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January 02, 2020
Can you believe we've made it to the end of another year? Honestly, each year seems to be flying by faster than the one before it.
This year, I released three new patterns: Eternally Yours, Square Burst, and Noughts and Crosses. Did you happen to notice there was a theme to these patterns?
At the beginning of the year, I was playing with secondary designs that could be created by alternating two different quilt blocks. How does adding sashing change the secondary design? How can color placement create new designs from the same pattern? From these concepts and questions, all three patterns were developed. And, I have to say, I'm pretty proud of them!
I made this as part of a blog hop promoting the book Turnabout Patchwork. I really liked this project. I need to pull it out and get it quilted!
This was my first pattern release of the year. This pattern is a unique take on an XOXO quilts. I gifted this quilt to my mom for her birthday! Read more about this pattern and see my testers versions here.
Square Burst was the second pattern I released this year. It is one of my all time favorites because there are so many options when making it that make it look like three different patterns. With this one, the options are endless. Read more about Square Burst here.
This is one of my all time favorite projects ever. I combined Aqua Paisley's pattern 'Down Memory Lane' and the onesies from my daughters monthly photos to make this wall hanging that I LOVE SO MUCH. I can't wait to make another one for my baby next year. Read more about this quilt here.
I revisited an old pattern (Summer Garden) for this one. I had leftover fabric (Art Gallery Fabrics line West Palm) from making the cornerstone version of Square Burst, so I used it to make a bright and cheery Summer Garden baby size quilt. I love that this quilt was made entirely from fabric I already had. It is still in the "to be quilted" pile, but I hope to have that done this year!
This was the third and final pattern I released before having my baby girl in September. I love the bold impact this pattern creates. With only 9 blocks it is my fastest finish. I am hosting a Quilt-a-Long with this pattern starting in February so keep an eye out for more details on that! In the meantime, read more about the original here and the testers versions here.
Did you know I offer a free pattern? I made the original Ombre Gingham pattern for my oldest daughter using purple fabrics. When Baby Girl #2 was born, I made the same pattern for her using teal fabrics. I hope she grows up to love it as much as her sister loves hers.
And that's a wrap on 2019! I'll be back next post with my plans for 2020. I have a stack of UFOs to tackle, patterns I want to write, Quilt-a-Longs I want to host, and a can't wait to get started. :)
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