway.

  86. I love the soft colors of LillyBelle. Beautiful quilt!!
    I would love to win those fat quarters please. Luba

  87. Love the patterna and of course love the fabrics.

  88. thanks for the awesome giveaway

  89. Not sure if she had a new line, but I really like Pat Bravo. Also, I voted today at the bloggers festival. Your quilt is still top on my list ; )

  90. I just love this Baby Bows quilt! I’ve downloaded the pattern and it is “on my list”. Just love the look of it, so many possibilities! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  91. I love this line, LillyBelle collection by Bari J in the Warm Sunset Colorway. Thank you for the tutorial and having the giveaway.

  92. I am looking forward to seeing the Elements line in person. LillyBelle would be fun to play with. Thanks for the chance!

  93. Very sweet, once again you have designed something very different and I love it!!! Thanks for sharing… I will have to pin it for future reference!

  94. the quilt and fabric are wonderful!

  95. I don’t have a favorite, I love most all of Art Gallery fabrics 😀 It’s so odd, I have almost all the fabrics you made the quilt with, and I love that pattern layout, it’s now on my to do list!

    Thank you for the giveaway, and I follow Art Gallery on Facebook and pinterest!

  96. I love this quilt. I like the negative quilting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  97. What a beautiful quilt! I love your quilting in the white too – it really does make the bows pop!

  98. This quilt is amazing! Thank you for the tutorial!
    I like the look of Carnaby St and Rock ‘n’ Romance by Pat Bravo, and Bijoux by Bari J is lovely; however, my favorite by far is the fabric you chose for this quilt, Lilly Belle!

  99. I love this quilt. The fabrics you used really make it special!

  100. Mary on Lake Pulaski says:

    Awesome design for this quilt using Lilly Belle! I am very excited about Splendor 1920 based on the Market photos I’ve seen.

  101. I haven’t seen many posts about Quilt Market yet, I’m really behind with my blog reading!

  102. Love this quilt and you did a great job on that negative space quilting! I’ve been waiting for Color Me Retro and AGF is one of my absolute fav fabric houses!

  103. I’ll definitely be having a go at making this! I’m seriously loving Rock n Romance at the moment.

  104. Kathy MacKie says:

    Count me in!

  105. The quilt is so pretty, love the fabrics used. I can’t wait to get my sticky fingers on the Carnaby St collection!

  106. Lovely quilt! I am looking forward to the Color me retro line!

  107. gorgeous quilt!! I’m excited for color me retro! 🙂

  108. Color Me Retro looks fun. thanks

  109. I need to win this!!!!!!!!

  110. Very interesting design. I am looking forward to Angela Walters first line, textures.

  111. Anonymous says:

    I would love to win. I just discovered your blog and love it.

  112. I am looking forward to Carnaby Street and Textures! Great stuff coming up!

  113. I LOVE the warm sunset collection. Great colors. Great pattern.

  114. Love this quilt and as far as what’s new? I love it all ~ darn it!

  115. LOVE the new Rock n’ Romance line 🙂

  116. I took a peek at the AGF website and Splendor 1920 looks really interesting. But I also love Rock ‘n Romance.


  118. I am looking forward to Jeni Baker’s Color Me Retro! thanks for the chance to win…

  119. Love your Baby Bows quilt. My favorite new AGF collection is Carnaby Street.

  120. That quilt is very cute! Color me Retro looks like a fun new line! Thanks for the chance to win!

  121. I love this pattern. It’s such a cool optical effect with the different fabrics!

  122. I can’t wait for color me retro by jeni baker

  123. love the baby blanket, going to give it a go and i love ALL fabric, so hard to choose a fav!!

  124. I’m amazed at the pattern. So lovely and you can see different things the longer you look at it. I’m not sure which fabric I’m looking forward to the most … there are so many!

  125. I love the quilting done with this! Awesome! Very good!

  126. I like Rock n Romance the most I think 🙂

  127. I love the pattern, I love the color me retro collection. Thank you!

  128. I am working on a similar quilt right now using grey and scraps. this one is so big and bold!

  129. I love the way this is quilted! It adds so much to the design!

  130. I love the colors – they make the quilt pop!

  131. The quilting really makes this quilt for me! Great job. I’m looking forward to color me retro.

  132. I loved Rock n Romance…lots of great fabrics though! Thanks for the giveaway!

  133. Me encanta su patrón.La paleta que eligió es bella .
    Las telas de AGF son tan increibles como sus diseñadoras.No quisiera elegir una pero RHAPSODIA es irresistible.
    Gracias por su generosidad.

  134. i loved all the solids debuted- esp. that moda citrus peel quilt!

  135. Great quilt! Love the AGF Fabrics, thanks for the giveaway! deanie dot dreams at gmail dot com

  136. Your quilt is wonderful – thanks for a great tutorial! I think Pat Bravo’s new line Caraby Street is my favorite…I love the mix of gold, teal and pink in the Rad Love colorway!

