Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Twisted ~ A New Pattern

I'm so excited to share my newest pattern with you today!
I can't decide if it's because it features the [available in stores any second] new fabric line called Marmalade by Bonnie and Camille - which I am seriously in love with.  OR, because I am in love with the cute little X's in this quick and easy design.


It's called Twisted. 
It's Layer Cake friendly and I've included instructions
for both throw and baby sizes.




See what I'm talking about?!? This line is scrumptious!


Twisted Baby shows the two color placement option 
(making it extra twisty :)


  


These patterns are now available in my Etsy Shop

I'd love to give away a copy (or two or three).  Please leave a comment below.  Let me know what you think.  Tell me something interesting.  I'll pick a winner this weekend.  Sound good?

* THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED *

~ Amber

113 comments:

Kelsey said...

Adorable! Love the simplicity :)

KristyLou said...

oh wow! i love that twisted baby. its even more perfect since i get to find out if my baby is a boy or girl this afternoon. hmmmm, pinks or blues?

Margaret said...

I'm always so excited to see your new patterns - they're always adorable.

Jaci said...

Oh, I love it!!! I can't decide what my favorite is, the color back with white, or the white back with color!

Toni Selman said...

Love that pattern...especially in the solid colorways. Do you think it would work well in the colors of fall M&M's? I do....
Toni
www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

MM Quilts and Embroidery said...

Your patterns are adorable. I love the "X"'s or the "twist" whichever you would like to go with. This would be a great pattern to have!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I would love to win a copy of this pattern..so pretty!
Something interesting??? I just returned home from hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu!! so I am now ready to settle in and get some sewing done..this would be a perfect start! thanks for the giveaway.

Gill said...

Great pattern!! I love both versions!
Something interesting??? my Red Poll cow has just calved - her 9th calf and her first heifer(female!) We've called her Coco!

Denise said...

Love this new pattern! So fun and different. And it you picked beautiful fabrics to create with!

Susan C said...

What a great pattern with lots of possibilities. Love your Marmalade Twist but the two color twist is wonderful too! Thanks for sharing both options.

Mama Bell said...

I really like how sometimes I see x's and sometimes I see diamonds! Awesome! This is such a versatile pattern, I can see it being used for a boy quilt, girl quilt, Christmas quilt, Valentines quilt, etc. . . Good job. . .I have enjoyed several of your patterns. This will be another hit!

Nancy E said...

What a great pattern! Love that it comes in two sizes and can made with a Layer Cake! I have been doing some Fall Table Toppers. Thanks for the chance to win your pattern!

Cassie said...

so, so beautiful, sis! those colors and fabrics are so pretty! i am going to consider them for Brooklynn's new bedding! I'll have to show you what else I found at the fabric store. I'm thinking it is very similar. xx

B Greene said...

I like the Marmalade version, but I LOVE the solids version most of all! Gorgeous!!!!!

Dianne Mitzel said...

Love your new pattern! It is lovely in the Marmalade fabrics..hope I'm a lucky one...

Anne Simonot said...

Very cute - and so is that Marmalade line. Interesting, hmm... we're trying to sell our house, we are building a house in the country, and our Jack Russell terrier, Ripley, loves it out there!
annesimonot@sasktel.net

Maria said...

I love them both but the aqua and white looks so fresh and clean. Beautiful.

Joanne said...

These are beautiful, and I especially like the two-toned version. It is just so striking and the quilting is perfect!
Ok, you want to hear something intereting. My daughter is getting married on the 13th and I should be cleaning the house for the guests that will be arriving, but instead I am surfing the net, reading blogs and now, thanks to you, planning what fabric I'm going to use to make this awesome quilt. So, are you ok with me blaming you if the house isn't spotless? Just asking! :-)

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

That's a cute pattern! <3
I can't come up with an idea how you did the crosses...

mtnquiltr said...

It's such a pretty pattern. I love the two colour (that's how we spell it in Canada!) option. Something interesting, I'm going to be a Gramma after my daughter trying for years! We find out what the baby is next month, and then look out! I will be sewing up a storm!

foodmathquilts said...

I love this pattern! It looks deceptivly simple, and I can't help trying to reverse-engineer it. I will vie for the strangest story, by telling you that I teach grade 7 and 8 math, and I am far too entertained by this blog post from another teacher:

http://mrvaudrey.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/the-only-lesson-theyll-remember/

I have shown it to several colleagues, and while it crosses the humour boundaries to non-math people, I'm not sure yet if non-teachers (or non-13 year olds!) will find it as awesome as I do. Please check your stock of brain-bleach before you click the link, (my students won't get that warning) .... next week's math lesson will be all about mullets. (and the mullet ratio).

