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Oct 20, 2016

50 Shades of Omni - The Sweet Feminine Side

Oct 20, 2016
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Omni is a quilt pattern I released earlier this year, challenging myself to work with black, white, and greys that pushed outside my comfort zone.  In the back of my mind, I've always had more plans for Omni.  :) It's time to start work on it.

I decided to try making her again with some completely different colors, and a little scrappy to see how it changes her attitude. This look will completely change Omni's personality.

Here's the stack I started with to generate a different vibe. I have a bolt of this white floral print from Violet Craft's Brambleberry Ridge and thought it provided the perfect soft color palette to get started. I pulled various fat quarters and scraps from my stash in a coral pink, soft gold, and sweet aqua.
I have 3 blocks made so far.  They are completely sweet and soft and lovely.  Everything I wanted them to be.  I have to make 12 total - and then the large oversized star in the center of the quilt pattern.  I'm looking forward to working on these stars casually this fall.
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you'll notice I've been posting coupon codes whenever I post a new Omni block.  It's a fun way to enjoy making these!

Check out Omni here.  And just because, use code OMNI30 to receive 30% off the Omni Pattern in Hard Copy/Paper, now thru Mon. 10/24.
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Oct 12, 2016

Sweet baby sampler

Oct 12, 2016
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I just finished a whirlwind weekend driving a few hours to help prepare for and throw my sister-in-law's baby shower.  I finished this quilt in the knick of time!  You've seen me working on this quilt block by block as it came together over the summer.  It's so much fun when you get to work from your scrap bins..... and then it looks like this.

I couldn't be happier with this quilt.  I wanted to make a gender neutral baby quilt. The mix of colors lets this happen without being totally just green and yellow.  It's framed up by a sweet orange and white plaid from Wyndham by Another Point of View and bound with a Denyse Schmidt print.  I hope baby and mom will love it.

The blocks are all 12" finished, and are a mix of the Summer Sampler 2016 (including the Ombre Cross block I designed) and The Quilt Block Cookbook.  It was a nice small sampler compared to the giants I usually am working on.  

I sure love samplers of all sizes!

Quilt Stats.
Name: Baby Sampler
Size: 44" x 4"
Fabric:  Scraps from my stash, Orange Plaid from Another Point of View.  Binding is Denyse Schmidt
Piecing:  Me
Quilting: LAQ Beany of Quilty PleasuresMe - Cotton Candy

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Oct 7, 2016

New 4 Block Sampler Setting PDF

Oct 7, 2016
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If you're like me, you have a stack of orphan blocks in the corner of your sewing room.  

They either came from bee blocks, samplers I started but never finished, samples I made to try out patterns, blocks I've made reviewing books, tutorials I tried to learn new skills...... and the list goes on and on.

If you've ever wondered how to use up some of those blocks, I have a simple beginner setting pattern for you!  This pattern provides the setting instructions for the quilts I made for the Patchwork Auditions Workshop I teach.  All you have to do is substitute in your own (4) 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" quilt blocks to feature in the center.  The possibilities are endless...

The 3-page full color PDF pattern gives you fabric requirements, step-by-step instructions and color diagrams for the quilt.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Finished Size: 52" x 60"
See the listing for fabric requirements.

*NOTE* This pattern only includes setting instructions to make the quilt top. You will need to provide (4) 12 1/2” x 12 1/2" unfinished quilt blocks of your choice ready-made to feature in the center column of the quilt. I, of course, recommend any of the blocks in the book, Sister Sampler Quilts by AnneMarie Chany. ;) But really, any 4 blocks will do. Any (4) 12 1/2 unfinished / 12" finished blocks can be used to make the quilt top.
The Blocks shown in my versions of this quilt are from Sister Sampler Quilts.  They are all color variations of either the Rising Star or Moon & Star blocks from the book.

Check out this new pattern for only $5.  Enjoy! Pin It
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