Around the Corner

It has been just a gorgeous weekend here at the lake in Minnesota.  We’ve had mostly rain the last week or so, so it was wonderful to have some sun and warm weather. 

That nice weather gave me a chance to take a few pictures for this post.  Thank goodness for that, as grey, dreary weather does nothing for quilt photos.  This post will show the last of the three patterns I’m going to  market with this week.  Like the others, this one has a few options to choose from!

Here’s the cover –

I decided to call it “Around the Corner” after one of my favorite movies “You’ve Got Mail.”   The bookstore in the movie is called “The Shop Around the Corner”.  As a kid, I would have loved that store, or even now as an adult.  The movie makes the bookstore come alive and seem like an actual place.  All the corners in this quilt pattern reminded me of that movie and the shop’s cute nam.

I’d also like to share a few photos of the quilts individually.  The irregular shaped one is going to be used as a table-cloth on my dining room table and features the non-holiday prints from my “At Home for the Holidays” fabric line.

It could also be used as a tree skirt, as the one below will be when I get around to finishing it.  I’m going to cut a hole in the center and add a facing to finish it off.  I prefer not to cut the slit down the side of the quilt, as is typically done with a tree skirt.  This way I can still use it as a tablecloth with the use of a strategically placed center piece to cover the hole.

Here’s a close-up of the prints I used for the tree skirt.  They are by fellow Henry Glass Designer Barbara Jones.  It’s her new line that just dropped last week and it’s currently my favorite (specifically) holiday line.

Barbara also designed the prints used in the runner shown on the front cover.  It’s a combination of her Simply Sweet and Bubblegum Basic lines.

A little quilting detail . . .

The larger throw size quilt is shown below.  The pattern also includes options for twin and queen size quilts.  As far as fabric goes, almost any of your favorite precuts will work, with the addition of a background and border print.

By the way, this quilt is made with my Widlflowers fabric line that came out last January.

We also have the throw size quilt done up in Sanibel.  It’s hanging out in the garage in our mock “market booth”.  The lighting out there isn’t very good, but at least you can see what the design looks like with a light background too.

I think that covers everything for today.  If you would like to be entered into a drawing for this pattern, just leave me a comment.  I will pick the winners for all three drawings (from the last two posts) on Wednesday morning, so stop back then!

About Heather Peterson

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166 Responses to Around the Corner

  1. Janelle says:


  2. Michelle says:

    I love Around the Corner, and your fabulous way of making a tree skirt. Thank you for the giveaways.

  3. Moneik says:

    Love the new pattern!

  4. Sequana says:

    That’s just what I need! A mock market booth in my own garage. *S*…….What fun that would be.

  5. Megan says:

    All these new patterns look like so much fun to make! I can’t wait to see pics of your booth at market! Hope everything’s coming together as smoothly as possible!!!

  6. Debbie says:

    Do I have to wait until Market is over to get my hands on this great pattern? I can see the possiblities.

  7. audrey says:

    adorable! i’d love to make that as a tree skirt!

    (just a funny note, as I was reading the You’ve Got Mail line, sesame street was on at my house saying, Elmo’s Got Mail! Elmo’s Got Mail! such is life w/ a 2yo! LOL!)

  8. Eileen C says:

    Thanks for showing us all of the options! Can’t wait for the new book.

  9. Cindy C. says:

    I am already liking the pattern BIG TIME. It reminds of the saying “it’s all squared up”. I like the clean, straight lines that it gives – and the “round” quilting that stands out!

    Ooh, got to love this one, Heather.

    You never disappoint!!!

  10. Anita says:

    Yes, please include me in the give away!

  11. QuiltNut says:

    the name is perfect for this pattern. thanx for the chance!

  12. Cory says:

    This is a wonderful pattern! So full of energy and movement. I would love to win this one. Take care and God bless, Cory

  13. Ruth says:

    I love this pattern! Please add me to the drawing!

  14. Melissa C says:

    Looks like another winner. I love the odd shaped one the best.

