Friday, December 2, 2022

Friday Fabric Refresh - Gayle Loraine by Elizabeth Chappell for Art Gallery Fabrics

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Happy Friday! I have some brand new mock-ups to share today for a new Friday Fabric Refresh post.  Elizabeth Chappell of Quilters Candy recently released her very first fabric collection with Art Gallery Fabrics called Gayle Loraine.  This collection is named after her mother and it is so pretty!  I love the soft colors with the little bit of navy to accent it all.  I have some of this fabric that I plan to use for a future pattern (that hopefully won't take a year to get ready!) but in the meantime I have had a really fun time refreshing some of my existing patterns with this fabric.  Let's jump right in!

First up is my Evening Glow pattern.  This pattern is normally made with 16 fat quarters.  The Gayle Loraine collection only has 12 prints so I used 8 prints for the blocks and if I were to make this, I would buy a half yard of each.  In addition, I used the navy grid print and the low volume dot print.  In the first version above, the navy is the background with the dot as the white accent.  I swapped those in the second version below.


Next up is Garden Charm.  The pattern name refers to the charm packs that can be used to make it.  However, the pattern also has instructions for using 6 fat quarters.  Since Art Gallery doesn't have charm packs, I refreshed this quilt as though I were using fat quarters.  I made two versions.  Both use the low volume dot for the accent while one uses the navy grid print as the background and the other uses the blue small floral print.  I can't decide which I like better!


Another fat quarter pattern that I refreshed is Treasure Hunt.  This pattern uses 20 fat quarters but 10 half yards can be used instead.  This let me use all the prints in the collection except the two low volume prints.  I love when it works out like that so that I don't have to decide which prints to leave out.  Sometimes that can be the hardest part when choosing fabrics!


Window Box is written for jelly roll strips, but you can easily use fat quarters or quarter yard cuts.  You can use 10 of either and get three blocks from each fat quarter or quarter yard.  For this mockup, I used the blue small floral print for the cornerstones and the low volume dot for the background.


Another precut-friendly pattern that can easily be modified for yardage is Stay Square.  This pattern does have fat quarter instructions but it uses 12 fat quarters.  I didn't want to use the low volume prints or the navy grid print that I used for the accent.  If you use the remaining 9 prints in the Gayle Loraine collection, you would need either 1/3 yard cuts or half yard cuts (if 1/3 yard increments aren't an option).  You will be able to cut four 10" squares from each of those 9 fabrics and then follow the layer cake cutting instructions.


Next up is Ophelia.  Similar to Stay Square above, this is a quilt that can be made with 12 fat quarters (or jelly roll strips).  In order to leave out the low volumes that would blend in to the background, I had to come up with another game plan.  If I were to make this, I think I would choose 9 prints and buy either 1/3 or 1/2 yards and cut four 2.5" strips from each and follow the jelly roll cutting instructions.  For this mock-up I used the navy grid print for the cornerstones.

Last but not least, I decided to use the lighter blue prints and the low volumes to mock-up an Easy Argyle quilt that looks so soft and elegant!  While I love all of the colors together in the scrappier quilts above, blue is my favorite color and really like the idea of having a quilt made with just these few prints and colors.

That's all for today!  I hope you enjoyed these quilts refreshed in Gayle Loraine.  Are there other patterns of mine that you would like to see in this fabric?  If so, let me know in the comments below and I might be able to include them in a future Friday Fabric Refresh blog post.

Until next time,



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