new quilt patterns


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

 

 

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New Pattern #10

is Love you to the Moon.

I love this phrase.

Since creating this pattern, I’m hearing over & over again how lots of moms & grandmas like to tell it to their loved ones.

I made this quilt more than a year & a half ago & it’s been “hanging out” in my sewing room ever since.

Remember seeing it a few new patterns ago?

After I made the quilt I convinced myself that no one would want to waste their time making such a small quilt.

So it hung…

I’ve enjoyed looking at it all this time as well as friends and family members who came visiting my sewing room.

Finally this past winter when I decided to do some smaller little Dresden quilts, I decided to include this orphan quilt.

Like my “Joy to the World” quilt, not many “in progress” photos of this quilt either.

I did ponder the background fabric.

If it’s not going to photograph well there’s no point in proceeding.

Both show the perle cotton thread well, but the lighter fabric won out.

After stitching the words, I next pondered the color of the Tiny Dresden plate.

I wanted to use this one because it was left over from another quilt,

but this version won out.

After all, it’s just 1 measly Tiny Dresden plate for goodness sake!

Add a few Thangles produced half-square triangles, & whalah!

Love you to the Moon.

You betcha, it’s on my website.

Just Keep Sewing… little bitty quilts!

Susan

My next new pattern is “With All My Heart”.

I may have forgotten to tell you that all of my new patterns use my Tiny Dresden Template and one of them also uses my Mini Dresden Template.

With All My Heart uses some of those Tiny Dresden plates that I made in January with the New Hope jelly roll.

Remember that story?

I love the collection.

Just my colors and so many ideas came to mind as I was sewing with it.

This sewing was happening shortly before Valentine’s Day, so of course I was seeing hearts everywhere.

No surprise that I would design a heart block just the right size to accommodate a Tiny Dresden plate, right?

Too big & the Tiny Dresden would cover the whole heart & too small the heart would overpower the Tiny Dresden.

This one would do!

This is one quilt that I didn’t have totally designed in my computer before I started to sew.

Early I decided the center block would need to be different than those surrounding it.

So embroidery with no. 8 perle cotton is my “different” of choice.

And quickly made.

Then to decide what else the quilt needed…

It needed more, but smaller hearts to surround the bigger heart center.

This was my design wall.

Since my sewing room has very little wall (lots of windows & doorways) I typically use the floor to lay things out on, but I chose my hanging quilt this day.

Once decided, I set to cutting more squares & hst’s. for the little heart blocks.

Soon it was time to lay out the blocks & start sewing them together.

It was cold that day! Notice my winter boots?

I love these pics & remembering the progress of the quilt!

I hope you do too.

Meet With All My Heart.

If you hadn’t guessed,

it’s available on my website today!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

It’s always such a relief to FINALLY get this far…

I sent my patterns to the printer this week, yeah!!!

That means soon & very soon I’ll have new patterns to show you!

Suzn+Quilts+Millbrook+1892+Moda-4Remember this from a few months ago?

Moda’s Mill Book 1892 collection.

(I can’t believe it’s been that long!)

It takes a lot of work to finally get to this step.

I never time myself,

but believe me it takes months from the conception of a quilt design

to patterns in a bag or book, ready for you to sew.

International Spring Quilt Market is May 15-17 in Minneapolis.

I will have no less than (& perhaps more than)

two new patterns that showcase my Tiny & Mini Dresden plates,

a new Quilt-as-you-go table runner pattern,

& & &

another pattern that incorporates

both my Tiny & Mini Dresden plates with a Quilt-as-you-go lap quilt!

How about that?

I can’t wait to show them to you 🙂

Until then

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Just keep sewing!

Susan

 

Suzn+Quilts+Patterns+Tiny+Dresden+ImagesNew Tiny Dresden Plate patterns are now at the printer

and they’re available for pre-order on my website.

If you look back at our booth photos from market,

you can see these quilts.

