Falling Charms

“Falling Charms” is a great pattern for charm packs (or leftover squares), and this cute little quilt was made by Mary. The soft colours and floral patterns pretty much ask for floral quilting, and Mary chose the design” Ginger Flower” to finish her project.

Falling Charms




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New Patterns: Bunny Buddies Quilt & Pillow

When I started playing around with bunny ideas last year for the new BOM, I got sidetracked and came up with a different bunny pattern. I quite liked it even though it wasn’t suitable at all for a BOM. I have been working on it on and off, and the pattern is now ready to be released. The Bunny Buddies are simple shapes, so if my usual tiny pieces are not your cup of tea or if you have never tried your hands at fusible appliqué, this is a great pattern to start with. You can even substitute the bunny tails for circles instead of the flower shapes that I used. I also created a matching pillow, I just love the bunny silhouettes, and especially the little guy with the floppy ear.

PPP-065 Bunny Buddies


PPP-066 Bunny Buddies Pillow


Both patterns are now available for purchase in the pattern store. I have also created a discount code, if you enter BUNNY20 you will get 20% off. The code is valid until May 20, 2022 (11.59 pm PDT) and applies to the Bunny Buddies and Bunny Buddies Pillow patterns only.




If you want both patterns, I have also created a bundle at a discount price that is valid until further notice.



Eine deutsche Version mit metrischen Maßen gibt es nur für das Kissen, für den Quilt lohnt sich der Aufwand für mich leider nicht. Der Discount Code BUNNY20 gilt natürlich auch für die deutsche Version.





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Dancing Wave Bargello

Darlene, the Bargello queen among my customers, dropped off another Dancing Wave Bargello to be quilted. Most of the time her quilts are huge and get to the limits of my frame, and every time she swears she will never do another one as big. We get a good chuckle out of that because we both know it is just a question of time before she’ll be back with another one. This one is a gift for her daughter, and the daughter requested the pattern “Ripples” that I had used on another one of Darlene’s quilts before.

Dancing Wave Bargello




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Criss Cross

This modern quilt in mostly blues and greys was made by Muryn. It is a nice pattern for a Jelly Roll, or you could cut your strips from yardage which might give you more control over colour placement. Muryn chose the design “Overlapping Crop Circles” for quilting, one of my favourites for quilts with lots of straight lines and right angles, and it also adds great texture.

Criss Cross




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Whirligig

Sandra has been using up scraps, and this is another interesting pattern that she came up with. I like scrap quilts with a solid background colour, and this one has a secondary pattern as a bonus, quite lovely. Sandra chose the pattern “Melange” to finish her project.

Whirligig




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Tea Time

“Tea Time” is a great pattern for Jelly Rolls, and this quilt was made by Amanda. I was especially excited about all the pink and purple, of course, but it would look lovely in any colours. Amanda chose the pantograph “Champagne Bubbles” for her project, an excellent choice for all those straight seams and angles.

Tea Time


 



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Hunny Bunnies BOM – Block #5

I was trying to stay positive last month when talking about the weather. This month… not so much! It has been much too cold for this time of the year although I have to admit that we had a couple of really nice weekends. Brian Minter who is among many other things the garden king of this town said the other day that we are about three weeks behind “normal”, so that gives you an idea. I have been trudging along, following my garden schedule, and it looks pretty good overall. I planted potatoes, the brassicas are covered and from what I can see love the cool weather, the radishes are almost ready to harvest, and I have planted sunflowers in the front yard. Underneath I sprinkled Nemophila/Baby Blue Eyes seeds. I got this idea from a Facebook gardening group, hoping for a sea of blue underneath the yellow sunflowers in honour of Ukraine. Seems like a pretty useless gesture but hopefully it will at least be pretty. The summer is supposed to be really hot again, and we spent the last two weekends installing drip irrigation. I am really excited about that. It looks like it is working well, and it will not only save water but also save me a lot of time. Last year I spent so much time watering everything by hand that it became a chore, and I’d rather avoid that feeling this year.

Of course our bunny is spending some time in the garden as well. As you probably know, April showers bring May flowers, and this month’s block features a bunny watering flowers. The block has quite a few pieces because of all the flowers but is not difficult to put together. Just scatter the flowers in a way that pleases your eye, and don’t obsess about exact placement, it doesn’t matter at all. As always, the pattern will be available for free download until the next block is released. Hopefully I’ll be back on schedule in June but if something comes up again, I’ll let you know in advance to make sure everyone has the chance to download the free pattern.

067-05 Hunny Bunny #5


EDIT: If you missed the free download in May, Block #5 is now available for purchase in the pattern store..



EDIT: Auch Block 5 ist jetzt auf Deutsch/in metrischen Maßen im Pattern Store verfügbar.





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Important: Hunny Bunnies Block #5 will be released early

I try to post my BOM blocks on a regular schedule but sometimes life has other plans. I won’t be able to troubleshoot potential problems on Sunday (May 1), so I have decided to publish the May block a day early, on Saturday April 30. This means that the April block will move to the pattern store a day early as well. So if you haven’t already downloaded and saved the pattern, do it now before you forget 😉

Hunny Bunnies 1-4


The download link can be found at the bottom of the original post.



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Cherry Blossoms

This is another set of quilts that Sharon made as a gift. She chose two different pantos for quilting, one is called “Ginger Flower”, the other one “Butterfly Tango”. I imagine two little girls are very happy with their new pink quilts.

Cherry Blossoms


Cherry Blossoms II




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Pink Crosses

This is another quilt made by the talented Sharon. I love all the pink and how the colours go from light to dark. The pantograph Sharon chose is called “Strawberry Fields”.

Pink Crosses




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Girls Getaway

If you have been reading here for a while, you might remember Sharon who as a new quilter tackled everything with enthusiasm and made huge progress honing her skills in just a short time. She surprised me again by showing up with a beautiful Crabapple Hill quilt top, “Girls Getaway”, asking for custom quilting. I find these embroidered quilts much harder to quilt than pieced ones but I think I am getting the hang of it. Both Sharon and I were very happy with the way this one turned out.

Girls Getaway


Girls Getaway Detail 3



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Houses

This is another quilt that Bonnie made. When she dropped it off, she knew she wanted the pantograph “Rose Garden” for this project. Usually we let the quilt/fabrics/pattern inspire the quilting choices but in this case it was the recipient’s name that gave Bonnie the idea of this quilting design.

Houses




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