I’ve had so many emails this weekend from people looking to find Bella fabric to make Bella’s Garden. No, I don’t have any kits unfortunately. There just aren’t enough hours in every day for me to stock, inventory, and cut fabric in addition to designing so I leave that to the wonderful quilt shops. Unfortunately this was a few collections back so you might need to do some searching, but I have seen it in shops. I know that my local shop, Sew Much Fun, in Lowell, NC has some yardage, and I’ve seen it online too.
What is can do is provide you with SKU information. I went back through my design notes and this is what I found and I reconciled them with Fons and Porter’s directions. If you want to see what the fabrics look like up close, visit my fabric page.
Gold print for the background – this is actually a creamy color (115.101.06.1): 1-½ yards
Turquoise print for the sashing, outer border, and binding (115.101.04.2): 2-¼ yards
Turquoise large scale strip for the sashing – this is actually the medallion print in the Bella collection, not a true stripe (115.101.03.2): 1-½ yards
Pink print for pieced rows and large yo-yos – I’d describe this as an orange and pink circle design (115_101_07_1): ⅝ yard
Dark pink print for inner border, petals, and small yo-yos (115.101.08.1): – 3/8 yard
Green print for pieced rows (115.101.02.2): ⅝ yard
Light green print for stems and leaves – (115_101_04_1): 1 fat quarter (or 1/2 yard if you prefer to make bias bars, as I did in the original, rather than curvy applique shapes)
Blue print for pieced rows (115_101_06_2): 3/8 yard
Orange print for petals and small yo-yos (115.101.05.1): 1 fat quarter
Bonjour, Mon Ami, one of my more current collections for Blend Fabrics, plays very nicely with Bella, so you may be able to draw from it to produce a lovely quilt as well. Hope this helps!
Also, Fons and Porter sent me a couple of extra issues that I thought I would pass on to you all, so if you would like to enter to win a copy leave a comment on this post telling me what color you think should be the “color of the year” for 2014. No research – just your personal opinion. Deadline is this Wednesday night, August 28th.