December 2, 2023

30s fabric fun

Greetings! Today is a great day for a new bundle. This one is a combination of 1930s reproduction prints, some calicos, and other tiny florals and basics that create a perfect soft rainbow. There are so many wonderful things you can make with it! Let's get into it. (Unless you just want to shop now!)



There are so many patterns I think would work well for this bundle, here are few I thought of. Let me know if you have other ideas!

The free pattern Maggie Pearl by Penelope Handmade would be a lovely match for this particular fabric. 

Maggie Pearl Quilt Along – Penelope Handmade Shop

A simple half square triangle quilt like this one by Beech Tree Lane is never a bad choice. 


A Great Granny square quilt is one of my favorite things to make. This was my birthday bee quilt a few years ago, using the block tutorial and 2.5" sashing. 


There's something so right about Dresden blocks and 30s fabric. Dresden Botanica by Missouri Star is a great one!


The above pinwheel Dresdens by Amy Smart would also be super cute! It's a tutorial. This is another cool Dresden tutorial from a trunk show she attended, looks like they followed this tutorial.


 Mini Merry Go Round by Sandy Klop is a favorite of one of my best friends. She saw this one at Garden of Quilts last year, let me know if you know the maker! I'm not sure of the specific fabric requirements for this one, you'll have to do some sleuthing if you plan on making it and shop accordingly. 


Lastly, I am still looking for a source on this photo, and I don't have a pattern for it specifically, but I thought it was wonderful inspiration for this bundle. I know it's a vintage quilt for sale, I'll cite the source if I'm able to find it. Please let me know if you know! It's a vintage quilt seller on IG. 

I also think it would make a wonderful Scrappy Trip. Of course :)



While you can make anything you want with this very versatile bundle, the pattern I designed specifically for this bundle is called Felicity, which means intense happiness. I've felt so happy designing and making this quilt! 

It's made for a Layer Cake or two Charm Packs, plus yardage of accent and background fabric. They should be ready mid-January. This is easily a top 3 favorite pattern ever for me, I love the simplicity, the look of granny squares without any weird trimming or bias, and the way each print gets to shine. It also has some sweet strip piecing for all the sashing, and nesting seams throughout, so it goes super quick!


There's a pink color way and a blue color way for the kits, each with red centers. I read in a 1982 quilting book that red centers were used in the middle of log cabin blocks to represent the chimney. When I shared that on Instagram, a few people shared that they had learned different meaning for the use of red, that is was the heart of the home, or the love found at home. I loved those definitions even more! I'm sure that all were true, depending on who you ask. 


I'll be back in January will more details on those kits. For now, happy shopping and Merry December!

September 13, 2023

Happy almost fall friends! It's the time of year for starting Halloween quilts, and we have a new and improved Chamomile kit for you this year. They will go on Friday, September 22nd at 6:30 AM PST, so the countdown is on!

preview listings now


The changes this year are as follows:

-32 smaller cuts of prints instead of 16 FQs, for more scrappiness of course

-binding included, which is interchangeable with the sashing. I can't wait to see all the variations!

-6 different color combo options


I don't have backing options for you this time, but I do have some fun suggestions. 

This Tiny Frights floral is adorable and on sale:


Spooky n Witchy is a pretty choice, and on sale too. 

Witch's Wardrobe is a very fun choice.

Pumpkin Carving has pink pumpkins, what more do you need?

I hope you have fun with these kits, I can't wait to see your quilts! There's a bit more info and some close up videos of the fabric on my Instagram highlight- Halloween Cham. Have a great fall!

August 10, 2023

Little House in the Woods- new pattern and kits

I'm so excited to be releasing a new pattern with a kit this week! Little House in the Woods has been in the making for years, and I'm excited that you get to sew it now. Shop here for kits, patterns, and backings too. The final listings will be available tomorrow, August 11, at 9:00 AM PST.



The trees and house are made with fat eights, and then you need some scraps for the trunks, and yardage for the background. The finished quilt measures 57" x 70". I chopped the corners off mine since I'm still in my rounded corner era. 


Since I pulled fabric for mine years ago, the kits I've put together have different prints. The background is exactly the same. I used some of the adorable new Riley Blake lines, mixed in basics. They are darling. I'm so excited for you to sew with them! Here are the prints in the kits:


Where I placed the Santa in my window (an out of print fabric), you can fussy cut from the prints above, use background, or simply use white. Or maybe you saved some of that Santa too! It was very popular when it came out and hard to find now. I think it's called Swell Christmas by Urban Chiks for Moda.


