They’re here, they’re here! I’m so excited to show you 4 new patterns! Rubix Too, Leaflet, Multiplication, and Windspinner! I love these patterns so much, and I can’t wait for you to make your own versions (more on that in a minute). This time around, I decided to go with a single, flat image of the quilt on the pattern covers to help with seeing the whole quilt at once. What this means is, I still have lots and lots of pictures of the actual quilts to show you! Coming up this week, I will show you each quilt in a few colorways, and tell you more about them. For now, though, I have Christmas gifts to make, and you have patterns to look at. (wink, wink)
With these patterns, I tried to answer the top 3 requests I have received: size options, beginner friendly quilts, and precut compatibility. Windspinner is made with 2½” strips, while Rubix Too uses 5″ squares–eliminating a cutting step and going together faster than the original Russian Rubix. Multiplication is a super quick and easy baby quilt, that is great for all skill levels, and Leaflet makes quick work of a twin size quilt.
In other exciting news, if you’ve made the original Russian Rubix, you’ll be thrilled to know that I will soon have acrylic templates in my shop for both the Russian Rubix and Rubix too, as well as kits of precut octagons! I’ll keep you posted on these–but I’m so excited!
Those of you who attended fall quilt market, will recognize these quilts from the Moda, Free Spirit, and Riley Blake booths. I got a lot of great comments–and I hope you love them too! I’m excited to show you more pictures and color options.
They’re listed in my shop already in both paper and PDF versions. If you’d like to place a wholesale order, contact me via email, or contact your United Notions, Brewer, Petersen-Arne, or Checker rep.
Which is your favorite? Are you as excited about the templates or precut octagons as I am??
PS: I’m thinking I’ll have a drawing in January where you can link up pictures of your finished projects made from Prairie Grass Patterns to enter. The prizes will be pretty great, so get sewing! I can’t wait!
PPS: Remember that block of the month I announced over at the Moda Cutting Table back in September? That’s coming in January too. It’s going to be a fun year. Mwa!
Hey friends! I wanted to post today and spotlight Parcheesi, and tell you a little more about it. Plus, I wanted to post a little treat for you guys, as a YAY for being featured on Moda’s Cutting Table blog today. (Stick around till the end of the post for the code, wink, wink.)
So here’s the thing. I’m basically obsessed with little tiny squares. Nearly every time I design a pattern, I end up scaling the individual blocks larger so you guys don’t really really hate me.
But Parcheesi came around, and I just couldn’t bring myself to omit the 1″ squares in the center of each block. (They’re not that tiny, right?) They just remind me of neat and tiny little garden. No idea why.
Then, of course, there’s the scrappy sashing. I just adore it.
I quilted it with these giant, overlapping chrysanthemums. Seriously. Took. Forever. But I think the quilting plays nicely with all the little tiny squares. (<–they’re not that tiny.)
Originally, I was going to call it Tile Garden, but it just didn’t stick. My Mom suggested Parcheesi, and I had to look it up, because I’ve never actually played.
She insisted it reminded her of an ornate Parcheesi board, and well, I really like cheese, so there you go. :)
The fabric I used in this quilt is Flora by Lauren + Jessi Jung for Moda. Not sure it’s out there much anymore, but this quilt would be GORGEOUS in their new line, Birds and Berries. SERIOUSLY, have you seen that purple? (You can find it here, here, here, here, and here.)
So, even though there are just a few (cough, cough) squares in this quilt, you should make it. Because the individual elements are each rather simple: straight lines, except for some flying geese.
And heck, it packs quite a punch when all is said and done. You might even end up obsessed with little tiny squares like me. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Through Friday night, Parcheesi is on sale for $6 in my shop! Plus, get 15% off your entire order with code CHEESI. Be sure to get your orders in quick–I’ll be out of town next week–so if I don’t see your order by Saturday morning, it’s not going to ship until NEXT Saturday the 15th. Or, just get the PDF version. :)
Have a great Wednesday!
PS I talk a bit about my current patterns, spill a few secrets about upcoming patterns and stuff on the blog, and answer some fun questions over at Moda’s Cutting Table today, go check it out!
I first sketched out Sweetie Pie after seeing some retro brickwork at a home near mine. You know the kind.
Once I got started on the pattern I realized not only how simple and sweet the design is, but also how versatile those petals are!
There are 9 different layout ideas in the pattern, and dozens more just waiting to be discovered.
I made two versions of the cover quilt using Sarah Jane’s Children at Play, and then, another version using Out to Sea (her newest line for Michael Miller, which ships late summer. (Ignore the weirdly colored pictures, they’re from Sarah’s booth at market, and lighting is always such a party there.)
I love that this pattern explains a technique and lets the quilter run with it, make it their own, and rearrange and redesign to their heart’s content! Plus–all that white space means room for some really fun quilting.
This is a perfect pattern for anyone new to applique, and a really fast pattern for anyone who already has some applique under their belt. And if you want to take it a step closer to heirloom status, you’re always welcome to hand stitch around each petal with some pretty thread.
I seriously love it.
This week only, get Sweetie Pie for $6 using the code SWEETIE. Code expires Sunday at 11pm MST. If you choose PDF download, you will have it in your hot little hands immediately. If you want the paper version, well, those should ship Wednesday. A little delay at the printers has me shipping a little later than I had hoped on printed patterns, but if you’ve placed an order, fear not! It’s coming your way ASAP, I swear.
Have a lovely Tuesday, sweet friends!
PS I just barely unpacked my bags from market this afternoon. I know, slacker. I have a stack of fun goodies I want to share with you. Just as soon as I get a decent picture taken. :)
PPS Notice anything different around here? What do you think? Still some tweaking to be done, but hey, isn’t there always?
If you can believe it, I have never made a quilt for myself.
I called it the Positively Perfect Nap Quilt, in the hopes that my dreams of napping would materialize.
It may have just worked once or twice.
You can find the pattern and step-by-step details over at the Moda Bake Shop today. Be sure to stop over and tell me what you think! And if you’re here from the Moda Bake Shop, welcome! Look around and stay a while, I’m so glad you’re here.
Since I was dreaming of all the lovely naps I would take with this quilt, I figured a pillow was in order. (Plus, there were a few scraps of my Hometown Jelly Roll left.)
It turned out so cute, I thought I would share!
Quick, easy, and oh so darling. (Click the link above to download a printable PDF.)
Do you need a nap today?
PS There are a limited number of kits to make the quilt over in my shop. And by limited, I mean LIM-I-TED. So grab one quick, before they’re gone! (The kit will give you almost everything you need to make the pillow, too. Just snag a little extra cream fabric and some pillow batting, and you’re golden.)
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.
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?
I’ve recently reprinted my He Zigs She Zags pattern with some updates and corrections. If you are a shop that has a current stock of this pattern and would like replacement “insides” sent to you, please email me your shop name and mailing address along with a picture of the quantity you have on hand. If you have purchased a copy of this pattern for yourself and would like a pdf of the new version emailed to you, please email me a picture of you holding your pattern, and I will send you a pdf of the corrected version.
My email address is april @ prairiegrasspatterns.com
Thanks so much for your support and understanding!
And meet them, I did. (Pictures of friends, soon.)
Didn’t get pictures of other booths, because I couldn’t really leave mine for more than a few minutes at a time. (But I think there are enough pictures floating around out there that you’ll get to see the amazing talent going on…)
One quilt market down, dozens to go.
Somehow, I think this was the hardest and it will all get easier from here on out, because I know what to expect.
Quilt market=made of awesome.