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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Bess' Flower Garden

Bess' Flower Garden ~ Red prints ~ Pam Buda for Marcus Fabrics
I'd like to introduce you to Bess's Flower Garden.  The next new collection coming to your local quilt shops in just a few weeks!
Bess' Flower Garden ~ Light prints ~ Pam Buda for Marcus Fabrics
Does Bess look a little familiar to you?
Bess' Flower Garden ~ Blue Prints ~ Pam Buda for Marcus Fabrics
When talking with the execs at Marcus Fabrics one day, we all discovered we wanted to do a red, light and blue collection.  They suggested I recolor my favorite Mrs. Miller's Apprentice prints in red and add other favorite from recent lines.  So I did!!  

All of the reds were Mrs. Miller blues.  All of the lights and blues were recolored from many different past collections.  It would kinda be fun to have a questionnaire to see if you can identify what collections they all came from.

Wondering why I named the collection Bess' Flower Garden?  

If you made my Mrs. Miller's Apprentice quilt, you know it comes with a diary telling the story about Mrs. Miller and her apprentice.  Mrs. Miller's name in the story (and the real Mrs. Miller's name) is Elizabeth.  Because I recolored so many of those prints, and Bess is a nick name for Elizabeth, I came up with Bess' Flower Garden.  

Nomenclature is often a very difficult thing.  Sometimes the names come easily and sometimes you wrack your brain for an idea....any idea!!!  Bess was easy....and I think it's such a lovely collection of prints and colors.  I had such fun choosing prints and seeing them recolored from their original version.  

I've designed two new quilts using Bess' Flower Garden and will reveal them in the coming weeks.  They're being pieced now.  

Bess will be delivered to your local quilt shop the first of March...so not long from now!  Please ask for it at your local shop .....support your local quilt shop!  We love them and they need our business!!  

If and only if you can't find Bess at your local shop, I will have fat quarter bundles, yardage and kits for the two quilts.  So...stay tuned.  

In the meantime....Happy Stitches and be well.


  1. I thought some of those prints looked vaguely familiar. That is fun to see them in different colorways. I am excited that you have a patriotic-colored group of fabrics on the way in time for stitching some summer goodness. :)

  2. Pam, it so nice to see Mrs. Millers in other colors and the mixture of prints from your other lines are great additions. And what's not to love about a red, white and blue line. I love how all your lines play well together. I'm looking forward to seeing the quilts you designed, I'm sure they are beautiful. Such a sweet name for this line too.Thank you for your creativity, it sure makes it easy to make beautiful quilts.

  3. What a sweet name. I love the idea of taking your previous lines and giving them a new life in a new color. Just genius!

  4. I'd love to see the little quilt along as one part each week for four weeks. Love your fabrics. Thank you.