Let me introduce you to my new fabric line, Garnet, by Penny Rose (a sister company of Riley Blake Designs) with 24 coordinating pieces. Ranging from the signature garnet color to a yummy salmon shade and then to a wheat color, the eight prints with three colorations each are—I think— a tasteful grouping.
Three New Patterns
A new fabric line deserves new patterns! First, Nancy’s Spool Quilts. Made with half-square triangles, the block design has depth due to the subtle shades of the fabric. The pattern includes instructions and yardage requirements for a lap and double/queen size quilts. For speedy half-square triangle making, use my No-Hassle Triangle Gauge.
Looking for a quilt that uses fat quarters? The Dresden Fan Quilts Pattern is for you. All 24 Garnet fabrics, plus four neutral background fabrics are used in this quilt. The template pattern is included within the pattern. The secret to making the 1/4 circles for the fans is fusible interfacing. Hint: For a lap quilt you’ll need 1-3/8 yards of lightweight interfacing. Note: Both printed and downloadable patterns are available!
PS: The Dresden Fan Quilt is ideal for making a scrap-buster quilt!
The 12″ finished blocks are made with two Ferris Wheel appliqué versions. Stitch one strip set of fabric and get two different looking Ferris Wheels! I know you’ll appreciate my easy appliqué methods using, again, fusible interfacing. No cutting of circles, only fabric squares. It’s rather magical. Available in printable and downloadable patterns.
In addition to quilt making, use my Fat Quarter friendly Hobo Tote Template set to create a roomy tote to take on a long-distance trip, a shopping trip, or to a quilt class. With a pack of fat quarters or yardage, you’ll have many options!
Quilting With Nancy: Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt
Join me in 2017 as we make a 15″ block each month featuring the Garnet fabric line. The blocks will release on the third Saturday of each month. I’ll see you there! Click here to join the Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt, anytime.
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For a chance to win a collection of my three NEW quilt patterns along with a 22-piece fat quarter bundle of my NEW Garnet fabric, leave a comment sharing your answer to: How do you sort your fabric stash? By color, size, collection, project, etc?
The winner of a copy of Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares book from Nancy’s Notions is Gina M. Her comment was, “I am ‘older’ and my favorite traditions are more like favorite memories now. I *love* sewing Christmas Stockings all year long. They make great wedding presents, baby presents—and new ones are added as families grow. One bride recently told the family that it felt like she was an ‘official’ member of the family when she saw her name embroidered on her stocking!”
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