Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New Patterns + Giveaway

 I'm so excited to finally share with you my three new patterns!  Yay!  It seems like these have been in the works for a LONG time!  Whenever I start a new set of patterns I think, "Oh, I can whip these out."  And then a few months later I get discouraged that it's taking so long!  But I have to remind myself that alot of work went into all of them.  It's time consuming stuff but I love the whole process!  For this particular set of patterns, I made four different quilts, bound five quilts, figured out fabric requirements and wrote instructions for six different sizes and designed new cover sheets and a logo.  Whew!  Did I just say all that?  I'm tired!  Haha!  Needless to say I am happy they're done and I hope you love them as much as I do!


First up is Cross Stitch.


It's a Layer Cake friendly pattern and it has a scrappy binding.  The fabric for this version is Color Me Happy by Vanessa Christensen for Moda.


It finishes at 61" x 80".


My friend and co-worker, Vonda Proctor, pieced it for me after I made the original one (below).  It was quilted by Kaylene Parry (Lehi, UT.)  I use Kaylene a lot and she always does a fantastic job.  I love the modern design she picked out for this one.


Here is the one I made for my sister.  She lives in Montana and I thought these fabrics worked well with her home decor.  This one was quilted by Linda Childs (at Just Sew in Highland, UT) and she did a great job too!


The second pattern is Fresh Cut and I think it's my fave
(shhh!  Don't tell anyone! :)


I love the big, bold flowers.  And I looove the quilting Kaylene did.


It's fat quarter friendly and it finishes at 60 1/2" x 71 1/2".


The fabric collection I used for Fresh Cut was Lottie Da by Heather Bailey for FreeSpirit.  I'm totally in love with the vibrant colors and great patterns Heather designed in this line.


Last, but not least, is Marbles.  


It comes with fabric requirements and instructions for four different sizes (baby, twin, queen and king).  I made the king size version on the cover and used some of Emily Herrick's (Crazy Old Ladies) new fabric line from Michael Miller Fabrics called, Rustique.  I just used the more boyish colors but I'm working on another one that incorporates all the colors from this line!  They're so rich and vibrant!


It's fat quarter friendly but would work well with scraps or 5" charm squares too.  It also has the option for a scrappy binding.  I used Kaylene again to quilt this and I am loving the orange peel design she did.  There are so many fun edge-to-edge digital quilting designs out there right now.  I love all the modern, geometric ones!


I couldn't resist whipping up a baby version of this one using my stash!  It finishes at 38 1/2" x 38 1/2".


My neighbor, Cathy Barney quilted it for me and she did a fantastic job!  She did a tiny orange peel and got it back to me the same day I dropped it off!  Wahoo!


All of my patterns are listed in my Etsy Shop 
and are available in paper and digital form.

So that's it!  What do you think?  I think it's time for a giveaway!!!
Just leave me a comment below telling me which one is your favorite and I'll announce a few winners Monday morning.  Sound good?

Good luck!
~ Amber

132 comments:

Eliza said...

I really like marbles, but I would be more likely to actually cross stitch

Teresa said...

That is a tough question - I love them all - but I think I really love "Cross Stitch" but I love the other patterns as well.

Needled Mom said...

I think my favorite is Fresh Cut, but they are all wonderful.

Stephanie said...

I LOVE the Fresh Cut and the fabric you chose was perfect! I'll be searching for the fabric hoping I win that pattern! Thanks for the opportunity!

qltdiva1@fuse.net

Ellyn said...

I love them all! If I had to choose one I think I'd choose Marbles. It's different and fun! Thanks for the chance to win one

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

It is hard to pick I really like Cross Stitch and Fresh Cut. Well done!

susan said...

I really really like Cross Stitch!

Shannon Wallace said...

I'm always amazed by the creativity and productiveness of ladies and gentlemen like you who write quilt patterns! All of the quilts are super cute! I could see myself making Fresh Cut for my son (with masculine fabrics) who is into botany and nature. My personal fave is Cross Stitch! :)

Podunk Pretties said...

Its a toss up between Fresh cut and Cross Stitch.

Dolly said...

I'm crazy about the baby version of 'Marbles' !

I'm just not a pattern buyer, as my brain immediately starts figuring out for myself how you made it. If I don't win, I've just GOT to come up with something cool (but different) like this myself ! Thanks for the opportunity to win YOUR design ! I hope I do, but I will be happy for whoever does !

Congrats on some great new designs !

Jan said...

What great new patterns! Being a bit more traditional, I'm particularly taken with Cross Stitch.

Sunanda said...

