Monday, February 18, 2019

Farm Animal Quilt Along - Duck Block

Over the last few weeks, I have started a Quilt Along featuring farm animals, and each month for the next few months we will make a new farm animal block, with the aim of making a cute farm animal quilt at the end. To kick it off we started with my newest pattern - the Duck!

Some of the talented quilters involved in this Quilt Along have shared their photos already on Facebook and Instagram. But here's a recap of the best ones below!

Most of the Quilter's made the traditional Mallard Duck with their patterns, and I think I was the only one to deviate from this and make a yellow duck!

Elizabeth's Duck is very pretty with some lovely blenders:

Julia from Julia McTeer Quilting also made a beautiful mallard duck with more of a patchwork feel and combined some solids and beautiful blenders:

Lydia from Sew Ellie's also made a Mallard Duck but her's took on a bit more of a spotted duck feel:

If you missed out on the Duck Pattern - it's available from both the Etsy and Payhip Stores now. Get in touch with me if you want to join in for the March Pattern - which will be free to those who want to join in, but only if you email me!

Happy Piecing!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Lion Brave Quilt Update

For the past few months, in among other big projects, I have been working on creating a very large new Foundation Paper Piece Pattern, and I have finally finished my first draft!

I'm calling this pattern Lion Brave. It is an entirely Foundation Paper Pieced Quilt Top, although there are some sections which could be used as templates if you prefer. In this quilt, I have used a variety of fabrics, including some solids and scraps of prints from my stash, along with Moda Grunge for the Lion's face, and some other cool yellow-orange prints that I found at Katipatch and my local Bernina Store for the mane and background.


This pattern is big, it measures 50" across by 70" down, a great size for covering a single bed! This particular quilt is off to Wise Owl Quilting for some long arm work, and then it will be auctioned off for charity (actually - the local Lioness club!)

For my next version of this quilt, I plan to make the face and mane in Greyscale prints and the background nice and colorful. If everything goes according to plan, some of Andover's 2019 Sun Prints by Alison Glass will be in there. I'm looking for more people to test this pattern for me, so get in touch if you are keen!

Happy Piecing!