Archive for June 2013

Kitty Coaster - Free paper pieced pattern

I have a new free pattern to share, and it is perfect if you are looking for an easy/quick paper piecing project. You can use this cute kitty face block as a template for a 4" x 4" coaster. Make a little quilt sandwich, and you can either machine quilt or hand quilt. I added some buttons for eyes, but you can choose to embroider as well. You only need a strip of the size 1.25" x 18" for bias binding. This pattern can be downloaded under "Free Downloads." Have fun, and please share pictures of your finished project with me! 


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New Patterns - Anchor + Sailboat

The summer is here, and with the temperature peaking as high as 100 degrees every day in Austin, I am longing for some cool, breezy days by the beach. So, naturally the best way for me to have a little getaway in home studio was to design some fun, nautical patterns. I have seen a lot of Sailboat patterns in quilts, but I designed mine to be the same dimension as my Anchor pattern (5" x 6") and it can be easily made by paper piecing. 

Warning: These patterns are super addictive to make. Collect some red and blue fabrics and have fun!

Here are some ideas for what you can do with my patterns.

Nautical Sailboat Garland from Pottery barn kids

18" Outdoor Anchor Pillow from Thomas Paul
Anchor Tote Bag and Drink Coasters from Sea Bags

Nautical Art Prints by MossyJojo

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New Patterns (including a free one!)

Last week, I added a new pattern - the Windmill block. It is a fun and challenging block to make. I believe my love for traditional house blocks led to my attempt at designing a primitive architecture block. 

Here is a new free pattern that I added today. This is a block that doesn't necessarily have to be paper pieced, but it can be. This block would be perfect to insert into a little greeting card. Say "Hi" to your loved ones and leave a sweet message. 

I also finished a sampler quilt that is made of nine 5"x5" blocks. The following list of my patterns were used for this quilt: Tulip, Deer Head, Mini-Chair Collection, Hi Speech Bubble (free one), Windmill, Mushrooms, and Llama. I decided to hand quilt it because these patterns are so personal and dear to me, and there is something really satisfying about holding a quilt and stitching little by little. 

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