Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gearing Up!

We are sorting, moving, organizing, planning and, of course, stitching!
We want to be all ready for you when Quilt MN starts on Friday.
Yes, this Friday!
So here is a little preview of 2 new quilt patterns I have designed--

First, Sweet Treat, measuring ~48 x 72. This will teach you mitered corners for the border if you haven't already picked up that skill, and makes good use of the Tri-Recs rulers by Sew EZ to make those stars with the long, skinny points. If you don't have the rulers, I have included regular piecing, paper foundation piecing, and template diagrams as alternate methods. Although, to tell the truth, the Tri-Recs is the way to go, and I'm not just trying to sell rulers!
Scenes of Minnesota farms and woods are placed between the stars.

Next is Row Low, measuring ~70x80. This is a row quilt that makes perfect use of the border print in the limited edition fabric group. It even includes the maroon and gold of the U of M! Luckily no gophers were included! But there are deer and eagles and loons and ducks all over. Rows of pieced blocks alternate with the scenery rows. This is similar to the quilt I designed 2 years ago, One Row to Go (aka Minnesota Mixer), but is bigger and has different pieced blocks.
And that's not all! We have quite a few other ideas of ways to use some of this fabric, and we are putting together displays and samples as fast as we can! We hope to have kits of everything available, as long as our fabric holds out! You can still place a request for kits or yardage, just give us a call at 651-429-1039.

See you on Friday!! Pam

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