Hi friends ! Happy New Year and here’s the first question of the year- have you already started new quilts?
Yes, I have!
I have got 3 quilts already in progress (what do you mean some people only work on 1 quilt at a time?) and 2 quilts ready to go to the longarm quilter. Of course, those quilts weren’t started this year, I mean really…. the year is only 4 days old! Though I suppose at least one of them could have been.
But unfortunately I can’t show you any of those new quilts yet. They are under wraps for right now.
I can show you a couple of new quilts that I finished up last year. And they are super quick!
The story of the patterns
First, the story about the patterns. When I write my quilt patterns, I always want to give you enough information to be able to finish the quilt without needing any additional information. So I have always resisted creating patterns that could fit on a postcard.
Have you seen those patterns? They are great because, since they are on a postcard, they are less expensive to buy. And to produce. But I was always worried if I would be able to fit enough information on them.
Then, I realized if I just used simple patterns, maybe it would work!
The first pattern I wrote up on a postcard is called Squared. It is super simple- just squares.
It uses 10 fat quarters (and as you know, I LOVE FQs!) and 2 fabrics of fabric at 1 yard each. Plus a backing of course! Super fun. For my quilt I used fabrics from Cherrywood – the hand dyed fabrics. They are just so rich and saturated and feel great!
And I love a good rainbow quilt. Of course, you can use any color story that you want.
Maybe shades of blue and green?
The second new quilt that I wrote up as a postcard pattern I called Angled. Not quite as quick as Squared to make, but not hard either!
This quilt uses 1/2 yard cuts of 7 fabrics and 1 background. I love how this one came out. I am a fan of HST units so ….
Need any information on making HST units? Check out my blog post here.
I also used Cherrywood fabrics for Angled. So pretty!
Upcoming New Quilts
I am working on a few new patterns; one that I hope to have ready for next month (another postcard quilt pattern and I used batiks this time!) and a Mystery Quilt Along that I am planning for March 15th!! Woot woot! I will have more information on those quilts soon.
Plus I have another new fabric line arriving in stores in May and I will be sharing more about that when I know it is shipping. I am so hoping the fabric will be in a shop near you as it is yummy! And I have 2 new quilt patterns, a remake of a fun quilt pattern and a 4th postcard quilt that will use a strip pack all shown in my new fabric batik fabric line!
Lots of fun stuff coming this year and I can’t wait to share it all with you!