The Value of Value in the Emilio Quilt
Aug01

The Value of Value in the Emilio Quilt

When we make a quilt pattern, we typically end up with three different version of it; the cover quilt, the “alternate ending”, and the shop sample that can be used in a trunk show for local quilt shops. I wanted to show the shop sample for the Emilio quilt because it’s always interesting to see a pattern in yet another fabric range.  The cover quilt for Emilio had very little difference in value; the alternate ending...

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Introducing the Emilio Quilt Pattern
Jul27

Introducing the Emilio Quilt Pattern

We are very excited to announce our newest quilt pattern: the Emilio quilt! This lap sized version (69 x 69″) uses basic quilt units set on point for a dynamic layout. The fabrics we used for the cover quilt are from the Paloma fabric line by Junebee for Ink & Arrow Fabrics. This is a color-rich collection of gorgeous prints inspired by the designs of Emilio Pucci (hence the name).  I used this fabulous Italian fashion icon...

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Blogging the Belinda Quilt: Finishing Touches
Jul18

Blogging the Belinda Quilt: Finishing Touches

Welcome to the final installment of the Blogging the Belinda Quilt series as we walk through tips and inspiration to make this giant hexagon quilt. In previous weeks, we’ve looked at some simple ways to make pieced hexagons, and some ideas to spice it up with some trickier arrangements. In this final blog, we’ll look at how the border might change to accommodate the aesthetic of the pieced hexagons, and some quilting tips....

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Blogging the Belinda Quilt: Piecing Hexagons
Jul04

Blogging the Belinda Quilt: Piecing Hexagons

Welcome to the second week of the Blogging Belinda series! Last week I talked about selecting fabrics and a bit about how fabric value works in this quilt pattern. This week we’ll be looking at two ways to make pieced hexagons for the quilt using various shapes of scrap fabrics. One of the easiest to make using existing strips. For the sake of this sample, I used 2 1/2″ strips from fabrics that coordinated with my feature...

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Blogging the Belinda Quilt: Selecting Fabrics
Jun27

Blogging the Belinda Quilt: Selecting Fabrics

We’re coming up on a year since we launched our digital quilt pattern line, and I wanted to spend some time revisiting one of my favorites, the Belinda giant hexagon quilt. This pattern was originally designed as a layer cake quilt, using all 42 10″ squares to make the giant hexagons.  What I love about it, though, is that you’re not tied to a layer cake to make the quilt; Lynn and I have both recently used fat...

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Introducing the Sportsball Quilt!
Mar15

Introducing the Sportsball Quilt!

Between the two of us, Lynn is decidedly a bigger sports fan, so it is with sweet, sweet irony that I (yes, PAM) presents our latest pattern: SPORTSBALL! Yes, I made a sports thing! Lynn is an avid fan of the Tennessee Vols, both for college football and women’s basketball. You’d know that Lynn designed this quilt if all the colors in it were orange, but because they are not, hey, another clue that I designed it! And of...

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