Saturday, August 10, 2013

Runs with Scissors ...

It is a beautiful day in the San Francisco Bay Area today. I did find time this morning to come up with a new quilt pattern. Sometimes I get as much enjoyment from naming the patterns as I do in creating them.

Runs with Scissors is a fun quilt with a modern twist. Can you find the scissors in the quilt? Look for this one at your favorite quilt shop soon!

Runs with Scissors

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Could Summer Be Almost Over ???

Grandtwins are all back from their summer camps and I can not believe that they go back to school in less than 2 weeks. The new grandbaby is almost a month old and her little personality is coming out more each day.

A couple of new quilt patterns this week, well actually four. My Way is a basic 4-patch. It is the inner play of light and dark fabrics with an even lighter sashing and border that give the visual image that makes this quilt unique.

My Way
Line 'Em Up is a great baby quilt for those stash scraps or 5" charm packs. Use the darker horizontal sashing and the light background/border fabric to showcase the scrappy charms. This is a great quilt to whip up for that next baby shower you are going to.

Line 'Em Up
Charm Bars is also a fun way to use up those stash scraps or 5" charm packs while giving them a modern twist. This quilt is easy to adjust the number of rows and columns to make any size you could want.

Charm Bars

I like the way Wicked gives a woven, wicker kind of look with just three basic fabrics. Make sure that one of the colors contrasts in lightness or darkness with the other two.