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If you need a new way to use those 2 1/2" strips you have been collecting, you want to give this pattern a try "Flower Boxes". There are multiple layout and border options to make any size quilt you need and this technique is definitely a new one. Include the flowers or not, the inspiration can lead you into a new world of creativity.
I am so excited to finally get another quilt pattern published. It is always a good feeling to get another chalked off the board so I can move onto the next. Of course, by the time I chalk one off, I've usually added at least half a dozen more. Anyway, my latest pattern is called Changing Seasons.
I've been looking at my "Glorious Morning" quilt and thinking it would look great in different colors. Since the morning glories on this pattern are appliqued, it would be so easy to audition various fabrics, but sometimes it is easier to figure it out first. Mostly I know morning glories in a blue-purple color, but I see there are many in shades of blue-blue, purple and pink. Even white ones. I decided to play a little with colors to see what I came up with. First, here is the original.
One of the first classes I taught on my first trip to America was "Poppy Fields" which is a pattern Jan Blanchet designed. That was way back in 2002 and it is still a popular pattern today.
I am now offering some of my flower blocks as four packs. This will make them less expensive for you as they average to be just $3.00 a block. The first three packs are available on our website now.
I've been wanting to make a block from the ABC quilt for a while. I'd really like to make them all, but let's start with one.
Usually throughout the year I recreate one of my existing patterns, either in different colors or to try out a new feature. This year I'm thinking about making the square version of California Poppies which the pattern gives instructions for. I haven't decided yet, I'm still thinking on it.
As a follow on from last week, I made a decision on the white sailor. He just looked more appealing to me, however he doesn't photograph so well.
If you are a follower of my blog posts (which happen to be far and few between at the moment), you will know that once a year I like to try to revive one of my patterns and make it better than it was. Last year it was "A Freshness of Spring" and this year it is "I Love Teddy".