Monday, February 8, 2016

Design Wall Monday

If you need a quick quilt for a gift, I can readily suggest this design!

Here is the sample for the April Jelly  Roll Party at Ruth's Stitchery. I tried two different layouts -- which do you like better?

I like "rainbow" layouts, so I tried this layout with the colors moving from the off-white background to the red:

But I decided the uneven numbers of each color would bother me, so I went with the random layout:

The pattern is "Gemini" from Villa Rosa Designs. The fabric is "Mon Ami" by BasicGrey for Moda. I chose this fabric because of the raindrops in one of the prints -- April showers, you know! I love the "grunge" semi-solids from BasicGrey, they add so much texture to the background. I'm planning straight-line quilting for this modern design. It will finish at 52" X 65" throw size.

Super-quick to sew up -- I had the pieces already cut, and it took only the better part of one day to stitch! I'll be using this pattern again for a baby quilt, or a 12th birthday quilt.

The fourth Jelly Roll sample quilt for 2016 finished already. Hooray!

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunday Stash: Some New Patterns

I like to buy new patterns and read/admire them for awhile before I buy the fabric to go with. 

First up is a new bag pattern from "Lazy Girl Designs," the Sweatpea Pods. Cathy brought back a sample of the special zipper required for this bag from Fall market. Isn't it cute?

I showed you this layer cake and "City Blocks" pattern last week -- now the Moda Bella Solids that I want to use for the background has arrived, so this will be my next "new quilt" start!

You know how I love "strip quilts." This new book from That Patchwork Place has lots of great patterns that use 2½" fabric strips. I can't decide which one to make first!

This was a "just because it's pretty" purchase. I have a growing collection of text prints, and I think this block will make a great pillow for my "word nerd" friends!

Being an Idaho native, I couldn't resist this embroidery pattern. Even though I haven't embroidered for years!

Do you ever buy a pattern that you'll never make up, just because you like it? Elder Son says "It's OK to buy it just because it's pretty!"

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