Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New Chevron Star Quilt Pattern - And It's On Sale!

Today I'm super excited to release the first of my two new patterns: Chevron Star! And as always, I'm celebrating with a release-week sale! For a very limited time, you can pick up the Chevron Star PDF pattern for only $4.99.

Show of hands: How many of you enjoy paper-piecing, but get a little nauseous when a pattern asks you to make like 900 of the same block? If that sounds like you, I'd like you to meet Chevron Star. Chevron Star will make no such demands on you. Chevron Star wants you to piece a few blocks and then go outside to play. : )

The other thing that I love about this pattern is that it has negative space that is pieced. Think that's a oxymoron? I don't! Because of course we all love our negative space, but sometimes sewing with giant chunks of white fabric is just not all that ... fun. I think of Chevron Star as my best-of-all-worlds quilt, and I hope you'll think so too.

This quilt got a lot of attention while it was on display in my booth at Quilt Market a week ago, so I'm happy to get the pattern out to you all at last! Of course, I think a large portion of its show-stoppy-ness is due to the AMAZING quilting, done by Stephanie Palmer of Late Night Quilter. Deciding how to quilt things has never been my forté, so I love a quilter who can add to my piecing design with her own creative ideas. And Stephanie knocked this one out of the park! Go visit her blog to see more of her amazing work.

I made Chevron Star mostly out of Cotton + Steel basics and solids. That includes Netorious in Cloud Metallic. It's a subtle metallic that doesn't come across in my photographs all that well, but trust me, this fabric glows in person, and I love the sheen it gives to the quilt!

For three days only, for all you early adopters, I'm putting Chevron Star on sale for only $4.99. Click here to purchase it from my shop, or here to purchase from Craftsy.

If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that I very rarely discount my patterns, and I never discount them as much as I do when they are first released. So save a few dollars by grabbing yours now. The sale will end at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday.

And one week from today, I'll be releasing my other newbie pattern, Moroccan Lanterns, so stop back by for that one as well! Now go sew something! : )

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WIP Wednesday: I Need a Nap!

Well, Quilt Market was great, and insane, and exhausting, and I'm still in recovery mode, but I wanted to get the WIP Wednesday linky up for you anyway! I'll be back in the next few days with a full Market wrap-up, plus the release of my new patterns, one of which you can see in the photo of my booth below! Right now I'm slating that one for release on Thursday, so be sure to come back then!


What are you working on? Let's see it!

LINK-UP RULES:
1. Link up any blog post or Instagram photo from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. To link an Instagram photo, click the Instagram icon at the bottom of the link-up screen, and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL is www.instagram.com/freshlypieced). Please hashtag #wipwednesday
3. If you are linking to a blog post, please link back here to my blog somewhere in your post.
4. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links, either IG or blog—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

WIP Wednesday: To Minneapolis!

Good morning! I'm going to make this a quick one since I'm leaving for Quilt Market in Minneapolis in just a few hours. The car is packed and I think I'm ready! (Gulp.)


Follow me on Instagram for shots from the show, and I'll have a full report when I return! In the meantime, what are you all working on? Let's see it!

LINK-UP RULES:
1. Link up any blog post or Instagram photo from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. To link an Instagram photo, click the Instagram icon at the bottom of the link-up screen, and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL is www.instagram.com/freshlypieced). Please hashtag #wipwednesday
3. If you are linking to a blog post, please link back here to my blog somewhere in your post.
4. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links, either IG or blog—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

WIP Wednesday: Final Prep

T-minus one week and counting until I leave for Quilt Market, and my final prep is in full effect!

I got my second quilt back from Stephanie of Late Night Quilter, who did the gorgeous quilting for me. Eeek, love it so much!

But you know what that means—it's binding time.

And yes, I'm still working on the embroidered sign for my booth. It's been slow going, but I'm still hoping to get it done!


And I started doing a practice run of building the booth in my garage. This is as far as I got yesterday. Today: Walls!

What are you working on? Let's see it!

LINK-UP RULES:
1. Link up any blog post or Instagram photo from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. To link an Instagram photo, click the Instagram icon at the bottom of the link-up screen, and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL is www.instagram.com/freshlypieced). Please hashtag #wipwednesday
3. If you are linking to a blog post, please link back here to my blog somewhere in your post.
4. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links, either IG or blog—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!


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Can I make a quilt that looks just like one of yours? Of course! You don't need my permission for that. But remember, it's polite (and helpful to others) to credit your source of inspiration.

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