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Monday, 23 November 2015

Checkerboard scrap quilt pattern

This stash buster is well suited for beginners or anyone who might need a quick gift. You can use the combination of light and dark fabrics or mix it up with a variety of scraps as shown in the photo. Instructions are given for light/dark checkerboard. This pattern would be perfect for a young quilter's first project. Finished Measurements: 28" x 28" (70cm x 70 cm)

Checkerboard Mini Quilt Pattern 
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checkerboard mini quilt pattern illustration

checkerboard mini quilt pattern

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Precious Bundle Baby Quilt Pattern

I designed this sweet little quilt some time ago and finally finished it this week. I love shabby chic and used some beautiful retro style fabrics from Connecting Threads called Line Dried by Mama's Cottons. The fabric design was perfect for this quilt. It's going to be a gift for a very special someone.

Precious Bundle Baby Quilt Pattern
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precious bundle baby quilt detail

precious bundle baby quilt illustration

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Free-form quilting art quilt

This quilt, Happy Hour, was created for the Manitoba Crafts Council 2013 annual members' For the Love of Craft art show.

free form art quilt black and white

I enjoyed making this art quilt. It was inspired by Rayna Gillman's book Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts. I named it Happy Hour because the polka-dots reminded me of Leonard Cohen's song Closing Time. There's a line in the song that goes "and the men they dance on the polka-dots." I was humming that tune much of the time I was finishing up the quilt, and I couldn't get that line out of my head.

free form art quilt detail

One of the most enjoyable things about free-form quilting is that it keeps you thinking outside the box. There's no real plan, which means all kinds of cool things can happen.