Christmas Sewing, new quilt patterns

Final New Christmas Pattern; Merry Christmas

Today’s new pattern is

Merry Christmas!

This will make a perfect size pillow as well as a quilt.

Just one Mini Dresden plate,

2 Tiny Dresden plates

& a bit of fusible web appliqué.

This is a great pattern to start with

if you’ve never made a Dresden plate before.

The pattern includes paper templates,

but my plastic templates make the cutting quicker & more accurate.

You can find the templates by clicking here.

You can find Merry Christmas on my new website by clicking here.

Also available as PDF for instant download here.

I hope you’ve been inspired to start your Christmas sewing now!

It’s never too early to start!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Christmas Sewing, new quilt patterns, quilt-as-you-go table runner

Another New Christmas Pattern; Christmas Pines

Today’s new pattern is, Quilt-as-you-go,

Christmas Pines .

This is proving to be one of the most popular of my new patterns.

Everyone likes quick & easy.

This is both of those!

You can truly make all of these in just 1 day.

If you purchase the PDF you can do that today!

 

You can find Christmas Pines on my new website by clicking here.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Christmas Sewing, Dresden Plate Quilt, new quilt patterns

Another New Christmas Pattern; Dresden Town Square

Today’s new pattern is Dresden Town Square.

It has a lot of the same blocks as my Dresden Village quilt;

new last fall.

I sometimes forget that not everyone is as excited

to be challenged by a quilt like I am.

So, if you like my cute little house blocks & my little Dresden plates,

perhaps you’d like to start with this little cutie.

The hardest part of this quilt is the fabric choices…

It uses my Tiny & Mini Dresden templates

for the Dresden plates.

After that just few little houses & it’s done!

It’s a cute little quilt that you can experiment

with making just a few little Dresden plates & not be overwhelmed.

You can find Dresden Town Square on my new website by clicking here.

The templates can be found by clicking here.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Christmas Sewing, new quilt patterns

Another New Christmas Pattern; Tiny Tree Runner

Today’s pattern is another new pattern

that uses my new Tiny Tree Template Set.

Meet Tiny Tree Runner.

I used my newest Christmas “collection” mostly Moda,

but with some added backgrounds

and a couple extra blacks…

I just have to make it “perfect”!

Cutting was done in a flash with my new template set.

I said it before I know, but I LOVE cutting around these templates

to make tiny trees & you will too!

I used a new cutter to cut apart my chain piecing.

Pretty handy tool.

Chain piecing makes these blocks super quick to assemble.

After finishing the trees,

make just 2 Tiny Dresden plates & you’re set!

Tiny Tree Runner is now available on my new website here.

Both printed & PDF versions are available for those of you

that can’t wait to get started today.

 

And my new Tiny Tree Template Sets are found by clicking here.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Christmas Sewing, new quilt patterns, quilt as you go lap quilt

Another New Christmas Pattern; Through The Pines

Are you familiar with my quilt-as-you-go patterns?

They’re popular because they are quick & easy

& you don’t have to figure out how to quilt them

or pay someone else to do it.

Meet Through The Pines.

This is a lap quilt that incorporates my new Tiny Tree Template Set.

(Shown here on my awesome tiniest cupboard.)

I LOVE cutting around these templates to make tiny trees

& you will too!

Just make the tree blocks,

sew them between some red & cream strips,

then sew the strips onto the foundation.

Sew the binding to the quilt & it’s finished!

As with all of my quilt-as-you-go patterns,

I only recommend Warm & Natural Cotton Batting

& of course a walking foot.

I designed this before we had our retreat at Rosemary’s back in January.

I hadn’t planned to sew on it then & there but

Rosemary had the perfect red fabric &

I was excited to make the tree blocks so it just happened.

This is the stack of strips ready to sew to the foundation that was awaiting me at home…

All dressed up & nowhere to go!

The smaller stack of cream strips are part

of another pattern that I’ll show you soon.

The stack of Tiny Dresden plates are in that same exact state,

still waiting for what will happen to them next.

I was so excited to see how the quilt was going to look

that I laid out the finished strips on Rosemary’s design floor (lol) without the foundation.

You’re going to love making this one too!

It’ll look good in any color fabrics, not just Christmas.

Through The Pines is now available on my new website here.

And my new Tiny Tree Template Sets are found by clicking here.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

New Moda Fabric Collection, New Pattern Sample, new quilt patterns

New Patterns Now Available!

It’s that time of year again,

when I can finally relax a bit because all of the

deadlines for Quilt Market have been met & are now over,

YAY!

I can also smile because I have 5 pretty & new patterns,

thanks to the help of my quilter, Tamara,

my photographer, Scott,

& my editors, Robin, Chris & Janet.

