and Tula Pink...
We learned about submitting designs to magazines from Jenny Fox Proverb...
about designing patterns by Sara Lawson from @sewsweetness...
I met, and had a long conversation with Brenda Ratliff, fabric designer for RJR Fabrics, leading to her offering of fabric from her new line, One Room Schoolhouse, to design with (see that pattern here)...
And had the chance to listen to Sharon Thornton from Free Spirit Fabrics talk about becoming a designer for them (which led to a wonderful working partnership already!)...
I have already benefited so much from this convention and cannot wait for the next one. If you have any desire to break into the business, I would so totally recommend it!!!
And this week, we are having a blog hop to share what we've learned with the world. One of my biggest lessons learned was to be myself and to do it now. When I got home, I dove into my pattern designs and today, I want to share my newest one with you!! This is Spring's Awakening!!
It's one of my favorite patterns!! The pattern is available in my Etsy store. But I wanted to give you a tutorial on one of the blocks here.
This block is so simple but has such a neat look to it.
And here's an idea of what it would like like as an entire quilt...
Here's the tutorial. Enjoy! It takes a background fabric and three coordinating fabrics.
Pin 2” Fabric 2 strip to long edge of 2-1/2” background strip as shown. Sew and press open. Repeat with 2” Fabric 3 strip and 2-1/2” background strip.
Subcut into 4 - 2” sections of each Fabric 2 and Fabric 3.
Pin 1” x 4” background to right side of Fabric 3 section from Step 2. Sew and press open. Repeat to make 4 units.
Place Fabric 2 section from Step 2 to units from Step 3 as shown. Sew and press open. Repeat to make 4 units.
Place 2” x 4” Fabric 1 piece to top of unit from Step 4 as shown. Sew and press open. Repeat to make 4 units.
Place 2” x 5-1/2” Fabric 1 piece to left side of unit from Step 5 as shown. Sew and press open. Repeat to make 4 units.
Using the 2-1/2” x 5-1/2” and 2-1/2” x 12-1/2” background pieces, and the units from Step 6, arrange your blocks as shown. Join first in columns, then join columns to complete your block.
Square up block to 12-1/2”.
If you make up your own, I'd love to see it! And if you would like the complete pattern for Spring's Awakening, in sizes crib, throw, twin, queen, and king, it's available in my Etsy store now!
SewPro Stars Blog Hop Schedule
Monday Nov 14
Lisa Peterson - https://lisaandlorelai.com/
Sherri Noel - Rebeccamaedesigns.com
Andi Stanfield - http://truebluequilts.com/
Brooke Gilbert - http://stitchedprintingcompany.com/p/blog
Tuesday Nov 15
Vanessa Behymer - https://vintagebarngirl.wordpress.com/
Pam Cobb & Lynn Rinehart - http://www.thestitchtvshow.com
Sherry Shish - www.poweredbyquilting.com
Joanne Kerton - www.canuckquilter.com
Lisa Nielsen - http://thequiltjam.blogspot.com/
Wednesday Nov 16
Carmen Ross - seecarmensew.com
Anne Beier - http://www.hudsonvalleyquilts.com/
Jessica Caldwell - www.desertbloomquilting.com
Pamela Morgan - mysweetlittlestitches.com
Thursday Nov 17
Maryanna Powell - www.marvelousauntiem.com
Cathy Smith - www.aquiltingchick.com
Lissa LaGreca - lovinglylissa.com
Paula Mamuscia - https://creationsbypaulamamuscia.wordpress.com/
Friday Nov 18
Becca Fenstermaker - prettypiney.com
Holly Stockley - www.lighthouselanedesigns.com
Teri Seal - daymoonquilts.blogspot.com
Trinia Braughton - www.penguinfeats.com
Deanna Wall - https://www.stitchesquilting.com/
And did I mention? There's a giveaway too! Here's the one for the blog hop...
And....I'm having my own giveaway! This is a charm pack of Lecien, Flower Sugar Paisley Wind! I picked it up at quilt market a few weeks ago when I got the fabric for this quilt! All you have to do to win it is leave a comment here telling me what you'd like to make with it! For an extra entry, follow me here or on Instagram and let me know here! I'll draw for the winner on Monday and contact the winner by email.
Good luck and thanks for sticking with me through this long post!!
Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation for NTT. With Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday, Fort Worth Fabric Studio for Fabric Frenzy Friday, Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?, TGIFF at The Quilted Journal, and Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts. Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, Show & Tell Monday at Bambi's, Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts, and Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt.