I am happy to announce the launch of TURNING CORNERS and STASH JAZZ, two new modern quilt patterns available in my Etsy shop.
And, yes, I will also be teaching these patterns as workshops! Contact me if your Guild or Shop would like to book 2020 or 2021 dates.
Turning Corners is a fun quilt that you can piece in a day. Each block is made from 10” squares. It’s a great quilt for a coordinated precut packet or you can use leftover precuts from one designer’s line. You can also use large print scraps to make a scrappy version but I suggest limiting the number of colors in the solids to give your quilt top a cohesive look.
This pattern includes two versions of this quilt. One is the Turning Corners Diamond Version, using a variety of prints and solids for a scrappy look. The Diamond block units when pieced create a wonky diamond shape appears in the center of each set of four pieced blocks.
BONUS VERSION INCLUDED! I had so much fun making variations on this quilt that I decided to make another version. I call this the Lost Corners pattern. The corners in some blocks are ‘lost’ because I used the same fabric in the borders and in the pieced blocks. Here’s a version of Lost Corners showing how a new secondary pattern emerges.
It looks like complex piecing but is actually quite simple to accomplish. You can have a lot of fun arranging these blocks in different ways.
Stash Busting is now about much more than tiny piecing! It’s time to dig into that pile of LARGE scraps.
Most scrap quilts help us use up those tiny pieces of fabric. But what can we do with that OTHER scrap bin with large scraps and leftover orphan or test blocks?
This pattern will come to your rescue! You will find easy instructions for cutting up larger scraps and combining them with left over blocks to create dynamic improvisational blocks. Then, you can combine the improvisational blocks with squares and rectangles cut from solids or near solids to make your quilt top in no time. The pattern includes tips for making improvisational blocks.
How much scrap fabric is needed? I estimate you will need 3 to 5 gallon size bags of scraps to get started. Throw in leftover blocks from other projects. Mistakes in those blocks will disappear when you make this quilt. Need MORE scraps? Check with your quilting friends — they might be happy to share with you.
Pattern includes alternate colorways to spark your creativity. Quilt Sizes: 55″ x 62″ and 68″ x 83″ (Quilt size is easily customizable to make it larger or smaller.)