I love all of them but if I had to make one, I would make is Fresh Cut as I have never made anything like that and my younger daughter needs a big girl quilt.

Darlene said...

I love each one for different reasons so picking a favorite is a bit difficult. Since you're forcing my hand it would have to be "Cross Stitch".

kathy said...

All three patterns are great. However, I think I would have to say cross stitch is my favorite.

BRD Girl said...

All three patterns are wonderful...so hard to choose a favorite...I'm going to say Fresh Cut - I love the big and bold flowers!

Annelies said...

I am SEW in love with Cross Stitch...although they are all adorable!!!!

Christine S said...

I love Marbles but I love Fresh Cut too!

Annalia said...

Oh, I just love "Cross Stitch". It looks modern, but still reminds me of cute, feedsack quilts!

Carol said...

I like the cross stitch...it is fun to see the quilt done in different color ways.

Dawn said...

I like Fresh Cut. It would be fun to make totally scrappy.

Dawn said...

I like Fresh Cut. It would be fun to make totally scrappy.

Sarah said...

They're all lovely, but cross stitch is my favourite. The baby marble quilt is gorgeous!

Carla said...

Those huge flowers are so fun! Great quilts

Dawn said...

I like scrappy so Fresh Cut is my fav.

Martina said...

Really hard to decide! I think cross stitch is my favourite one.

Anita said...

Fresh Cut is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!

Melanie said...

All are lovely, but Cross Stitch is my fave!

Kristy said...

I agree that it is hard to pick! I really like the grey version of cross stitch but I also like the the fresh picks flowers and the marbles are just so cute! I could see lots of kid's quilts with the marbles. Love all the colors and your patterns are all so cute! Thanks for sharing them with us. K-

Karen M said...

These are great patterns. I would be most likely to make Cross Stitch. Thanks for the chance to win.

Christine M said...

I like all three quilts but the Cross Stitch is my favourite. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

blocksandmore said...

MARBLES : )

Alesha Klein said...

I like the one you did for your sister but would love to do a baby quilt with Marbles. Fun!
akk_nana@yahoo.com

kvitka said...

Very beautiful patterns and quilts! Maybe my choice is Fresh Cut)))

Larissa said...

I love them all, yet I think Marbles is topping the list for me :) Especially with the orange peel quilting - what a perfect choice!!! Congratulations on 3 new pattern releases!!!

Hildy said...

They're all great but my favorite is Fresh Cut. You can never be wrong with a flower quilt:-)
hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

QuiltSue said...

I LOVE Marbles. I can see it in pinks and oranges on a white background.

JoyceLM said...

Hard to choose - but Cross Stitch is my favorite. Thanks.

sewhappyfun said...

I LOVE the Marbles!! It's very modern and versatile. One could make a a cute baby quilt, male gender etc. Beautiful patterns. Thanks for the chance to win. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Digiscrapations said...

I have to pick one! They are all great. I would say my fav is 'cross stitch'.

Julia said...

I love every single new pattern! Can't pick just one! Beautiful job and lovely fabric picks!

Sharon Eshlaman said...

I've been drooling over "Fresh Cut" all morning. Such a cool pattern. Thanks for a chance. skeshlaman@comcast.net

Sheila said...

Since I used to cross stitch I really like that pattern.

Sigi G said...

All three are special, though Fresh Cut is a favorite. But I really love your baby size Marbles and would look forward to making that one and maybe fussy cutting the 'marbles'. Thank you for sharing your new patterns!

TJ Sikkink said...

Yep, Fresh Cut is my favorite too. I think Cross Stitch a close second though.

Jessie Fincham @ Messy Jesse said...

ooh ooh Cross-Stitch! Love it in that aqua colourway too, so fresh. Great job Amber! xo

Janie said...

Love the marbles quilt. Thanks for your tutorials. Thanks for the giveaway.

Joan said...

All three patterns are lovely. I really like Marbles. Thank you for the chance to win.

Meri said...

You sure made it hard to choose a favorite...they're all fantastic! I think I like cross stitch for it's versatility, though! But I really love the Marbles, too! Great job!

Kris said...

Congrats on the new patterns they are just lovely!

Scorpie said...

WOW~like all of them. But, am torn between Cross-Stitch and the giant flowers pattern. Probably would do the flowers for my very girly granddaughter.

Maria said...

They're all amazing quilts and the quilting on each one is beautiful. It's really hard to choose a favourite but I think Fresh Cut would be the one for me. Thanks for the chance to win.

Renea said...

I really like all three quilts but would pick Freshly Cut. My mom has been wanting a summer quilt and she loves tulips so this would be a perfect pattern to make her a new quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

Susan said...

