Thursday, September 10, 2015

Amish-Inspired Quilts for Today's Home - Sunday Picnic

This is the final quilt from my latest book for C&T Publishing.  This quilt also appears in multiple size options for you.  I named this quilt Sunday Picnic because the blocks reminded me of children running around with pinwheels. I changed up the fabric placement and used a print from the back ground and a solid-look for the other piecing.  I used Moda Grunge fabrics for the solids.

I hope your enjoyed the sneak peak I have provided of the last few weeks.  Don't forget you can still pre-order your copy at the C&T website for shipment next week. And I will be selecting a luck winner for a signed copy of the book.  Watch for the post of the winner next week.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Amish-Inspired Quilts for Today's Home - In Full Bloom

In Full Bloom is another quilt that is available in multiple sizes.  The quilt pictured below is the Queen-size quilt.  This quilt will be quick to piece with 24" finished blocks. Just think, you can make a Crib-size quilt with two blocks and a couple of borders!

This quilt features fabric by Tula Pink and was quilted by David Hurd.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Amish-Inspired Quilts for Today's Home - Square Dance

Here is an easy quilt called Square Dance.  It uses my sashing strips and a traditional square in a square block. This quilt is also patterned in sizes from a crib to king size. As  you can see from the two quilts below, these patters work great with just about any fabric you choose. You can see that my pattern testers used the same colors but one chose a modern fabric and the other chose to use batiks. It will be fun to see what others use to create their quilts.

Crib size made by Jeanne Zyck using Comma by Moda, Quilting by David Hurd

Lap size made and quilted by Janiece Cline using batiks

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Amish-Inspired Quilts for Today's Home - House on the Prairie

Today I would like to share with you my House on the Prairie Quilt.  I created this house block on-point and it's an easy block to piece with squares and half-square triangles.

For the fabrics I used the Palette collection by Marcia Derse for Windham Fabrics and Robert Kaufman Effervescence for the back ground fabric.

Pre-order your copy today at C&T Publishing website

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Amish Inspired Quilts for Today's Home - A New Barn Raising

I really like the traditional log cabin block.  I wanted to give it a twist by first making the block into a 45-degree diamond.  Then, to give it an update I used a gray chevron fabric for the back ground.  I think this choice of fabric almost gives it a gray tweed look when cut up. I also changed up the traditional Barn Raising Quilt pattern by setting the blocks in a Carpenters Star.

The main solids used are Shot Cottons by Kaffe Fassett for Westminster Fabrics. I would love to remake this quilt using the Wonky Strip in Gunmetal from Tula Pink's True Colors. Quilting by David Hurd.

A New Barn Raising

Traditional Barn Raising Quilt

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Amish Inspired Quilts for Today's Home - basket Case

This in one of the quilts that will have multiple size options, There are options from a crib size to king size and each has a slightly different layout. Below I have pictured the Crib, lap and King size layouts.
Basket Case Crib
Featuring Tula Pink Flutterby

Basket Case Lap
Featuring Legendary Basics by Jason Yenter
Pieced and Quilted by Barb Wilkerson

Basket Case King

The layout for the king size was inspired by the traditional Diamond in a Square Quilt (pictured below)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Amish Inspired Quilts for Today's Home - A Formal Affair

In my research on the Amish and their quilts I learned that not every community uses black.  In fact, most only shun away from what they consider "modern" fabrics and may adopt more mainstream fabrics such as a calico print.

For this quilt I decided to take a more monochromatic approach in my fabric selections. I then chose a periwinkle for the back ground. I also decided to use a 6-pointed start instead of a more traditional 8-pointed star. I had actually created this pattern a while ago and thought it would fit nicely into the book, and many of you have been asking for the pattern.

For this quilt I used Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton for the back ground solid and Free Spirit Fabric's Tula Pink Parisville for the main prints. Quilting by David Hurd. You can pre-oder from C&T Publishing.