Friday, November 15, 2019

Camden Road Pattern Release & New Pattern Shop!

I have two pieces of news to share today: the first is the release of my newest pattern Camden Road and the second is that my new pattern shop is now open!

Camden Road is fat quarter friendly pattern based on the traditional Mrs. Bryan’s Choice quilt block.  I love the design and how it highlights all of the different prints against the two background fabrics.

The quilt is named after the street I grew up on. You might have seen some of the pictures of the quilt in progress on my Instagram account.

Camden Road contains instructions for 3 three sizes: baby, lap, and twin.

The flying geese in the quilt blocks are made using the no-waste (also called the four at a time) method which is perfect because you need the flying geese in sets of four for the blocks. 

The cover quilt was made using a variety of fat quarters on a white background.  Warm & White batting from the Warm Company and Aurifil thread were used in the quilt. 

A used a favorite Anna Maria Horner print for the backing which incorporates many of the colors used in the front of the quilt.

Camden Road is on sale for only $8 for one week (through Friday Nov 22nd) and then it will go up to its regular price of $12. You can combine this introductory sale price with coupon codes for even more savings: 

Use code "TWOPATTERNS" for $2 off 2 patterns and "THREEPATTERNS" for $4 off 3 patterns

Many, many thanks to Cindy of Hyacinth Quilts for helping me pick fabrics for this quilt, she turned my boring fabric pull into one of my favorite fabric combinations ever and to Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl for her spectacular tech editing skills.  You can see Cindy of Hyacinth Quilts' blocks on her Instagram account.

Cindy and I are thinking about running a little quilt along for Camden Road starting in January.  Would you like to join in?

And now for more good new pattern shop is OPEN!

I have been working behind the scenes for the last couple of months setting up a new pattern shop on the Shopify platform.  I hope that you will find the new shop easy to navigate with clear pictures and descriptions.

If you have a minute I would love for you to hop over and take a look around, check out Camden Road, and let me know what you of the new shop.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Mosaic Mystery Quilt ++ November Diagonal Block Linkup

Today is the link up to show off pictures of your Square in a Square units for October and enter to win some great prizes from our generous sponsors.

Mosaic Mystery Quilt Links:

November's Sponsors & Prizes

$50 gift certificate

Christine Scholz, is the owner of BackSide Fabrics, an internet only, family run business, and is located in the Lake Norman area of NC (near Charlotte). They specialize in a large selection of wide quilt backing fabrics that are both beautiful and affordable, and Quilters Dream Batting.

Check out Backside Fabric's Instagram account, they are always posting pictures of their new fabric arrivals.  I love wide back fabrics and not having to piece my quilt backs.

1 winner of 2 pdf patterns

Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs focuses on producing innovative patterns with clear instructions by combining her technical writing and math skills with her love of quilting. She loves teaching computer aided quilt design and basic quilting skills to others. You can find all of her patterns in her shop.

Now onto the linkup!

Linkup Details:
  • You will link up your picture of your fabrics using the inLinkz system below.  Details on how to link up and a practice link up party can be found here.
  • The linkup party will open at 12:01 am EST on the second Thursday of the month and will stay open until 11:55pm EST on the last day of the month.  Winners will be announced within the first week of the following month.
  • The prizes will be awarded randomly to people who link up using this system on this post (posting a picture on Facebook is awesome, but it needs to be entered here to be eligible to win).

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Mosaic Mystery Quilt ++ Diagonal Blocks

The Mosaic Mystery Quilt instructions for November are here!

Mosaic Mystery Quilt Links:

November's instructions...Click the link below for a more printer friendly version of the instructions.

Diagonal Blocks

1.  Combine 32 fabric C squares 2" x 2", 64 bg fabric triangles 2 ⅜" x 2 ⅜", 32 fabric C triangles 3 ⅞" x 3 ⅞", and 32 bg fabric squares 3 ½" x 3 ½" to make 16 diagonal blocks 6 ½" x 6 ½" using steps a.-c.

     a. Sew together 1 fabric C square 2" x 2" and 2 bg fabric triangles 2 ⅜" x 2 ⅜" to make a pieced triangle.  Repeat to make 32 pieced triangles.

     b. Sew together a pieced triangle from step 1 and a fabric C triangle 3 ⅞" x 3 ⅞" to make a corner unit 3 ½" x 3 ½".  Repeat to make a total of 32 corner units.

     c. Sew together 2 corner units 3 ½" x 3 ½" and 2 bg fabric squares 3 ½" x 3 ½" to make a diagonal block 6 ½" x 6 ½".  Repeat to make a total of 16 diagonal blocks.

Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the Mosaic Mystery Quilt!

Any questions?  Leave them in a comment below or post them to our Facebook group page.  I look forward to seeing everyone's progress.  The next set of instructions will be published on the first Thursday of December (the 5th).

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup - October 2019

Welcome to October's Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup!

My favorite finish for October were some new pineapple blocks.  I made a variety for the beginning paper piecing workshop I taught in the middle of October.

Ready for the party?  

Here is a reminder of the party details:
  • The linky party will open at 12:01am EST on the last day of the month and will be open for 5 days, through the 4th at 11:59 pm EST.
  • For instructions on how to link up blog, Instagram, or pictures from your computer (new - there is now a way to just upload a picture without a web link) to the party, click here.  
  • If linking a blog post, I ask that you please add a link back to the party (and the button graphic if you would like).
  • Please visit at least 3 other links (and preferably leave comments) to share the love and celebration :)
I hope you join in by checking out the posts or linking your favorite finish of the month!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Why We Quilt

I would love to share some good news today, I was included in Thomas Knauer's new book :)

I was contacted by Thomas Knauer if one of the quilts I had made could be used in a book he was writing called Why We Quilt (affiliate link).  I was so honored to be asked I accepted immediately.

The quilt he wanted to place in his book was Drizzle.  I made the quilt as part of Christa Watson's book launch for her book Machine Quilting with Style.  Drizzle is made from Christa's book pattern called Rain and because I made it about half size, I called mine Drizzle :)

Also in the book is a quilt I designed but did not make.  Allison Dutton made a version of my pattern Use Your Illusion (she called hers Emerging Illusion) as part of a charity bee.  I got to see this quilt hanging at QuiltCon and loved the different colors she used in the quilt.

The entire book is both inspirational, reading about why quilters quilt, and eye candy for all of the beautiful quilt pictures.  I am excited to have added this book to my quilt library.

You can pick up a copy of Why We Quilt on Amazon (and you can find the pattern for Use Your Illusion in my Etsy shop).

Note: all photos courtesy of Storey Publishing except for Emerging Illusions, taken by Allison Dutton.