As part of my trunk show preparation, I decided to make up new samples of several patterns from my book, “Super Swift Quilts”. A couple of them I hadn’t actually made before – I had made up one or more blocks as I was writing the book, but hadn’t completed a whole quilt. These three (shown below) are all easy. Rail Fence Flags goes together really fast. Triple Pinwheels looks a lot harder than it is! The mitered borders on “Lattice in the Window” are a little time consuming. The easy piecing of the center goes quickly (a couple of hours at most, once the pieces are cut) but expect to spend an equal amount of time on the mitered borders.
I am pleased to announce that I have uploaded fourteen FREE quilt patterns to my PatternSpot store. These patterns are very simple ones, first developed some years ago for use by my guild for charity quilts. Because the calculations are already done for yardage and cutting requirements, you can get a running start on quilt construction with these patterns.
Check out my Patterns page (scroll to the bottom) and you will see thumbnail pictures of each free pattern. I hope you will find them useful!
My super simple but dramatic Garden Tiles quilt, made from my guild’s charity quilt fabric stash
I am pleased to announce that I have my first quilt pattern available for download at Pattern Spot. The link to get to my pattern shop there is on my Pattern Page (see buttons above the banner photo on this page). On that page I also show another version of the quilt.
I am offering the pattern for free to the first two quilters who volunteer to test it in the next couple of months and tell me about any problems they have with the pattern. Also, I am not very excited about the name. I will also give a free pattern to the person who comes up with a name I like better than Garden Tiles. For either of these offers, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you read my earlier postings, you saw some earlier versions of this quilt under the title “Quilt Pattern Tune-up”. I plan to complete the Garden Windows version of this quilt as a pattern also.