Nov 18

State fair, and a new pattern!

2014-10-06T07:30:19+00:00 November 18th, 2013|

Yes, it is November. It’s never too late, though, right?

So, this quilt I started in February and finished in May. I am a big fan of Tula Pink, and even though I almost never just use one line in a quilt, here I did. For the front I picked a pattern that would let me show off some fussy-cut squirrels. I have always thought I wanted to sew a dahlia quilt, so now seemed like a good time. It is a little hard to see in the photo, but there is a lot of quilting on there. I did blue, pink, and green spirals in the flower part, and a lot of gray echoing of the petals in the background.

I entered it into the MN state fair in August into what I would guess is one of the largest categories (Large quilt, machine quilted by entrant). It won a 2nd place ribbon! Yipee! I was not expecting that.

I also entered it into the Minnesota Quilters show in Duluth. I had never been to the show before, and I’m not sure I am going to enter the judged portion again. Many of the quilts were more like what I would imagine you see at the AQS show in Paducah. Crazy!

Because I wanted this quilt to be quite special, I also designed a graphic (though easy!) pattern for the back. It came together in just a few hours, and let me use up more of the very pretty Tula prints! You can see more of the quilting on the back. Also, I couldn’t pick a binding, so I went scrappy. I really like it!

The back I named “Out of the box”, and you can get the pattern on Craftsy or Etsy.

Now I just have to photograph the other quilts I’ve finished before we get snow…

Nov 7

New pattern! Scrappy Christmas stockings

2014-10-06T07:30:21+00:00 November 7th, 2013|

I have a new pattern out today! Just in time for Christmas, these are my scrappy stockings. I made these for Christmas last year, and decided that I liked them too much not to share. They are lots of fun to make–the tiny blocks are very addictive.

You can get this pattern by instant download from Craftsy, or Etsy.