Hope I made you smile!

Sarah

Janine said...

Looove this pattern and the fabric. Marmalade is so pretty. I never want to cut into Bonnie & Camille's fabrics. I'm hoarding my Ruby still.

Joyce said...

So beautiful...I just painted my guest room a pale aqua. Ca't seem to get enough of that color.

Kevin the Quilter said...

I have been following your blog from afar, but, must admit, I needed to tell you how great this pattern is! I would love to make it in high contrast colors for a very modern feel! Kudos!
photokevin@centurytel.net

Joelle said...

This is very nice. I have the perfect fabric for this. You are a very talented lady.

beaquilter said...

very cool, can't decide which I like better....
the teal twist in 2 colors is cool!

Tracy said...

Another homerun! I'm amazed how you do it! Love both color ways too!

TaraB said...

I love the two color quilt - so modern!

FML Crochet said...

Absolutely love the pattern! Great job. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Heidi Staples said...

Great pattern! I love seeing the contrast between doing it with prints or solids!

Heather A said...

I'm immediately attracted to this design and when i saw the words "quick" and "easy", I'm now eager. Those are delicious words to read for a beginner quilter like me.

It does look especially pretty in the Marmalade fabric.

Patchwork and Play said...

Lovely pattern! It is interesting in design without being fussy or complicated...very modern! Something interesting...it's going to be 29 degrees (about 85 in your language) in Melbourne today!

Jennifer Rodriguez said...

I love it! I think it would be a fabulous quilt design to make for different holidays. I could see it super cute for Halloween or Christmas!

traceyjay said...

so very pretty!
both are great versions! :)
My baby is turning 1 this weekend! No I can't believe it!

Annelise said...

Wonderful pattern! I love it!

Joan and Kevin said...

Love the pattern and the fabric!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Terrie said...

LOve your new pattern !!! and marmalade is all kinds of georgouse so it really is a great combination !!! Congrats and thanks for the chance !!

carol fun said...

Oh I what a great pattern! I love how the twisty design element lets you show off a lovely layer cake - simple and so effective!

LJ said...

Amber, I love this pattern - Twisted! It has both a simple look as well as lots of interest. Marmalade is a gorgeous line but I really think the white with 2 shades of aqua really makes the pattern pop. Ohhh, it would be marvelous to win a copy of your pattern. Thanks.

mindingmomma said...

love the baby quilt colors, they stand out so vividly. great pattern. thanks for the chance to win.

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Ooooh great pattern!! I love how striking a simplistic it looks while still sending itself effectively to scrappy or just solids. So versatile and I think I could even see it working in king sized for my bed.... Love it.

sherryberrybim said...

What a clean modern pattern! I love it done up as a baby quilt.

Regina C. said...

This pattern is so great, It is so perfect. It seems like my whole week has been strange and this is just wednesday.

Trudie said...

I just found your wonderful blog today. Love the twisted baby pattern. I just ordered a layer cake without really any idea what I would make with it. Now I know! Thank you. :)

TX Sarah said...

I love the two-tone version!

everinprogress said...

Really pretty- I love the simple, solid version.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh gosh!!!! love it! I need to win this ....please pick me...lol. Seriously though, it is stunning. You did a great job with the pattern and the color in both quilts.

Ellen Easter said...

Love Love Love it. I have two baby quilts to do and this pattern would be perfect - same pattern two different looks. If I'm not lucky enough to win I will definately be buying Thanks

Julia said...

I love this Quilt but it doesn't look simple! Great Job!

Cotton Blossom said...

Love it! The two color option is great!

Cecilia said...

Love it! I can just see the baby size in so many different color combinations. I can also see it made up in dots. So many options. Thanks for the chance to win.

pinsandneedles said...

Fabulous pattern...love the two color option! Simple but elegant. Thanks!

Jana said...

Love. That is all....LOVE!

Candice said...

Ouuuuu, I really, REALLY love the two color option :) Just yummy! Hoping so hard I get picked :)

Sandy D said...

It is just the pattern that I am looking for.I want to make my two nieces who are 8 and 11 a quilt.Something simple and with just the right fabrics like Marmalade.Thanks for a chance to win the pattern.

Judy said...

That is the most awesome quilt! Love, love, love it!!

Anna Rose said...

I really like the graphic X pattern and I love the "marmalade" line too, I like the peachy - orange colors. I have enjoyed making your Every Which Way Quilt and Square Root so I would like Twisted too. You design great patterns and write clear instructions.

