Secret Garden Quilt was made from the most beautiful fat quarter ever! My secret pal in the Garland Quilt Guild gave it to me a few months ago and I have been trying to figure out how I would use it. It was just too pretty to cut!
The answer came to me when I read the article in the June/July issue of Quilting Arts Magazine "Lost in the Stash". (Not only could I use the fat quarter, but also the packages fusible film from Houston Quilt Show.) The article gave directions to make a small quilt from a fabric with an image on it that is layered with Angelina fusible film and then embellished. Since the fusible film comes in 4" rolls I cut my mini quilt base 12" square to minimize waste. The quilt in the magazine had many more details too but I wanted to keep mine more simple so that the fabric would still be the highlighted feature of the quilt.
The back side of the secret garden quilt is a beautiful piece of hand dyed fabric that I purchased last year at the Garland Guild garage sale for .25.