September 15, 2016

Rise Quilt- Prairie Points and Borders

Friends, we've made it! Today is the last pattern release for the Rise quilt along. I'm so sad that it's over, but I can't wait to see your finished quilts.

The giveaway winner is Bridgette McNay! Thanks to all who entered- I could just hug every one of you who sewed along this summer. Thank you for making this so much fun.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B22GESUKfM28c2JWVF82SE9qMFU/view?usp=sharing

Here's my finished top. I went with softer colors, cream instead of white, and a pale grey border to match the baskets this time and I just love how dainty it is. One or the other of mine will be for sale soon, since having two baby girl quilts of the same sort in this boy house would be truly excessive! Don't you love my cute helper who isn't quiiite tall enough? :)


Lastly, I will announce here when the full paper pattern is available. 

Thanks again friends! I hope you love your Rise quilts!

Block 1
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
Block 5
Block 6
Block 7
Block 8
Block 9

September 13, 2016

Cirrus Solids Quilt Block Pattern

I am very excited to be a part of a blog hop today featuring Cirrus solids by Cloud 9. Each of us has designed a 12" block using these gorgeous solids in the same colors, and we're sharing the patterns for them. I made this jaunty little double pinwheel block- I hope you have fun with it!



Fabric Requirements: 

10" squares in 5 colors, or scraps

Cutting Instructions:

Background- (4) 4 1/4" squares

Inner (smaller) Pinwheel- 
      Color 1- (2) 4 1/4" squares
      Color 2- (2) 4 1/4" squares

Outer (larger) Pinwheel-
      Color 1- (4) 3 7/8" squares
      Color 2- (4) 3 7/8" squares



Cut the 4 1/4" squares twice diagonally, yielding 4 pieces each. Cut the 3 7/8" squares once diagonally, yielding 2 pieces each. 


Sewing Instructions: 

Assume a 1/4" seam throughout, and press all seams open.

Sew a background triangle piece to an inner pinwheel triangle, then sew that unit to an outer pinwheel triangle. Trim to 3.5" square. Make 16 of these units, 8 of each colorway. 


 Using 4 units from the last step, arrange into the following formation and sew units side by side, then sew the rows together. Make 4 of these units, 2 for each colorway. 


Sew the pinwheels side by side, then sew the rows together to achieve a 2 by 2 grid with colors in alternate positions.



 Twenty of the blocks together in a quilt would look like this. Isn't that fun? I love the movement it creates.



My block has been mailed in to be sewn all together with the others into sampler quilts for charity. I hope we get to see the quilts, they will be so unique.

Thank you Cloud 9 for the beautiful fat quarters, the Cirrus solids have a gorgeous texture and weave, I really enjoyed working with them. Not to mention the pretty colors!


Thank you also to our blog hop host, Stephanie. You can find more block tutorials from these wonderful ladies at the following links.

Host: Stephanie @Late Night Quilter

September 8, 2016

Pink and Navy Star Quilt

Remember the mockup for this quilt? It's finished and picked up and going to be presented at the wedding dinner tomorrow! It turned out just like we planned, which is always a good thing. I did add a little more solids to the mix, which I really love.


It was quilted by my local longarmer Molly Anderson in "popcorn".

Here is the heart that contains lace from the bride's dress. Her mom sneakily requested some from the dress maker so she could surprise her with this quilt. The other heart is lace from her own dress, which was VERY difficult for me to cut into! I love the sentiment and meaning behind this quilt, I also love that it's in her wedding colors.


Pattern: (12) 12" sawtooth stars, 2" sashing, 3.5" border, heart pattern can be found here.
Fabric:
  • Kona Nightfall (dark blue)
  • Kona Pink (light pink)
  • Moda Bella Betty's Pink (dark pink)
  • Moda Bella 97 (white)
  • Medium Navy Gingham by Riley Blake (star centers)
  • Pearl Bracelets in Navy (star centers)
  • Navy floral from Little Miss Sunshine by Lella Boutique (border)
  • Navy Swiss Dots by Riley Blake (binding) 


September 1, 2016

Rise Quilt- Block 9

We made it to the final block! It's such a fun one too. I'm so proud of those who have kept up with the blocks. I know how difficult it can be to stay consistent with sew alongs (Spendid Sampler, cough cough), but so many of you have been diligent. They are going to be so cute!! Here is the final balloon.




I have already started filling a little dish with names of those who are entered in the giveaway for participating. You can make sure you are entered by sharing your finished blocks or block on Instagram with the hashtag #risequilt, or telling me on the Woodberry Way facebook page that you've been sewing along. The giveaway winner will be picked the day of the final pattern release- September 16th.

I did a little better with my block this time. I slowed down, was thoughtful about my fabric choices, and I love it. See you next time for the final instructions, hooray!

August 29, 2016

Final Sweet Tea Project

Summer is wrapping up and so is my fun with Sweet Tea by Thistlewood for Hoffman Fabrics. I had other plans for my last project, but when the surprise fabric package came and I saw this adorable panel, I knew it had to be quilted into a baby quilt.


It's the easiest thing in the world- just quilt it up, put the binding on, and you're done! I used some really poofy batting on mine and did straight line quilting along the existing lines. It's super soft, and the perfect size for a baby quilt.

The panel is called "Sweet Tea Star", and it could be used in other fun ways too- table cloth, Christmas tree skirt, or add some pretty borders and make a throw size quilt.


Here are the other two projects I did with Sweet Tea this summer:


 Thank you KariAnne for the fun fabric packages! The fabric will be out soon and I can't wait to see the beautiful things made with it. 

August 22, 2016

First Snow Pattern Available!

I am happy to announce that PDF patterns for my quilt "First Snow" are now available for purchase! You can find it in my Craftsy shop here.


There are two variations included in the PDF version, with full instructions for both.

I'm so very grateful to Julia @redrainbootshandmade and Elizabeth @beth4619 for helping out by testing the pattern. Not only did they check all my math for me, but they provided invaluable encouragement as well. Thank you friends!


Paper patterns will be available in a few weeks, with separate patterns for each variation. Thank you for support and encouragement! You quilters are the best people around :)

August 19, 2016

Rise Quilt- Block 8

Welcome back Rise quilters! I got a little crazy with the pattern this round. If you've ever used half square triangles before, you know the possibilities for arrangement are endless, and I didn't want to restrict you to just one. So the pattern is a bit open ended, and leaves lots of room for creativity! I'm so excited to see what you come up with.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B22GESUKfM28cERXOFJBdnBTQzg/view?usp=sharing

Unfortunately, this one was kind of a flop for me. I totally missed the mark on the design, it looks like half one, half the other. But, like I've said before, once they are all together it will be adorable and no one will care about the overly scrappy Block #8! This month has been totally bananas at my house and there was no way I was re-doing it. So in it goes!


My test helpers were the same as last time, with the addition of Jessica @craftycop, my angel friend. You should probably look up her boy version of this on IG, it is sooo cute!

See you next time for the LAST BLOCK!!!