  15. Dee says:

    Another table runner pattern that I just love!

  16. These are all really, really cute… this is definately my fav of your new patterns! Hope you sell lots at market!

  17. Lotta says:

    I love that pattern! And I love the movie too.
    Lotta in Sweden

  18. Dianne says:

    another winner! Love it!

  19. DianeY says:

    Such a cute pattern & the fabrics you used are really yummy! How I wish I could see them in person! I loved that movie, too!

  20. Quilting Chick says:

    Love the patterns and fabric and can’t wait to hear all about quilt market. Marietta

  21. Paula W. says:

    This has to be my favorite pattern of yours so far! Love the variety of sizes. Great name too – I love that movie. Have a great market.

  22. Laura says:

    This is also a great pattern! I love it! Great uses for the pattern and I love your pictures. I would love to win this one. Laura

  23. Kelly says:

    Great idea for the tree skirt. This looks like a fun pattern.

  24. Randee says:

    This is also a great pattern. I like the one on your dinning room table. What a neat idea also not to cut the slit up the quilt for a tree skirt!

  25. Nancy E says:

    Another GREAT book! What a great story about how you decided on the book’s name. Love all the quilts, too.

  26. Betty in Ky says:

    The Sanibel with the light background is oh so pretty. I’m really liking this pattern.

  27. Anya says:

    Absolutely lovely!

  28. Deb G. says:

    Love the patterns, especially the table topper!

  29. Carol M. says:

    Very cute! I love all the options with this pattern.

  30. Janelle J says:

    Another very cute pattern. A few things I love are your models made up in different fabrics, your different sizes, and the fact that your patterns have directions for pre-cuts or fat quarters. You really do all the work and credit is well deserved!!

  31. Belinda Gelhausen says:

    Oh how I would love to have a copy of this pattern!

  32. susan says:

    Like the pattern. Really enjoy the way you make accent pillows and dust ruffles to match. Have made several pillow shams from your book. It really completes the look of the quilt.

  33. Jaylene says:

    I love this pattern. I really like the tree skirt.

  34. Polly says:

    OMG! your designs just get better and better! I love them! Polly

  35. Giggles says:

    I love the quilt and the movie. What fun!

  36. Elaine S. says:

    Heather, I LOVE IT! Good job!

  37. Sherri says:

    Love Around the Corner…it will be fun to see pictures of your booth at market! I love the idea of not cutting all the way for a tree skirt…and just cutting a hole in the center so it can be used for a table topper too!

  38. Tina says:

    Heather, Another wonderful quilt pattern. I love it. I also love that movie. Thanks, Tina

  39. Jenny says:

    oh geez, would i ever love to win this pattern! thanks fo ra chance.

  40. mariajhmom says:

    Good name choice!!! I’m pretty sure my dining room table is cold.

  41. Marie says:

    My favorite movie too! It makes me laugh just thinking of Meg Ryan boxing the air or Tom Hanks sliding off the back of the treadmll!

    I love the interchanging design in this pattern and the octagonal shape is the best – looks great on the grass too. I think this is my favorite quilt you’ve shown with your Wildflowers fabric. Way to go!

  42. Chris says:

    Another winner! Just love this one and the table topper is so pretty in your new fabric.

  43. Katie B says:

    Lovely pattern!

  44. Jackie Hicks says:

    I’m just loving these quilts – now to decide which one to do first.

  45. Kristin says:

    I just decided that I must have one of every one of your patterns 🙂 They are always beautiful and it’s way too hard to choose… it would be great to win one 😉 Thanks for the chance!

  46. Robin says:

    I am in love! Seriously, everything you post is beautiful…from your fabric (eek!) and your patterns…I just love it all!!!

  47. What delightful patterns…I love the table runner – I can see that on top of my trunk at Christmas. You are lucky to have so many lovely handcrafted items to decorate your house with.

  48. Kelly O. says:

    okay this is my favourite of them all!

