It’s official! New Patterns! and Off to Market!

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Today Amy and I are being featured over on the Moda blog, where a lot of people are probably hearing our fun news for the very first time! This little blog post marks our official “introduction” by Moda, and well, I’m just happy to be here! Head on over to read a little introduction, and if you’re here from the Moda blog, welcome! So glad you came by!


Another great thing about today? I get to show you new patterns! I’ve been working like crazy trying to get not only these patterns but my book quilts done before market. It’s been a pretty crazy ride! My kids have now started asking if I can please just make dinner instead of going to a “food place”, and my poor husband basically has 2 full time jobs–his day job, and the upkeep of the house and laundry when he gets home. They’ve been so sweet and supportive of my dreams, and I’m so glad I can finally start showing and telling–and playing with my kids and cleaning my house. (Yes. I just said I’m looking forward to cleaning my house.)

Here they are! Paper patterns are available for preorder now in the shop, they will ship June 1. PDFs coming soon.


Jigsaw: A fast and fun Layer Cake quilt! You could whip this one up in a day or two for pretty much anyone. They’ll love it. Guaranteed.


Dahlia: This baby is a stunner. You’ll want to take a look at these blocks over on Instagram–I leaked a few photos the other day. Basically, I’m in love with this quilt, and you will be too. You’ll want the templates to cut your pieces accurately–and get this–it’s ALL machine pieced. Yep.


Modern Hex: This twin size quilt just might be my favorite ever. I mean really–it’s rainbows, and triangles, and hexagons, and stars–all in one quilt! What’s not to love?


First Date: The perfect Jelly Roll quilt, even if your first date wasn’t so perfect. And of course, you know how I feel about little squares. :)


Finally, Whirlwind. A perfect and GORGEOUS baby quilt. A little bit of paper piecing goes a long way.

I will get lots of pictures of the real quilts just as soon as I take a nap, play with my kids, and eat something besides take out.


I’m heading out to Pittsburgh Wednesday afternoon, and can’t wait for the whirlwind that is always Quilt Market. If you’re going, come say hi! I’ll be in the Moda (eek!) Designer Showcase showing off Best. Day. EVER! and these super fun quilts I’ve designed to go along with it. I’d love to meet you and see some friendly faces!

New patterns are available for preorder in the shop, including templates for two of the patterns. Speaking of the shop, if you haven’t seen, Russian Rubix and Rubix Too templates are there also.

Can’t wait to hear what you think of the new patterns! Tell me! Tell me!





  1. 1
    Kathy says:

    Love love love! I can’t wait to get my hands on those and that gorgeous fabric!

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    Melanie C says:

    Love your Dahlia quilt!!!!! Please say no y seams are involved :)

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    Patricia says:

    Looking forward to trying them…as always…so very nice!

  4. 4
    Carla says:

    Your patterns are always so fresh and fun! Beautiful

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    Cindy says:

    Love your new patterns. A Dahlia quilt always has seemed so old fashioned to me, but yours is modern and gorgeous!!

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    Sarah says:

    I’m going to Market for the first time this year! I am so excited!

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    Sue Roy says:

    Kind of partial to Modern Hex myself!!! Love them all though and really LOVE the fabric. Way to Go April!!!

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    *LyndiLou* says:

    Congratulations and have so much fun at Market!

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    Alicia Key says:

    I didn’t know MOdern Hex was even your pattern! YAY!

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    Stephanie Madsen says:

    Way to go! Love it. Trying to decide which one i can handle ;)

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    Debbie says:

    I have to agree about the Dahlia quilt. Beautiful, but Y seams??? Oh please no! I would really love to try that one!

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    Megan says:

    LOVE the new patterns, every single one of them!! It’s been fun following along on Quiltcast and hearing about your progress with these and with your beautiful new fabric. Have fun at Market!

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  15. 15

    I love the dahlia pattern and the fabric is so happy.

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    Ann Becker says:

    Oh my. Beautiful patterns and fantastic fabric. What could be better?

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    Claudia TN says:

    Beautiful fabric! And love the new patterns, too.

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    Katie C says:

    Wow! I love every one of these patterns. And the colors in your fabric line are amazing! You will for sure fit into the Moda family perfectly!

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    Lana Drum says:

    Love your pretty fabrics and the pattern jigsaw.

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    Kelly says:

    I LOVE the fabrics!! I also love the Dahlia. I will have to add the pattern and templates to my Christmas Wish List. So pretty!!

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    Delores Wall says:

    Such beautiful fabric. I love the bright colors. It makes me happy!

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    Anita says:

    I love the color blue – all hues. But so much of what I wear is blue so I am trying to break out some. The fabrics are beautiful and your patterns look fun!


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    Angela says:

    Love the colors of the fabric, as well as the designs of the quilts. My favorite color is also blue. I love navy, azure, and baby blue – regardless of intensity, they all seem so calming. Plus, true blues are complementary to my coloring. I just feel comfortable in them!

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