We took pre-orders

for these at Houston market last month,

and I’ve finally finished

-photography

-instruction writing &

-cover designs.

It’s a lot of work getting designs into pattern form.

I’m fortunate though that I can work around my family life.

I wear so many hats!

(Figuratively, not literally because hats & curls don’t mix!)

I’m really excited about the angel I designed for “A Joyful Christmas.”

A+Joyful+Christmas+#229+Cover+w+bleed+11-16-14+RGBThe pattern includes designs for

a 16-1/2″ x 48″ table runner

& a 29″ x 36″ wall quilt.

Both have 4″ Tiny Dresden Plates stacked to form a Christmas tree,

perle cotton embroidery &

an angel or two, who’s wings are also Dresden petals!

How can you resist?

I know, I’m so clever… just a piddler really.

Give me some fabric & my brain starts dreaming.

As I was drafting the illustrations for these patterns,

my brain was getting even more ideas for quilts.

I can’t help it!

Next is “Tiny Bits of Dresden Christmas Stocking”

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These also use my 4″ Tiny Dresden Plates,

but you don’t sew a whole plate.

Rather, you make the petals then assemble partial plates

& put them in various places on a smallish 10″ Christmas stocking.

If it looks a bit familiar,

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you might be remembering it’s bigger version,

“Bits of Dresden Christmas Stocking”

that uses my Mini Dresden Plate Template.

This stocking is a generous 21″ tall.

And finally…

“Dresden Heaven”

 Suzn+Quilts+Dresden+Heaven#230+RGBI’m not sure I’ve liked a quilt more…

but I have a habit of my favorite quilt being the one I just completed.

I showed you the progression of these Dresden plates here

with the help of my new sewing mate.

I dreamed up the design last summer while working on my

Tiny Dresden Series.

I wanted a quilt that showcased both my

new Tiny Dresden Plate Template &

my Mini Dresden Plate Template.

I ordered the lovely

“Heart’s Content” collection by Laundry Basket Quilts from Moda,

then I started sewing…

Tamara Struckoff did a wonderful job of machine quilting it full of feathers

& my photographer did a great job of capturing its good side.

 What can I say?

I absolutely love it and given another fabulous fabric collection,

I could see myself making another one of these!

Don’t dare count those TD’s.

Just buy the pattern & templates (if you don’t already own them)

& just start sewing!

I hope you’re in love too.

These & all of my patterns are on my website

if you can’t find them at your local quilt shop.

Until next time,

Susan

I’m excited to next show you a new addition to my Quilt-as-you-go patterns.

You probably remember my best-selling pattern,

A Pretty Package?

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Well, when taking it to market & other venues the last couple of years,

I’ve had many inquiries asking to have a table runner adaptation.

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Not only did I do this, but I also designed place mats to coordinate.

Meet A Pretty Table!

What do you think?

I’ve made the lap quilt in non-Christmas colors for birthdays,

and I’ve also received lots of emails from quilters that made it for other occasions too.

Mother’s Day, retirement, etc.

It’s now available on my website.

Think outside the box!

Until next time,

Susan

 

I’m excited to show you the tiny Dresden plates that I’ve been working on for months & months…

Remember, I’ve been giving you little snippets of them here & there?

They are part of my new Christmas sampler.

It’s written in a way that will make it a perfect Block-of-the-month or mystery club quilt.

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The quilt measures 45″ x 48″ and includes:

-Hand embroidery

-Tiny Dresden plates

-Freezer paper applique

-Traditional pieced blocks

-Saw tooth border

It’s also possible to make the same components & instead have one or four individual quilts:

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You can make four gifts, or display the smaller quilts around your home.

The pattern is available for $28.00 & includes the Plexiglas template!

The Tiny Dresden Plate blocks measure 4-1/2″ finished.

The template is also available separately for $8.00.

It’s available on my website.

Stay tuned for more new patterns!

Until next time,

Susan