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Free Pattern Friday07.18.14

Hey all!–hope your week is finishing off with a bang.  There have been a number of quilt patterns I have done recently that I haven’t yet shared with you and today is the day!

I know some of you are gearing up for some Christmas sewing–or at least making a vain attempt to get things in gear to begin Christmas sewing(as is usually the case for me) so I’m kicking off with a fun Christmas wall hanging.

This is a fun, free pattern I designed for P&B Textiles showcasing the Merriment line of fabric:

Holly Days

It finishes at 50″ x 50″ and you can find the free pattern here.

And since I always enjoy seeing patterns made up in various fabric collections, I am going to be sharing an alternate version of all of the patterns I am sharing with you today.

My Holly Days quilt in 25th and Pine by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics:

Holly Days 25th and Pine

Next up is my Maple Harvest table runner for P&B Textiles featuring Fall Bounty Fabrics:

Maple Harvest Fall Bounty

It finishes at 18″ x 45″ and you can find the free pattern here.

Pictured below in Autumn Woods by Kate & Birdie for Moda Fabrics.  I love this line of fabric!–Really any line that Kate & Birdie make is stellar. =)

Maple Harvest Kate & Birdie

Jelly Beans is a super fun quilt that I designed for P&B Textiles showcasing their Zenith line of fabric.

Jelly Beans Quilt

You might remember this quilt from my Quilt Market post:

Jelly Beans

Jelly Beans finishes at 64″ x 72″ and is a showstopper as a solids quilt.  You can find the free quilt pattern here.  I feel that this quilt is going to be most striking in solids/near solids so I chose not to share an alternate version.  If you make a Jelly Beans quilt in prints I would love to see it!

And lastly is my Blooming Star Quilt I designed for RJR Fabrics.

Blooming Star Pink

I designed this quilt to showcase Patrick Lose’s line of fabric Lily’s Garden which will be available in September.  This line of fabric is available in two different colorways, a Blossom colorway(pictured above) and a Spice colorway (pictured below).  The quilt below was the 2nd quilt that I had on display at Spring Quilt Market.  It finishes at 72″ x 96″ and you can find the free pattern here.

Blooming Star Quilt

I have been anxious to see how this quilt would look made up in different fabrics.  I love it in Miss Kate by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics.

Blooming Star in Miss Kate

I saved my Blooming Star quilt for last–it’s my favorite of the ones I have designed for fabric companies lately!  It’s an easy quilt to make and you get a lot of bang for your buck. =)

Have a wonderful weekend!–I’ll be back on Monday with the next Quilty Stitches block.

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More International Quilt Market Pictures06.03.14

 This week is such a busy week for me!–School is out which is always excited and we go right into frantic VBS prep.  Our VBS starts on Sunday and as one of 2 VBS directors that means this week gets quite busy for me!  I love it though–I have always wanted to be involved in a serious way with Vacation Bible School and am so excited to be involved every year.  I could almost get a little bit teary about it–it is just so fun to plan for & exactly where I feel I am supposed to be right now at this stage in my life.  I am sure that those of you who have been plugged into your perfect ministry know just what I’m talking about. =)

With that being said, I have found that as my mind gets to going 100 miles an hour, sitting down and spending some time at the computer whether it’s via blogging, designing, or just to answer emails, gives me a little bit of down time and I feel ready to tackle my to do list in a much more productive way.  Whew!–That was a long sentence! =)

So this is my VBS downtime Quilt Market report round 2. =)

Fig Tree

I wanted to kick off this round with pictures of one of my favorite booths at Quilt Market–the Fig Tree booth.  I love this line of fabric–I love the new patterns–large and mini.  Just beautiful!

Fig Tree Quilts

Next up is Hatched & Patched, “Gossip in the Garden” quilt.  Every time this quilt pops up somewhere I think it’s the cutest ever.  This quilt has it all–embroidery, applique, great blocks, all over cuteness.  I was excited to see this one in person.

Gossip in the Garden

 

This is Moda’s Modern Building Blocks quilt which is pretty stellar.  Definitely caught my eye every time I walked past.

Modern Building Blocks

I had to snap a picture of Playful Petals in the United Notions booth! =)

Playful petals

I chatted a bit with Vanessa of Lella Boutique.  She was debuting her first line with Moda, Into the woods.  She was the sweetest ever! =)  Her fabric palette is beautiful.

Vanessa

 

Next up Violet Craft’s new line, Brambleberry Ridge.  Really pretty line & some great patterns coming out.

Violet Craft Booth

 

This pillow was adorable.  On another note, I used the word “adorbs” to my husband last week just to see what he would say.  I thought he was going to fall over laughing–I don’t think I’m an “adorbs” saying sort of person.

Violet Craft Pillow

 

So, there you have it!–Some more photos to wet your fabric buying appetite! =)

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Mod Cabin Quilt05.20.14

Mod Cabin Quilt

 

Hope you all are having a wonderful Tuesday!  My Monday was spent getting my house & laundry into better shape.  I had a dear friend who spent time with my littlest last Wednesday so I could do some hard core cleaning before I left for Pittsburgh & this helped me out a ton.  So, I didn’t have a lot of cleaning that needed done–however, the laundry and refrigerator were tackled and conquered yesterday…phew!

Mod Cabin

Photo Courtesy of Fons & Porter

Today, I wanted to take a little bit of time to talk about my Mod Cabin quilt.  I designed this quilt for RJR Fabrics to showcase their line of Cotton Supreme solids and the quilt is featured in Fons & Porter Easy Quilts Summer 2014.  It’s a fun little modern variation on the traditional log cabin block–easy to make blocks, and a high impact pattern.

Just for fun, I tried this pattern out in prints in EQ to see what it would look like–It’s a scrappy mix of various Bonnie & Camille lines and a little bit of Fig Tree.

Scrappy Mod Cabin

Natalia, once again, did an amazing quilting job on this quilt.  I seldom have a design that I have to have in regard to the quilting, but for this one, I knew I wanted “bubbles” in the white space.  I think it turned out beautifully!

Quilting

The quilt finishes at 72″ x 89″ & you can make your own if you pick up a copy of Easy Quilts Summer 2014.

EQSummer2014_Cov_200

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International Quilt Market Part 105.19.14

Hubby and I got back Saturday from a fun few days attending International Quilt Market.  Although, Ryan didn’t come into the show with me, I was glad to have him chauffeuring me around as the traffic in Pittsburgh is a far cry from the Amish buggies in Berlin! =p

If you’ve ever been to Quilt Market before, you know how much there is to see!–The strangest part for me was knowing that I “knew” people through the blog/online world but having no idea what they looked like in person.  I did get to meet a lot of wonderful people in person that I had only known electronically prior to market–and there were so many more that I wanted to meet but never ran into(at least not that I knew!).  I tried to take plenty of pictures as I went along but I already can think of things I should have photographed that I missed. However, I’ll be sharing the photos that I did take over the next few days so you can get a little taste of market. =)

One of the first sections of Quilt Market I hit was the Free Spirit booths.  I went to Sample Spree on Thursday evening and had been hoping to score some Free Spirit Fabrics–namely Up Parasol, but Free Spirit was not at Quilt Market.  So, I was excited to check out their booths right away Friday morning.

This is a shot of Amy Butler’s new line Glow–beautiful as always!

Amy Butler Fabrics

And Heather Bailey’s Up Parasol–this is a line I know I’ll be picking up some, or all of.  The little flower wall hanging features Up Parasol & the dress is from Heather’s line Momentum which will be available in Voile & Rayon.

Up Parasol

This next shot shows a bit of Moon Shine by Tula Pink on the right and Palermo by Erin McMorris on the left.

