Saturday, February 29, 2020

Leap Day Pattern Launch

Leap Day Launch is here!  I'm releasing four new patterns on a date that only happens every four years.

Cascade is a bold graphic design that comes together very quickly.  Large pieces let your fabric choices do most of the work of creating the wow! factor. For my first quilt I chose 4 tone on tone greens on black but don't let that limit you.  Anything goes!  I really think any fabric style will work with this design.

Look what I chose for my second quilt top.

If you have followed this blog for awhile, you know that florals are not my usual choice.  Blue, yes.  Floral, no.  In this quilt I love both!  These florals are Botanical Etchings from Connecting Threads.

Notice that the floral version has a print border, while the cover version floats on the background color.  Making the border from the same fabric as the background, as in the cover quilt, makes the intertwined fabrics float on the background for a bold modern effect.  Choosing one of the prints for the borders frames the design in a more traditional way.  The fabric amounts in the pattern list the border separately to make it easy to choose either option.

I really wish I had had time to quilt these before launch day.  That was the plan. I'll just have to share them again when they are quilted and bound!

In the meantime, you can own your own copy of the pattern.  Cascade, as well as the other three new patterns, is on sale at 25% off regular price now through March 7th in my Etsy shop.

You have seen a peek of Topiaries recently and I revealed Triple Sunset last fall.  I'll share more about Topiaries and introduce Sprinkled over the next few days.  For now, I'm off to the Quilting Connection in Ames, IA for a live showing of these and other quilts.  Pop in this afternoon if you're close by!


  1. I like the "woven" design! Good luck with your launch. I wish I could come to it!

  2. What an interesting design. The blues remind me of china. What fun!

  3. Both are beautiful. I like the idea of the design floating, but I also love it in the florals. You are one talented lady! Hope you are having fun this weekend. ---"Love"

  4. I love the bold statement of the greens on black, but the blue floral's are also striking. Congrats on the release.


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