Wednesday, March 6, 2019

OMG: New Wonky Quilt

I've had an idea for a new wonky quilt for a while now, and finally got the chance to start it. The black and white sections are pieced, but could easily be replaced with a stripe. When I finish it, this quilt will be my newest pattern, as well as the workshop I'll be teaching at the Great Lakes Modern Quilt Guild at the end of April. It's no surprise, then, that my March One Monthly Goal is to finish piecing the quilt top! 

I'm trying a multicolor version:

And a single color version:

Which do you like better? I started out leaning toward the multicolor version, but this calmer version has really been growing on me! 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

What I've been up to: Free quilt patterns

I'm excited to share some of my latest quilt designs! When I'm not sewing, I'm often designing quilts (and writing/illustrating/proofing quilt patterns) for fabric companies. 
These patterns are available as free patterns on Paintbrush Studio Fabrics' website. Click on the pattern names to see the fabric collections and find the patterns. 

featuring Flower Market by A Beautiful Mind
I love the 70s vintage feel of these prints. This line is printed on organic cotton.

featuring Food Trucks by Jeannie Phan
Fabric with your favorite snack food on it? Yes, please! 

featuring Abstract Collage by Ampersand
These modern, graphic prints looks like someone's doodle pad!

featuring Garden Glory by Maja Ronnback
Simple fruits, veggies and flowers with a Swedish influence

featuring Cockatoos, Peaches & Pears by Kristina Hultkrantz
Nature comes inside in this artsy prints

featuring Hats for Cats 
Purr-fect for cat lovers!