  137. I love floressence!:) but i’m not sure whether it debuted at quilt market:p

  138. I love the new fabric Rock n’ Romance. Thanks for the giveaway.

  139. Great quilt 🙂 I am loving Color Me Retro!

  140. Love this quilt!!!! Would be sooo excited to win!!

  141. Brand new to quilting.. love the Indie collection, Rhapsodia, my oh my all lovely… would love to begin building my stash with AGF fabrics!!! This quilt is exquisite!!

  142. Rock n’ Romance would be a fun new collection to use …. though also like Indie
    Your quilt, and the quilting on it, is very pretty and original

  143. I follow your blog. I also follow AGF on Pinterest, subscribe to the AGF blog, and liked AGF on FB.

  144. I certainly haven’t seen all the new fabrics debuted yet, I’m very behind in my blog reading. I did just see Trippie Dippie Floral by Ellen Medlock and I’m drooling!

  145. It’s a beautiful quilt. The AGF in-house collection look great. I love Poetica and Color Splash in particular !

  146. I love Floressence! Your quilt is lovely.

  147. This is precious. Winning the fat quarters for it would be divine. Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  148. I read Jeni Baker’s blog and can’t wait to get some Color Me Retro. Thanks for the give away!

  149. Love the quilt design – simple yet unique… and fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

  150. I wasn’t at Quilt Market but the quilt looks lovely and I’d love to win some fabric! thanks!

  151. Love the quilt!!!

  152. I’m dying to get my hands on some COlor me Retro. LOVE this quilt–the quilting is terrific as well!

  153. Rock n’ Romance. Thanks for the giveaway.

  154. Art Gallery is fabulous. I kind of like Angela Walters’ new line.

    This quilt is so cute!

  155. Ooooh these fabrics are just lovely—and I would love to win them. 😀 Thank you for offering such a wonderful bundle.

  156. Gorgeous quilt. I think I will be snapping up some Color Me Retro when it comes out.

  157. I’m really looking forward to Color Me Retro coming out, i’ve been saving up to buy yardage of it. Also thanks for the giveaway!

  158. Great quilt. Your tutorial is just in time for the baby gift I need. I think Angela Waters new line was my favorite. Thankyou for the chance.

  159. love that quilt pattern i will look for that fabric

  160. My favorites at art gallery are the oval elements

  161. Lovely fabric—since I love them all, it’s impossible to choose a favorite!
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  162. Love the quilt! Thank you for the pattern. I love Art Gallery fabrics. Tough decision…Color Me Retro. Thanks for the chance to win!

  163. Very nice! I love the quilting!

  164. I’m looking forward to using some Frippery in some of the children’s quilts I’ll be making in the near future.

  165. ohhh, I would love to win. My favorite is PB’s Alhambra. It’s just as beautiful as the real Alhambra and exotic, too!

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  167. What a gorgeous quilt. I really like the Rock n Romancebt Pat Bravo! Thank you for the chance!

  168. Color me Retro is a fabric line I am sooo excited about:) I love your quilt..beautiful:)

  169. Such a cute pattern! I really love Pat Bravo’s Rock ‘n Romance line. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    Amanda Guthrie

  170. I love the way the patterns pop against the solid.

  171. A precious baby quilt. I like the pattern

  172. Beautiful quilt. I liike Urban Mod collection.

  173. I really love Pat Bravo Rock and Romance! And Bari J new line Splendor is amazing, although the best about AGF is the quality of their fabrics, the shine, the touch, the softness….
    Terrific giveaway and what a terrific pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!

  174. Such a bright and happy quilt, perfect for a baby quilt.

  175. That quilt is just gorgeous malorgeous and so is the fabric so pick me pretty please so I can make it just likr yours.

  176. Beautiful!! I’d love to work with these. Congrats on your win.

  177. Oh, I love the colours and the pattern. This quilt is just gorgeous. I’d love to make this as a wee quilt for tucking around my legs while watching TV. Yummy!

  178. I really do love your quilt, and I have just checked and see I missed this before. I like the Rock n Romance line but really all of them are beautiful.

  179. Your quilt is so pretty with it;s clean lines!


  180. Love this little bow quilt!! Love Lilybelle too!!

  181. Beautiful!!

  182. You’re getting to be a real machine-quilting artist. The quilting on this one is super!

  183. Thanks so much for a chance at this lovely fabric. I would love to try this quilt for a young lady I know who is expecting her first baby in March.

  184. What a great pattern…and fabric too of course.

  185. Awesome quilt . . . from awesome fabrics.

  186. I would love to be in your drawing. Your quilt is awesome and beautiful and fun. Thanks for the chance. I like Serene fabric line. I hope that is what you wanted.

  187. I love the colors and the pattern. So beautiful!

  188. Love this. The fabrics are so bright and happy.

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