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Category: From the Vault

From the Vault: Fresh Laundry + Figs & Shirtings

Happy Thursday and welcome to another edition of From the Vault! In this blog series, I’m digging deep into my vault of patterns to find oldies but goodies to update with more recent fabric collections of mine. Today, I’m bringing out Fresh Laundry. I love the vintage look of this quilt, especially when sewn up in soft colors. The original version was made with Fig & Plum, an early collection of mine that featured a softer color palette of dusty mauve, persimmon, stone, pear, and pond. (The pattern also featured a second colorway using just the pond, pear, and cream prints for a soft and sweet wintry version.) Later, we did a two-color red and white version for the Red & White Charity Quilt Show. And a few years ago, Fresh Laundry was the featured pattern for my annual Vintage Halloween limited edition kit. OK, so I…

From the Vault: Paper Roses for Valentine’s Day

Happy Thursday and welcome to another edition of From the Vault! In this new blog series, I’m digging deep into my vault of patterns to find oldies but goodies to update with more recent fabric collections of mine. This month, I’m bringing out Paper Roses. This charm pack-friendly pattern was originally released with my Fresh Cottons collection, way back in 2010! Wow, time goes so quick sometimes. But I think you’ll agree that this fun pattern stands the test of time. My Fresh Cottons collection was inspired by my childhood memories of hanging laundry to dry on clotheslines in the backyard, and the colors I used were taken straight from those memories: crisp apple green, warm milk chocolate brown, soft seafoam blue, sweet strawberry red, sunny butter yellow, and creamy ivory. Those colors used together in the original Paper Roses pattern yielded a quilt with an…

From the Vault: A Christmas Jelly Girl!

Hi everyone, and happy Friday to you all! Today I’m launching a new series on my blog called “From the Vault.” I’ve been designing sewing & quilting patterns for over 20 years, and I’ve honestly lost count of how many patterns I’ve written over those years—but it must be in the hundreds. These days, it feels like we’re always looking ahead with excitement to the next fabric collection that’s coming out, so I thought it would be a fun change of pace to take a look back at some of my earlier patterns that maybe you haven’t seen before (or not in a long time) and at the same time, freshen them up with a few of my current fabrics. Today’s pattern refresh doubles as a “Christmas in July” project! I decided to pull out Jelly Girl, an old favorite that…