  49. Chere says:

    I’d love to win a pattern–the last pictures show a 3-D effect!

  50. JoAnne says:

    Wow, Heather, another great pattern. “Around the Corner” is a fitting name. I like the version done in you Home for the Holidays fabric.

  51. Caryl W says:

    I love love love all of these quilts!!! AND the gorgeous sunset…awesome!!

  52. Mary-Kay says:

    Once again, very nice! Where do you find all the time to complete all your projects? I know your mom helps you but that’s still a lot of stuff that needs to be done for you to publish your books. And it’s all really great stuff too.

  53. Deb Gilmore says:

    Yes, please enter my name in the drawing. I love your quilts. Also, your home is beautiful as is its surroundings!!!

  54. Erika says:

    I love the Around the corner patterns, the quilts look so beautiful, you have them match beautifully. I have the impression you quilt them and I want to say your quilting is always gorgeous. I am always inspired by your talent.

  55. Sally Keathley says:

    Around the Corner is another great pattern. Sign me up please. Maybe some of that inspiration will come my way! Thanks for showing us all the versions. Love your fabric!

  56. Karen W says:

    The pattern is great. I love to see the different materials using the same pattern.

  57. Paula Stuplich says:

    What great patterns you create. I would love to be a fly on your wall and watch you work your magic. I know that if I don’t win a pattern I will buy it, but I a girl can only hope that she wins! Great pictures also. Thank you for sharing with all of us!
    The week end was wonderful here in Wisconsin also!

  58. Pam E. says:

    Love the name for your new pattern. Seeing your outdoor photos makes me homesick for Minnesota!

  59. Nichole says:

    I think this one is my favorite yet! I love the pattern and the different examples you made up. Good luck at market and thanks for sharing your goodies here with us!

  60. Jocelyn says:

    So pretty. I love all the color combinations.

  61. Roxann says:

    Your samples surely show off this intriguing pattern. So very nice to see different interpretations in fabrics, sizes, and shapes.

  62. Judy W says:

    Heather I love this one too! I am sort of a geometric person so this works well with my personaltiy! Also it is a great option for ‘guy’ quilts. Will have to buy this one if I don’t win!

  63. Nancy Lee says:

    I LOVE these patterns… so different!!

  64. Jana says:

    This looks like a lot of fun!

  65. Danielle says:

    I love the table topper/ tree skirt! Very interesting design!

  66. Tammy says:

    What a great pattern, I love it! And now I want all of those yummy fabrics too!!!

  67. Linda says:

    All of your prints are so cheery!!! Love them. Your patterns are wonderful too. I am trying to figure out how I can get them all!

  68. Anne D says:

    I am glad it has stopped raining there. I am sitting here listening to the heavy rain that has been falling all night and sounds like it is here to stay. I love your latest pattern. Thanks for a chance to win.

  69. Gloria says:

    Beautiful work, Heather.

  70. Tracy says:

    Again you’ve outdone yourself! Love the pattern and all the fabrics!

  71. Judy W says:

    Don’t know how you do it all, so like thanks for all the great ideas that you bring to life.

  72. Karla Tschida says:

    I just love ALL your quilt patterns and fabric designs!

  73. Sarah N says:

    OK – this one is my favorite! Great job!

  74. Gene Black says:

    I love this! It is a pretty design and has nice options.

    Of course now I am always going to wonder about the “real” color of the walls in every picture. I love the “red” dining room.

  75. Alathia says:

    Ooooh, I like these, too! I’m fascinated with how simple blocks can be used to create intricate looking puzzles.

  76. Barbara says:

    your photograph is simply stunning – and I love the quilts

  77. Robin Chapa says:

    Oh my gosh, oh my gosh. I LOVE that movie and this pattern is PERFECT! That little shop is so darling and enchanting…. it’s just great and you captured that perfectly with this pattern. Your designs are FABULOUS!!!!!

