Gnome and Gardens Tour


Riley Blake Designs has some incredibly cute lines coming out this year and one of them is Gnome and Gardens by Shawn Wallace. Those little old gnomes caught my eye with their happy smiles, little white beards and my personal favorite, the bespectacled one. Also in this Spring collection is a whole slew of perfect for fussy cutting garden flowers and friends, like tiny snails, tulips, bunnies in carrot patches and your pink flamingos.


My go-to project is a smallish size quilt, perfect for a baby gift or young child’s birthday, this one however will be brightening up the foot of my oldest sons bed, he loves green and all things cute and silly. IMG_0693 (1)

The gnomes bring a playful twist to this classic Irish Chain quilt. I used the main Gnome print and a green Swiss Dot fabric for the low volume parts and a variety of greens, blues, red and even a bit of pink for the “chain” bits. Each block measures 6 inches square and with a boarder to frame it out, I have a nice 48×60 quilt.


I was a bit shy on the red bubble fabric for the boarder so I searched through my red fabrics and found this older Riley Blake gingham and was so pleased to see it matches perfectly! I think this quilt might also end up coming with us to the park when we get some nicer weather and green grass.


I’ve done simple crosshatch quilting in a pale mint 40 weight Aurifil thread (2800) to give it just a bit more interest than a solid white, it’s all in the little details, right? Scrappy green binding and this yummy lime green gingham backing pull it all together with a Springy feel!


As I have said before, our quilts tend to find their way around our old Victorian home, this one is on a window sill nook, waiting for sunshine and a curl up with a boy and a good book. See that tiny lawn mower on the binding? Too cute!


Make sure to follow Riley Blake for more inspiration and ALL the dreamy fabrics! I will be back here soon with another project and can always be found in my happy place over on Instagram.

5 Responses to “Gnome and Gardens Tour”

  1. Rosemaryflower Says:

    this is a very sweet quilt. I love the fabrics of course!!

  2. Gnome and Gardens – Irish Chain Quilt – Riley Blake Designs Says:

    […] stop on the Gnome and Gardens Project Tour takes us to SARANA AVE., where Faith is sharing her fun and fabulous quilt featuring fabrics from Shawn Wallace’s […]

  3. Tammy Says:

    Irish chain quilts are one of my favourites and your gnome quilt is sewww pretty and full of Spring happiness! Gnome and gardens is the perfect Springtime collection!! Love your little gnomes that are on your gorgeous chair atop quilts and books, a few of my my favourite things!!!❤️

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