Hi everyone, I hope you are having a lovely holiday season. I was playing on Q24 yesterday and stumbled on something really fun I thought I’d share with you. Quilting free-motion holly leaves!
Oh my gosh… it is so much fun! And you don’t have to be an expert to do it since leaves are pretty forgiving. (I used my Sparkle line for Benartex and Aurifil 50 wt. cotton thread.)
I made a video for you guys…
But if you are like me you like to have a visual reference close by while you are quilting, so I also made you a free handout. To get the pdf delivered to your inbox click here or on the graphic below. (But don’t worry, if you are already on my list for updates it won’t send you a duplicate emails.)
It seems like I have been waiting for this day – the day I can share new pattern information – forever! They are back from the printer and all the distributor and Market orders have been sent. They are also up over in my shop.
I hope you like these new designs! Here they are…
First Crush is a fat-quarter friendly, twin-sized quilt that is actually a deceptively simple quilt made from just one block!
The interlocking hearts form a secondary design so it is really fun to watch it come together!
Of course, by choosing a different border fabric you can dramatically alter the look of the design…
By the way, all these quits feature Carina, my first line for Benartex. I couldn’t be more excited about it and I’ll be blogging more specifically about the fabric when it ships in August/September of this year.
Next up, Bouquet, which is a really graphic lap-sized piece. Basically made up of squares, rectangles, and half-square triangles, it is super-easy to piece with just a touch of appliqué.
This was actually my first quilt that I quilted on the BERNINA Q 24, so it was thrilling! (Some of you might have seen sneak peeks over on Instagram.)
Next up is Romance – a really quick but elegant 22” table runner…
I couldn’t stop making this one – it was fun to play with the colors in the collection. I used 28 wt. Aurifil thread for the appliqué – my favorite!
It is my new block-of-the-month style quilt. The pattern itself is chock-full of full color diagrams to guide you. You start in the center with a heart shaped bargello design and work outward, adding borders as you go. This was also quilted on the Q 24, this time with Aurifil monofilament thread, which was trouble-free. It worked so well and saved a ton of time not having to change colors since I started quilting this two days before Market!
Do you like them? I hope so! Do you have a favorite?
So… if you are still reading (sorry for the amount of images – it is hard to choose) they are all over in my newly-revamped shop. Speaking of which, I redid my shop so I can ship internationally. I think the design is better too and hope you agree. (I ship USPS everywhere.)
Also, a popular request has been a discount for a whole group of new patterns so I created something called “The Carina Collection” which includes all four patterns. You can get them at a discount here.
Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful week with lots of sewing!