Patriot Parade: A Visit with Audrey Wright

Wright Audrey 225px Patriot Parade: A Visit with Audrey WrightWelcome guest blogger and quilt and fabric designer Audrey Wright of Legacy Patterns. Audrey’s lap quilt Patriot Parade is featured in the February/March 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. Read on and don’t miss the fabric giveaway contest at the bottom of the page!

Hello Quilters! I am thrilled that McCall’s Quilting invited me to be a guest blogger. Fabric has been a passion of mine my whole life and I love to share that passion and encourage other quilter’s. My favorite times are getting together with a group of quilting friends and chatting while we work on projects. We  have a group called “Midnighter’s” that started in 1998 when I owned my quilt shop and still meets one weekend a month. Connecting with friends is how I feel when looking at McCall’s magazines both past issues and current. It allows me to renew my creative spirit and get new ideas for designs.

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Patriot Parade FLAT 400px Patriot Parade: A Visit with Audrey WrightYou can see my quilt Patriot Parade in the February/March 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. I used my fabric line Redwork Meets Bluework designed for RJR Fabrics for the quilt. I have a little story about how I was inspired to make this quilt. I belong to a small quilt guild here in Kansas that I helped start about 15 years ago. At one of the meetings the speaker was from the local Quilts of Valor quilting group. The ladies showed several quilts and spoke about the projects they work on and how we could help. During show and share I displayed two small projects made from Redwork Meets Bluework. The QOV ladies commented that it was perfect for a QOV project. I took one of their flyers thinking I would make a quilt for them. So when I heard that McCall’s was working on a QOV series for the magazine I contacted them and this is the result. This quilt will be given to QOV to present to a deserving veteran. We now have a committee dedicated to the veteran’s quilt project in our guild. I used the QOV guidelines when designing Patriot Parade so it could be donated when I was finished.

AnnasRunnerFront 400px 194x300 Patriot Parade: A Visit with Audrey WrightI admit the original concept behind the fabric line was redwork and bluework stitchery and two-colored quilts. I designed my Anna’s Runner pattern (left) using just two fabrics. I think the contrast of the two-colored quilts is striking.

I have started designing counted cross-stitch patterns and Anna’s Runner was inspired by vintage sampler designs from the 1700s and 1800s. I am drawn to the handwork of the past and enjoy doing things by hand too.

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Patriot Parade is designed to go together quickly with only two block designs. I think this would be perfect to use for a weekend retreat or a workshop. It would be fun to reverse the colors or even use red, white, and blue scraps to get a different look.

I am very grateful that I get to spend my time playing with fabric, designing and creating.
I still remember the first time I attended International Quilt Market and Quilt Festival in 1996. I looked around and took a deep breath and said to myself “I’m home!”

Please visit my website, follow my blog, or visit me on Facebook!

Audrey

 

Wright prize 350px Patriot Parade: A Visit with Audrey WrightThanks so much, Audrey! To celebrate Audrey’s Patriot Parade quilt, we are giving away 2 packs of 10 fat quarters each of fabrics from her Redwork Meets Bluework collection for RJR FabricsLeave a comment below before midnight January 3, 2016 and you’ll be entered into our random drawing. Two names will be drawn on January 4 and notified by email. This contest is open to US and Canadian residents, excluding Quebec.

We have our winners! Congratulations to Janie McCombs of Browning, Illinois and Jill Miller of Corona, California.

If you’d like to make your own version of Audrey’s Patriot Parade lap quilt and don’t already have a copy of the February/March 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, you can order print and digital magazines in our online shop. The Patriot Parade lap quilt pattern is also available separately as an instant digital download.

 

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Book Review: Sister Sampler Quilts

Patterson Kathy 225px 150x150 Book Review: Sister Sampler QuiltsSister Sampler Quilts: 3 Modern Sampler Quilts with Paired Sister Blocks
By AnneMarie Chany
Fons & Porter/F+W; $19.99

 

Cover 550px Book Review: Sister Sampler QuiltsSampler quilts, traditionally quilts where each block used is of a different pattern, are enormous favorites both of quilters and people who simply enjoy quilts. The variety of shapes creates interest and movement, and making different block patterns is much more interesting than, say, making 20 of the same block.

