Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Updated Patterns

Happy Wednesday everyone!  
I started out my day watching a few old SNL skits with my kids.  
My favorite?  Cheerleaders at a Chess Match.  
Do you know that one?  Will Ferrell.  Google it.  
It's sure to put a smile on your face.

Anyways, I just wanted to let you know about a few updated (and improved!) items in my Etsy Shop.
First, my Pineapple Block Paper Piecing Patterns have beautiful, new packaging and new, improved prices!  (You get 12 additional papers for basically the same price as before).  Plus, they're available at wholesale prices now!  Stop by my shop or unitednotions.com to order.

Speaking of United Notions, did you see the quilt they have put together for Fall Quilt Market using my Pineapple Block patterns and Jen Kingwell's three new fabric lines (Lollies, Just a Speck and Behind the Scenes)?  It is goooorgeous!  Kits are available at United Notions, as well.


 Another thing I wanted to let you know about it my 
updated Cross Stitch pattern.  It has a nice new cover and better diagrams!


While preparing to teach a class for Cross Stitch a little while ago, I made up a few blocks and realized there was one error and a few things that needed clarifying.  Even though I had made the quilt and a quilt tester had also made the entire quilt, a mistake slipped by.  I found that the finished block size was off just a hair.  I was sick when I realized I had put the pattern out there and hope it hasn't caused anyone too many problems!  There is now a "Pattern Updates" tab underneath my blog header listing corrections and clarifications.


Lastly, I have also updated one of my best selling quilt patterns (and one that I have personally made at least 3 times) which is my Square Dance pattern!  It now comes in 4 different size options: Crib, Lap, Twin and Queen as opposed to just the crib size.  


I am really excited about this.  
It's a charm pack friendly pattern, it's great for beginners 
and it's perfect in any fabrics!


Stop by the shop for more details about these items.

Happy quilting!
~ Amber

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Finished Skipper Quilt - Scrappy Version

Hey there!
I hope everyone had a nice Halloween.
Besides this little mama catching a 24-hour flu bug the day before, 
we had a nice one.  Tis' the season right?


We're in full fledged "Fall" mode over here.  
I really do love everything that comes along with fall and winter around here but I think I'm getting old because I'm starting to dread the fact that I'll probably have an internal temperature of FREEZING for exactly four to six months!  But there's nothing like a scrappy, happy quilt to chase the blues away, am I right?!?


I finished this scrappy Skipper quilt months ago but never got a chance to share it here.  If you love low volumes + bright happy fabrics you might enjoy this one.


The pattern is from my book, Vintage Vibe: Traditional Quilts, Fresh Fabrics
(which you can purchase HERE).


I used some of my favorite sweet, vintagy fabrics from my stash and backed it in this little apple print by my friend Pam Vieira-McGinnis for the line Pam Kitty Garden by LakeHouse Fabrics.


It's very, very scrappy (like even each side of the border is a different fabric). And polka dots are always a good idea for a binding, don't you think?


The beautiful machine quilting design is one of my new go-to favorites.  I have used it on at least 3-4 quilts so far.  It's called Interlocking Orange Peel from karleeporter.com.  Cathy Barney did it and did a fabulous job!



 This is such a fun, fast quilt to make whether it's for a boy, girl, super scrappy or not.  
(You can see the original boy version HERE.)
Finished quilt size = 55.5" x 61.5"

 I hope that inspired all of you to make some thing scrap happy today!  
Have a great day!
~ Amber