Showing posts from April, 2018

Starfall Parade of Quilts

This parade of quilts is being posted posted a little later than I anticipated.  I had internet connectivity issues this weekend.  However, it is still technically the weekend here, so I'll say it isn't quite late!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the generous quilters who offered to test my Starfall pattern.  Their feedback was a huge help to help me write a better pattern and release it with confidence, knowing the fabric amounts are adequate, cutting instructions are accurate and instructions are clear.

Without further ado, here are photos of their quilt tops.  I think you will agree that it is great fun to see so many varied fabric choices for a single design.  Well done, testers!

I love them all (quilts and testers)!  I think I might be lucky enough to see a few of the quilts in person once they are quilted as some of the testers live in my general part of the world (hint,hint, you know who you are!).  I'm looking forward to it!

If you would like to make your own ve…

Starfall in Batiks

As promised, here is a second version of Starfall. (If you missed the first version and pattern release, you can pop over to yesterday's post.)

You may remember my original batik fabric selection didn't work out very well.  I am very pleased with my second attempt though!

I'm very happy that this designs works just as well with a dark background as it did with a light background. It makes it very versatile.  Come back tomorrow to see a whole collection of Starfall quilts in a variety of fabric colors and styles.  My great testers were not afraid of making their own color selections and created some beautiful quilts!

To celebrate this pattern release I am offering a 20% discount on this pattern in my Payhip shop  through the end of April.  Use coupon code STARFALL20
UPDATE June 23, 2019: All my patterns have moved to my Etsy shop.

Presenting Starfall

It's ready!  It's finally ready!  Drumroll please!

My Starfall pattern is now available for purchase on Payhip and on Craftsy.  (UPDATE June 23, 2019: all patterns have moved to my Etsy shop.)

This pattern has been in the works for some time now.  The concept has been kicking around in my head for about 3 years and I finally pinned it down last fall.  I shared a peek of the top in September, and a second version in my 2017 round-up in January, but I haven't shared an official reveal here.  It took me longer than I liked to write this pattern because I wrote it two ways:  one using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star and V Block rulers from Studio 180 Design, and the other using foundation paper piecing in case you don't have access to the handy dandy rulers.  I also tried regular piecing, and it was possible but fiddly and there are only so many options you can cram into in a single pattern without making it a muddled mess!

In the end, the pattern has instructions for making …

Vintage Sparkle off the UFO list!

Two months shy of the 5th anniversary of starting this quilt, I have finally finished Vintage Sparkle!

Right now I'm not sure why I fell out of love with it and relegated to a UFO bin for so long.

If it's going to live on this bed, something will need to be done about the wall colour...The dog doesn't care though.  The quilt is 100% Rosie approved.

Again, credit for the longarm quilting goes to Liz and Stephanie of A quilted Memory in Nevada, IA.

Credit for the prairie points goes to me!  So glad I managed to fix that little slip of the scissors.

Next up, adding borders to this one:

It is farther along than this photo now.  It only needs borders, then I can send it off to Liz for quilting.  You might notice I like this star block. It just is not possible to lose your points on this one!