AnneMarie Chaney has tapped into the appeal of sampler quilts big time in her new book, Sister Sampler Quilts. Included are complete patterns for 3 different samplers, and each has a fun new twist…similar blocks are made in pairs to allow the quilter to experiment a bit with fabric placements, without getting bored with each block design. It’s a great concept, and it made for some great quilts. Take a peek!

A 400px Book Review: Sister Sampler QuiltsThis first quilt in the book is called Sisters’ Ten Sampler. Basically, you make 2 versions of each of 10 different blocks, and then arrange them in this intriguing setting. It’s kind of mesmerizing, even more than a classic sampler, because the eye wants to find the “sister” blocks and see the differences between them. Fascinating!

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The second pattern in the book is the Vice Versa Sampler. Most likely your eyes are already searching out the “sister” block pairs! In this quilt, color placement is reversed in the block pairs. Background becomes feature color and, well, vice versa!

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The final pattern is the Bonfire Sampler. Although many of the block designs in all 3 of these quilts are super traditional, this particular quilt includes more specialty blocks, with curved piecing and string piecing adding extra zip. So fun!

This book also includes a very nice technique section with really good step by step photos of several frequently-used piecing processes. There are alternate colorways shown for each quilt, and the block patterns alone are a treasure, even if the quilts themselves aren’t quite what you’re looking for. There are lots of quilting suggestions and diagrams, so even the final steps of quilt construction are covered well.

If your favorite quilting style is modern traditional, this book is a must-have for your personal library. Follow the link for more details, and enjoy!

 

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Two Hearts Quilted Placemats

Patterson Kathy 225px 150x150 Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Two Hearts Quilted PlacematsQuilters LOVE free table quilt patterns! From table runners of all shapes and sizes to square toppers to placemat sets, these versatile little quilts can freshen your dining space with a minimum investment of time and materials. They also make wonderful gifts…who doesn’t eat, after all? So I’m sure you’re going to enjoy this week’s Friday Freebie. Use this free Two Hearts placemats pattern designed by Diane Nagle to get ready for Valentine’s Day, or for any special occasion where you want your family and friends to feel the love. Ready for a peek? Here we go!

Two Hearts Placemat 500px Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Two Hearts Quilted PlacematsI love the combination of simplicity and sophistication in this design. The stylized heart surrounded by the graded pieced background…perfection! The free pattern download makes 4 matching placemats, so with a little tweaking you can make exactly the number you need. Don’t forget to hem some squares of coordinating fabric for napkins!

Download the Two Hearts quilted placemats pattern now…it’s a Friday FREEbie.

Have you missed any of our previous Friday Freebies? Click here to find them all!

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If you’d like to make the coordinating Two Hearts table runner (left) and don’t yet have a copy of the February/March issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, you can purchase print and digital copies of the magazine here.

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Flashing Lights: A Visit with Amy Friend

Friend Amy 225px Flashing Lights: A Visit with Amy FriendWelcome guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Amy Friend of DuringQuietTime.com. Amy’s lap quilt Flashing Lights is featured in the January/February 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Read on and don’t miss the quilt pattern giveaway contest at the bottom of the page!

It’s always a treat to work with McCall’s.  My first published pattern was actually a pillow in McCall’s Quick Quilts a few years ago, so it’s kind of special coming back to share some quilt patterns.  Last month, my Village Street quilt pattern was published in McCall’s Quick Quilts December/January 2016 issue. I am back this month to share Flashing Lights, a quilt featuring the Canyon fabric collection by Kate Spain for Moda:

Flashing Lights 600px Flashing Lights: A Visit with Amy FriendAnvil Block 250 px Flashing Lights: A Visit with Amy FriendI used a traditional block called the Anvil for my design because it has a Southwestern feel, like the fabric collection itself.  The simple layout really allows the fabrics from the collection to shine.  It’s perfect for precuts using a fat eighths bundle plus yardage for the background.  I was in the midst of book writing when this opportunity came up, so I must thank Sarah Dalrymple who pieced the quilt for me and Maggi Honeyman for her beautiful machine quilting.

