Did you make it to Quilt Market? If not, I'm going to take a brief moment to bring a bit of Quilt Market to you - Tamarinis style. AKA - here are my new patterns!
Boho Bliss has 10 different 16" blocks, plus a pattern for spacer blocks and the applique border. All the blocks are Sizzix friendly, but you don't have to have a Sizzix. Templates are provided. And if you don't feel like tackling 10 different 16" blocks, they are the perfect size for a wallhanging (pick your favorite), or choose three and make a table runner. And if you know me, you know those appliques are fused!!! (Island Batik fabrics)
One jelly roll, two background fabrics and a border fabric - and you have a flower garden that blooms all year! The flowers are dimensional, so they add an extra bit of interest, but are super easy. And you'll have enough left from your jelly roll to make a coordinating table runner too!
This quilt is quick and very easy to put together, and would be wonderful in any color scheme - maybe whites (daisies) or yellows (sunflowers). Have fun! (Island Batik fabrics)
Forever Infinity Scarf
8 different fabrics and simple strip piecing in two different directions combine to quickly make a scarf that is lovely to behold, and perfect for embellishment. I embellished mine with some decorative machine stitches in wonderful Aurifil variegated threads (don't you just love 'em?), but you could just as easily add some wonderful hand embroidery, or some big stitch quilting - or heck, just leave it as is and let the fabrics shine.
The sample is done in batiks, but it would work great with regular cottons, and I think it would be super snuggly in flannels. (Island Batik Fabrics)
The kaleidoscope block takes on a whole new look with this
asymmetrical layout. And the Kaleido ruler makes it quick and easy (really!). And the lap size means you'll finish in no time. Suitable for prints as well as solids, and it makes a great class too!
(Fabri-Quilt /Ro Gregg Marblehead fabrics)
Mary's Contrary Garden
I must have been in a garden state of mind (just realized this is my second flower themed quilt!). But Mary's Contrary Garden is fun, easy and flexible, so it's great for beginners and experienced quilts alike.
The stitch and flip technique is combined with traditional piecing and a modern layout to yield a quilt that blooms year round.
And just like Flower Fields, you can change the color scheme to reflect your favorite gardenscape! (Island Batik fabrics)
For those of you that follow my blog, you may remember that this started out as a class for beginning quilters. So now it's a pattern that is geared for beginners, with super detailed instructions and tons of diagrams. But experienced quilters appreciate the nod to tradition and the accommodating layout. And just like it's namesake, you won't be able to resist it!
Charming in solids or in prints, it is a great class quilt! (Island Batik fabrics)
20" blocks means this quilt goes together quickly. And large pieces make it easy to use those lovely large prints that are sometimes hard to showcase.
The pattern offers two sizes, a generous lap (75" square) and a queen size - so you have your choice. Either choice will result in a beautiful project! And strip piecing means that those large squares will go together even faster! (Dear Stella fabrics)
When is a color study more than a color study? When you combine beautiful batiks with the oh so versatile pineapple block. Add a bit of pieced border and you have Tropical Punch!
One easy paper piecing pattern and easy strip directions make this pattern painless, and lovely at the same time. (Island Batik fabrics)
Four different sized double pinwheels dance across a two color background, to capture the essence of springtime. Can't you just feel the breeze? An easy layout (and yes, the blocks coming into the border are easy too - I promise!) make this a joy to behold.
Use some of the leftover blocks to make the bonus project - a charming little table runner! (Island Batik fabrics)
So that's it - a virtual tour, so to speak, of my booth from Quilt Market - and a mini-trunk show!
Hope you enjoyed it! I'd love to know your thoughts on the newest patterns - and what you'd love to see next. Yep - already started on projects for the Fall Market.
And - don't forget - my Craftsy class launches July 1. So I'll be posting here and on Facebook about the blog hop (some great quilt designers are participating!!!), and the giveaway!
So c'mon back now, ya hear!