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Trellis is a quilt pattern I put together to showcase my Vignette fabric collection. It's a simple pattern that uses traditional quilt blocks and has a kind of reverse Irish Chain effect.  When putting together a quilting fabric collection, there can be alot of working backwards involved.  So this pattern was created after I had finished the designs but before I had seen any form of the actual fabric.  It's a little bit unnerving working this way because you are visualizing a virtual quilt in your head and hoping it looks good when it comes around to getting made.  Since I had many things to create for my market booth last autumn, the quilt in the above picture was made by Jean and Alyson Ruvel for Cloud 9 to use as a sample.  

The Trellis quilt pattern is available here.

fen dress


Finally Vignette fabric is in stores! You can find stockists for the line here.  If you are a shop selling the line, please get in touch to make sure your store is added to the listing.

I just recently got around to finally making up a dress out of some of the double gauze.  I chose the Fen dress pattern and used the Floret print in pink. The pattern has options for making both dress and top versions with several variations for neckline, hem and sleeves.  I chose to make a round neck dress with a shirt tail hemline and sleeves.  There are also good instructions to shorten or lengthen the pattern. I shortened mine by 3 1/2".


I love the boxy style of this dress!  Also pockets should be compulsory on dresses.  To accessorize I made a Figure 8 scarf out of the Petal double gauze print in the red colourway.  I followed the pattern instructions exactly except I used a 3/4" seam allowance.  The length and bulkiness is perfect.


The fabric colours are much deeper and richer in real life.  These pictures were taken on an exceptionally bright day so they appear a little bleached out here. Both the dress and scarf have been worn multiple times since and I definitely will be making second versions of both.