18 May 2017

On the Farm {New Patterns}

Farmer's Daughter quilt stack
Time for new quilt patterns using my newest fabric collection, Farmer's Daughter fabric for Moda Fabrics! To celebrate new patterns, I'm offering a 20% discount in my shop for the rest of May 2017 using the promo code QUILTMARKET at checkout. I'll be out of town this week attending International Quilt Market in St. Louis, so paper pattern orders will ship when I get home 5/22/17.
Home Again quilt
I've had houses on the brain lately (just bought my first house ever) and apparently it's made its way into my quilting :) Now house blocks are nothing new in quilting, so the fun challenge for me was to see how I could put my own spin on a traditional idea. Here's what I came up with, and of course the custom quilting by Natalia Bonner always really makes the design come to life.
Home Again quilt
This is a great pattern for a confident beginner or intermediate skill level and uses 21 fat eighths. Moda is offering this as one of its beautiful collectible boxed kits so keep an eye out for those! The quilt finishes at 64 1/2'' x 68 1/2'' and the pattern is available in my shop now in PDF or paper.
Barn Style
When I think of a farmhouse-style of decorating, I think of simplicity. Barn Style is a fat quarter quilt and I've mocked up two color options playing with the background fabrics and border selections. The first one uses Moda Crossweave in black for both the background and border. Just a quick word about crossweave, it shrinks a lot! I always recommend purchasing an extra 1/4 yard of and prewashing it before you cut. It adds such a wonderful texture to quilts, just be sure to keep that in the back of your mind if you decide to use it. (I've also included this info on the pattern.)
Barn Style
I had Natalia Bonner custom quilt this one as well! She always adds such interesting secondary designs and fills all that background space with beautiful flourishes and detail. Such eye candy!
Barn Style quilt
If you'd like a more traditional look with a light background and contrasting border, I've got you covered! It's really amazing how different the quilt can look with these simple changes! Find the pattern in my shop here in PDF or paper in the shop.
Barn Style1
Kaitlyn at Knot and Thread Design quilted this one and I just adore the texture the quilting adds to the quilt. Such a great complement to the design!
I love a scrappy feeling quilt and this one reminds me of a picture gallery on a wall so I decided to name it Kith & Kin--meaning "friends and family."
Kith & Kin quilt
Instead of a white background, I've used one of my favorite dainty floral prints from Farmer's Daughter to give it a vintage sort of feel. Make it up with Jelly Roll strips + 9 fat quarters (for the outer frames). 
Kith & Kin 
Natalia Bonner quilted this one using an all over design of overlapping rectangles. Find it in the shop in PDF or paper.
RockStar FD
This pattern design is from my new Charm School book but made with 3 charm packs of the new Farmer's Daughter fabric. I learned from making the Home Again quilt that the BasicGrey Grunge in Mint looks really great mixed in with this group so I've used it as the background fabric in this one. Lovely clamshell quilting by Kaitlyn Howell of Knot and Thread Design.
Rock Star
One of the other popular patterns from the book is the Chandelier quilt so I couldn't resist making one up in Farmer's Daughter as well. Both of these patterns are beginner friendly! 
Chandelier FD
I do have a few autographed copies of Charm School in my shop along with the new patterns. Don't forget 20% discount on all products in my store in May 2017 using the promo code QUILTMARKET at checkout.
Home Again cover  Barn Style Cover2  Kith & Kin cover

Farmer's Daughter

Farmer's Daughter fabric
I am the daughter of a farmer's daughter, who is also the daughter of a farmer's daughter... I come from a line of practical women who also love beautiful things. Grandma talks about how after the Great Depression was over, the first thing she bought, as a twelve year old, was beautiful floral prints from the Montgomery Ward catalog for sixty cents a yard. Imagine that! My own farmer-daughter mama says that she loved the 'chore' of getting cows down from the pasture each evening, because she was able to gather wild irises and dandelions along the way. When we went to Grandma's farm, we slept on a brass beds furnished with handmade quilts, made from carefully saved scraps. This collection is reminiscent of that sweet country life--simplicity with a few fancy flourishes. 
Farmer's Daughter by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. Showing this weekend at International Quilt Market in St. Louis, MO, shipping to shops October 2017.
Everyone always asks about coordinating Moda Bella Solids & Grunges, so here's the list:
  • Moda Bella 9900 299 Flamingo
  • Moda Bella 9900 88 Bubble Gum
  • BasicGrey Gunge 30150 152 Pear
  • BasicGrey Grunge 30150 15 Chiffon
  •  Moda Bella 9900 313 Oatmeal
  •  Moda Bella 9900 284 Charcoal