• magazine feature,  new pattern

    Dayglow – in Love Patchwork & Quilting issue 86

    I’m so excited to finally share this quilt. It was made and sent off to Love Patchwork & Quilting almost 5 months ago and I haven’t been able to say anything about it until now. Well, I did share the cover photo with my mum and best quilty friend when I got it, because I couldn’t not tell someone 😉 But, issue 86 is out now! They’re not able to ship any paper issues internationally at this point, due to the pandemic lockdown measures affecting Royal Mail, but the magazine is still available as a digital issue through Zinio, Apple News, Google Play or the Love Patchwork & Quilting app…

  • new pattern

    Facets Pillow

    Of course, I had to make a pillow for the new Facets pattern, too. This was another scrap buster and took four 5″ squares of blue Konas from my scrap bin and all the smaller bits of white Kona I had set aside as not big enough for the last few projects, but not small enough to cut into squares and stash away with the other scraps. Cats are so helpful 😉 To quilt this one, I decided on a simple crosshatch pattern of straight lines that would underline the simplicity of this pattern but add enough “oomph” to do a gemstone justice.Marking all the lines with a Hera marker…

  • new pattern

    Swirl – the scrappy pillow

    I’m loving how the Ripple & Swirl pattern gives so many options with one simple block, just by changing up colours. This year my goal is to try to use my stash and my scraps as much as possible. I didn’t impose any fabric buying ban on myself, but I will think twice before purchasing fabric for a project and will look through my stash to see if something could work. So having chopped three small bins of scraps into squares recently, I hunted through the stack of 4″ squares for a colour combination that would make a great Swirl pillow and came up with these pinks and blues. A…

  • new pattern

    Ripple – the purple pillow

    So far this is one of my favourite Ripple versions of the new Ripple & Swirl pattern. I love how the ripple effect is visible simply by choosing light and dark values of the same colour. When choosing colours for a pattern like this one that relies heavily on contrast, it can sometimes be difficult to see whether a particular colour reads as light or dark. Here’s an easy tip: take a picture with your phone of all the fabrics together, then select grayscale in the photo editing options. It will be quite easy to tell which fabrics show up as light or dark, and which ones don’t provide enough…

  • new pattern,  pattern

    Facets – simple gemstones with big impact

    I’m so thrilled to have this pattern finally out in the world and available for everyone. It’s such a simple design but has wow factor in spades. I’ve always loved the intricate, faceted gemstone FPP patterns other designers have made. But, as wonderful as those look, they are very intimidating with their dozens of little pieces. It’s not that they would be impossible to make, but I love to scale back a design and see the impact simplicity has, and this quilt pattern has plenty. I also want to make designs accessible to beginning quilters, or those who might not have the confidence yet to attempt an intricate pattern. Simplifying…