In the Spring, all of the orchards near my home are bursting with blooms. Each branch and twig explodes with petals, creating a carpet of color on the hillsides and little valleys across the landscape. This will lead to the green leaves of summer, and eventually a sweet harvest of apples, pears, peaches and cherries. Local fruit stands and farmer’s markets will be loaded with the bounty of the orchards.
For my Orchard collection, I chose a palette of leafy greens with cherry pink, soft apricot, sunny yellow and crisp whites. I hope that this collection will inspire you to create something sweet and fresh to bring that orchard feeling into your home.– Jill Finley
We are expecting Orchard to arrive in April 2023! Already dreaming of what you’ll create with it? Be sure to check with your favorite local or online quilt shop to see if they will be stocking this collection! Are you a shop owner? Orchard is available for wholesale orders now!
Designer: Jill Finley
Jill Finley has been designing quilt patterns for over 15 years. Several years ago she launched her design business, Jillily Studio. She designs and sells quilt fabric, patterns, kits and notions. Her quilt designs depict her own fresh style using great color and texture with many fabrics. She usually adds a little appliqué to soften and finish each design. Her designs have been featured in several magazines including American Patchwork and Quilting, Quilt, Quilter’s Home and McCall’s Quilting.
Creating fabric collections for quilting has been one of Jill’s favorite projects. Jill loves to spend time with her family; working, playing, eating, reading, gardening, sewing, cooking, and learning. She and her husband Randy live in Herriman, Utah. They are the parents of seven children and are blessed with ten grandchildren.