I introduced you to my new book last week, but I have also been working on some new single patterns. The first one is Little Charmers 5-
I mentioned in my last post that I have been busy finishing up lots of projects – I’ve finished a few colors options for these runners, as you know by now that I LOVE color options!
Here’s a close-up of the first runner, done with my Cottage Charm fabric.
Here’s aclose-up of the second item – I love these fabrics – They are designed by Fig Tree Quilts and the fabric line is called Fig and Plum. Here’s my color option of that one:
This is, of course, another Moda line called Hemming House
I had a little trouble with the third runner. First I made this one:
It was cute, but too dark for the pattern front. So I made this one:
I loved this one, but it was too bright from the pattern front. (Aren’t those fabrics yummy??? The line is called Farmer’s Market and it’s designed by Sandi Henderson. I got the charm pack here: www.fatquartershop.com. Hi Kimberly!)
Then I made this one, and it was just right. The fabrics are a combination of Gypsy Rose (not out yet) and Fig and Plum, both by Fig Tree Quilts.
The next pattern is called Little Charmers 6 – Again with 3 projects, all designed for Charm Packs. For those of you who don’t know what a charm pack is, it’s one of my favorite quilting inventions of the past few years. Moda came up with the concept – it’s a pack of 5″ squares and contains a square of every piece in the entire fabric line. I love them because I can now afford to collect EVERY fabric line that Moda comes out with! I think part of the fun of quilting is collecting and charm packs fit right in with that philosophy. Each of the runners in these patterns uses 1 charm pack. (Each charm pack contains a different number of squares, depending on the size of the fabric line). Anyways, if you haven’t tried them, I highly recomment it!
The fabric lines I used are: Top: 1974 by Urban Chicks, Middle: Nest by Tula Pink, Bottom: Tranqulity by Sandy Gervais, all from Moda. I haven’t had a chance to make any color options of this one yet. Gesh, what’s wrong with me?!?
The next pattern is called Double Takes 3. It’s called double takes because there are two size options in the pattern – one using a Layer Cake and a smaller project using a Charm Pack. For those of you who don’t know what a Layer Cake is – they are also made by Moda and they are similar to a Charm Pack , just bigger. You get 42 – 10″ squares. I’m addicted to these also. It’s just more fabric than a Charm Pack, so what’s not to love! I’ll stop preaching about Moda precuts now. I also list fat quarter options in case you fall in love with some fabrics that aren’t available in 10″ squares. I also included 4 size options for the large quilt – throw (shown), twin, double and a queen.
Here’s a close up of the runner:
The two fabric lines used in this pattern front are: A Reciepie for Friendship by Mary Englebreight and Fresh Squeezed by Sandy Gervais.
I’ve had time to get one color option done for this quilt:
It’s done using my Cottage Charm line (available now). The wind would not cooperate and kept blowing my quilt all over, including onto the ground, so I gave up on trying to get a better pictures.
The last pattern I designed with my Mom. It’s called the Birthday Collection
It’s an autograph quilt, designed to help celebrate those special birthdays. As a grandma, my Mom is making one of these quilts for each of her grandchildren. The quilt is brought to the party in the TOTE, and eveyone at the party signs a block (there are nine numbered blocks in the quilt – look close and you will see the numbers). Here’s a close up of the signed block.
and a close-up of the Party Tote and Bib with Cake-Catcher (the stripe band along the bottom is open at the top to catch those falling birthday cake crumbs)
The girlie quilt is made with a line designed by Me and My Sister called Butterfly Fling. The boy option is made with a combination of cowboy prints. (To see the lucky recipients of these quilt see the previous post.)
Now, for those of you who sat through this long post, you will have a chance to win a pattern. I will be giving away a copy of each pattern to four lucky winners. Just leave a comment to be eligable to win!!!!! I’ll announce the winners sometime next week.