Anna Maria Horner sweet dreams fabric quilt

I got to work with a glorious fat quarter bundle of Anna Maria Horner's Sweet Dreams collection to make this quilt. And I'm not afraid to say I'm smitten with it! The blue colourway of the prints were paired with Spot On in Teal by Makower, which lets the prints sing and coordinates nicely.  Spots are such a happy print, so cheery and pretty. They seem to have a retro vibe but play so well with modern prints too, anyone else think that?

patchwork squares

The construction allowed for chain piecing, something I always appreciate because it's nice to just sew. The pattern is Four-Patch Flip from the book More Layer Cake, Jelly Roll & Charm Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott. Obviously I didn't use charm packs and cut the squares from FQs but these patterns are well written and easily adaptable. One element of the quilt that stands out to me is the way the pattern expands into the border, it's a very cool effect!

four patch flip quilt anna maria horner

The quilt didn't need lots of quilting, I didn't want to detract from the prints or pattern. After contemplating lots of different ways to quilt it, I opted in the end for wiggly lines using a decorative machine stitch. It matched the curved design of Anna Maria's Day Night print. Then I wanted to add a little more so I randomly scattered cross stitches on seams all over the quilt. It's a subtle detail and fun stitch to use.

quilting decorative cross stitches anna maria horner sweet dreams fabric

The prints are so wonderfully eclectic and the colours are truly beautiful. I am obsessed with that fern (part of the Source Code print), it's almost glowing!

Anna Maria Horner sweet dreams fabric quilt

I'm so pleased with how it turned out and was just a little bit sad it won't be living at my house. Don't you love those fun birds peeking out in places?! 

four patch flip Anna Maria Horner sweet dreams fabric quilt

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Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Don't forget to join me for the #saturdaynightcraftalong over on instagram!