  78. Lydia says:

    Oh, Heather these get better and better, every time you show a new design! I loved “You’ve Got Mail,” and I love this design. I really like the octagonal version, but I like the throw size too, and I think it would be fun in RWB fabrics as a QOV. Something a little different, and nice and gender-neutral in the right fabrics. I’m excited for all your new designs to be at my LQS!

  79. Karen says:

    Love the patterns, as always!

  80. Renee says:

    Love the new patterns!

  81. Alissa says:

    I love Shop Around the Corner!

  82. carol broughton says:

    The new patterns are awesome! I am glad to see that they can be made with fat quarters as well as precuts. You are one talented and very busy lady!

  83. kimland says:

    ohhh…. I like this one too! Count me in, thanks for the giveaway!

  84. sue says:

    I love it all! Have a wonderful time at market and please take lots of pictures of your booth.

  85. Rebecca Woods says:

    I love this pattern. But then I always love your patterns and your fabrics. Have a great time at Market!!!!!

  86. Alexandra says:

    Excellent pattern…looks complicated but I know you would make it nice and easy….clever!!
    I love that book store too, you just want to go wander like in a great quilt store.

  87. Gwen Roen says:

    Love the quilt pattern – all the gorgeous fabrics you show it in – inspiring! I’d love to win 🙂

  88. Kathie L says:

    I think this pattern is most appealing with the dark backgrounds. It really shows off the pattern wonderfully. I’d love to give it a try. Kathie L in Allentown

  89. Dena Martin says:

    Your photograph of the sunrise/sunset is amazing!

    Great job on your quilts!

  90. Jennifer says:

    Another great pattern! I especially like the table topper/tree skirt size.

  91. Amy says:

    I think this is my favorite pattern!!! Looking forward to trying it out!!

  92. Robin says:

    Another great pattern! Love all the differnet fabrics you used.

  93. such a beautiful pattern – it lends itself to so many fabrics.

  94. What a versatile pattern! I love the choices for tree skirts, table quilts, bed quilts etc!

  95. Darlene Bulthuis says:

    I love that you offer so many size options to fit any purpose in our home decor. I’m realizing that I usually use light backgrounds for my quilts, but the ones you have with the dark backgrounds are stunning!

  96. Joan Blum says:

    I love the Around the Corner Pattern, and especially the quilt made with your Wildflowers fabric. I love that fabric and have some in my stash but haven’t made anything with it yet. I’d love to win this pattern. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  97. Nancy says:

    Love your new patterns! They are great; I don’t know how you keep making new patterns I like so well! Love both of your new fabric lines-can’t wait to get some of the fabric!!

  98. Cathy Burk says:

    Another fabulous pattern, Heather. I love the options that you include. It probably seems to you like we (I, for instance) could figure all those options out, but, ummmmm, no, not really! Thank you for doing my thinking for me!!!! ;o)

  99. Kristy says:

    You are so prolific and I love it!! Kristy in Ohio

  100. Sandy Allen says:

    Oh, that is TOO cool! Love how you can make it look so different!

  101. Gentrie says:

    Love the pattern! I also love the wildflowers fabric!

  102. Sandra McNease says:

    Another great pattern!!!!Love the colors too.

  103. Ruth B says:

    I know I’ve said this before….but I LOVE IT! And now I know that your dining room walls are not necessarily red. The combo of colors you use is always amazing. I need to make that wildflowers quilt for sure. Love the brown, aqua, lime green and red!!

  104. Connie F says:

    Just beautiful..I love your work!

  105. Lin Mee says:

    Just love all your patterns. Makes it hard to choose just one.

  106. Rhonda says:

    Your new patterns are so cute. I’ll be making at least one project.

  107. Linda says:

    I love this pattern, expecially the irregular shaped one. It might be the shape or it might be that great line of fabric. I also love the long runner. Another of your patterns that I will have to have. Linda

  108. Cindy says:

    I love all your new patterns! I can’t wait to see them in Minneapolis.