I really like "Cross Stitch". It looks so versatile.

Anne said...

I was admiring Cross Stitch, then. Scrolled down to see Fresh cut and was just as taken and then you added Marbles!!!! Each is so different, so beautiful! Each sure to please someone! Cross Stitch is the one I would try first!

Patricia said...

Amber, This is so hard. The fresh cut would be perfect for my youngest Granddaughter and marbles for my oldest Granddaughter.

But since I love to cross stitch, my favorite is CROSS STITCH!

Patricia C

Linda said...

Hard to pick a favorite, but it would probably be Cross Stitch for me. and I LOVE scrappy bindings. Nice job, they all look great!

Darlene's Dabbles said...

They are all lovely but my favourite is cross stitch

Chantal said...

Congratulations on three beautiful patterns. They are all gorgeous. I do love Fresh Cut but Cross Stitch runs a close second. Just beautiful.

Patti said...

You have created 3 wonderful patterns! My favorite is Cross Stitch. I'm sure that is because the sample is made with that beautiful aqua, it grabs my eye every time!

Whit said...

Love them! The Cross-Stitch is extra cute! Hard to pick tho! Thanks for chance to win!!

Donna W said...

I am more of a Cross Stitch type, but I sure am drawn to Marbles.

lisa shenk said...

Hmm, I really liked the cross stitch, but the marbles are super cute, too!

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

I love the Cross Stitch pattern. I have it in my wishlist, maybe next week if I don't win I'll buy it.

Thanks

Cathy said...

I love them all but Cross Stitch is my favorite. Hugs

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I love the cross stitch and that cute marble baby quilt!! Thanks for the chance at an awesome give away!!

Lisa said...

I love them all so much! Fresh Cut would be my favorite thought... I just LOVE it!

Monica @ Dandelion Stitching Co. said...

Cross Stitch is my favorite. Very cute!

Casoppia said...

They are all lovely !! But I love the Fresh Cut..SO vibrant !!

Thanks for the chance to win !

Caroline said...

Fun new patterns!! I think cross stitch is my favorite:)

Pam said...

They're all lovely, but I'm more drawn to cross stitch!

pinsandneedles said...

My favorite is Marbles! I do like Fresh Cut, too. It is very unique. Thanks!

Gill said...

Definitely Marbles - I love it !!

Julierose said...

Have to say I LOVE Fresh Cut--very pretty and girl-ey. Hugs, Julierose

Cathy said...

They are all so amazing! But I agree, I think Fresh Cut is my favorite. Fantastic job with the designs!

Shanners said...

Love all of these but I think marbles is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win!

Rae Reid said...

I like Cross Stitch best, but I also like the simple clean look of Marbles. Great quilts!

SashaGirl said...

Fresh Cut is my favorite!

mrsmcbee said...

Love, love, love fresh cuts!! I am an avid gardener and love to quilt too!! Would'nt it be cute in 30's prints??I have lots so I could make it real fast!!

DG said...

I really love "Cross Stitch"!! it´s amazing!!!!

karen k said...

Everyone of them is wonderful! If I had to choose I think I'd say the Cross Stitch. Thanks.

Melanie said...

They are all lovely but cross stitch is my fave!

Lee Anne said...

Love your designs....fresh and right at the forefront! I'm a Grandma who loves making quilts for Grandkids....can see these in my future!

Susan said...

Fresh Cut is beautiful but I will probably make Marbles, lots of grandkids. Thanks for sharing!

Cristina Hogarth said...

I really like all three of them, but I can see how cross stitch would work with almost any fabric choices. :)

Sharon said...

They are all amazing, Great work! First on my list is going to be Cross Stitch, thanks for the chance to win.

Amanda Guthrie said...

I really love Cross Stitch!

Scorpie said...

Now I don't have to choose~hubby just said get all three of them. Now, the dilemma is picking which one to do first.

TaraB said...

I especially love the Marbles quilt. I have 3 boys and am always looking for something for them. This would be great for me to redo their rooms and have a new quilt for the beds.

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

Amber, they are all fantastic. Congratulations! My favourite is Marbles.

JoaniB said...

I really really like the Fresh Cut (as you do too!)- the flower areas are large enough to consider some 'fancy-stuff' like other free-motion quilting, embroidery, raised appliqué, or even beading, etc. if one so desired! Wow!! Thanks for all you do!
"Learning-as-I go: :)

Sheryl said...

CROSS STITCHED!! Thanks for the chance to win. scrappinsheryl@msn.com

Sandy D said...