THANK YOU!

I love the way our booth at Fall Quilt Market turned out.

 

My daughter, Chloe, is now a nurse practitioner with a new job,

& she’s also a newlywed, so she wasn’t able to come along.

Luckily my sister, Lori, was able to help me this time at market instead.

Although she didn’t “speak quilt” before,

she’s pretty good at it now & she was great help!

It was great seeing our quilt market friends

& we met many new ones too.

My first new pattern that I’d like to introduce is

Tiny Dresden Scrap Sensation.

You may remember seeing this earlier,

because I actually made this first version of the quilt a year ago!

It was made with the scraps of my new Jellyroll Joyride quilt.

Aren’t the colors lovely?

This is every scrap that was left of the jelly roll after making this quilt.

If you look closely you’ll see there are 2 of each fabric scrap.

That’s because to make the Jellyroll Joyride quilt

I needed to trim just a bit more than the selvage off each end of each strip.

Call me crazy, but…

I couldn’t resist doing something fun with them!!!

Fortunately, if I was very careful,

I could cut a Tiny Dresden petal from 12 of the scraps.

That worked out perfectly so I sewed them together.

I think I reserved just the right scrap for the center.

Next I made and appliqued that to the plate.

I never get tired of making these adorable little Dresden plates!

Wanting to use more than just 13 of the fabrics,

I decided to make the center block a snowball block

(The triangles were already cut when I pieced the binding strips together.)

and then the tiniest of border was made using more of the scraps.

What you see above is the scraps of the scraps!!! Lol

I’m such a piddler…

I think you can say that I used that entire jelly roll!

For our booth at Spring Quilt Market

I decided to make several of the Jellyroll Joyride

samples from my favorite Moda jelly rolls.

So, of course I had scraps…

I finished all 4 of the Jellyroll Joyride quilts.

Do you see then hanging behind us in the booth?

I also got 2 of the tiny quilts made just for added fun.

This is where I had lots of quilt shop owners looking for their pattern!

What? I know they’re cute, but…

So, I wrote the instructions & made the pattern.

I also finished the 2 other samples.

Notice I saved the fabric collection name from the selvages?

That has come in handy over the years

when someone asks me the name of the collection in a quilt.

My wonderful pattern tester, Chris,

made this awesome version with a mini charm

of Betsy Chutchian’s Sarah’s Story.

It’s a new pre-civil war collection.

Didn’t it turn out pretty too?

When I was looking for a hanger for the quilt

I found Ackfeld’s sewing machine hanger

but it was too big.

Luckily they’re always accommodating,

& they made a smaller version just for my quilt!

Now you can buy one too & make the quilt for your sewing room.

Both the pattern and hanger are now on my website for order.

I know, they’re adorable aren’t they?

FYI, they’re fun to make too!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my stroll down

TD Scrap Sensation’s memory lane.

Stay tuned for the other 4 new quilt patterns.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

 

My Life, new quilt patterns, New tiny Dresden plate quilts

New Patterns Spring 2019 Dresden Feathered Stars

I’m finally feeling caught up with all of my after-market work.

Notice I said “feeling,” not that I am…

I want to show you my new patterns!

I’m excited to have 3 new patterns that I enjoyed making

& I know you’ll love them too!

I’m going to warn you,

this post is image heavy!!!

I love taking pics of my progress not only to mark what I’ve done,

but also as a great retrospect.

Meet Dresden Feathered Stars:

It all started way back when the total solar eclipse was happening in August of 2017.

Do you remember that day?

Clare, Nemo, Mabel & I spent the day mesmerized by the changing light.

It’s also when I started cutting fabrics for a new design for a

Feathered Star block

that would accommodate my Tiny Dresden plate.

Designing was fun.

I had to be sure it would all fit together.

I’m reminded of a book about the Wright Brothers that I read over & over in grade school.

I read it aloud to my mom while she cooked.

The boys’ mother made clothing from her own patterns.

She always made the garment out of paper first.

She would say “If you get it right on paper,

then it will be right when you make it.”

I don’t know why that stuck with me all these years, but it did.

I wish I could find that book.

The past few years I’ve bought & checked out of libraries

every version of “The Wright Brothers”

that I could find, but so far I’ve not found that exact book.

Anyway, getting it right

& making notes along the way

 

helped me to realize the process.

It also helped to remember the exact steps

to make a perfect feathered star block.

I had several Tiny Dresden plates hanging around to audition for the role…

but that really wasn’t the task at hand.

I enjoyed the process

& the results were such that I had to make more.

making more & more notes as I went along.

 

 

 

Soon feathered star block #2 was complete!

Next I cut for block #3.