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If you aren’t familiar with my work, please stop by my blog at duringquiettime.com.  My first book, Intentional Piecing (Lucky Spool Media, 2016), is available for preorder on Amazon and will be shipping this spring.  If you love fussy cutting, this is the book for you.  I am sharing 7 quilts, 10 original paper pieced blocks, and some smaller projects as well.

Amy

 

 

 

prizes 300px Flashing Lights: A Visit with Amy FriendThanks so much, Amy! To celebrate Amy’s Flashing Lights quilt, we are giving away 3 of her original quilt patterns to lucky blog readers.  Leave a comment below before midnight January 3, 2016 and you’ll be entered into our random drawing. Three names will be drawn on January 4 and notified by email. This contest is open to US and Canadian residents, excluding Quebec.

We have our winners! Congratulations to Jennifer Coleman of Caldwell, Idaho, Dawn Maylor of Kenmore, Washington and Sandy Allen of Ferguson, Missouri.

If you’d like to make your own version of Amy’s Flashing Lights lap quilt and don’t already have a copy of the January/February 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting, you can order print and digital magazines in our online shop. The Flashing Lights lap quilt pattern is also available separately as an instant digital download. We also have quilt kits and backing fabric packs available. And we have a FREE baby quilt version of the Flashing Lights pattern for you to download any time. Follow this link to get your free baby quilt pattern!

 

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Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015

Patterson Kathy 225px 150x150 Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015We add many, many free quilt patterns, quilt block patterns, and quilting tutorials to our website every year. It’s what we do and it’s what we love! Looking back over 2015, I thought it would be nice to have the best of the best of them organized for easy reference. So here are links to the 18 most popular, most downloaded, most appreciated McCall’s Quilting freebies of the last year. Enjoy!

DWR 125px Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015Double Wedding Ring Quilt Pattern

 

 

Celtic Twist 125px Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015Celtic Twist Quilt Block Pattern

 

 

Scrappy Strips 125px Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015Scrappy Strips Quilt Block Pattern

 

 

Celtic Knot 125px Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015Celtic Knot Quilt Block Pattern

 

 

Garden Path 125px Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015Garden Path Quilt Block Pattern

 

 

Moonlight Star 125px Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015Moonlight Star Quilt Block Pattern

 

 

Card Trick 125px Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015Card Trick Quilt Block Pattern

 

 

Snails Trail 125px Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015Snail’s Trail Quilt Block Pattern

 

 

40 Shades 125px Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 201540 Shades of Green Quilt Block Pattern

 

 

Starring Repros 125px Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015Starring Repros Quilt Pattern

 

 

Saddle Tramp FLAT 125px square Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015Saddle Tramp Quilt Pattern

 

 

Garnet Trace 125px Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015Garnet Trace Quilt Pattern

 

 

Dream Catcher 125px Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015Dream Catcher Quilt Pattern

 

 

Banner 125px Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015A Banner Day Quilt Pattern

 

 

Flange 125px Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015Flanged Quilt Binding by Machine – Tutorial

 

 

City Safari 125px Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015How I Create Patchwork Designs – Tutorial

 

 

Quilt As You Go 125px Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015Modern Quilt As You Go Technique – Tutorial

 

 

Splendor 125px Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015Splendor in the Scraps Quilt Pattern

 

 

 

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts February/March 2016!

Celebrate 20 years of McCall’s Quick Quilts with us in the February/March 2016 issue! This Quick Quilts magazine is packed with quilt patterns for Valentine and early spring stitching, and it’s sure to inspire many beautiful quilts. Which project will you start first?

