Saturday, December 20, 2014

Windham Fabrics - Free Quilt Pattern (Bejeweled)

Windham Fabrics has been an excellent partner, allowing me to use their upcoming collections to create some fun and free patterns for their customers.  This particular quilt pattern is for an upcoming collection of theirs called BlueBell.

BEJEWELED Quilt Pattern

Whenever they send new collections my way, I am unsure if they are going to be more modern or traditional in nature.  BlueBell is definitely more traditional in nature; but I challenged myself to create something unexpected.  In the end, I actually designed 2 patterns; which are polar opposites of one another.  The first - Bejeweled, is safe; but updated, playing on the different shades or levels of blue.  The second - Back On Course, which you will see in a few days is defintitely more modern and actually a favorite pattern of mine.

If you use this or any of my other quilt patterns, don't forget to tag me @LoveOldHouses on social media, as I love seeing my ideas "out in the world".

- Kristy

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Windham Fabrics - Free Quilt Pattern (Flirty Findings)

I mentioned earlier this week that I would be sharing some more patterns with you. Here is a another quilt pattern that I wrote for Windham Fabrics; which includes their upcoming collection called Flirt.

I thought this collection had a Mod sort of 60's vibe to it, and immediately "beads" popped into my head. My pattern grew out of that first concept and I think the final design portrays that.

FLIRTY FINDINGS - Free Quilt Pattern

If you make this quilt or use any of my other patterns, don't forget to share your work on social media and tag me @LoveOldHouses as I love seeing my ideas "out in the world".

- Kristy
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Modern Quilt Sampler - Coloring Book

Have you heard of Stella & Crosby?

It is a new collaborative team composed of Sandi (CraftyPlanner) and Chris (TheTattooedQuilter), two quilters who met online and had an instant connection.

They invited me to preview a copy of their first collaboration; which is a coloring book titled Modern Quilt Sampler.  Now, I spent much of my childhood coloring...and yes, I was one of those "inside the line" kids. But I'm not here today to dissect my coloring habits.

Let me introduce you to Modern Quilt Sampler...

Modern Quilt Sampler Coloring Book

This 32 page digital coloring book includes helpful things like an exploration of color theory, several modern blocks just waiting to be colored, simple ideas for quilting techniques and even a design wall.

Do you have a budding quilter in your life then this might be the perfect on-the-go book for those wanting to know the basics. I can also imagine several uses for the illustrated blocks in the book, including using them for games, craft projects, etc.

You can find some sneak-peeks at the shop links below:

And if you are on Instagram and want to learn more, check out @stella.and.crosby or peruse the hashtags #stellaandcrosby and #modquiltcoloringbook.


*While I did receive a digital copy so I could provide feedback to the authors; there was no obligation to provide feedback on my blog, nor was I compensated beyond that of the digital copy.*