  109. Beth says:

    Great pattern. So fun to see in all the different colorways – amazing how they all look different. Can’t wait to get your new patterns. Have fun at market!

  110. LauieC says:

    Wonderful pattern – I love it!

  111. Jackie says:

    Just absolutely beautiful!! Love them all!

  112. Gail says:

    I like this new pattern too!! I am looking for a shop that has alot of your wildflower fabric left, would like to use that to redo a bedroom, really like those colors! The one you made on the red lawn chair would look great on the bed!! Neat tree skirt idea!

  113. Hannah says:

    I love this pattern! It is one of my favorite patterns I have seen lately. Thanks for the chance.

  114. Would love to win the new pattern. It’s wonderful

  115. Lynn Osborne says:

    The fabric really adds so much to all of these patterns. Thanks for the chance to win.

  116. Darlis Johns says:

    Love the table topper/tree skirt idea. Your color choices are so pretty. Have a great market.

  117. Rachel Hayes says:

    Very cute patterns. Looks easy too.

  118. Michelle Rodriguez says:

    Love them!

  119. Sandy says:

    Great new pattern! Thanks for the pics too! Beautiful!

  120. Kimberly says:

    I love how the new patterns show off your new fabric line!

  121. Deb says:

    I love them all! Your quilts are beautiful.

  122. Rachael R. says:

    Beautiful designs once again! I really like the tree skirt pattern. I make them as wedding gifts, and good tree skirt patterns can be hard to find. Thanks!

  123. Alana says:

    These are great! I definately have to make one for the top of my table–it’s perfect.

  124. maureen says:

    Another hit!! Your new patterns with the new holiday line, just make a person want to get at making them now.

  125. Linda says:

    The quilt is so pretty on your table—-great job…..

  126. Staci says:

    This is a great pattern! I love each version of it!

  127. Lancy Rudd says:

    Beautiful quilts and a fun drawing, thanks.

  128. karen margritz says:

    Beautiful fabrics and patterns. Please include me in the drawing. Thank You, Karen M

  129. Jolene says:

    Your lake picture is just breathtaking! I love the idea of 3 ideas in one pattern. Still loving that Christmas fabric.

  130. AnnieO says:

    Great design again! The tablerunners are really grabbing my attention this time. This would be great in almost any of your lines!

  131. Ann says:

    Another fun pattern! I am really enjoying seeing the various things you have completed with your Christmas fabrics, and what you have been busy doing in general! I hope you have a fun and successful market!

  132. Michele says:

    What a great photo of the lake! Love the design, and the movie – not sure if anyone has mentioned “You’ve Got Mail” is a remake of an older b&w movie called “The Shop Around the Corner” starring Jimmy Stewart. Also a great movie.

  133. Once again, you have come up with some fabulous patterns!!!

  134. Kari says:

    I especially love the table runner. The design looks so nice when it just falls off the edge of the quilt. What a neat set of quilts! Good luck at market!!

  135. Leslie Schmidt says:

    Heather, how do you keep doing it? Every pattern is better than the last one! This is one I have to have! Good luck and have fun at market this week.

  136. Koye Hendrix says:

    I love the patterns and you always display each one so pretty. Wish my rooms look like yours. Great job! Koye

  137. The patterns is great! I enjoyed watching what you did with all these different fabrics and the same pattern!

  138. elei says:

    i can’t decide!!!

  139. Karen says:

    Yet another stunning quilt Heather. It is simply beautiful.

  140. Diana says:

    Lovely quilts, great setting for the photos. Gotta love spring- it’s turning to winter here, so time to do all the bindings. A great excuse to curl up under a quilt.

  141. jolyn olson says:

    you do such a great job designing – not just the patterns, but the material and the quilting!

  142. Shirley says:

    This is another winner! The pattern will be really fun to sew in the At Home for the Holidays fabric.

  143. Becky says:

    I really like the angles of the hexagon quilt….very cute as a table topper or a Christmas tree skirt. I’d love to win it!