Cover 500px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quick Quilts February/March 2016!Our “cover girl” quilt is Spring Forth by Kate Colleran, made with Windham Fabrics from the Hazel collection by Allison Harris. So fresh and full of spring color!

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And there are 11 more inspiring quilt patterns inside as well, including Patriot Parade by Audrey Wright (a wonderful Quilt of Valor pattern). Love that photo with the red tractor and the American flag!

 

 

You can preview all the quilts in this issue on our website, or in a fun all-quilts video we hope you enjoy. Don’t forget to download all of this issue’s FREE web bonus quilt patterns for your personal pattern library. And browse all the lovely kits available for projects in this issue right here!

February/March McCall’s Quick Quilts is available on newsstands no later than December 29, and may also be purchased online in print or instant digital download format at our Quilt and Sew Shop.

Take our short survey by March 1 to let us know what you think of the projects in this issue and you may win an exclusive McCall’s Quilting travel tote with quilters’ goodies! This contest is open to US and Canadian residents, excluding Quebec.

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Happy Quilt-Mas – Crafty Handmade Gifts for Christmas

Patterson Kathy 225px 150x150 Happy Quilt Mas   Crafty Handmade Gifts for ChristmasIt’s not too late to make unique Christmas gifts your loved ones will treasure. Although a completed bed size quilt may be out of the question with just two weeks to go, there are loads of smaller fabric projects that take only an hour, an afternoon, or a weekend to create. Skeptical? Check out our new website page with links to 14 of the best super-fast FREE gift patterns we’ve ever published!

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Christmas ornaments, gift tags, pillows, tote bags, and small quilts are just some of the wonderful gift patterns you’ll find here. And all you need to do to access them is click on the images on the web page…no need to enter your email address or any other information.

 

 

 

 

 

Download any or all of these FREE Christmas gift patterns here, and we wish you the very merriest of all holiday seasons!

You may also enjoy: FREE printable gift tags for quilters

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Edinburgh Square Baby Quilt

Patterson Kathy 225px 150x150 Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Edinburgh Square Baby QuiltFresh designs for baby quilts are always in demand. And free baby quilt patterns are the best of all! That’s why I’m sure you’ll enjoy this week’s Friday Freebie, the baby quilt version of Edinburgh Square, designed by Rachel Hayes for the February/March 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts:

Edinburgh Sqare Baby 500px Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Edinburgh Square Baby QuiltCute, yes? It finishes at 48″ square, so it’s a wonderful size for cuddling, napping, and play time on the floor. I love the way the white spaces are created where the blocks join. Perfect for quilting something adorable or filling with modern motifs.

Download the Edinburgh Square baby quilt pattern now…it’s a Friday FREEbie.

Have you missed any of our previous Friday Freebies? Click here to find them all!

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If you’d like to make the queen size Edinburgh Square quilt (left) and don’t yet have a copy of the February/March issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, you can purchase print and digital copies of the magazine here, or download the pattern separately from our online shop.

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Painted Porcelain: A Visit with Patti Carey

Carey Patti 250px Painted Porcelain: A Visit with Patti CareyWelcome back guest blogger, quilt and fabric designer, and Northcott’s Vice President of Public Relations Patti Carey. Patti’s quilt Painted Porcelain is featured in the January/February 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Read on and don’t miss the fabulous fabric giveaway contest at the bottom of the page!

