If you haven’t seen the new Sweetgrass Prairie collection, I recommend browsing through it right away. There are so many different patterns and colors…talk about variety! If I had to describe this collection in one word, it would be versatile. Sweetgrass Prairie was designed to mimic the scrappy look of mid-19th century pioneer quilts, lending its appeal to even the most traditional of quilters, while the vintage flair is sure to please a more modern sewer as well. Some of my favorites from the collection are:
This collection lends itself so well to many different projects and styles. It’s a great collection to mix and match with. I am generally more attracted to modern prints, but fell immediately in love with this collection as it has a beautiful timeless feel. It’s the rare type of style that would appeal to me, my mother and my grandmother all at the same time (and that’s hard to do!) — even my husband likes it!
I was playing around on Kit Builder the other day and found a quilt pattern that I knew would look amazing using this collection. Just look at the before and after shots!
After, using Sweetgrass Prairie -
I wanted to put together a project that was smaller scale than a full quilt, so I could become accustomed to the fabric styles and possibly narrow down my choices for a bigger project. I decided to make a patchwork pillow, simply sewing five inch squares of the fabric together and finishing with an envelope back. After it was completed, I realized just how well all of the fabrics work together. I have since decided to continue this idea and put this collection into a puff quilt … yes, my first real quilt! I’m hoping that by committing to it on here, I will be that much more likely to stick with it and hopefully end up with a final product to share!