Thursday, November 7, 2013

New patterns!

I've just listed two new patterns in my etsy shop - check them out!
This is Asian Strings, a foundation pieced string quilt and a real scrap  buster.
It makes up to 72" square.

The blocks are big - 20"- so make up to a  big quilt quickly. This is the centre block which features hand or machine appliqued scallops around a string pieced centre circle.

There are four star blocks where you can have fun playing with fabric combinations for all the strings.

The border is scrappy too - large triangles 8" wide. You can see in the pic where I've substituted background fabric cause I didn't have enough. Looks like it was meant to be.

The other new pattern is Scrappy Windmills, my version of our Springwood Quilt Show raffle quilt.
Taken from an English quilt made in the 1820s but mine is certainly more modern than that!

Nine big blocks 21" square mean you'll have a quilt that measures 76" in no time at all.

The sashing features appliqued hexagons as a homage to the original.

It's great way to use up some scraps and the windmills can be hand or machine pieced then machine pieced into the background square.

Both quilts were a lot of fun to make and imagine the dent you'll make in that scrap pile!


  1. They are both gorgeous Chris, I don't know which one to do first.

  2. Fantastic quilts Chris. I love playing with strings and turning them into something, but usually its something small, like a purse or bag.

  3. oh really like the bottom one................