Whimsy Garden Sew-along Part 3

Amy FriendUncategorizedLeave a Comment

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is IMG_3352b-820x1024.jpg

Today marks the start of Part 3 of the Whimsy Garden Sew-along. I am happy to have you back sewing your garden with me! I am absolutely loving all your blocks on Instagram! They are gorgeous. If you missed the previous posts for the sew-along look for Part 1 and Part 2.

For the next two weeks, we will be designing and sewing the second row of the Garden Whimsy Quilt from my book, Petal + Stem.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Whimsy-Garden-Layout-row-1-1024x242.jpg

This is the second row as sewn in the book. Remember, this book is mix and match so you get to choose your own flower head and stem combinations within this layout. Any of the stems could be pots instead! Any of the stem and petal combos could be replaced with one of the rectangular petal blocks. The grass blocks could instead be seedlings or snails or even the new frog pattern that I just introduced.

In case you missed the Frog pattern release, here’s Mr. Frog! The pattern includes mirror image pattern pieces so that you can make him face left or right with no added effort. You can find the pattern in my Pattern Shop or my Etsy shop.

Remember, if you go outside of the layout plan, keep in mind that your precut pieces will no longer work and the yardage requirements may be different. They were all based on you keeping to my plan but mixing it up by choosing your own plants!

Before you start sewing, make sure that you have enlarged your templates by 125% as noted in the book.

Regrettably, a mistake was found in the cutting chart for Row 2. You will need to recut piece QQ. The length should be 36 1/2″. My apologies! There was an error in transcription that we missed in the editing process.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is row-1-1024x682.jpg

This is my completed second row! I used the Parrot Tulip block, the Lily, the bonus Seedling block, and Grass. Here, I combined the three shades of Pure Elements in the grass as I mentioned I would in my last post.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 1c-1024x1024.jpg


Your goals for the next two weeks, are to choose your blocks, sew them, and assemble the second row of the quilt.

If you would like some more inspiration, please visit our guest designer for this segment of the sew-along, Cindy Wiens. Cindy will be sharing her Row 2 with a night garden concept! She has chosen a night sky background fabric and will be sewing night blooming flowers like those she shared in this photo on IG earlier this week. I think it will be beautiful and I can’t wait to see!


Thank you again to our amazing sponsors for all the great prizes that I have to share with you!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is sponsor-graphic-1024x1024.jpg

This week, there will be two winners!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is havels-with-logo-1024x1024.jpg

Havel’s Sewing has offered another set of tools that includes a rotary cutter, scissors and thread snips! This prize will ship to a US winner.

A second winner will receive one of these great little Oliso mini project irons. They are perfect for guild meetings and workshops. This prize will ship to a winner in the US or Canada.

The giveaway will be run on Instagram, just like last time. Any picture that you post in the next two weeks using the hashtags #whimsygardensewalong and #petalandstembook will count as an entry. You can take progress pictures of your blocks, photograph each finished block on its own, take a picture of the whole row, or just sew up the seedling block. If you are just getting your book you can still post a picture of the cover of your book, your fabric pull, or your palette inspiration for an entry. I am trying to make this easy and fun! You do not need to complete a row to enter. Oh, Frog blocks count too, of course! Basically, any picture that you share with those two hashtags, that is reasonably connected to the book will get you an entry. And you have the potential to enter many times! The winners will be chosen on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Just find my IG post with the prize image for all the details. You can find me on Instagram @duringquiettime. If you are not on Instagram already, I would encourage you to start an account. You will receive encouraging comments from others in the sew along and “meet” new quilters from around the world, in addition to being able to enter the giveaways!

Congratulations to the winners of the previous giveaway! The winner of the Havel’s tools and the Petal + Stem Aurifil thread collection is @jung.merrille. The winner of the Nido wool mat is @sprucy21.

I will be looking for your pictures on Instagram and see you all back here for the next installment on May 25!