April 3, 2020

Adeline - a New Quilt Pattern in 4 Sizes + Quilty Sales!

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Meet Adeline, a new star quilt pattern in 4 sizes - Throw, Twin, Queen, and King!  

Adeline is a big block quilt with several designs created when the blocks are joined together.

Don'tcha love the floral fabric?  Oh my, it makes my heart sing, and I had to have it when I first saw it.  It's Country Fair from Connecting Threads.  All fabrics except one in this quilt are from the collection, and all are from CT.

While you don't see Flying Geese in very many of my quilt patterns, this one called for them in order to keep the floral pieces as large as possible.  I didn't want to cut that beautiful fabric too small!

This is one of the more complex-to-write patterns I've written, and I don't mean complex to sew up; that part was straightforward.  I mean the actual writing of the pattern was complex because I wanted the instructions to be broken down into as many steps as necessary so it would be easy for you to understand.  I bounced ideas back and forth with my editor, Shannon of The Flemings Nine, several times to get the instructions just right.  The pattern had a definite transformation from its first draft to the final copy, and I'm quite tickled with it.  I hope you will be too!  :)

Adeline is a yardage-friendly quilt pattern.  In the Quilt Stats section on the back of the pattern, I have included a graphic that shows exactly where the fabrics are placed in the quilt top to help you with fabric selection so you can make the quilt with fabrics that represent your own style.

Below is Adeline in the Queen size in a upcoming fabric collection.  I love how sweet this quilt is!

Quilt Stats:
Pattern:   Adeline, available right here.
Size:  56" x 72"
Fabric:  Country Fair by Connecting Threads
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly
Quilting:  Pirouette on Gratitude, my Handi Quilter Fusion with ProStitcher

Adeline is available in my shop right here.  This quilt will be for sale soon!

Here are some quilty sales for you!

  • Bluprint is open for free!  View all video classes for free until April 16th right here.  I've been watching quilty classes and learning new-to-me techniques which are usually too complex to learn from a single pattern.  Did you know that Bluprint instructors are paid by the number of minutes their classes are viewed?  You can support quilt designers by watching their classes or just have it running on autopilot, like while you make dinner. :)
  • CT Publishing is having a Spring Fling Sale with up to 85% off quilt books, many are well known books.  Click here to save.
  • At Connecting Threads you will save 15% off your entire order with code CUDDLEUP.  This includes quilt kits in my patterns which you can view all in one place right here.  Don't forget the code!
  • If you need to stock up on solids, now is the time!  You'll save 20% on Confetti Cottons at Fat Quarter Shop.  Click here to go right to the collection.

Have you signed up for my quilty newsletter yet?  

Prepare to be spoiled!  New subscribers receive a free quilt pattern called Sparklers, and each week I'll send you a fun quilty newsletter that I hope you are thrilled to receive, a break from the craziness of these current times.  Click here to subscribe.

Linking to: ♥ Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?!?Finished or Not Finished FridayBrag About Your Beauties ♥ Needle and Thread Thursday

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March 26, 2020

Custom Fly Away Quilted Wall Hanging

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Another finish from 2019 that I haven't shown you is a Fly Away wall hanging, made as a custom order.  My client chose the Kona Cottons to get the look he was after.

A rod pocket was not attached as the client was hanging the quilt with a wooden quilt hanger that holds the quilt between two layers of wood.

Quilt Stats:
Pattern:  Fly Away, available right here.
Size:  48" square, resized from pattern.
Fabric:  All Kona Cotton solids.
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly
Quilting:  Maze design on Gratitude my Handi Quilter Fusion with ProStitcher

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Get Free Unlimited Access to Bluprint Classes For Two Weeks!

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Bluprint is offering a FREE Creativity Care Package for two weeks to help families make the most of their time together!  Creativity is a great way to connect with your kids and can help keep them busy while you're working from home.

You can stream more than 1300 creative education classes from quilting, sewing, knitting, baking, drawing, family crafts and so much more, all taught by experts, for two full weeks.  Click right here to get signed up.  

You can bet I will be watching some new-to-me classes!  Like this Baking With the Gluten-Free Girl for help with making cakes, breads, pies, and cookies.  And my daughter will likely watch some cooking and baking classes, because she has an extended spring break because of COVID with three weeks off of college and needs to sharpen her cooking skills (says her mother).  :) 

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