Every time I write a pattern I make the first quilt as a kind of proof of concept. I don't use a pattern. I just scribble notes, measurements and pictures on a notepad. Then, I make one test block to make sure all my measurements are correct. This quilt was my first test quilt of Lodhi Garden
The idea of sewing a quilt pattern so heavily relying on different shades of the same colors scared me. As I've said before this girl can't see colors. Well I can see some, but it's limited. So I started by choosing a fat quarter bundle
from the Fat Quarter Shop
that used a rainbow of colors. I then took that bundle with my mom and daughter (they are my assistants in all things involving colors) into a quilt shop with lots of solid options. We added to the bundle and filled in color gaps until I had enough to create the ombre affect in all the flowers.
My starting bundle
The quilt turned out just how I thought. I just love all the colors and shades that each Lotus flower has.
I used a plain blue backing and then used scrappy binding from leftover fabric from the front.
Kaitlyn from Knot and Thread Design did the quilting for me since we were in the middle of a transition. I am so happy with how it turned out.
Below are more images I have taken of the quilt. I hope you enjoy!
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