When Jenni first designed the Alligator print in our Wild Ones flannel collection, I instantly loved it.
can't put my finger on it, but something about the print was begging to
be made into boxer shorts. Then when I happened upon the boxer shorts
pattern in the Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders book
a couple months later, I knew I had to make them. Never mind that I
don't know anyone who even wears boxer shorts! The fabric and pattern
combination was just too perfect to resist. I decided to make them as
cute pajama shorts for me.
Having just finished designing a pattern compiled of all solids
except one, I must share with you the advantages solids provide in a
quilt. I had one print to work with and pulled a variety of colors in
solids from that print to create the quilt design. It was great not
having to match linier prints, accommodate image sizes and deal with funky
colors within a single fabric. Solids add a texture that is unique and
the only visual tension is in the color itself. Solids provide a
resting place for the eye and break up what would seem to be an
endless source of busy prints. Solids also support prints that need
to make a statement. I encourage you to experiment with them; they are a great addition to your stash!
Did you know that Connecting Threads has recently started offering Quilter’s Candy solid prints
in two different samplers? Yep, we now have two beautiful color
Here we go with Lesson 2 of the Perfect Points Sampler Pattern. This week's blocks are the Snowball and Sawtooth Star. The lesson focuses on maintaining straight diagonal lines within and between blocks. Yes, the positioning pin can help with that also! Click here to join and the Perfect Points Quilt Along group on and download the PDFs for the tutorial and pattern introduction.
As I mentioned in my last post, I am working on a puff (or biscuit) quilt using our new Sweetgrass Prairie collection. So far I’ve been cutting and doing a lot of repetitive steps, but I’m having fun seeing the progress of the little puffs, and at the same time I’m getting a better grip on some of the basic techniques.
Every quilter has a story about their first 'big quilt' they completed, and what struggles or "ah-hah" moments they've had. I love reading about other quilter's experiences, good or bad. This is my experience with my first 'big quilt.'