Monday, November 24, 2014

Nordic Sweater Quilt My Newest Pattern

I love to design quilts around themes.  This quilt was designed as a snow and winter Christmas theme in mind.  It was inspired by traditional Intarsia and Nordic knitting styles.  And now it is available for instant download on my Craftsy and Etsy shops.  Enjoy!  This is by far my favorite design to date and I hope you enjoy it too!

I chose to do a curl-feather design in the outer border and did a back-fill in the red of my windblown design.

I had noticed other bloggers take a "stained-glass window" of their quilt tops.  I really liked the look of the seams against the setting sun so I took some photos of this quilt top.

The stained-glass photo shoot really makes the Nordic star pop.

Now it's your turn...what have you been working on?  It's my weekly linky party KISMIF (Keep It Simple and Make It Fun!).

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Three Free Quilt Patterns on Craftsy

Here just in time for your holiday sewing...three free quilt patterns available on Craftsy from me!  I hope you can enjoy them! 

Diamond Star Layer Cake Quilt

I Spy Quilt

As The Wind Blows Quilt

Enjoy!  If you create a quilt using one of these freebies, I would love to see it.  Share it with me on my flickr pool.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I'm So Excited! Another Feature on Moda Bake Shop my Jellyroll Baskets Quilt

I'm so excited to share with you another featured project on Moda Bake Shop.  It is my Jellyroll Baskets Quilt.  Head over to their blog to download a free copy of the pattern and enjoy making it yourself.  Of course I love to see how your projects turn out and for ease of sharing, have a flickr pool for you to share your photos in.

Here's a picture of the project, a generously sized queen-size quilt.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Jellyroll Basket Quilt Feature on Moda Bake Shop and KISMIF 29

Hello!  I am excited to announce my newest tutorial, the Jellyroll Basket Quilt will be featured on Moda Bake Shop on November 18, 2014.  Click on this link Tuesday to see what can be made from the following fabric.
I was grateful to use the Rambling Rose collection of fabrics designed by Sandy Gervais for Moda Fabrics in this tutorial.  This quilt features a checkerboard border and baskets made from jellyrolls--as inspired from an antique quilt block. I hope you enjoy the free project!
And now it's your turn to share your projects on my linky party I call "Keep It Simple and Make It Fun" (otherwise it won't get done, ha ha!)--KISMIF.  This will be open for two weeks as I will be unavailable to open another linky party next week.  Yes, if you have multiple posts you can share multiple.  Have a great day!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

My Dresden Plate Quilt Top and KISMIF 28

Hello all!  Do you remember my in-the-car project from September?  I showed my tricks on needle-turning the applique of these Dresden Plate blocks?  This is the project where I challenged myself to only use fabric from my stash.  Yes, that's right, no trips to the fabric store for this one!  Crazy!  That was quite a challenge.

Well, I finally finished all 13 of them and pieced the top.  Once the blocks were done, the quilt top came together in a flash!
I chose to do an on-point setting as I had so many back-ground fabric choices. 

Apparently, if I add enough loud and busy prints, it evens things out!

I've been saving the Reiley Blake outer border fabric for quite some time now.  I think it pulled this whole red-white-black-gray quilt together.  The red added the splash of red color needed.

I had one leftover block--and it was the wrong size for the quilt.  Maybe I'll make it into a pillow.
Now....the quilt I'm choosing to feature from the link-ups last week is from Tanya Quilts in CO.  What a great project she made at her quilter's retreat!  Maybe some day I'll have the fortune of attending a quilter's retreat--but not now with 4 kids and 2 horses on the way!  :)

Modern Herringbone Quilt by Tanya Quilts in Co.

Here's your turn to link up!   Remember to "Keep It Simple and Make It Fun"   (otherwise it won't get done--ha ha!).  I love to see your projects.  Thank you for sharing--and remember I will send a free quilt pattern PDF to you if I feature your quilt next week.