I love the projects in this book. It’s one basic block and different settings. It’s hard to think Christmas right now isn’t it? Especially with the winter most of the country has had this past year. The fabrics featured are from Moda; Winterlude by Three Sisters and Pine Fresh by Sandy Gervais. Beautiful! Five projects in multiple sizes. Bed runners, toppers, tree skirts and lap quilts. Great gift ideas!
A Few Loose Threads
Archive for the ‘Patterns’ Category
This pattern was particularly fun to do. It’s simple and lends itself easily to stash busting. I used the Bordeaux & Sienna by Paula Barnes for Marcus Fabrics. If you make sure the fabric that creates the center ring has good contrast with everything else, you are good to go. This pattern has three sizes: Topper, Throw and Queen. It will be available on the website by the end of this week!
This time of year is especially busy with the school year ending, graduations, and Spring Quilt Market coming up. In my corner of the world I tend to disappear into my studio for weeks while trying to figure out what the next set of patterns will hold. I’m really glad that my husband “gets it”. He makes sure that I don’t starve :-).
It’s always such a relief to get it out on paper and into fabric! One of the new patterns for this spring is called London Star. The fabric line is from Marcus Fabrics and is called County Londonderry. I really liked the muted gray blues, navy, cranberry and gold. Two options for settings are included. This pattern will be available for purchase June 1st.
All I can say is life is good. It has been BUSY! I thought that when my kids got out of diapers that things would settle down. Well, it just keeps going and going and going. We celebrated a high school and college graduation this year and just returned from the last vacation we will take as a family for a long time….more on that to come. I’ve got some catching up to do, but wanted to get the newest patterns up on the website.
These are the patterns that were released at Spring Market (I am way behind…..!)
I hope you like them.
The newest addition to the “Just for Fun!” line is a great little quilt that would work well as a wall hanging or table topper. It’s got kind of a masculine feel to it. I just love the black border print and the graphic feel of the floral design. It’s La Belle from Northcott. One size 34″ x 34″.
I don’t know where the name for this design came from but it seems to fit. If you love making scrappy quilts, this pattern is a good one. I used Civil War Journals by Judie Rothermel from Marcus Fabrics. What a great line of fabric! Another one block quilt with a twist…can you tell this is a straight setting? The trick in is the border. Three sizes – Topper, Throw and Queen.
If you aren’t a fan of scrappy quilts, this design works great with planned fabric placement.
Tranquility was inspired by the Martindale fabric line from Northcott. I just love the softness of the colors in these prints. The pattern is pretty simple with a twist, of course! You will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is make those pinwheels with the cornerstones. Three sizes in the pattern – Topper, Throw and Queen. The new patterns will be on the website soon!
Thanks for visiting and Happy Quilting!
It’s finally time to finish packing and think about how I’m getting to the airport.
The laundry is done and my son probably has enough clean clothes to get him through the weekend. He’s going to Prom Saturday – I hope they get lots of pictures.
This trip culminates months of work designing, sewing, writing and testing patterns. It’s a little nerve wracking to coordinate all of this. I hope you all like what you see!
I figured out that I can manage this on my own if I have a half-booth rather than a full 10 x 10 space. I pack my booth in one big suitcase weighing in at just under 50 pounds. Four boxes are shipped to the hotel and I usually rent a car with another designer. Going to Target in a new city is a highlight of the trip!
I know you are curious about what’s new, so I’ve linked to my brochure for market below. The patterns should be showing up in quilt shops soon…if you see something you like, please let your favorite shop know about it!
If you happen to be at Market, be sure to stop by – I’ll be in Booth 2602.
I recently started doing a few projects for Northcott fabrics. My first was just released using the Flirtations line by Ro Gregg. A departure from my Civil War theme, don’t you think?
This version of Cotton Candy is done in the Astor Manor fabric line from Moda. I have a weakness for brown and pink….this is such a pretty group! Again, a charm friendly pattern.
Click on the image for more information.
Remember to comment this week about when you learned to quilt – the drawing for one of five new patterns will be held on Sunday May 9th.