New quilt pattern


Thanks for playing my birthday game!

It’s been fun seeing which of my new patterns is your favorite.

Did you win 1 of these?

#8, 

Theresa Kennedy Says:

Congratulations on your Anniversary and also Happy Birthday. Love the new patterns and my favorite is God’s Peace and then Star Spangled Dresden. Hope to make both this year. God’s Peace has my favorite Bible verse and one i often quote during stressful times. Thanks for the design.

#34,

Marie Sellers Says:

I love your Lollipop Tree! I’ve also just purchased your mini dresden Christmas “A Merry Christmas To You, A Quilt-Along For 2019” and will be doing this at my local quilt shop with friends. I would love to win!

#23,

Linda Mee Says:

2 hearts as one. All are lovely.

#33,

LIZ HILE Says:

My favorite is Lollipop Tree! So adorable!

#10,

cynthia holman Says:

January 14, 2019 at 11:23 am e
i keep entering your contests and i haven’t won yet. who won the last time. i’ll looking to find the answer. my favorite new pattern is 2 hearts as one. happy happy birthday.

#20,

brcogan Says:

I love Lollipop tree.

 

If you’re one of my 6 winners,

please send me (SuznQuilts@aol.com) your mailing address

so I can send your free pattern to you.

If you didn’t win your favorite pattern,

you can find them on my website now

& hopefully at your local quilt shop soon.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

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I have 6 new patterns for you!

3 of my new patterns are table runner/placemat patterns.

They’re quick & easy because they use my unique

Quilt-as-you-sew technique.

In case you’ve not tried one of my popular quilt-as-you-sew (go) patterns,

you should know…

  1. You cut your backing & batting to the finished size of the quilt.
  2. You baste the two together. I prefer basting spray, but pins will work too.
  3. Following my instructions, you use this as a “foundation” to sew all of the strips onto.
  4. Once all of the strips are sewn onto the foundation you might have a bit of fusible applique to add (depending on which pattern you choose).
  5. Bind the quilt & it’s finished!

 

2 Hearts As One

is just in time for Valentine’s Day sewing

or perhaps a wedding or anniversary gift.

Stars & Stripes Forever

will look great on your

or your friend’s table for all of the patriotic holidays.

Star Spangled Dresdens

is not only Quilt-as-you-sew,

but it also incorporates my Tiny Dresden plates!

You’ll make the Tiny Dresden plates,

applique them onto a strip then add the strip to the foundation.

It will also look great on your table for our patriotic holidays.

Next, because I love Jelly Rolls of 2 1/2″ strips & I like quick & easy quilts,

I designed

Jellyroll Joyride

just for me, but I hope you enjoy it too.

Use an ENTIRE jelly roll to quickly make this lap quilt.

Reserving 6 strips for the binding and sewing the rest of them onto

the foundation you can make this entire quilt in just a day!

You’re going to want to make lots of these for gifts.

They’re the perfect size for kids to cuddle up in while watching TV or lap quilts for friends.

Lollipop Tree

is a cutie that uses my Tiny Dresden plates.

This quilt will look cute in non-Christmas colors too.

And last, but not least,

God’s Peace

is a sweet quilt that speaks to my heart,

with a bible verse reminding me not to be so stressed out!

Just 1 Tiny Dresden plate,

a bit of fusible web applique

& a bit of perle cotton embroidery make this cutie.

I’m putting them on my website today.

Snow is on its way here.

I plan to get some sewing time in.

How about you?

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

For months I’ve been harboring these.

Patiently they’ve been waiting since early December of last year.

Life even gets in the way of bolts & bolts of beautiful fabric sometimes.

But now they’ve been opened

& united with their intended.

Hanging out in good company.

They’ve been cut, readying to find new homes

in hope to also one day be sewn into pretty little Dresden plate quilts.

Meet Dresden Quilt Workshop Sampler:

My very first Quilt-Along!

I designed this quilt using a bit of

each of the 13 quilts featured in my new book,

Dresden Quilt Workshop.

Do you have yours yet?

If not, it’s time to head to your favorite quilt shop & get your copy today

(or tomorrow).

Stay posted for all the details right here.

If your local shop isn’t selling the books you can find them

along with my Tiny & Mini Dresden Templates

& now the exclusive Dresden Quilt Workshop Sampler fabric kits too

all right here on my website!

Get ready to

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

 

New Pattern #14

is Dresden LOVE.

I L-O-V-E this quilt!

I’ve been enjoying this quilt hanging in my atelier for quite some time…

3 years according to my camera roll

& now I’m sharing it in pattern form so that you can make & enjoy your own!

I had absolutely no indecision on this one.

I saw it in my head,

knew just the right fabrics for it

& got to sewing.

This is my original Tiny Dresden “O” quilt.

The black fabric is from my very own “Vintage Play” fabric line

that I designed with Red Rooster Fabrics a few years ago.

I added the alternating red little half-square triangles & that was it.

Now you can make & enjoy your own!

