28 October 2017

New Quilts on the Block

It's time to show you the latest batch of designs! It all starts out with new fabric, and this time around I'm using my new collection called Nest for Moda Fabrics (shipping to shops March 2018). I love all of the colors, but am especially gaga over the new blues.
To celebrate new things, I'm offering 25% off all patterns in my shop in October using the promo code QUILTMARKET at checkout. I'll be out of town most of this week, so paper pattern orders will resume shipping Nov. 1. 
The first new quilt is #165 Easy Breezy. As you can see on the cover, I've mocked up two versions playing around with the background color. This quilt can be made with 1 Layer Cake® or 36 squares 10'' x 10''. Available here in PDF or paper.
I pieced all of the quilts, but I've employed Kaitlyn and Natalia to add their beautiful quilting finishing touches. Beautiful job, ladies! First up is the white Easy Breezy quilted by Kaitlyn. This is a beautiful pantograph.
Next up is #166 Mabel, named after a great aunt on my mother's side. I was inspired by an old quilt block I saw in a book and wanted to decided to figure out a way to piece it so an experienced beginner could tackle without having to use paper piecing or y-seams. It's a big block--it finishes at 24'' x 24'' and can be made with fat quarters. It's available in my shop in PDF or paper.
Natalia quilted this using one of her own pantographs! Isn't it cool?? I love that it gives the feel of pebbling but uses oval shapes instead. 
When I designed #167 Bluegrass, I noticed it had sort of a wild charm and spunky personality about it. Reminded me a bit of the way I feel when I hear the twang of bluegrass music. Bluegrass is made with 16 fat eighths and is available in my shop as a PDF or paper pattern.
This one was also quilted by Natalia using an orange peel variation. I keep thinking that a Christmas version of this quilt would be just beautiful!
I've had this design stowed away for a bit until I could find the right fabrics. #168 Summit is made using 1 Jelly Roll® or 40 strips 2 1/2'' x WOF and I've mocked this one up in multiple color options playing with background again. The BasicGrey Grunge in Grey Couture plays so well with my Nest fabrics. The pattern is available in my shop here in PDF or paper versions.
I haven't had the chance to piece the main version but I did piece the grey background version. This was quilted by Kaitlyn using a feather pantograph. I'm so glad she suggested it--feathers sometimes are associated with an older kind of quilt style but I think it fits this quilt so well.
Kaitlyn designed a beautiful new bag pattern in her shop called Hello Pouches and made up these beautiful samples in my Nest fabric. I will take a dozen, please! 

Nest fabric

To those you love, give roots and wings.
Nest fabric
Every spring, I see little nests being built in the apple tree in our backyard. These little birds search for all kinds of things--sticks, straws, feathers--anything that will build a secure home for the little baby birds. We do something similar. We look for the comfortable, the beautiful--the things that nurture our souls and turn a house into a home. This line celebrates the nesting instinct that is in the heart of all women. The blues in this line are restful shades; the greens signify new life; and the greys and creams, with the touches of pink give variety and warmth, just like the things we use to decorate in our homes.
Nest fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics is now showing at International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas and will ship to shops March 2018.