February 14, 2018

Fancy That Quilt Along! - Fabric Requirements

Are y'all ready?!?  I've been so excited about this, trying to work out all the details.  I truly hope you'll join me on this one.  You'll love it, I promise!

I am providing the instructions in the quilt along for a twin size quilt, 60" x 84" without borders, 68" x 92" with borders.  Today I'm going to give you the fabric requirement.  This is a very "organic" pattern in that it's going to be different for everyone.  The list below is going under the assumption that you aren't using ANY focal fabrics at all, just straightforward pieced blocks throughout. 

About the focal fabrics.  As you can see in my sample, I designed this to work with your hoarded focal fabrics, ranging in size from 2-1/2" to 12-1/2".  I'll walk you through getting them into the quilt.  Just start searching your stash and finding those much-loved pieces and, if you'd like, a complimentary fabric that will work for bordering them.  

You can see that on my focal blocks, I used complementary fabrics.  You can also choose to use fabrics that you're already using in the quilt for the stars, churn dash, or pinwheels.  If that's the case, you will want to add some additional yardage.  This is a very fat quarter friendly quilt.  You can choose to use a myriad of fat quarters instead of yardage.  THAT'S FINE!  This is your quilt.  Choose what makes you happy. 

As stated, I'm going to provide you with the instructions for this quilt in a twin size.  There is also a queen size and I'm working on getting lap and crib sizes done too.  I'll make these available in a pattern in my shop when we kick off the quilt along.

I'm planning Monday releases for each step of the quilt and we will start on MARCH 5!  I'm so, so excited!  I can't wait to see what you're working with.  I think we will start sharing our fabric pulls next Monday with a linky party.  I'll show you what focal fabric I'm going with.

Let's get this party started!!

January 25, 2018

Fancy That Quilt Along!

Who's ready for a quilt along???  You all know me, and you all know that I can't resist a good quilt along.  I'm very excited to announce that I'm going to host one for my new pattern, Fancy That.

I designed this quilt to use up those panels and focal fabrics that we all have and just don't know how to use, except by doing that, "border and done," thing.  This quilt is in twin and queen sizes (I'm working on a crib size pattern too).  It can handle panel blocks up to 12-1/2" in size. 

As you can see, I made my sample version using Cori Dantini's gorgeous prints.  I have so many sets of her fabrics sitting in my stash just waiting on the right pattern, and this is it!

Right now, I'm planning on starting this quilt along on 3/1.  I'll post more info, fabric requirements, schedule, etc., in the coming weeks.

I made an alternate version so you can really see the pattern, but the weather hasn't cooperated in getting good pics yet.  Here's the one from in my living room.

So what do you say?  Want to join in?  I hope some of you do!  Start gathering your panel/focal fabrics and let's get ready to play!

November 8, 2017

Another Take on Santa's in a Handbasket

Last week I woke up to a wonderful email from Ruth sharing her version of my pattern, Santa's in a Handbasket.  I asked for permission to share because, wow, it turned out so pretty!!!  Take a look:

Isn't it gorgeous?!?  Here's a full shot:

I love how she made it her own with the wonderful fabric choices.  Look at these birds:

The fabrics work so well together!

Ruth, thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous quilt!  If yall make one of my patterns, please share your pics.  I love seeing your take on them!!!