I may have mentioned in an earlier post that I would like to start posting a pattern of the week. I can’t post what I’m currently working on, as I have to wait until fall market to make the reveal. But, I’d like to still share some of my designs so you all can get a feel for what my style is. I also love to make my patterns over again in different color combinations, and this gives me a chance to share those as well. If only my patterns had giant covers and I could show many possible color combinations . . . . The shops may not like trying to display them and the consumers might not like paying for this, so I think this format will work. To help celebrate the pattern of the week (which I also mentioned may turn into the “pattern of the every other week” when things are too busy), I think there should be a giveaway. So please leave us a comment between now and next Monday (the 25th) and you could win a copy of the pattern or book. Now to try to get things going with this, I’d like to give you multiple chances to win. So, refer a friend to the site and if that friend leaves a comment, with you listed as the referral, you will both win copies.
We are going to start with my Meadow Lane quilt from my book Fat Quarter Cottage.
The fabrics for this quilt are all from my stash. I don’t usually work from my stash any more. I try to buy from current lines so my customers can try to replicate the quilt if they want. I just couldn’t find a fabric line in these colors at that time. The border fabric and coordinating stripe are both decoreator fabrics. Again, I don’t usually do this, but at that time the only way you could find a floral this large was to buy a decorator fabric. That’s not the case anymore. One of my new Anna Maria Horner fabrics has flowers larger than Joel’s head. ( I use Joel’s head as an example, not because of his huge man-sized ego :), but because he literally has a large head. He can’t even get hats large enough to fit his head. We call it “Le Melon.”) Anyways, back to my deocrator fabric – in this case it’s just what the quilt needed. It’s a great way to finish this quilt and because it’s not used in the piecing in the center of the quilt, the extra weight and thickness doesn’t cause a problem.
My first color option is done with my fabric line called Winter Spice from Henry Glass. In this sample, I decided to dress up those plain squares with a little applique. Consider that that square could be used to display other fun things – a fussy cut floral, a picture, an eye-spy fabric, etc.
For my last color option, I used a set of florals for a vintage feel. The fabric line is called Cornicopia by Fig Tree Quilts. I made it smaller and scalloped the edges using Darlene Zimmerman’s Easy Scallop Tool.
This couch is my favorite place to stitch binding or knit. Here’s my view:
Don’t forget to leave a comment to be registered to win – sorry just the book, not the view 😦