So by now I'm sure my readers know that I love to quilt. Not only is it relaxing, but also rewarding when the quilt is finished and I can start gathering fabrics for the next. Often I have two or three going at the same time, usually at different stages. Another fun thing I like to do is get one of my existing quilts and see how it looks in different colors. I did this recently for my quilt Purple Dawn.
As I've been designing a brand new bargello, I've also been refreshing my Bargello Seasons patterns and transferring them to downloadable patterns. The two I have done most recently is Bargello in Summer and Bargello in Winter - opposite seasons for opposite sides of the equator. I didn't do that on purpose, it was just the way it happened.
If you need a new way to use those 2 1/2" strips you have been collecting, you want to give this pattern a try "Flower Boxes". There are multiple layout and border options to make any size quilt you need and this technique is definitely a new one. Include the flowers or not, the inspiration can lead you into a new world of creativity.
Hey, I decided to do a pattern giveaway. I want to give away one of my favorite flower patterns.... the Calla Lily quilt "Light Upon the Earth".
Purple Dawn is a quilt I made a few years ago with Hoffman Fabrics and today I was wondering how it would look in a larger size. The pattern actually comes in two sizes already, 43" square and 84" square, but I figured I could easily make it rectangular instead.
Many quilters don't know that the majority of my applique stitching is raw edge. Even just recently, when I was showing some of my applique flowers, a number of quilters asked, "is that really raw edge?". Of course, there are some secrets in my technique which reduce fraying and give the appearance that the edges are turned under.
I am so excited to finally get another quilt pattern published. It is always a good feeling to get another chalked off the board so I can move onto the next. Of course, by the time I chalk one off, I've usually added at least half a dozen more. Anyway, my latest pattern is called Changing Seasons.
Any excuse to make something for someone is always high on my list of things to do especially when it comes to Christmas and Birthdays, so knowing my granddaughter Amy loves purses, I just had to make her one this Christmas. I used my Candy Sweet Purse Pattern to create a new style design just for her. The original pattern has two applique designs that can be used - or you can use a favorite fabric in the panel inside - but I chose to create my own fabric and add some additional touches.
Note: this competition has now ended.
Anita Eaton's latest pattern is about to be released, but we thought it might be fun to have a little competition. You see, we would like you to decide on an appropriate name for this beautiful quilt and who ever comes up with the best suggestion will receive a free pattern once it is released next week.