Moon Shine

And I really liked this quilt made using Denyse Schmid’ts Modern solids.

Free Spirit Solids

I took a little shot of this Cori Dantini scallop fabric.  You can barely make out in the photo that there is text fabric behind the scallops.  I thought it was such a pretty fabric–I’ve seen it online and was never drawn to it.  But in person it is stunning, a very soft beautiful print.

Cori Dantini

I had to take a photo of my Jelly Beans quilt hanging in the P&B Textiles booth.  This pattern will be available as a free download on the P&B website before too long.  This is the first time that I’ve gotten to see my quilts in person in the booths at market–so much fun!

Jelly Beans

I seldom work with batiks–but every time I see Edyta Sitar’s (Laundry Basket Quilts) masterpieces, I think I really need to give them a whirl.  Her applique is always so colorful & fun and adds so much to her meticulous piecing.

Laundry Basket

The next two photos are of April Rosenthal’s new line, Best Day Ever, for Moda.  This is her first fabric line with Moda and it’s a beauty!  Very colorful and fun.  The dahlia quilt on the right was beautiful in person.

April Rosenthal

April had a lot of great new patterns showcasing her fabric.

Best Day Ever

I’ll be back with more market goodness later! =)

 

 

 

 

 

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Posey Patch Quilt05.01.14

Posey Patch

Today I’m sharing one of the quilts from my book.  This quilt is Posey Patch and it might be my favorite quilt from the book!  The quilt is made using mostly Art Gallery Fabrics–all except for the orange and the white background are Art Gallery Solids.

Pure Elements

I really enjoy the Pure Elements color palette and hand to their solids.I always have them on hand and keep adding new colors as they become available.

Posey Patch Closeup

Posey Patch features a fun stacked petal design and simple piecing.  All of the quilts in the book feature an accompanying pillow.  That way you can try out the block, the applique, and maybe some fun new quilting techniques without committing to a whole quilt.

Posey Patch Pillow

For the pillow, I used a variety of fabrics by Denyse Schmidt–some older lines; Flea Market Fancy & Katie Jump Rope, as well as some newer lines and even some of her fabrics for Joann’s.

The pattern works really well in both solids & prints.

And check this out!:

Posey Patch Tote

C&T Publishing used Posey Patch to create a new Eco tote.  I have been using mine so often!–It’s roomy and durable and it has my fave quilt on it. =)

If you make any projects from Playful Petals, I would love to see it!–You can share via instagram using #playfulpetals, my flickr group, or just email me a photo!

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Scattered Pinwheels04.23.14

Scattered Pinwheels

 

The hubs and I just got back yesterday after spending a couple days at Great Wolf Lodge with the girls.  Now I think I need another vacation to relax from the first one!  The girls had a great time and it was a much needed break for all of us.

Today, I wanted to pop on and share another quilt pattern, Scattered Pinwheels.  I designed this quilt for RJR Fabrics to showcase their line of solids, Cotton Supreme Solids.  If you have not yet tried RJR’s solids, I encourage you to check them out.  They have a wonderful hand and an ever growing selection of colors.

Photo Courtesy of Fons & Porter Quilting.  All Rights Reserved

Photo Courtesy of Fons & Porter Quilting. All Rights Reserved

The pattern is featured in the May/June 2014 Issue of Fons & Porter Love of Quilting Magazine

Love of Quilting

Natalia did a beautiful job on the quilting as always!

Magazine Quilt

If you make a Scattered Pinwheels quilt of your own I would love if you would share a picture with me! =)

LMS Medallion

I also wanted to let you know that Part 2 of my Medallion Mini tutorial should be available over on Sew Mama Sew today or tomorrow.  If you are following along make sure to check it out!

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Mini Medallion Sew Along Starts Today!04.17.14

LMS Medallion

I know a lot of you have been anxiously awaiting the start of the Mini Medallion quilt along.  I’m happy to tell you that it starts today!  I am guest posting over on Sew Mama Sew sharing Part One of my tutorial to make this little mini 25″ medallion quilt.

