New PDF quilt pattern, Hammerhead and Dresdens

Hammerhead Quilt

Hammerhead Quilt
Sometimes I get really excited about things. Like this. This newest quilt has been in the works for several weeks. I finished it a couple of weeks ago (all the while, sharing peeks on instagram), but panicked when I realized I was running out of the Carolina Chambray shade (Oregano). A frantic search led to plenty to finish.
I have been inspired by both blues and neutrals these days. Well, I’ve always been inspired by blue, but the neutral part only came into play recently. It surprised me. But I wanted to make a quilt totally different in color than what I’d been thinking about, so at the very second I started to cut into fabric, I completely halted and switched gears and the result is what you see here. Hammerhead. Swirling star shapes, inspired by patterned tile floors. It was a fun quilt to experiment in stretching the yardage of those favorite prints by playing with removing some color. But not by bleaching. The full instructions will be in the pattern for this quilt, which is in the works and will be released in the next couple of weeks. (Just a reminder, when you sign up for my newsletter you’ll get an email when it and other new things are ready and in the shop.) Edited to add, its now available! The photos above were taken on our friend’s new boat last Friday. Seattle had a beautiful sunset that day.

Also, I’ve just added a new batch of Dresden plate pillows (edited- all sold, thank you!) to the shop (my favorite green one pictured above). I used some gorgeous African Wax print fabric I have. And by the way, speaking of my online shop, I’m in the process of moving everything that was in my Big Cartel shop over into my Etsy shop. Why am I doing this? After some thought and listening to this great After The Jump podcast, I am really impressed with what Etsy is doing, so I decided that’s where I want to be.
Lastly, I am so excited to be taking my friend Kari Chapin’s CreativeLive class, Start A Handmade Business, which starts today and runs through Wednesday.

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