I just finished a new quilt pattern, Kitty Workout, using my new kitty yoga “Purr-fect Balance” fabrics featuring fun and whimsy kitties in yoga poses. This pattern was designed for the Quilt Dash August 15 – 29, 2014 and is now available through the WhimsyColor online shop.
It’s free to complete the Quilt Dash, where you visit online quilt stores to obtain pieces of the patterns. While in the stores, you are sure to find some fabrics or other items that you need for your sewing/quilting habit! For Quilt Shops, there is still time to sign up to get lots of new visitors to your stores.
This “Kitty Workout” quilt is 52″ x 60 1/4″ and is a good size to use for yoga or a lap quilt. It’s easy for an advanced beginner to intermediate quilter. The “Purr-fect Balance” fabrics are from Quilting Treasures and will be great for sewing or quilting a gift for both someone who loves cats or yoga or both.
Who doesn’t love a garden of flowers? This quilt, designed with bright summer colors, has a garden of pink flowers laid out in rows. The quilt pattern was designed for the online Quilt Dash for June 2014. Its now available through the WhimsyColor online shop.
This quilt is a nice size for a throw and will add color tossed over a sofa with a size of 55″ by 70 3/4″. The quilt is designed with 18 blocks arranged on-point with a hint of log cabin in the block piecing. The fabrics used in this quilt were all from blender collections from Quilting Treasures.
I hope you join us for the Quilt Dash, where you will find things you just need to have in the online quilt shops you visit. It’s free to join. And for online shops, you will enjoy a whole lot of new visitors to your stores by participating in the Quilt Dash.
Enjoy your summer, but when it gets too hot or humid outside, cool off inside and quilt!
For love of the Irish, this quilt “Memories of Mike” celebrates Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day with the greens of Ireland and the blues of the surrounding water. This pattern is free for dashing through the online Quilt Dash game. The Quilt Dash starts today and runs through March 31.
“Memories of Mike”, designed by Tammy Harrison, is 71″ square. Although the center blocks are made with the traditional log cabin block, the arrangement gives a celtic knot look to the quilt or can be interpreted as a lucky 4-leaf clover.
To Dash and receive this free pattern, sign up for the Quilt Dash. You will visit a few online quilt stores and locate your pattern and instructions. After that, you can have fun quilting this charming pattern.
Although Valentine’s Day has passed, you can show affection all year with this Sweetheart Quilt made with hearts. Its easy to make with pieced blocks and appliqué hearts. This pattern was designed for the Quilt Dash, February 2014. Its now available through the WhimsyColor Store.
This quilt has one heart block that is different from all the others. I placed it at the end of a row but you can place it anywhere in your quilt. This looks like an on-point pattern but it is made with straight horizontal rows, which makes the construction go a little faster. It also make it easier to resize for your quilt if you want it larger or smaller than this quilt with 20 blocks. The size is 45″ x 55″ which is a good size for a lap quilt.
I hope you are staying warm. Quilting is a great therapy for cold days.
If you are like me, you are wondering how Christmas got here so quickly. The weather turns cold and for some of you, snow arrives, then the seasonal colors of red and green appear everywhere. Its also a perfect time for sewing and quilting while you stay snuggled inside to stay warm. My newest quilt for the Quilt Dash online game is “Christmas Delight – Christmas Trees”, designed with a flurry of red and green with the yellow of candle light or fire flames. This pattern was designed for the Quilt Dash.
The Quilt Dash starts on December 13 and runs for two weeks to give you plenty of time to complete the dash. The online shops participating will have a great selection of quilt supplies and notions so you may find something for your Christmas stocking!
This quilt is approximately 55 1/2″ square and is appropriate for beginners to advanced quilters. I used the red, yellow and green fabrics from my “Celebrate” fabric collection from Quilting Treasures.
So, stay warm, enjoy the holiday festivities and try a little quilting!
For autumn splendor I naturally think of the rich colors of yellow and orange. To design a quilt on this theme, I used my new fabric collection “Wild Flower” from Quilting Treasures to create the quilt “Autumn Splendor” for the Quilt Dash October 2013. This colorful pattern is now available through the WhimsyColor Shop.
Each person joining the dash will also receive a free 4 month quilt magazine subscription and you will also be entered to win a prize from each quilt shop participating. You will find a lot of great fabric and notions as you dash that you will love as an addition to your quilting supplies.
The Quilt Dash is going on now through the end of October and is free to enter.
So fall is finally here and cooler weather is approaching with, I hope, low humidity. To all of you, I wish you a “happy fall, y’all” from my southern studio!
“A Friend is a Gift” is the basis of Mary Engelbreit’s newest fabric collection for Quilting Treasures in their VIP Exclusive fabric line. I designed this quilt and instructions for Quilting Treasures for a free quilt pattern download from their website. The quilt is designed around a central panel of “A Friend is a Gift to Give Yourself” tea party. Applique teapots are stitched in top and bottom borders to go with the tea party theme. The quilt size is 51″ x 57″, a perfect size for a wall hanging or to use for a throw with the cool weather arrives. (I’m down south, so the cool weather is not here yet.) To find this pattern, scroll down the selection of free quilt patterns. You may also be tempted to try some of the numerous other free patterns as there is large selection.
I designed another quilt pattern based on Mary’s Sleeping Beauty fabrics that is also available for a free download from VIP Exclusive. Read about it in my prior blog post. With this great selection of patterns, you should be busy quilting!
I love getting new books, especially quilt books and especially if it contains one of my quilt designs. I just received a copy of Log Cabins Today by House of White Birches. I designed this scrappy bed runner quilt for the book using the beautiful fabrics by Brenda Pinnick from herColour Vie fabric collection for Henry Glass & Co Fabrics. I love the way the fabrics worked up in this quilt. Log cabin blocks are easy to make and are so versatile since they can be made in a variety of combinations.
Log Cabins Today is a fresh take on the popular log cabin design, with fresh, modern, contemporary, wonky and traditional designs all included. Instructions are included to make all of the beautiful quilts.
I hope you will watch for this book! Happy quilting!
My life has been going to the dogs recently, but in a good way. I’ve been sewing and quilting with the whimsical dog fabrics that I designed. The collection, It’s a Dog’s Life, is available from VIP by Cranston Printworks. I recently designed and made this quilt, which will be featured on a segment of Martha Pullen’s Sewing Room on PBS.
The pattern is available on Quilting Treasures website for downloading the free pattern in PDF format.
I just received a copy of the April issue of Quilter’s World magazine and was delighted to see “A Little Bit Catty”, a quilt I had designed using the Meow Meow fabrics I designed for Quilting Treasures. I really had fun making this quilt and and hope that some of you cat lovers out there will give it a try as well.
A close up of one corner:
Let me know if you give this quilt or the pattern a try! But hurry and get a copy while its still on the newstands!
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