One of my favourite online quilt shops is Threadbear in Australia, I love the patterns they carry and when I saw the new quilt by Corliss I had to order the pattern. The Caswell Quilt was inspired by a famous carpet of the same name in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and features thirty blocks of appliqued flowers, leaves, birds and butterflies.
I have been asked how I choose fabrics for my quilts as I very rarely follow the original colours and almost never buy kits. I normally start with what I have in my stash, I buy fabrics I like with no particular plan from the US at sale time and have a good selection of small pieces (FQ's or less) plus a couple of pieces of yardage to choose from. I also buy smaller pieces here in the UK at quilt shows etc, mostly layer cakes or Fat 1/8th bundles. This time I was drawn to the colours in this fabric by Barbara Brackman for Moda from her 'Lately arrived from London' collection. I have a two yard piece of this pattern 8196 'The Seaflower'