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New Downton Abbey Fabrics from Andover

So, last week I promised new and exciting stuff on the blog, and it doesn’t get too much more new and exciting than gorgeous upcoming fabric lines!!! Andover Fabrics is releasing five new collections inspired by Downton Abbey, and they asked me to create a couple of patterns using them.  Happiness.  For today, let’s play with the new Egyptian Collection, which will be available at quilt stores in February.  The following images are mood boards, provided by Andover.


















Anyone else humming “Walk like an Egyptian” yet?  Oh, it’s just me? Moving on then. . .

Here’s the grouping of fabrics I’m using in my quilt.  The red and black on the left are from the Lord and Lady collection coming out this fall.  (Can I just add how happy I am that Cora finally got some fabric?)

new Downton Abbey fabrics from Andover






As you can tell from the photograph, that black and bright print just begs for fussy-cutting.  I LOVE all the bright colors and unusual designs. Here are some of my first blocks for the new quilt:

Downton Abbey from Andover- block one- Emily Breclaw








Downton Abbey from Andover- block two- Emily Breclaw







Downton Abbey from Andover- block three- Emily Breclaw








If you’re thinking these blocks look familiar, you’re right. This pattern is going to be similar to my Japanese Garden  pattern, but bigger and simpler. The quilt will be twin-sized.  I’ll post more pictures and updates as the quilt progresses.  I can’t wait to see how this one turns out.

Now, I’m off to fussy-cut some more of those beautiful centers.  It’s so fun to see how each block comes together.  And I guess I should finish watching season four, too.  Much as I love that series, season four has just been more than I could handle.  What’s on your design wall, or movie list, this weekend?

Happy Stitching!






  1. Libby says:

    I’m about as excited with this pattern as I was watching this series. Seriously, I am at the edge of my chair looking at the blocks you have shown so far! Can’t wait for you to get finished.


  2. Linda says:

    I am so inspired by your fussy cuts! They look amazing! Downton Abbey and Andover are a match made in heaven as far as I am concerned. I can’t wait to actually run the fabric through my fingers. Bring on Cora’s design fabrics!!!

  3. Robin says:

    I am excited to see the upcoming Egyptian collection. I am ready to design a quilt now using the fabrics. The colors are beautiful…especially the turquoise. February is a long time to wait….for such beauty! Have fun!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Yep, you shared the song in my head. I will get you 🙂 On another note, wow! those fabrics are GORGEOUS!!!! And you have such an eye for design. Some day, I want to see the kaleidoscope effect instead of busy when I look at a fabric like that. On my list is binding for one quilt, borders for another, and a zillion items for school, Sunday School, and Frontier Girls. Fun stuff!!

  5. Hillary says:

    I love the fabrics you picked for your quilt! And the fussy-cut material on the black is stunning!! I can’t wait to see the finished project (or just more squares!) =0) yes, watch more of season 4- after the horrible part, it gets soooo much better!!

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