  144. Jen says:

    It’s all goreous and I want to make one of each! thanks for the chance!

  145. Debbie G says:

    I love them! Can’t wait for the fruits of your labours to hit the shops so I can see everything in person! My favourite is Sweet Pea, I’m picking that one up right away. Your fabric has a happy feel! Thanks again!

  146. Denise in PA says:

    Great pattern! I love all the options! I’m seriously loving your Christmas fabric line too o:)

  147. mary says:

    Another great job done! I really like what you did and will be looking forward to buying this pattern; unless of course I am lucky enough to win it!!

  148. Christine Thomas says:

    How sweet and how cute everything is. What talented woman you and your mother are. Thank you for the chance to win.

  149. Erica says:

    I love it! I want to see that movie again now! Cannot wait to try out your new patterns.

  150. Frankie says:

    Love this pattern! So many possibilities.

  151. Julie in WA says:

    I love the geometric patterns!

  152. Kim Dow says:

    I really like the quilting designs/style that you have. It really makes the quilts pop!
    I love heavy quilting, it can make a beautiful design even better.

  153. Carolina says:

    Love the new pattern! Totally different depending on the fabrics.

  154. Sandy Evenson-Hagen says:

    Please add my name to your drawing! I enjoy making your patterns, your directions are super! I get lots of inspiration from looking at the photos in your blog.
    Sandy E-H
    Bemidji, MN

  155. bingo-bonnie says:

    Wow – what an awesome pattern and I love all the options! Very pretty fabrics + a cool pattern = AwEsOmE! 🙂

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

  156. Carol says:

    great new pattern

  157. Sue V says:

    I love the pattern! First thing I thought when I saw the “odd shaped” one was that it would be perfect for a tree skirt. I love that you read my mind 🙂 Thanks for the great paterns and perky fabirics. They make me smile.

  158. Jenny Roberg says:

    “YOu’ve got Mail” is one of my favorite movies. I could watch it once a week. Love the new patterns.

  159. Susan Muller says:

    I love this line of fabric!!!!! And the patterns too!!!!! :o)

  160. Michelle Smith says:

    Great new patterns! I love your work!!

  161. Kristi says:

    I love this new pattern; so many options! Thanks for the giveaway. I’d love to win this pattern.

  162. Jodi Ellis says:

    I can see all the pieces of fabric I save in this pattern!

  163. Joy P says:

    What a great pattern! I really hope I win it, but if not, how soon will it in the stores? The pattern yells ME all over it.

  164. Margaret says:

    New to your blog but really enjoyed my first visit.. Loved all the projects, table topper especially. Colors just compliment design..
    Have a great time at market..

  165. Nancy says:

    Heather, Just had to tell you…I sold my old sewing machine (22 yrs old) about 2 months ago and hubby told me to keep the $$ for my quilting. Well, I didn’t want to impulse buy just because I could so I have been waiting for just the right thing. As soon as I saw your Around the Corner table cloth, I knew I had to make a quilt with the same fabrics. It was so funny because when I got to my favorite quilt store, they had just put the new At Home For the Holidays fabrics out. I couldn’t quite get the entire line but I did get everything I needed for a twin size quilt in the same colors as the table cloth. I’m hoping I’ll have enough left over to make a smaller version of the table cloth. I have never been able to buy everything I needed at once, or a beautiful fat quarter bundle (which I still haven’t managed yet, but will some day)…but getting everything from the same fabric line AND the first cut off the bolts was really fun. When I told the clerks (who weren’t very busy just then, so all of them were gathered around ooing and ahhing) what I was making, the manager immediately added “Around the Corner” pattern book to their next order and told me she couldn’t figure out how in the world she had missed it at Market. I went home and ordered the pattern book from the Fat Quarter Shop and my day was complete and my heart was full, even though my wallet was empty, LOL. Thank you for ‘making my day’ with your wonderful pictures, patterns, and fabrics that I always love.

  166. Carol says:

    Love the runners!

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