Anna Rose

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CJ said...

What a CUTE pattern! LAYER CAKE Friendly?? Love that!

Annelies said...

Adorable...and can't wait to get some Marmalade in my stash!!!

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

I am loving this quilt pattern and your fabric choices were spot on! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Sue Bone said...

Lovely pattern. And of course you can never go wrong with some Bonnie & Camille.

Lauradublin said...

Beauriful pattern. I love patterns that I really have to study to figure out 'how did she do that?' Still not sure I've fingered out how you make your blocks! Would love to win your pattern to find out if I'm right!

Gatorwomn said...

Oh, I have been looking and looking for the perfect
baby quilt for my granddaughter, due in January.
I love both, but the solids in the nursery colors (pink,
chocolate and white) would be perfect!!

Jackie Dudek said...

I just absolutely LOVE this pattern! My new grandbaby's room is going to be grey and green and with the white background I can really see his new baby quilt done with this pattern! Simple but very unique!!!!

Candace said...

The fabric line is gorgeous, but so is your pattern. It is the scrappy homey look that I like.

Karen said...

I really, really like this new pattern of yours. The teal colored one particularly appeals to me in it's sharp contrast. I can easily see it in my bedroom. Thanks!

Lori said...

I love this pattern. Especially the baby quilt. how absolutely adorable. Im loveing this fall weather. Such a wonderful change from the summer.

Shelly said...

Your quilt is really beautiful. Your color choices are very interesting.

Gwen said...

Beautiful! I love the X's! It's lovely in Marmalade but the two color option is so very striking!

Sowing Stitches said...

These look great! The pattern has such a WOW factor...some see x some see diamond [it must be years of farm life]I am seeing fencing, vines, weavings....and yes, even wedding bands. What I like most about this pattern is that there are so MANY options!!!

sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

Meri said...

So cute and fresh looking! Great job on all the color selections...I love every one of them!

Kay said...

That does look like a fun quilt to make & really doesn't look very difficult. I'm already thinking of all the different fabric I could make it in.

Denise in PA said...

I love, love, love this pattern!! And, you say it's easy??? Love it in the Marmalade and it looks really awesome in the solids. I have lots of Layer Cakes in my stash to make one with! Thanks so much for the chance to win this pattern! Something interesting, hmmmm....we just got back from vacation - a cruise to Halifax and saw the Titanic graves - very moving and interesting!

ankastreasures said...

Congrats on the new pattern! It looks great - so graphic and fresh.

Glenda in Florida said...

I thought the first layer cake version was lovely, but the baby quilt with the two toned twist is even better. I can't think of much interesting going on here right now, but we are planning a vacation for next week--maybe hiking in the Smokey Mountains. I miss the fall colors.

Amy said...

Love the pattern and how it looks in two colors. Really nice job!

Beth said...

Oh I love this pattern. My best friend is waiting for her first grand daughter to arrive. This quilt would be perfect in pink. Thanks for the chance to win. I just got my first hearing dog from Canine Companions for Independence. What a top quality organization. My new dog loves to curl up by me in my sewing room. We are going to make a great team!

Erin McSweeney said...

I love these especially in the blue's and whites...I would love to learn how to put the overlay stripes on over the quilt.

Carla said...

It's gorgeous! Love the baby done in solids ; )

Margaret said...

I love how simple and clean this pattern is. I would love to make one for my grand daughter. She just got home from being in the intensive care for the first three weeks of her life. She could really use a little gramma love quilt and this looks like the perfect pattern.

Kari said...

The graphic simplicity is great. I can definitely see myself buying this one!

Lisa C said...

Sounds like a reason to use a layer cake! I have two but I've never used one before now. Congrats!
I can't think of anything interesting but here's a shot. I am on a mug rug/potholder making frenzy trying to get ahead of the Christmas rush. I've done them all the traditional way - with binding. I decided to be a bit more modern and do the sew around the edge, flip, and then stitch method last night. Worked great -- except I put the batting in the middle (as I would normally do) -- so I had to unstitch and restitch. The good news is the final product looks great and I was reminded not to take myself too seriously (or ever work under a deadline)!

Bonnie58 said...

Gorgeous pattern - Looks like it would whip up fast (which i need right now......). Thanks for the opportunity on the draw.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

janie said...

I absollutely love this pattern and your colors are so bright and pretty, I can't wait to make this for a cancer patient undergoing treatment, which, I quilt for on a daily basis. Thanks for the draw.

Vivian said...