Hello there!  I’m thrilled to be a guest blogger on the McCall’s Quilting blog.  McCall’s Quilting has been a favorite magazine of mine forever, and has inspired me to try many of the different quiltmaking techniques found in the various projects over the past 25 years.  I am Vice President – Public Relations of Northcott, where I have been for 29 wonderful years.  When I started designing quilts with Northcott collections, I used the style of pattern-writing in McCall’s Quilting as a guide for the Northcott patterns.  Even now, with my own patterns, available from quiltwoman.com, when I am stymied on the wording for a particular technique or method, I will pull out my archived copies of McCall’s Quilting for inspiration.  For me, designing quilts with luscious fabrics is easy.  Writing the directions in a clear concise manner is another matter – it is an art and a skill!  Thankfully, McCall’s has a talented team to write the directions for the projects featured in the magazine – projects such as my Painted Porcelain quilt:

Painted Porcelain 600px Painted Porcelain: A Visit with Patti CareyI have had the honor of having a quilt in the January/February issue of McCall’s Quilting for the past 4 years, and the one in this year’s issue is a classic!  Painted Porcelain features the perennial favorite combination of blue and white from Northcott’s Porcelain Blue collection in a generous queen/king size quilt with a traditional barn-raising setting. I used the classic florals, calicoes, and crackle prints from the collection.

STRIP R 300x300 Painted Porcelain: A Visit with Patti CareyI also used an innovative new fabric that has 2” wide printed lengthwise strips – it’s called a STRIP-R (pronounced  “stripper”), and there are 21 strips across the width of the fabric.  Think of it as a jellyroll already sewn together!  Northcott has included STRIP-Rs in a dozen collections to date, and I am having so much fun designing quilts with them.  The STRIP-R in the Porcelain Blue collection includes 2” strips of 12 different florals and calicoes from the collection, so strips 13 – 21 are the same as strips 1 – 9.

Painted Porcelain FLAT 500px 243x300 Painted Porcelain: A Visit with Patti CareyI used this to my advantage when I designed the Painted Porcelain quilt, cutting matching sets of triangles that look pieced but are not.  These matching sets allowed me to create the barn-raising effect in the quilt using just half-square triangles.  Being able to make this involved-looking quilt with only half-square triangles means that it is achievable for even a confident beginner.  You don’t have to tell your quilting friends that you didn’t actually sew all of those strips together, but you probably will, because you’ll want to share your excitement at putting the quilt together so quickly and easily.

 

So, I have a couple of tips for you when you are making the Painted Porcelain quilt.

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Tip #2:  the STRIP-R triangles have bias on the short edges, and the floral triangles have bias on the long edge.  When sewing the triangles together, sew with the bias on the BOTTOM and let the feed dogs on your sewing machine (the teeth under the presser foot) ease the bias edge into the straight-grain edge. This means that when you are sewing the STRIP-R triangle to the floral triangle to make each block, the floral triangle is on the bottom, and when you are sewing the blocks into rows, the STRIP-R triangle is on the bottom.

What else can you do with STRIP-Rs?  The possibilities are endless!  The Bevels quilt that I designed for the November issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts (see my McCall’s September 10 blog post) is a terrific use of the STRIP-R from Artisan Spirit Ambience:

Bevels FLAT 600px Painted Porcelain: A Visit with Patti CareyHow about a quick bargello?  Heat Wave features the STRIP-R from the Calypso fabric collection:

Heat Wave throw surf 851x1024 Painted Porcelain: A Visit with Patti Carey Perhaps you prefer chevrons?  Fluctuations is made with the Ambience STRIP-R:

Fluctuations sunglow throw 784x1024 Painted Porcelain: A Visit with Patti Carey If you’re looking for something traditional, try the Strip-Easy Lone Star using the Beacon Hall STRIP-R in the star:

Strip Easy Lone Star queen Beacon Hall 1024x1024 Painted Porcelain: A Visit with Patti Carey Or how about Porcelain Prism Stars using the Porcelain Blue STRIP-R in the faux-split stars? There are only 8 seams in the split stars instead of 16 seams in a traditional split star:

Porcelain Prism Stars twin 819x1024 Painted Porcelain: A Visit with Patti Carey For even more ideas please check out my dorky YouTube video on STRIP-Rs on Northcott’s YouTube channel.  I’d love to see what you can come up with using them!  I hope you have as much fun as I do!!  To get you started, there is a terrific Porcelain Blue giveaway below that includes STRIP-R fabric , and if you post a comment on my blog post today at pattispatchwork, you’ll have another chance to win.  Good luck!