This is the perfect way to use up some of your scraps, end up with a cute mini, get in on the medallion craze, and have the chance to win prizes to boot.  There are a lot of great sponsors offering chances to win prizes just for participating in the Sew Mama Sew Spring Sew Along.

You can read more about the Sew Alongs here and the prizes being offered.  For Part 1 of my Mini Medallion Tutorial head on over here!

Happy Sewing!

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Cerulean Dreams Quilt04.11.14

Blue Stars

I hope you guys aren’t tired of seeing new quilts!  Last fall I worked on a number of magazine quilts and they are all coming out at the same time!  This is Cerulean Dreams–I looove this one!

Cerulean Dreams

As I was working on this quilt, I kept calling it Blue Plate Special because all I could think about was this type of Blue & White Porcelain Dishes.

Image Courtesy of Mothology.com

Image Courtesy of Mothology.com

The fabrics I used are from the Meridian line of fabric by P&B Textiles.  McCall’s Quilting is actually having a giveaway thru May 31st if you’d like to win some of your own!

Applique

This quilt features applique–but, you might be surprised how simple the applique is on this quilt.  I used one of the fabrics in a nifty way that makes the applique quite a bit simpler than it appears. =)

Border

Cerulean Dreams is featured in McCall’s Quilting May/June 2014.  You can see my quilt on the cover!–That’s always a fun sight for a designer to see.  =)

Cover full (1)

Hope you all have a wonderfully productive weekend!

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Tropical Illusion Quilt04.10.14

Tropical Illusion Quilt

 

Today I’m sharing a new pattern I designed for P&B Textiles.  This is my Tropical Illusion quilt & it utilizes a fun way to incorporate striped fabrics into your quilt.  All of the striped squares in this quilt only use one fabric.  This one:

Stripes

It’s such a fun way to work with striped fabric!  All of the fabrics in the quilt are from the Veracruz line of fabric.

Veracruz Fabrics

Image Courtesy of Hawthorne Threads

By the way, did you know that upside down birds are considered bad luck?–I had no idea either!  When I was working on this quilt I chatted a bit with Jessica Weisen, the designer of this fabric, and she filled me in.  The outer border fabric has great tropical flowers and birds.

Hawthorne Threads has the full line of fabric available & the free pattern for Tropical Illusion is available here.

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments on my Star Squared quilt!  If you read my blog and leave comments, you know that I almost always respond–however, I am never able to respond to all of the comments on my giveaway posts.  I wish so badly that I could have responded to each and every comment left on that post!–I loved reading what you all were up to this past weekend!  It made me wish we could all get together and have a big old quilting party!

Random Winner

The winner of my Grace giveaway bundle was comment #11, Dorothy.

Dorothy Matheson

Congrats Dorothy!–I’ll be sending you an email shortly!

 

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Star Squared Quilt04.04.14

Star Squared

I had the fun of working with Mary McGuire’s Grace line of fabric a 2nd time for my Star Squared quilt(pretend that this quilt is hanging vertically!–I didn’t realize until after I got it all pinned up that I had it sideways!).  The first quilt I designed was Grace’s Flower Garden which you can read more about here.

Star Squared utilizes big blocks, prints & solids, and finishes at a roomy 70″ x 88″.

Quilting Closeup

Angela did a beautiful job of quilting this quilt!

Quilting

Star Squared was featured in Fons & Porter Love of Quilting March/April 2014.  And it’s available as a free pattern on the F&P Website!  You can find it here.

I plan to list this quilt in my Etsy shop shortly—so if you love it keep an eye out!

And now, how about a little Fabric Scrap giveaway?–I have a bunch of Grace Fabric Scraps left over and I’m happy to send them to a new home.

Fabrics

 Leave me a comment with your weekend sewing plans and I’ll draw a winner next week!

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