Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Amy Bradley Designs - newest quilt patterns!

Amy has been quilting for over twenty years. She has a fine arts and graphic design background.

These are her new patterns and are available here: Amy Bradley

  Garden Quilt Pattern contains full size patterns, full size placement sheets, and instructions to make this 14 block quilt. The finished quilt size is 52 1/2" x 64 1/2".

 Dogs & Cats Quilt Pattern includes full-size patterns, placement sheets, and instructions to make both the dog and cat versions of the quilt. Finished size is 46 1/2" x 57 1/2".

Pirates for Boys & Girls Quilt Pattern includes full-size placement sheets, patterns, and instructions to make both the boy and girl versions of this 60" x 86" quilt.

All patterns use fusible applique.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Meet the designer: Gerri Robinson

Gerri is the creative force behind Planted Seed Designs™.  Her quilt designs can be found regularly in both McCall's Quilting and McCall's Quick Quilts Magazines along with other national quilting magazines.

Gerri's fabric designs are inspired by her love of classic home décor, interior design and color. If you've followed her for any length of time, you've come to realize that her quilt designs primarily incorporate stars and pinwheels. She loves the classic look and movement they give her designs.

When Gerri is not involved with all things Planted Seed Designs™, she's in the garden, designing and expanding her garden beds, or traveling to California visiting her oldest son, Andrew, and daughter-in-law, Andrea, and/or Phoenix visiting her middle son, Josh, and/or Indianapolis to watch her youngest son, Michael, play football for Butler University.

To stay up to date on the latest happenings with Gerri and Planted Seed Designs™, visit her website at and follow along through her blog: PSD - Planting Seeds of Design Inspiration.

Gerri Robinson lives in Dublin, OH, with her husband, Eric.

View her fabrics collections and patterns here: Gerri Robinson

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Meet the Designer: Sandy Klop / American Jane

Sandy Klop had her first exposure to the world of colorful patterns while watching Klompen dancers perform. Every year in May her hometown of Holland, Michigan, celebrated tulip time with a vast array of Dutch costumes. She was first exposed to quilting in 1979 at her sister-in-laws when she returned from teaching in Iran. She went on to teach art in Saudi Arabia for the next four years. She loved the rich colors and patterns in the tiles and carpets of the Middle East. Back in California, Sandy began to make pattern samples for a local quilt store. From there she moved to machine quilting. She has worked at a local quilt shop and taught many quilt classes. In 2000 she published a series of quilt books with Jan Patek under the series title Folk Art Favorites before venturing out on her own as American Jane Patterns. In 2003 at Quilt Market Moda approached her to see if she would like to capture her look in fabric. She has been designing for Moda ever since. “Now I have a new fabric range from Moda every six months and I design quilt patterns to feature my new fabrics. I’m truly living my dream.” Her creative designs have appeared in several catalogs and many magazines. She speaks regularly on the topic, “The American Jane Story in Fabric”.

Her newest fabric collection coming in September 2014:
Ala Carte from Moda
This 30 piece collection comes in 5 colorways:

The border stripe is very stunning:

Thursday, May 15, 2014

We're Off!

This weekend is the Spring Quilt Market in Pittsburgh PA.  My team and I will be going to find the newest fabric collections and quilts kits for the 2nd half of 2014!

Hope when I get back it'll be green and sunny!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Scarlet Galaxy - Classic Quilt - "As Seen In"

Scarlet Galaxy was originally designed in reds and tans and we wanted to change it up a bit and make it in blacks and tans for a more manly quilt!
The fabrics we used are from Fresh Waters Designs - A Quilters Garden

The pattern "As Seen In" from McCall's America Loves Scrap Quilts Winter2013/2014
pg 8-10 and originally looked like this:

We  used a strip sets to make our blocks.

Finished Size: 60 1/2" x 76 1/2"
Skill level: Confident Beginner

Retail Price: $86.00 Each
Your Savings: $8.60
Price: $77.40
Available here: Scarlet Galaxy