I love Cross Stitch. I will be making this quilt.

DianeY said...

I love them all, but Cross Stitch is my fav!

Erin McSweeney said...

My favorite is Marbles

Cheryl said...

They are all fantastic, but I really love Fresh Cut!!!

Tracey said...

Its a toss up between "marbles" & cross stitch for me. Super fun quilts!
teekayb29@gmail.com

scottylover said...

Love Marbles but Fresh Cut is my favorite!

Sandy A

Cecilia said...

I like all three, but I would really like to make Cross Stitch. I would also have to make the baby version of Marbles, it's too cute.

Victoria said...

I love the Fresh Cuts...but that being said, you have my utmost respect for the work involved in publishing all these patterns. Until you have actually done it yourself you have no idea of the time & effort that such an undertaking involves. And you did three! My hat is off to you!

Julie said...

I love them all but am really drawn to Marbles. The baby quilt is such a fun idea! Thanks.

Crickets Corner said...

Talk about a hard choice! I love Fresh Cut but Marbles is so cute and Cross Stitch just looks so warm and comforting. I think my pick would be Fresh Cut because it's so unique.

aus_chick said...

I like cross stitch and marbles the best!

Simply Greener Things said...

I love marbles and cross stitch, but they're all 3 are amazing ��!

Dorothy said...

I love Fresh Cut, I have some granddaughters that would love that in a quilt, and I love that it's NOT applique! But then..... I have a grandson who would love the Marbles. I really am in loving your baby marbles :) Great job on all three patterns.

Alexis said...

These are beautiful! Congrats on a great accomplishment! It's so hard to choose a favorite. I love Marbles and Fresh Cut, but I think I'd have to go with Fresh Cut.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I love Fresh Cut and have some Fresh Cuts fabric that would be wonderful for it!! Well done you!

Donna Phelps said...

I really like all your patterns buy Cross Stitch really draws me in.

Lou said...

I vote for Cross Stitch as my fav!

Heather said...

Fresh Cut is sooo cute!

Mama Said Sew said...

I like them all! But, if I have to choose a favorite, I think it would be Cross Stitch. I love how changing the fabric makes the quilts look so different. Well done on publishing your patterns and thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy said...

I like Fresh Cut the best, but I do like that baby quilt using Marbles. Thanks for the chance to win!

grammajudyb said...

It is nearly impossible to pick a favorite. Cross Stitch speaks to me though. Marbles is really modern. So hard to decide. Ok, I'll pick! Cross Stitch. There I made a decision!

Amy said...

Cross stitch is my favorite with fresh cut a close second. Congrats on a job well done.

Amy said...

Cross stitch is my favorite with Fresh Cut a close second. Congrats on a job well done!
Amy

Lenis Rogowski said...

They are all wonderful! Cross Stitch is probably the first one I would like to make. Great patterns!

Lenis Rogowski said...

I love them all! Cross stitch is the one I will make first. Love them!

Sue Lee said...

I like the marbles

Crystal West said...

I am realigning the Fresh Start. It makes me smile.

Sarah said...

I love Marbles! Thanks. sarah@forrussia.org

Unknown said...

Wow great patterns.. LOVE cross stitch.

Sandyn

Maryjo said...

Cross stitch is calling me..love it! All your patterns are wonderful...such talent!

Karrie S said...

I love them all!!! Fresh Cut is my fave ;) ksmith8@emich.edu

Jean said...

Cross Stitch is my favorite. They are all amazing though.

Bev and Kev said...

That's a tough one! If I have to choose, I'd say Marbles is my favorite!

KMSC said...

I think I still have time to enter your giveaway... of your three patterns I like "Cross Stitch" the best (maybe because I like to cross stitch as well as quilt.) Thanks for the giveaway!
k(dot)castanette(at)hotmail(dot)com

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

All of your patterns are so cute but I think that Fresh Cut would make a fabulous quilt for a little girl.

Jittina said...

They are all gorgeous, but my favorite is Cross Stitch.

Jan Jones said...

They are beautiful. Love the cross stitch. Congratulations on making your own patterns!

Natilie said...

Amber! Congratulations on more cute patterns! Love them all!

Joanne said...

These are all so fun! I really like Marbles, but I think my favorite is Cross Stitch. There is just something about that quilt that makes me smile! Congratulations on the new patterns. I guess I should just plan on not sleeping for a while so I an make these quilts. :-)

Carla said...

All the quilts are fun but I'm like you I think I like Fresh cut best.

Thanks for sharing

Rhondaah said...

I love your Marbles quilt. It is fresh and modern and minimal - just my style. Well done!