Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Canuck Quilter patterns at Connecting Threads

My husband came back from the mailbox last weekend with a little spring in his step and a grin on his face.  He found the latest Connecting Threads catalog and remembered to flip through it to find my patterns.  It's a toss up whether he or my mom are my biggest cheerleader.

There it is on page 21:  Connecting Geese by Canuck Quilter Designs, exclusive to Connecting Threads, sewn up by their sample sewers in their new Elemental Nuances fabric line.  They are selling kits as well as pattern downloads.

You may also recognize the placemats and runner on page 23.

I really think the pattern works well with just about any fabric style or color palette.  These are certainly different from mine in bright blue and lime batiks, but no less effective in an all-grown up, elegant way.  I'm tempted to order some of that fabric for a new set for my table.

I colored both patterns in EQ using digital swatches of this fabric line, but this is the first time I have seen them actually sewn up.  Since the fabric was not yet available in April, when I had to test the pattern, I have a different version of the Connecting Geese quilt.  Well, I have a top.  I haven't gotten around to quilting it yet, but with the cool fall weather, this fall top is calling to me and just might become a finished quilt sooner than later.  Unless, of course, a squirrel pops in, which we all know is a very strong possibility...

I'll leave you with the digital image of Connecting Geese and my test version.  What colours and fabrics would you make this in?


  1. I really like it with the autumn colors. Congrats on the latest publication!

  2. I noticed your name in the catalog I received a few days ago, and thought I know that quilter who makes beautiful patterns and quilts! I like it in the brighter colors too. ---"Love"

  3. Congratulations on being published in Connecting Threads! I personally like your bright version better, but I'm sure there will be lots of interest in the neutral fall colors.

  4. They are both beautiful, congrats on getting into Connecting Threads!

  5. It's so sweet that your DH is so supportive! You're right that this pattern would look good in just about any fabrics :)

  6. I like the autumn colors, too. It looks so warm and inviting! It is exciting to see your patterns in the catalog, congratulations!

  7. I admired those when I got my catalog in the mail. Lovely design! Great use of the flying geese.

  8. Congratulations! I love your patterns. I really like your autumn colours too.

  9. I made the place mats with leftover deep tan and fall colors for the geese years ago. Still use them daily (I put christmas fabric on the other side!). I missed the quilt... Very pretty - love it in fall colors.
    It would be really pretty in blue and green and white.....

  10. Congrats!! I did notice your name right away! I love Connecting Threads. They are responsible for a lot of my stash . . . . lol . . .
    Kathleen - kakingsbury at verizon dot net

  11. Very cool, Joanne! Congrats.
    I am not one to use much grey, but the autumn colored one definitely speaks to me. I think it would also be lovely in batik teals, blues and purples.


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