Wow, that was a lot of work. I always love Quilt Market, especially the part where I get to see all my friends, but it is so wonderful to be home. I've been dying to show you my new patterns for a month now, and today is the day. It is always half exciting, and half just plain terrifying to put them out there. I hope you like them! Here goes nothin'...
First off, Jellybean
Made from, you guessed it, a Jelly Roll. This one was made with Ruby, but you probably knew that too. It goes together so easily, and is great to strip piece.
Sherri pieced this for me in all the market craziness, and I am so happy with it! Andrea quilted it and did an amazing job. Love. Those. Scallops. Perfect.
Next, Little Ones
These little baby (or kid) quilts are just so sweet. I made the blue and green one for Nicholas' room, and love the more modern look the straight line quilting gives it.
The blue/green uses yardage, and the scrappy one is out of charm squares. They are really quick to put together. No Y seams (Hallelujah!)
This little sewing machine cover and pincushion set was my favorite thing to make for Market. The pattern has instructions to fit any size sewing machine, and those little chevron pincushions are so fun!
I made them out of Bliss, as the printing was due long before Ruby came, and I can't wait to make them out of Ruby. Maybe tonight? After T-ball? Here's hoping.
Two simple quilts from one Layer Cake. I called them Zig Zag
and Ric Rac,
since you know, that's what they look like. Pretty clever huh? ;-) Tammy quilted these, and did a lovely job.
And last but not least, Swoon
It's no secret this is my favorite quilt of the moment. Sorry there are so many pictures, I couldn't choose.
It is really so much easier than it looks, and consists entirely of rectangles, half square triangles, and flying geese. Any quilter could make this. I promise. Really. Just pick a stack of your favorite fat quarters and you are good to go.
Maybe my favorite I've designed so far. I love the 24" blocks, and how they look so modern and fun. Sherri pieced this one, and Andrea quilted it. Both did so perfectly. It measures 80" x 80", so if you added a nice, thick border you could make it bed size. I might do that for my bed. Or just be lazy and use this one. Yeah, probably that.
I made a one block version a while back, and added an 8" border for a baby quilt. Also for Nicholas. This poor boy has more quilts than he knows what to do with...
Anyhow, all 5 new patterns are available in my shop as PDFs and paper patterns. They are also on their way to quilt shops, both online and local. And distributors, and all that. If you are a shop, and would like to order some, email me.
I was trying to think of a Ruby giveaway to do with the new stuff and then today a giant box of Ruby scraps came from Moda. They were the leftovers from the samples cut for the Moda sales team, and most are strips ranging from 2"-5" in width, and all different lengths. Perfect for a scrap quilt, strip quilt, string quilt, anything.
So, I thought I'd share! If you'd like a big Priority Mail box stuffed full with Ruby scraps (about 5 pounds worth), just leave me a comment and tell me which new pattern is your favorite. And also what you are eating for dinner. I need ideas. The cooking situation is pretty grim over here.
Next up? Market pictures! So, so many market pictures. Even more pictures than this post. You've been warned.
**This giveaway is closed. See the winner here.**