New Quilt Pattern - Merry Pinwheels

Friday, October 27, 2023

 Hi friends!
I'd like to introduce you to my new pattern,
Merry Pinwheels!

I wanted to design a 2-1/2" strip-friendly pattern
and thought these pinwheels were really fun!

Merry Pinwheels would be cute in any colorway.  
But I used this darling Rolie Polie from Riley Blake Designs called
Holiday Cheer by My Mind's Eye. 

It's full of vintagy Christmas goodness!

And bonus, the selvages are so cute!

I believe the skill level for Merry Pinwheels is "confident beginner".

It comes with instructions for FIVE different quilt sizes:
Crib, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King.
This is the twin size.

For the background, I used Sparkler in the color Alpine
by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake Designs.

And then I found this darling pink gingham fabric 
for the backing. So vintagy and sweet.

My quilter, Jen Ostler (@drycreekquilter on Instagram) 
quilted it for me.  She used the Orange Peel Swirl Panto.
It was a new-to-me design and I think it's perfect
for this quilt.  It's festive but doesn't take away
from the pattern or prints.

Jen was able to get the design to line up perfectly with the blocks.  I love it.

I bound it with the red stripe from Holiday Cheer.

And of course, I added a simple label from Ever Emblem.
I get the 2" cotton, fold-over, sew-in labels.
If you go to their site, you'll have to pick a cotton label 
and customize it from there.  I've been using their labels for years.  
They're so convenient.  Now I don't have an excuse to not label my quilts!

We're all set for Christmas now.  (I love putting Christmas
quilts on beds during December.  It creates a magical feeling
and gives the added warmth needed in our home here in Utah).

I'll be sharing some of my pattern tester's versions soon.
If you were going to make this quilt what colors/fabrics
would you use?  I'm thinking this would be darling
in 30's reproduction prints.

You can get the PDF pattern HERE
and the paper pattern HERE.
P.S. All patterns and quilts in my Etsy shop
are 20% off right now.

Happy quilting!

Scrappy Brick Quilt

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

 Good morning!
I have another scrap-buster quilt
to share with you today.

It's a brick-style quilt.  Have you made one of those before?
It was my first time doing one and you can't 
get any easier than this pattern right here!

I was using up scraps leftover from my Kaleidoscope quilt
which you can see HERE.  I ended up cutting some more rectangles
from my stash and scraps to make it a little bigger though.  

I cut 3" x 9" for the main rectangles and 3" x 4-3/4" rectangles for the half-rectangles.
The finished size of this quilt is 43" x 53" but you could make it any size you want!
I think this size would be perfect for a baby, toddler, or lap quilt.

 Because my quilt top was wider than 40" (and you need extra backing fabric for longarm quilting) 
I decided to go with this 60" wide chambray fabric for the back.  It's called Robert Kaufman Chambray Union 5 Point Dot.  I didn't want to piece the back for such a small quilt so this was a great way to go.  I love the little design on it!

The labels are from Everemblem.
I get the 2" cotton, fold-over, sew-in labels.
If you go to their site, you'll have to pick a cotton label 
and customize it from there.  I've loved the ease of these labels.
Now I don't have an excuse to not label my quilts!

I love this gold and rust stripe fabric that I used
for the binding.  It's the Warp & Weft Moonglow Stitch Suede by

Jen Ostler in Highland, Utah quilted it for me.
The design she used is called Terracotta and I've used
it quite a few times.  I really like that panto for a
nice, basic, overall pattern.  Jen did a fantastic job as usual!

I love a super easy, fast, scrap-buster pattern, don't you?
I'm really happy with the way this turned out
and would definitely make this pattern again.
I hope this inspired you to use up some of your scraps.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy quilting!