September 1, 2020

Chamomile Quilt in Red and Pink

First of all, if you're here for the coupon code, it's STAYINALIVE :) 20% off patterns in the shop.

Onward! What a joy it is to share this quilt with you today. It nearly takes a miracle for me to finish and document a quilt with all that's going on these days, so this feels like a real victory.

This is the fourth version of the Chamomile quilt I've made. I needed another sample for trunk shows and such, since I had given the original blue and yellow version to my mom. I also have a pastel scrappy cornerstone version that I made for the sew along last year, but that isn't a true sample of the pattern, which uses strip piecing for uniform cornerstones. 

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I wan't sure what direction I wanted to take with colors for my next version until my friend Emily of @sewinglavendersunshine mentioned that she wanted to make a Valentine version. She and I have never met in person, but we talk regularly on Marco Polo and I consider her a dear friend, one that has been a great blessing to me. I immediately fell in love with her idea and she kindly let me copy, so we started sewing our own Valentine versions together back in January. 

I used scrappy low volumes from my stash, with Riley Blake Tomato for cornerstones, Ballerina for sashing, and Riley White for the background. The binding is a very old print from a Bonnie and Camille line called Happy Go Lucky and it would be a miracle to find it these days, but there are a few cute prints from that line still around. The backing is Little Snippets by Bonnie and Camille also, but that pink dot is still around.

I put in several fussy cuts of Tasha Noel fabric, as is tradition for me, including this little cutie from her Seaside line. Below you can see I used some of Tasha's other lines too, look at those two cuties fishing together. That is from her Simple Goodness line, which is hard to find on the white now, but you can get the blue

I had a fun time styling this one in our bedroom, which is still quite sparse at this point. I get an inordinate amount of joy from taking pillows from other rooms, moving things around, creating the right setting for the quilts to look pretty. Maybe some day I'll be a quilt photographer for a magazine. I'll need to learn how to use a real camera and not just my phone, ha! 

I had this one quilted by Kaitlyn of Knot and Thread Designs. She used Retro Tile and I love it! One thing I love about Kaitlyn (besides her impeccable work and vast selection of designs!) is that she sends your quilt home in a reusable bag to reduce plastic use, and if you send her another one back in the bag, you get a discount! Brilliant.

The floral in the forefront here is also from the Little Snippets line (same as the backing). I love it when things come full circle like that. I also have prints leftover from past Chamomile quilts. I shared a few of the prints with Emily as well, so she's got some of the same fabrics in hers. Emily hasn't quilted hers yet, but when I shared her Valentines Chamomile top on my IG account, it received more likes than any other photo I've ever posted. I told her I should probably just quit and let her take over the whole operation! 

Because I am loathe to count things out and plan ahead (even on my own pattern, good grief), I had a few extra blocks and strips left over. When I mentioned that in stories on IG, someone reached out and asked if they could purchase a Chamomile for a baby gift using those extra bits, which worked out great! That project momentarily leapfrogged so she could get to to the baby shower on time. For that version, I used Riley Blake Apricot Blush with Kona Ice Frappe sashing, and Riley Blake Songbird on the back. 

I took a bunch of pictures of this one in my laundry room if you care to see some really cute orange peel tile floors :)

Finally to celebrate the fact that I wrote a blog post, and we are all still surviving this year, and we made it to September, you can get 20% off all patterns in the shop with the code STAYINALIVE.

Thanks for stopping by today. I really appreciate your support and enthusiasm on my quilting adventures. Stay well and safe!


  1. Gorgeous as usual !������

  2. Crushing once again on Chamomile! This is stunning - from the sweet fussy cuts and making it as a Valentine version, to the fabulous quilting. Wow. I can't help but adore this pattern and each version you've made.

  3. I appreciate that you take the time to show us your work. You are so good at color/fabrics. Your work is so pleasing to the eye.

  4. Any chance there will be more for sale of the kits. SO DARLING - I completely missed out. All sold out by the time I was able to sign on. :( So cute, I cannot decide which one of them I love more.

  5. I absolutely love this quilt pattern and any coloration it is made in!!