Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Butterfly Garden by Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda Fabrics

Butterfly Garden by Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda is in, and we're sooooo ready. The dark and rich palette of gold, cream, black, red, green, navy and purple, Lynne Hagmeier's trademark, is spring-ified (I know, I just made it up but it fits) with blossoming vine and petal prints! If you are a KT Quilts fan, these fabrics will meld beautifully with her previous collections for a warm, elegant country home. Also be sure to check out our Hearth & Home Block of the Month Club! It starts this month and we still have a few spots left! Today Lynne shares with us her sentiments on Butterfly Garden.

Robert and I are loving living in the country and spent a lot of time landscaping around the cabin this past spring and summer. I was very much in flower mode when designing Butterfly Garden.

One weekend when a couple of the grandkids were staying with us, Delainey, age 3, was helping me stake some tall purple fuzzy flowers whose heads were almost too heavy for their stalks. When she asked what kind of flowers they were, I replied with my vast horticultural knowledge, "They're butterfly flowers - the butterflies love to smell them."

Her older brother, Cooper, age 8, quipped, "No, Delainey, they're really caterpillars and will turn into butterflies if you water them." Delainey seemed satisfied with our answers and ran off after Gus, Robert's dog. A little while later, she returned to find a butterfly perched on one of the purple flowers. She clapped her hands and squealed, "Look Gramma, we growed a butterfly!"

Watching the butterflies and bees enjoying the blooming flowers warms my heart, but sharing the experience with my grandkids makes my soul dance.

Butterfly Garden is a collection of florals and prints - love the dots! - that are perfect for a spring/summer quilt. The Butterfly Garden quilt pattern captures our afternoon of fun and is easy to assemble with a Jelly Roll.

Lynne Hagmeier
Kansas Troubles Quilts


Sue said...

I can't wait to make the purchase! I love all of your fabric! Thank you so much for all of your hard work you put into designing for us :)