Meet Dresden LOVE.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a bit of the process that I use to create my pattern quilts.

All 14 new patterns, the little Dresden templates,

& the notions that I use & love are available on my website.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

New Pattern #13

is God Bless This HOME.

I started with some green fabric, some perle cotton thread & a Tiny Dresden plate.

With so many options though

come so many opportunities to second guess myself!

& third guess…

When photographing a finished quilt for a pattern cover it makes all the difference in the world sometimes.

As I started stitching I knew the thread color wasn’t right.

What looks good in person, doesn’t always show well in a photograph,

that’s why I’m constantly taking pics to discern my progress.

But maybe the addition of the fused letters would help?

I finished the embroidery even though I was pretty sure this wasn’t “it”.

Maybe changing the Tiny Dresden plate fabric would help.

Or not.

The letters needed to be darker, so I started with my pigma pen.

It helped the letters, but not enough to suit me.

Perhaps another Tiny Dresden plate color would help?

Nope!

I started over using black perle cotton thread.

Much better!

At this point I wasn’t sure if the orphaned Tiny Dresden plate was “it”

or if I just thought it was so I wouldn’t have to make another…

It was “it”.

This one is just too dark.

I don’t remember why, but I made a new plate.

I think I toyed with the idea of making the center dark instead of cream.

And then there were half-square triangles.

Just right!

Meet God Bless This HOME.

Such a long story for not so big a quilt

which by the way is available on my website.

Just 1 more new quilt pattern to show you.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Pattern #11

is My Little Dresden Garden.

It’s another product of the Tiny Dresden/Jelly Roll experiment of January 2018.

Scientific, no. Fun, yes!

After I finished the original intent of the Tiny Dresden plates, Dresden Sundaes,

I had many more half Dresden plates left over.

For the first quilt (there are 3 quilts in this pattern)

I chose some of the red half plates with at least 2 pairs left and used them for the flowers.

These were drying on my kitchen table under the ceiling fan

after I wet them to remove the center paper templates.

Now what background fabric?

Cream withe dots? Black?

Then which green?

Too blue, too dark…

I had to go shopping for “greens”.

Better!

And now which cream background???

I think I got it.

Now to add leaves.

Looking good…

Do I need some grass too?

Nope!

They’re cute just as they are (which is exactly how I designed them).

Why do I waste so much time second guessing myself???

Quilt #2…

Need something in the middle?

Nope! But a cute thought…

With the help of my little pony (LOL.. not sure why Jody had a horse in her quilt shop),

but she ordered the whole New Hope collection,

so, lucky me I was able to go there & choose between all of the reds for my bindings.

BTW, she still had quite a bit of New Hope left when I was there last week, 40%off!

Finally I decided to make the last quilt that was in my head

& in my computer that I designed for the pattern.

It’s soooo little, just 6″ wide,

but soooo cute!

Meet My Little Dresden Garden.

3 quilts, 1 pattern.

All with Tiny Dresden plates.

All on my website.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

 

 

 

New Pattern #9

is Joy To The World.

It’s such a small quilt that I don’t have many “in progress” photos, darn!

What I do have is an image of the design printed out to scale,

patiently waiting until I had just the right fabrics to proceed.

It’s a pretty fun place to “hang” out…

surrounded by other cute stuff like this bunny, and a new-ish addition to my window sill, a carved wooden green sofa that I assume was in a little girl’s dollhouse at one time.

Finally it came time for Joy To The World to come to life in fabric.

A little perle cotton stitching,

a bit of fusible web applique

& 1 measly Tiny Dresden plate.

One can hardly call it a Dresden plate quilt.

I’m so glad I was piling up finished tops to go to my quilter because I mistakenly thought Joy to the World was finished, not!

What was I thinking???

I hadn’t put any half-square triangles on the outer edges.

Not sure why I didn’t design them on this quilt.

Glad I realized that before I sent it to my quilter.

Also in the meantime,

I was auditioning a set of new hangers that I designed specifically for this quilt.

The above image is the size that I originally designed for it,

but lack of communication & a larger set was made.

As it turns out sometimes (also known as fate?)

I like the larger (below) version better!

Are you familiar with my Dresden Buddies Series?

We introduced those patterns last spring at St. Louis spring market.

I used 2 Victorian hangers on them, one on top & one on bottom.

Because the quilts were so symmetrical, I thought it made sense.

I really like the added weight the bottom hanger gives the quilts

and if you ever hang quilts you know the bottom has a tendency to curl in after an extended period of time.

The second hanger on the bottom alleviates that curling & makes it prettier too!

So, the star on the bottom of my new hanger set.

It’s adds a nice touch and will prevent “Quilt bottom curl”. Lol!

Didn’t Tamara, my machine quilter, do a great job quilting this cutie?

Next, I added the two sleeves for the two hangers and finished the quilt.

BTW, the quilts that I show on hangers, I always provide instructions in my patterns for the sleeves to accommodate the specific hanger I show.

Meet Joy to the World.

And the Manger hanger set.

Both are available on my website.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

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