Monday, February 15, 2016
Thank you all so much for loving my True Love Mini Quilt pattern as much as I loved making it! As of today the pattern has been downloaded over 2,600 -- that is so wonderful! The True Love Mini Quilt pattern was a FREE sneak peek on what Fresh Mini Quilt Club patterns look like when they are sent directly to your e-mail each month. Sign-ups for Round 6 of the Fresh Mini Quilt Club just opened up and are available with some SAVINGS from now until March 1st. You can find more information on how the club works and sign-up over here. We'll start March 1st with a brand new mini quilt design -- it's always so much fun!
Since you love last month's FMQC pattern so much, I've decided to share a March Bonus pattern as well. You may remember seeing a few of these blocks pop up on Instagram last March. It's a scrappy, fresh take on a green clover that I'm calling the Lucky Mini Quilt. The Lucky Mini Quilt finishes at 16" x 16" and can easily be repeated to make a larger design or even a table runner, too. I'll have a limited number of kits available later this week, too.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
It's that time again -- the next round of the Fresh Mini Quilt Club starts March 1st, 2016! Sign up right here! Tons of you joined in on the first 5 rounds -- THANK YOU -- and I'm looking forward to sharing SIX NEW mini quilts with you starting March 1st, 2016. If you are new my blog and/or are wondering how this 6-month mini quilt club works, here are all the details! Make sure you grab the True Love Mini Quilt pattern to see what each month's pattern will look like -- for FREE!
REGISTER NOW AND SAVE! Early registration starts now for only $19.99 (regular price $24.99)
Over the course of six months Fresh Mini Quilt Club members will receive six fresh, modern mini quilt patterns on the 1st of each month -- they'll all be a surprise, yay! Each mini quilt will measure between 16" & 24", along one side, making them a quick & easy project. Whether you have been wanting to give quilting a try, or have been it it for years, this mini quilt club is for you!
:: JOIN TODAY ::
HOW DOES IT WORK?
On the 1st of each month, club members will receive a fresh, modern mini quilt pattern right in their inbox. This easy-to-follow & printable pattern will come complete with color diagrams and step-by-step instructions. Remember, each new design will be a surprise!
WHY MINI QUILTS?
Mini quilts are quick + easy projects, they don't take large amounts of fabric (budget friendly, yay!), are great for trying out new quilting techniques, and look great in your home!
WHO SHOULD JOIN?
Everyone! Each mini quilt design will feature basic patchwork techniques -- perfect for beginners & the more advanced quilter.
HOW DO I JOIN?
Purchase your membership right here!
Please note, the monthly mini quilt patterns will be sent to your pay-pal address.
CAN I JOIN AT ANYTIME?
You bet! If you sign up after March 1st you'll receive the previous months' patterns within 2 business days.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
As quilters + creative people we
tend to be are very visual. Sometimes it is hard for me to get a full grasp on what my finished project is going to look like (and let's be honest, the finished product is the best!). If you follow me over on Instagram or Facebook, you've probably seen me mock-up a quilt layout using my iPhone. I've found it's the best way to take a step back and look at fabric selection & balance without having all of your quilt blocks sewn...and it only takes a few seconds! I like to use the phone/tablet application called PicFrame -- it's available for purchase on both iTunes & Google Play. Here's how I do it:
First, you'll need to start with a square image of a quilt block or set of blocks. For this #ScrappyTripAlong sample I've been working on & sharing over on Instagram I chose to use 4 blocks and arranged them in a traditional Trip Around the World layout. It's important that you have a square image -- I like to take my picture from straight above the block(s) & then crop down to a square shape. It may take some practice to line things up.
Next open your PicFrame App and choose the 3x3 block layout on the last page (there are LOTS of mosaic templates to choose from!).
Tap your finer on the first grayed out square in the top lefthand corner.
Choose "Camera Roll".
Add the square image of your quilt block(s).
Add the same block(s) in all 9 squares.
Tap your finger on the "Style" Tool to get rid of the white grid lines.
Side the "Width" tool all the way to the left.
To save your new image, tap your finger on the "Share" tool.
Then tap on "Save".
And you are done -- it's so super simple!
It's fun to play around with different block layout & sizes, too.
Give a try and let me know what you think!
Happy Sewing, Megan
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Good morning, friends!
Let me introduce you to my latest design, With Flying Colors. This lap size quilt pattern can be found in the Spring 2016 Quilt's & More magazine that is on newsstands now. My love of rainbows, bold geometric design, and solid fabrics is very apparent in this new design. I used twelve Kona solids to create this chevron rainbow effect & they are:
Want to make it mini? The kind folks at Quilts & More have put together a FREE PDF Pattern to make a mini version of the design. How fun, right?! This has been added to my "to-sew" list!
Pick up the Spring 2016 Quilts & More magazine for lots of other fabulous projects from some of your favorite designers!
Image credit: Images used with permission from Quilts and More and Meredith Corporation, copyright 2016.