Patti

Porcelain prize 350px Painted Porcelain: A Visit with Patti CareyThanks so much, Patti! And thanks to the folks at Northcott, we are giving away 3 luscious fabric packs of the Porcelain Blue fabric collection. Each prize package includes a yard of the STRIP-R stripe, and 10 coordinating fat quarters. Leave a comment below before midnight January 3, 2016 and you’ll be entered into our random drawing. Three names will be drawn on January 4 and notified by email. This contest is open to US and Canadian residents, excluding Quebec.

We have our winners. Congratulations to Sherry Calkins of Greenville, South Carolina, Kathleen Robbins of Portland, Oregon and Carolyn Terrill of Hot Springs, South Dakota!

If you’d like to make your own version of Patti’s Painted Porcelain quilt and don’t already have a copy of the January/February 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting, you can order print and digital magazines in our online shop. The Painted Porcelain quilt pattern is also available separately as an instant digital download. And there are still a few Painted Porcelain quilt kits and backing fabric packs available for preorder, too!

 

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Welcome to the Parisian Grace Quilt Along!

The history of Parisian Grace, our new Quilt Along project, is a bit like a fairy tale. And it begins…Once upon a time, there was a pretty pink and green quilt called Sugar Roses, made with FreeSpirit Fabrics from the Sugar Hill collection by Tanya Whelan.

Sugar Roses 300px Welcome to the Parisian Grace Quilt Along!Sugar Roses was designed by Susan Guzman, and McCall’s Quilting published the quilt pattern as a series in our 2012/2013 magazines. I was assigned to write the pattern, and I was working at home the day the package arrived from Susan. I still remember unfolding her quilt in my living room and how it lit up the entire space with the essence of spring. It literally took my breath away!

Sugar Roses Tan Red 125px Welcome to the Parisian Grace Quilt Along!Susan loved Sugar Roses so much that she made a second version of it, in red and tan Moda fabrics by French General. And since the red and tan version with additional border appliqué was so lovely, McCall’s gave templates and some information about fabrics for it as a free bonus on our website, encouraging readers to make whichever version they liked using the basic pattern in the magazines.

Unfortunately, as so often happens in fairy tales, that is where things took a turn for the worse. The pattern for the pink and green quilt was harder to adapt to the red and tan coloration than we anticipated, and many readers wrote asking for more instruction to make the appliquéd version. We added more and more information to the free pattern, but were never completely happy with the resulting download. What we did know was that quilters LOVED the red and tan version just as much as the pink and green, and if we ever had the chance we’d like to create a completely individual pattern for a quilt like that someday.

FLAT 600px Welcome to the Parisian Grace Quilt Along!Well, that day has finally come! The Parisian Grace queen size quilt in our new Quilt Along is a remake of the red and tan Sugar Roses, but with a new line of French General/Moda Fabrics, and we think it’s even better than the first red and tan quilt. Those touches of French blue and soft pink really add sparkle to the tans and reds, don’t you think? The pattern has been completely rewritten to guide you step by step through making your own version. Best of all, we’ve recorded 12 free videos with instructor Laura Stone Roberts to take you through the entire quilt making process. I guess this is where we say, “And they all quilted happily ever after!”

All 12 of the video lessons in this series will be available to watch free for a limited time at QNNtv.com. We’re highlighting them one per week on our Facebook page (#‎parisiangracequiltalong‬#‎showmethemoda‬,  ‪#‎modafabrics, ‬ ‪#‎pfaff‬), and you can watch at your own convenience. The complete pattern is available for purchase in our online shop. Of course, if you purchase a quilt kit, the complete pattern is included. Backing fabric is also available.

Ready to start your own fairy tale project? Get your Parisian Grace pattern and watch the free videos beginning December 11, 2015!

 

We’d like to thank our generous Parisian Grace Quilt Along sponsors:

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