I added labels, notes & illustrations to make the next block even easier!

Soon I had the instructions written to help with assembly of the next block.

By then my book,

Dresden Quilt Workshop

was released & my time & attention was taken elsewhere…

Eventually I came back to finish feathered star block #3.

It was considerably easier with the instructions that I had written.

Soon block #4 was complete!

That’s when Dresden Quilt Workshop Sampler was born & I couldn’t stop myself!

That lead into getting ready for fall market

& all the prep involved with promoting a brand new book with C&T.

Dresden Feathered Stars got put on the waaaaay back burner…..

Then this past winter Susanna’s Scraps by Betsy Chutchian became available.

I ordered sample yardage.

In my prep work with that collection

I decided the border print looked great with the Moda pinks in my stash.

& that’s when it hit me that my feathered star blocks would look great with this border print!

But then what?

The pinks from other collections looked great, but they needed something else.

That something else was GREEN!

So I set to work with my instructions

that I had written more than a year before

& my green stash!

Soon I was set to sew!

An estate sale had produced this awesome green box perfect for organizing my cutting table.

So, green stars evolved.

 

They looked great with the pink stars!

Nemo kept me on task snow & all.

 

Points were just falling together!

Soon I had stars ready for the beautiful border print.

Oddly enough when I got ready for the Tiny Dresden plates,

I realized the plates that were hanging out in my sewing atelier

were perfect!!!

 

How crazy is that?

So I set to the fun task of appliqueing them to the centers of the feathered star blocks.

But now what?

 

 

Too dark…

Too…

So much too, that I had to set them aside & let them percolate.

In the meantime I made a baby quilt for a cousin’s new baby.

In case you don’t recognize it, it’s my “Name That Quilt” baby quilt book.

It has really saved me in times that I need a baby gift!!!

Soon I was back to the feathered stars…

I finally decided on the perfect fabric for the

Mini Dresden plate intersecting plates & sashing too.

Soon the quilt design was complete!

Next was to get it professionally quilted by Tamara,

then photographed by Scott.

Nemo was of course on hand to offer his support!

 

Sadly this was Nemo’s last photo shoot.

We had to have him put to sleep this week.

We had 13 years together with this sweet collie

& I already miss him!

Many of my work days were made sweeter with his company.

But life goes on & more quilts will be made.

Dresden Feathered Stars,

full of illustrations & notes

will help you make perfect Feathered Stars,

& my hope is that you enjoy the process as much as I did!

They’re available on my website.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

A Giveaway!, new quilt patterns

For My Birthday I’m Giving Away Patterns!

I’m getting old,

& I’m giving away my new patterns!

Did you catch my post of my new patterns last week?

I have 4 new Quilt-as-you-sew patterns.

3 are table runner/placemat patterns:

& 1 is a lap quilt that I’m sure EVERYONE is going to love not only because it’s QUICK & EASY but also because it uses an ENTIRE jell roll of 40 strips!

This is a quilt that you can feature your entire jelly roll with.

That is why you bought it, right?

This is God’s Peace.

Just 1 Tiny Dresden plate,

a bit of perle cotton embroidery

& 2 letters of fusible web applique.

Lastly, is Lollipop Tree.

A few Tiny Dresden plates,

some pieced little pinwheel blocks

& a bit of freezer paper (or your go-to favorite) applique.

So, which of my new patterns is your favorite?

If you leave me a comment with the title of your favorite new pattern of mine,

you just might win it!

Since I have 6 new patterns we will have 6 winners.

Just leave the title of your favorite in your comment to me.

I will draw on my birthday, tomorrow, January 15th, at 10:00 p.m.

Today we sew!

And tonight, celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary!

Busy time of year here.

Just keep Sewing…

Susan

New Christmas Quilt Patterns, New lap quilt pattern, New quilt pattern, new quilt patterns

New Patterns Now Available!

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

 

Dresden Plate Quilt, new quilt patterns

New Patterns Spring 2018, #12

New Pattern #12

is BOO.

It’s another (even smaller) little quilt that I made 2 years ago

& has been hanging out in my sewing room among other stuff I was working on or pondering…

It’s so small that I don’t have a lot of “in progress” photos of it either.

Make a “B”, make 2 Tiny Dresden plates & you’re almost done!

Fetch your Thangles & make a handful of little half-square triangles & that’s pretty much it.

Next, pin it onto your dress form & let it collect dust for a couple of years while you work on lots of other stuff.

It was pretty content there, but once I decided it was being made into a pattern this spring

it got moved to a more prominent place.

Just not terribly well photographed…

Meet BOO!

1 B, 2 TD’s & a handful of hst’s & you’re done!

& guess what?

It’s on my website too!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan