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    Polar Peaks Table Runner – the Tula Pink version

    This is a quick and easy, fat quarter friendly table runner pattern. You can get it delivered straight to your inbox by signing up to my mailing list via the box in the sidebar. Polar Peaks uses simple half-square triangles to show off a fabric collection or some favourite fabrics you might have saved for that perfect project. In this pattern you’ll learn the best method for beginners to make half square triangles. You will make HSTs two at a time, leaving you with triangles cut on the straight of grain which means less distortion and more fun piecing and finishing the project. This pattern is perfect for quick gifts,…

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    Ripple & Swirl – the pink one

    I made another Ripple quilt, this time in bright pink. I love how quick this pattern is to whip up, while being in no way boring. HSTs really are one of the most versatile blocks around. You can find this pattern right here in my shop. This quilt is the throw size, which is fat quarter friendly (always a bonus) so I just picked a selection of bright pink, and white on white prints. It’s going to be gifted to a little girl who just became a big sister, and since her little brother gets to use the family baby quilt, she gets a “big girl bed” quilt. She loves…

  • A quilt in pink, white and various shades of blue in a geometric, square in a square style pattern hanging on a log barn wall
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    Victorian Tiles – the Breeze version

    Have you ever seen those tiled entries and hallways in Victorian homes? I love those geometric floor tiles and this quilt pays hommage to that. It’s published in Make Modern magazine’s issue 35, which hit the virtual newsstands as I am writing this post. This pattern is a repeat block design that’s set on point. It’s a simple block to construct and the pattern includes instructions for time-saving techniques such as 4-at-a-time flying geese. The fabrics used in this sample are from the Breeze collection by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic for Moda. Having the tone-on-tone prints adds interest up close, but lets the primary and secondary patterns shine without…

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    Mini Flocks

    Flocks of Colour has a mini! The Mini Flocks block pattern is now in the shop. This quilt block is a 12″ by 12″ version of my popular Flocks of Colour quilt pattern and is made using Foundation Paper Piecing. It’s the perfect little project for using up your scraps or the leftovers from the big quilt. Turn it into a tote, frame it in an embroidery hoop for instant wall art, or add borders to make it into a throw pillow or mini quilt. I’m envisioning it in soft tones for a nursery, hanging on the wall to go with the matching baby quilt. Or with a splash of…

  • throw size quilt held up outdoors, blue and white spiral swirl pattern
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    Winter Swirl

    Today I’m sharing another Swirl quilt! This winter version was finished just a few days ago, and I managed to get some photos of it before too much of the snow had melted. The Ripple&Swirl pattern is available in the pattern shop. I really enjoyed making this quilt because of the light colours, it is such a contrast to the original one in nautical navy and red. I wasn’t sure at first whether it was going to be a beachy, white sand and blue water kind of a quilt, or more of a winter wonderland with snow and bright blue sky (my favourite kind of winter days, although they also…

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    When I was chatting with Colleen about her version of the Facets quilt above, we got to talking about birthstones and all the options to use that concept in a quilt. From baby quilts in the new baby’s birthstone colour, to Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gifts similar to the Mother’s Pride jewellery, to family quilts and wedding gifts, the possibilities truly are endless. I was so inspired I had to sit down with my Kona colour chart and figure out some birthstone colour combinations. There are only 9 colour combinations for the 12 months of the year, because a few colours are too close to make a truly different…

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    Ripple & Swirl

    Ripple & Swirl is two modern quilt patterns in one. Part of my HST pattern collection along with Facets and Polar Peaks (available as a free download when you sign up for my newsletter), it’s another pattern that relies on simplicity for impact. Playing with contrast and layouts, this pattern takes the humble half-square triangle to new heights. This quilt uses contrast for the design to pop, whether that’s achieved with different colours, or simply light and dark versions of the same colour. It offers two different layout options that will make you want to play around with colours and value, mixing and matching to see where it’ll lead, and…

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    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…

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    Ripple & Swirl – Tester Quilts

    My testers have done a fabulous job both of making sure this pattern is easy to understand and free of mistakes, as well as creating some fantastic quilt tops from it, so here are their creations for you to get inspired. To see more Ripple & Swirl quilts, check out the hashtag #psqrippleandswirl on Instagram and be sure to post your makes and tag them, too! The pattern is available right here in my shop.