Guess what! My brand new patterns for Miss Kate are finally (FINALLY!) ready to go, and I am so happy to share them with you today!
(Warning: many, many photos ahead. I promise I'll try to keep the exclamation points to a minimum.)
It's been 4 weeks today since Miss Kate showed up on my doorstep, and it has been a crazy 4 weeks. 2 big quilts, 2 minis, a few sewing bags, a pincushion and 5 patterns later, here we are.
I hope you like them!
First up is my favorite this time, Red Letter Day:
This quilt is 67.5" x 67.5" big and is made up of big 22.5" blocks. It's a fat quarter quilt and is strip pieced so it comes together really easily.
When I was designing this one a few months ago, I kept thinking it had such a Scandinavian feel to it. Can you see it? The red center block is my favorite, and gives it a lot of personality, I think. I was having the best time piecing it one day, and kept thinking about a really good friend of mine who always used to say "It's a red letter day!" Perfect, right?
Abby quilted it for me, and I love love love this quilting. It's so perfect for this quilt! Thanks Abby!
Yep, it's my favorite.
Next up is one you may have seen a few weeks back, but I couldn't leave it out of the new Miss Kate patterns, and hopefully you don't mind seeing it one more time. In case you missed it, this is Mini Round & Round:
It was a such a delight to make! I took way too many pictures of it too.
Next up is a quilt that was inspired by one of my favorite older patterns, Red Velvet. Except this one is easier to piece since it it simple block construction, and a whole lot more scrappy. Can't go wrong with scrappy!
It's 60" x 72", and can be made from either a Layer Cake or a Jelly Roll.
(I should probably stop chatting so much, since you are probably just scrolling down through the pictures. ;-)
Andrea Marquez over at Christmas Goose quilted it for me and did a fantastic job, as always. Thank you Andrea!
Next up is Sundae Scallop Sewing:
A couple of weeks ago I took a little break and made myself a little bag with scallops on it to hold all of my binding supplies (clover clips, thread, embroidery scissors, etc) and posted a picture of it on Instagram. After several requests for a pattern, I had a good excuse to make a scissor pouch and scallop pincushion to go with it! If you haven't been brave enough to tackle zippers, these fully lined bags are great practice, and you'll be able to whip them up in no time.
Also, if you are like me, you can never have too many pincushions.
The scallop bag was inspired by our Sundae Scallop print, which we brought back from Ruby for this line (!!!). I'm so happy to have it back, especially in navy!
You probably saw this next one coming. I couldn't help myself.
Mini Rise & Shine:
After I made the big Rise & Shine (which was named after my oldest son's favorite Kindergarten song, did I forget to mention that?) I couldn't help but make a tiny version of it for my growing mini wall.
And I know I always say that my newest patterns are my favorite, and I've said the word favorite 87 times in this post, but look at it! How could it not be my new favorite mini?
Okay, okay, one of two new favorites. Is that better?
So there you have it. 5 new patterns! They are all ready to go in my shop as instant PDF downloads, and as soon as the printing comes in next week the paper patterns will be sent out too. Do you have a favorite? Or are you as bad at picking favorites as I apparently am? I do have 3 favorite children, so maybe it's just kind of like that?
Have a great weekend!