Australia's Anni Downs of Hatched & Patched creates the greatest quilts. I was feeling ambitious when I decided to make her 68 1/2" x 70 1/2" Gossip in the Garden quilt. I quickly fell in love with the whimsical blocks. I think another endearing part of this quilt is the story embroidered within the blocks.
I used the raw-edge method to sew the appliques to my background which made making this quilt a little less daunting, and changed up some of the blocks to make it easier.
Since making this quilt, I have bought several more patterns by Anni Downs. Her embroidery patterns are so much fun and just make me smile. I'm not sure if this pattern is available anywhere in the United States, but you can purchase it from her website Hatched & Patched in Australia.