I love the 2 tone one. Love it!

Maureen said...

Oh my gosh! This design is wonderful! I was just about to purchase it then I saw your give-away...so how about I wait a wee bit just in case I'm lucky enough to win. Thanks so much for the chance!
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

Julie said...

Great pattern!!
Hmmm...something interesting? I'll be seeing Hamlet next week at the Tony Award winning Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, Utah. Go Bard!

Amber said...

Hi, I am sorry to have to send an e-mail but I don't know any of the other ones. I follow your blog but never able to join in the comments. I love these quilts but the blue and white is really dear to my heart. I am new at making quilts. I've made a baby quilt and a memory quilt for my sister in-law who had a stroke so people can sign it when they come to visit. I would really love to win this giveaway. Thanks you for sharing.

Shilts Shiella said...

Love it! Already have the perfet fabrics picked out to make it as a gift!

Alison said...

Very cute, fun and different. I'd love to have the pattern.

Audrey said...

This pattern is great! And I love the Marmalade too!

Vickie said...

Ooohh - this is delightful! What a great pattern. Good job Amber!

Holli said...

This is a great pattern! I love both versions. I've not really made anything with solids, though I keep collecting them and like their modern feel. I worry I would get bored without pattern in the fabric. I've only been quilting one year. I've made four quilts and quite a few other things since I began, but not nearly so much as so many others!! Interesting? Hm. I live on a boat and do all my sewing on the boat. We turned the guest berth (bedroom) into my sewing room. I love being there in my little space surrounded by my surprising amount of fabric! I'd love to win one of your patterns - thank you!

Denise Mortenson said...

Super pattern!!! Looks so fun in Marmalade. My exciting news....my Marmalade fat quarter bundle was shipped today from Green Fairy Quilts! Perfect timing to win a new quilt pattern, hint hint.

KatieQ said...

I love patterns that use pre-cuts. It makes it so easy to eliminate a lot of the cutting. I really like the crisp white diamond shapes against the colorful background.

Melissa said...

SO cute! I have been hoarding my precuts for awhile. I would be seriously tempted by this pattern to break into them. Something interesting: I love watching the St George Marathon, going on tomorrow in my town.

Holly Sparks said...

love this pattern! wonderful job Amber!
And the blue one looks great hanging in the shop!
-Holly :)

Maxine said...

Love love this pattern...was not going to start anything new yet, but gotta have this TWISTED baby, so simple and so striking..Also love the Marmalade from Camille and Bonne. Great job...Amber

Eusa Aparecida Rocha Let said...

Congratulations Amber, nice job.
Eusa
www.patchretalhinhos.blogspot.com.br

Peggy said...

What a sweet pattern and I love the fabric choice. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

Maria said...

What a sweet quilt. I love your pattern and it looks great in both the solids and the Marmalade line! I've got a baby quilt to make for a friend and this would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Hifam said...

I love the new pattern. I especially love the two blues - what a beautiful baby quilt! I would love to win a pattern. Thanks!

Darlene said...

How did I miss this post? This is one stinkin' cute pattern. It's perfect in Marmalade.

An interesting thing - hmmmm - I love to sew and have been sewing like the wind lately. :-)

manybooks said...

What a wonderful pattern - it makes lovely quilts!

Melanie said...

I love the blue and white one. It looks like DNA. ( that's my geek side coming out). Would love to have this pattern! It looks easy enough for me as well.

Texas JennyWren said...

This pattern is awesome. I especially love the two tone version for the baby quilt. So pretty that looks. LOVE IT>

Maria said...

Love the pattern and both versions! I am going to make a baby quilt for a friend and this would be a fun pattern to try. Thanks for the opportunity to win. :)
Maria

Barbara M. said...

Very nice patterns! I like both, but the baby quilt is so elegant in its simplicity of colors and I love the way you decided to quilt it. I hope to win! Barbara form Italy

Beverly said...

Great pattern, Amber. It looks like it would go together pretty fast. I think I like the dimension of the two color twist best. I don't know how you do it. You just keep coming out with more inspiration.
Something interesting...hmmm...I have always gone for the more detailed quilts and now (probably my age) I'm liking the clean lines of quilts like this one. I starting to machine quilt some too, where I ALWAYS hand quilted before.

charlotte said...

Very pretty. I could see lots of different looks based on fabric choices.

gale said...

Beautiful pattern! I just became a new follower-I found your blog through the quilt story blog.

Fran said...

This is such a lovely pattern & such a dramatic difference in the patterned & solid fabric versions. Just wonderful, congratulations on another amazing pattern.