I had this one quilted in a variety of snowflakes and loops by Emilee and Paisley, Prints, and Polka Dots, she always does a great job! 


I backed it with an older Bonnie and Camille print that I've been saving for just the perfect thing, and this was it :) The binding is also an older B&C print. 


Happy Christmas sewing my friends! Thank you, as always, for your continued support and friendship!

June 21, 2023

Tea Time fabric!

I'm thrilled to announce we are 48 hours away from a really exciting product release- a sweet curation of fabric called Tea Time


This new bundle features soft pastels, florals of every kind, and some darling novelty prints with a nod to the UK- tea spoons, 101 Dalmation-esque pups, London landmarks, and of course Liberty florals! This is my first time featuring Liberty fabrics in a bundle, as well as the new-to-me Poppie Cotton prints, which are so dang cute! 

My sister Vanessa is cutting and shipping this bundles and has been so gracious as to provide us with all the cut options- half yards, fat quarters, fat eights and quarter yards! So there's something for every project and budget. It's a very versatile fabric grouping, and I've come up with a few ideas of what to make with it. Some of these aren't official patterns, but free tutorials or ideas to get you started. 

Simple Sawtooth Stars- If you made the 6" stars this would be a sweet baby quilt layout. 9" stars would be a twin size, and 12" stars would be 96" x 108"!




Gingham Windows by Flamingo Toes uses 10" squares, so you'd have extra pieces to make something else too. 


Star Kisses uses fat quarters and would be just the perfect amount when you take out a few of the low volumes. 


Scrappy Trip is always a good choice! I made mine with all prints but it would be darling with contrasting white as well. You can use any size bundle for this one. 


I would love to make a Jumping Jacks Union Jack quilt in this layout. The prints that barely show would be the stripes. It would be so cute!


It would also look great in High Tide Remix, or any version of the Swoon pattern! Happy to provide coordinating solids if needed. I've been matching it to whites this week and it works well with either a bright or a creamy white. 

Links will go live at 9:00 AM on Friday, June 23. Shipping will be open to US, CAN, UK, and AUS on fat quarters and smaller, but not the half yards. If you have any questions feel free to email me at woodberrywayblog@gmail.com. 

June 7, 2023

Ideas for New Projects

Today I wanted to share a few new fabrics, kits, and patterns that I've seen lately and really loved. 

I could not believe my eyes when I saw this Tilda Buttermilk Basics Quilt Kit. I love the sweet simplicity of the design, adore the colors, and the blocks are all snowballs, so it would be super easy to sew. I may have to purchase one by the end of the day!


I was really excited to see that Erica at Kitchen Table Quilting has a new free pattern out for a Rainbow Mini Plaidish Quilt, so I designed a pastel bundle and ordered it right away. I hope to have bright and muted version available later as well, but probably not in time for her sew along. The colors are tricky to get right! Preorders are already up for the pastel version and they should ship by the end of the month. I will of course post pictures of the fabric as well when it arrives. You can preorder a kit here.


I recently discovered a new-to-me designer (with a really great name)- Allison Ramsing :) I especially loved her Joyful Stripes pattern, it can be used with nearly any cut of fabric and has multiple sizes so it's incredibly versatile. I think it would be cute in rainbow solids too, or scraps of course!


I'm on the home stretch with my new pattern Little House in the Woods. I should have a release date in the next week or two. There will be PDF and paper copies, as well as kits that look like the cover! I don't quite have the preorders ready for that one, but I'm close. I'm nearly done piecing mine and just last night I put a Santa (long kept and not in the kit, sorry!) in the window of the house. So cute!


I loved this new line Holiday Cheer by My Mind's Eye so much that I designed an additional kit with it, using a pattern by Flamingo Toes that I've always loved. Preorders for this Gingham Windows Christmas version are already up! 


That's a lot of digital mockups for one day, hopefully I'll have fabric here really soon to show you. It's all so cute and I'm grateful that I decluttered my house and my sewing room and made space for all this new creativity in my brain and my daily schedule! This is going to be fun :)

March 3, 2023

Spring Sew Along- Jane's Ladder

I'm feeling excited to create with you all! For the next Woodberry Way sew along we will be making Jane's Ladder, a free pattern I did for the Moda Bake Shop several years ago. 


