For the very first time ProtoQuilt will be setting up a booth at Hauptstrasse QuiltFest in Boerne, Texas on May 3rd, 2014. That is this coming Saturday!
Hauptstrasse QuiltFest is an annual outdoor quilt show in Boerne TX, which is a beautiful small town located only 30 minutes away from San Antonio, TX. Admission is free, and there will also be food, live music, and vendors including me. Last year local antique stores and boutiques had window displays of their merchandise with antique quilts. It was such a treat to be there.
Here are more information about Hauptstrasse QuiltFest.
Official website: www.ci.boerne.tx.us/625/Hauptstrasse-Quiltfest
FB Event page: www.facebook.com/events/147010225507251/
At my booth I will be selling my quilt patterns, small and big framed quilts, triangle banners, quilted wrist purses, and many more cool items! I am very excited to meet other quilt enthusiasts, and perhaps I can introduce paper piecing to new quilters as well.
If you live nearby, don't miss out on this fun weekend event, and I hope to see you there!
It's been a while since I last posted on my blog, and I have some new patterns. The very first patterned I designed this year was a horse pattern, because 2014 is the year of the horse. You can accentuate the horse in the pattern by putting a decorative triangular saddle on it and also by selecting slightly different colors for the mane and tail. As a follow-up, I designed a barn to go with the horse pattern. It is a typical barn shape that you would expect, but you can use the center design to make a window (with a peek-a-boo of a horse) or a barn quilt. It is really up to you to play with the pieces. I made two of each pattern and turned them into a little wall hanging quilt. I chose red and blue to be my main colors, yet this quilt would go well with any country style decor.
I designed another really easy pattern: Circus Tent block. My camping tent pattern is a very popular free pattern, so I thought I could add yet another flair to the tent. I tried using primary colors: red, yellow, and blue, and it turned out to be a very cheerful and happy block. It only has 10 pieces in total and took me about 20 minutes to make it. I can see it being used in a quilt for little kids with flying geese or some other fun patterns around it. This pattern is free to download. Check out my Free downloads section and scroll all the way down!
I have made two more patterns for my Christmas collection. This Reindeer pattern is 5"x7", the same dimensions as my Santa Claus pattern. The Christmas Tree pattern is 4"x7." It's the same height as my other patterns, so that they can all go side by side together. You can now download my Christmas Tree pattern from Free Downloads section.
I am planning to make a series of Christmas-themed paper pieced patterns this year, and the very first one that I am presenting is Santa Claus. This one is 5"x7", and it is such a fun pattern to put together. Make sure to use different fabric for the white part of his hat from the beard. I chose the color green as the background to make the pattern really festive and colorful, but I could also imagine it being light blue to suggest snow. This pattern would be darling to insert into a quilt, pillow, table runner, and more projects. I hope you enjoy it!
It has been a while since I uploaded my last pattern. After taking a few classes at a community college, I have actually decided to go for a Graphic Design degree. With my background in interior design, I thought that I had enough skills and knowledge to crossover to graphic design without more education, but it turned out that this is a whole new design field that I will get to explore. Anyways, I am really excited to be back in school and I hope to share some of my graphic works in the future.
Meanwhile, I love to celebrate Halloween, and here is the first Halloween pattern that I designed. It is a witch on a broom, and I made mine to be 7" x 7". There will be more to come, so stick around and visit my blog again :)
Oh, and I forgot to share my Whale pattern that I designed a while back ago. This is a fun and easy pattern that complements nautical decorations. Visit my Etsy or Craftsy shop to download my PDF pattern and give it a try!
Lately, my sailboat pattern has been one of the most popular selling patterns, and given the time of the year, it is not too surprising. So here is another fun pattern to add to your nautical collection. It adds a little twist to your ordinary sailboat. The dimensions of the pattern are 6" x 4" which is great for horizontal framing.
I have one more bird pattern to join the others. I am also giving away my bird house pattern for free. All of the blocks in my bird collection are 5" x 5", so they are great for attaching side by side.
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