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Quilt Uber-fest Day #8 – Chevron Dreams


Welcome to day #8 of Quilt Uber-fest! I’m excited to show you my block, and tell you a little about it. First though, I need to thank Scott of Blue Nickel Studios for all his hard work, and his unfailing dedication to making this little blog hop all work out. He’s been great at coordinating and putting up with all our questions. Thanks Scott!

Now on with the show!

When we were given the requirements for our block, we were asked to design something using only log cabin construction and/or half-square triangles. My mind immediately jumped to the oh-so-trendy and oh-so-fashionable chevron pattern that is all the rage right now. (Don’t believe me? Check this out over at Pinterest.) I’m not sure why, but there’s just something so unfailingly classic about a chevron pattern, and that’s how log cabin blocks and half-square triangles feel to me, too. I mean really, where would quilting be without either of those two elements?

Then, I received my fabric. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure if my little old block design was going to be able to hold its’ own with such vibrant, busy prints. But hey, I’m always up for a challenge, and hey again, I have a seam ripper, so I got to work. And let me just say: it speaks volumes about the talented Nel Whatmore that these several showstopping fabrics can coincide so excellently within the same block.

I explained the chevron part to you already, and as for the dreams? Well, the fabric line we’re working with is called Sleeping Beauty. So, here’s how I like to imagine it: A princess, asleep for a hundred years. A prince, instantly enamored the moment he sets eyes on her–she’s beautiful, of course, but also has killer taste–her outfit? Chevrons, perhaps. Or maybe that’s her curtains. He kisses her, she wakes up, they get married, have their happily ever after. She excels at being a trendy, fashionable princess even though she’s missed hundreds of thousands (millions?) of pins on Pinterest. Silly? Yes. But hey (again), she had a heck of a lot of time to dream up any number of classic styles and trends, so it makes perfect sense to me.

Classics are classics for a reason, and some girls stay trendy even in their sleep.

(And some girls sleep in yoga pants and a t-shirt. Just saying.)Click here to download the PDF (sans my silly ramblings).

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Only 2 more days to enter the contest



Happy Anniversary Week!

Yay! It’s been one year since I launched Prairie Grass Patterns, and boy has it been a ride! Some of you have been here with me from the beginning, and some of you are brand new friends–and I’m so grateful to all of you. I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you would give a little bit of your time and caring to support me and my dream. Really, truly, it just…there aren’t words to describe it. But thank you. Sincerely.

Enough with my jibber jabber…let’s get on to the party part!

Giveaways galore this week–so let me explain. Before I show you the goodies, here’s how it’s going to work: A comment on this post will get you your first entry. Any comment you leave on other posts this week (Today, October 3 through Sunday, October 9th) will earn you additional entries. Winners will be chosen Monday, October 10th.

Here goes!

There are 3 AMAZING giveaways this week, something to suit each level of quilter–from beginner to very advanced.

Beginner Basics

A copy of Elizabeth Hartman’s The Practical Guide to Patchwork

Rotary cutter, mat and ruler (Yes, those are mine, but I’ll send you new ones, I swear!)

Charm pack: Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater for Moda

Stash Builder

Fat quarter bundle from AdornIt! in their newest line, Vintage Groove, Grey colorway.

Layer cake: Jovial by Basic Grey for Moda

Jelly Roll: Spirit by Lila Tueller for Moda

Charm Pack: Clothesline Basics by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Quilting Queen

Russian Rubix

Fat Eighth bundle: Ruby by Bonnie and Camille for Moda

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There they are! The three amazing giveaways I have for you this week. To enter, tell me which of the three prizes you would LOVE to win.

And that’s not all…

“Like” Prairie Grass Patterns’ Facebook Page for a chance to win an additional Grand Prize! If the Facebook page gets to 300 followers, I will do a special Grand Prize giveaway next week, so be sure to share with your friends!

Finally, for Happy Anniversary week, use coupon code HAPPYWEEK to get 20% of your ENTIRE ORDER in my shop! Code expires 10/10, so be sure to use it quick. (And you just might notice, PDF PATTERNS ARE HERE!!)

Hooray for Prairie Grass Patterns, and for one year anniversaries! Be sure to check in all week for more fun freebies, recipes, and tutorials, plus my day to share my block for the Quilt Uberfest is coming up too. Today it is Karen Linton’s turn, with her block “South for the Winter.” Head over to get your free PDF!



What I’m Working On…

I can’t even stand it anymore, I have to show you this.First off, I have to say I’m biased a bit toward this fabric. I mean, I did the printing and website for Sarah Jane for nearly 2 years. Not to mention that Sarah is one of my sweetest, most talented friends, and she’s right here in town with me! So really, I HAD to make something from her first fabric line, Children at Play, for Michael Miller.

And if you must know, I couldn’t just stop at one something. I mean, there’s a boy colorway and a girl colorway. What’s a quilter to do?

Plus, this quilt was BEGGING for some old style topstitching. Because again, this fabric was just too darling not to.

Both versions should be quilted, bound, (and ironed, ahem) in the next few days, and then, more (better) pictures. Promise.

What are YOU working on right now?



take a peek

Just a few of the pretty pretty fabrics I’m working with right now:

So Sophie by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake Designs

Indian Summer by Zoe Pearn for Riley Blake Designs

Children at Play by Sarah Jane Wright for Michael Miller

Secret Garden by Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller

Children at Play by Sarah Jane Wright for Michael Miller

Secret Garden by Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller

And these are just the ones I have pictures of. I can’t wait to get to these. As beautiful as they are in pictures, they’re stunning in real life.

I love my job.

What about you? What fabrics are you loving right now? What are you working on? Tell me!



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