The pattern has instructions for 2 sizes- crib size (shown above), and throw size (64" x 80"). I'll be making the bigger size this time, in the same fabric with the newer lines mixed in, just like I showed in the pattern post. It's a super easy sew, and I'm excited to do something fast and simple. 

Here's the schedule-

March 6: Pick fabric (it's precuts, but you can use scraps or yardage if you want!)

March 13: Sew half the blocks

March 20: Sew the other half of the blocks

March 27: Assemble quilt top

April 3: final winner announced

At the start of each week I'll post the goal, share some tips and tricks, and announce a winner from the week before. Prizes will all come from my house this time, so there will be paper patterns, books, bundles, and fun notions. You can enter to win each week by posting your progress on Instagram with a @woodberry_way tag so I can see it, and the hashtag #janesladderquilt. I will sort the hashtag by recent posts and choose from the appropriate week. Probably Jake will choose so there's no bias!


This blog post is going to count for Monday so let's talk about fabric selection! You'll use 2 Charm Packs for the smaller version, or a Layer Cake for the throw size (or 4 Charm Packs like I'm doing). You can use the same line of fabric for the whole thing, or mix and match! Combining two lines from the same designer in a similar colorway is always a great choice, and will give you a scrappy but cohesive quilt. 

Keep in mind that if you want each block to have all the same fabric like in this sample, you'll need matching charm packs, so 2 of the same for the smaller one, and 2 pairs for the bigger one. 

For example, you could do:

Good Life + One Fine Day

Country Rose + Love Note

Curio + Elixir

You get the idea! If you want me to find more good combos from designers let me know! I love nothing more than fabric shopping :) It doesn't matter if you use Moda Charm Packs, or Riley Blake 5" stackers, or even cut 5" squares from your stash or scrap bin. I'll have some tips for those pesky pinked edges on precuts though. 

Fabric Requirements:

Crib size- 2 Charm Packs (matching, if you want same prints within blocks like the sample), and 1 2/3 yds background fabric.

Throw size- 1 Layer Cake or 4 Charm Packs (pairs of Charm packs if you want same prints in blocks like the sample), and 3 1/2 yds background fabric.

I'm so thrilled that we are healthy and peaceful at this time and I'm able to do this with you! We should be able to get it all done before the kids go off school in April :) If you have questions ask me on IG or email me at woodberrywayblog@gmail.com, the comments here don't work well for responding. 

See you soon!

February 1, 2023

Liberty of London Union Jack quilt

Today is a red letter day as I've mailed off the last of the "Leavitt quilts", which are the Union Jack quilts I've been making each year for my mom and her 7 siblings. This is the 8th and final quilt and it feels great to have it sent off! You can visit #leavittquilts on IG to see the other 7, which date back to 2014!

The pattern is Jumping Jacks by Fig Tree and Co. It is traditionally pieced and not too tricky. The first year I made it I was still quite a beginner, and the trimming step took some getting used to, but it's easy now. 

The fabric I used was largely a bundle by Maker Valley, which unfortunately sold out last year. The blues are all from the Carnaby Collection by Liberty of London, so you could start there and add your own pinks and reds. You need FQs for the main prints and small amounts of yardage for the stripes.  I mixed in a few of my own, mostly from Bonnie and Camille and Lori Holt. 

One fun thing about this year's quilt is that it was the first time I used different low volume prints for the white parts of every block, as well as a printed sashing. It was super scrappy!

The tags shown here are Tasha Noel quilt labels for Riley Blake. I have the older version, but the new version is just as cute! The bottom label I had made by Wunderlabel, I've used them for years and have a few different colors. 




This one was beautifully quilted by Emilee Hathaway of Paisley, Prints, and Polka Dots. She chose the design so you'll have to ask her what it's called!

The backing is a simple Navy Swiss Dot, and the binding seems to me like it's an American Jane print, though I'm not exactly sure- it came with the Maker Valley kit. 


I will miss seeing this one around my sewing room, but I'm so happy to have it checked off and hopefully it is used and loved for years to come! Now I feel like I need to make quilts for my Hawkins aunts (another 8, haha). If you're one of those and you're seeing this, let me know in the comments which patterns you would like!