Two new quilt patterns launch today- Tufted and Cotillion!
You guys, there is so much happening in our little quarantined lives right now, I can’t wait to share but I need to wait a little bit longer because I’m very superstitious.
I spent some time in my studio last week, tuning out the stress of everything around me, and finished up two new quilt patterns that have been long languishing in my to-do pile. I’m so excited to share them with you!
The first image pictured above, the original version, is a wall quilt size. This brand new pattern has size information for a Stroller (same size as original wall quilt), Throw, Twin, Queen, or King size. There’s more comprehensive instructions and my tips on dividing fabrics by light and dark color value, which this design relies heavily on.
This is my favorite kind of scrappy quilt. Lots of different fabrics, small pieces that blur what the individual prints are. The more fabrics you have in this quilt, the better the result. As you can see in both the throw sized version above and in the stroller size, below, certain colors and patterns will take on a “sparkle” throughout the quilt. That is the kind of effect that is hard to plan, but easy to just let happen.
The shapes of this quilt are simple half square triangles. Its really more about the value differences between your fabrics, as a lot of my quilt patterns are. I give you tips and links to helpful info inside the pattern, walking you through the basic process of dividing your fabrics. (Hover your mouse over any area that mentions a blog post, video, or other link, and click to be taken right to it.)
This is also a scrappy, color value-based design. I created this design to feature Kim Kight’s Fall 2020 fabric line “Smol” for Ruby Star Society. I love all the prints in this line. They are smallish and just perfect for quilts. (The line will be available at in local quilt shops and online starting October 1st. I designed this quilt to use a full fat quarter set of the entire line (plus color ways in Kim’s “Grid” fabric as noted on the back of the pattern), but it would also work with any grouping of fat quarters from your stash as well. But the cool bonus?? If you cut carefully, you can actually get TWO throw-sized quilts out of a full Smol Fat Quarter bundle with the additional Grid fabrics (there are complete cutting instructions inside the pattern for both colorways).
Cotillion “Afternoon” Colorway
The design creates an on point effect without fussy piecing. But I also like to throw in some skill-building steps in my quilts too. In this design, I will walk you through the concept of “partial seams”. These seams are part of what creates the pieced blocks that make the blocks in the quilt seem to be on point, or placed on the diagonal. I wanted the blocks to dance (like Cotillion, did you catch that?) Partial seaming allows these blocks to come together easily.
Cotillion also has a full size run of Mini-quilt, Crib, Throw, Twin, Queen, and King. Also with clickable links in this PDF version.
As you might expect, my Ruby Ruler™ is a super useful tool for both of these quilt patterns to help you understand the dark and light color values in the fabrics you use.
Both patterns are available right now as PDF Patterns, purchase and download instantly. There will be printed patterns in a couple of weeks.