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Craftsy BOM 2016 Garden Charm Quilt

Craftsy Block of the Month 2016

We’re excited to share Lynette Jensen’s all new 2016 BOM class, Garden Charm. It’s a free block of the month class exclusively available through Craftsy.

Craftsy Block of the Month 2016 Yardages

Along with the Free Class, Craftsy is offering an exclusive kit featuring beautiful, hand-picked fabric from Lynette’s two newest RJR collections, Home Again and Sand & Stone. Warm, welcoming and adorned with charming ditsy and floral prints, these fabrics come together for an enchanting, 84″ x 92″ quilt that you’ll cherish for years to come.

Sultan’s Garden by Mary McGuire

sultans garden

A visit to Istanbul left me with lasting impressions begging to be interpreted into a fabric collection. The Sultan’s Garden is reminiscent of a magical time; the time of the sultans, an era of ornate palaces, bazaars piled high with silk carpets, intricate mosaic patterns covering harem walls, and glimpses of swirling colored fabrics hidden behind marble screens. The elements in the line are adapted from the iconic imagery I extracted from the Turkish culture, then added a bit of my aesthetic, and infused into my patterns. The focal is a tulip, a symbol of the Ottoman Renaissance. Amulet is inspired by the ‘evil eye’ a popular good-luck charm made to ward off jealous eyes.


The Sultan’s Garden is offered in two colorful palettes. Sunny apricot and watery turquoise hues define one color combination. A second color story features berry inspired lavenders set on a backdrop of subdued natural greens.


Leave a comment below about a trip that inspired a quilt project for a chance to win fabric cuts of Mary McGuire’s latest fabric collection, Sultan’s Garden, hitting stores now!