The quilt she chose for the sew-along is Whimsy Garden, a row quilt. The thing I enjoy most about the book is that it can be a "choose your own adventure," because the blocks are easy to mix and match.
I have long been intrigued by "night gardens," gardens planted with flowers that bloom at night. A lot of the flowers chosen for night gardens are white, but not all. These were some of my inspiration photos.
For the background, I chose Blossom by Christopher Thompson (the tattooed quilter), navy with white, as it mimics the look of a star-filled night.
Here is Row 2 (individual rows tend to be tricky to photograph...)
Then, since we needed to buy some tomato plants, I took it to the local nursery for some beauty shots.
Amy designs very beautiful quilts and this is no exception. I'll be deviating somewhat from the pattern for the remaining three rows--exactly as the book is designed.
If you are sewing along, I'm sure you are enjoying this quilt. If not, you should definitely join. Did I mention that there are prizes?!