FREE PATTERN: Christine’s Rose Garden

Happy Friday, Friends!  I hope you have had a great week.  While I am able to, I thought I would quickly share with you a free-to-use and VERY EASY quilt pattern, Christine’s Rose Garden.  I designed this quilt with Eleanor Burns’ Christine fabric collection.

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I hope Eleanor is pleased with this little quilt that seeks to highlight sweet Eleanor!

Click here to view the entire fabric range.

Click here to download the pattern instructions.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!

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[My free to use designs from previous years are listed under “FREE PATTERNS” on the side bar.]

January: A Red Letter Day using Seeing Red (Benartex)

January: Star Struck using Caryl’s Feathers (Benartex)

February: Happy Home House Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Runner (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Throw Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Farmville using Green Farms (Benartex)

February: Zoey’s Flowerbed using Zoey (Benartex)

March: Camp Cozy Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

March: Pretty Little Houses using Tango (Benartex)

March: Ariel (Quilting Treasures)

March: Flutter B’s using Butterfly Effect (Benartex)

April:  Baby Bunny using Bunny Hop (Benartex)

April: Yuki (Hoffman Fabrics)

April: Shimmering Constellations using Gold Standard (Benartex)

April: Bonjour (Quilting Treasures)

April: Baby Boutique (Quilting Treasures)

May: High Speed Racer using Vroom (Benartex)

May: Flower-Scapes using Blue Paradise / Sundrenched (Benartex)

May: Rusty’s Sleeping Hollow using Rusty & Friends (Benartex)

May: Christine’s Rose Garden using Christine (Benartex)

FREE PATTERN: Flower-Scapes

Hello Friends, Happy Monday!  I hope you had a good Mother’s Day weekend.  I decided to go off-line this past weekend to just do something different.  It’s been a while since I did something different… my little family had fun!

I have another free-to-use design to share with you to start our week off… Flower-Scapes is a “hip” sort of Log Cabin quilt using Benartex’s Blue Paradise/Sundrenched Fabric Line, a newly released fabric line.

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Sorry this is another quick post — but I have a few quilts to complete and ship before Memorial Day weekend.  I am shipping the first one of three within the next couple of days, so I’d better get going!

Click here to view the entire fabric range.

Click here to download the free to use pattern instructions.

Thank you for stopping by, Friends!  Hugs to you all, and I do appreciate your friendships.  I hope you have a most lovely week ahead!  I shall check in with you again tomorrow.

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[My free to use designs from previous years are listed under “FREE PATTERNS” on the side bar.]

January: A Red Letter Day using Seeing Red (Benartex)

January: Star Struck using Caryl’s Feathers (Benartex)

February: Happy Home House Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Runner (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Throw Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Farmville using Green Farms (Benartex)

February: Zoey’s Flowerbed using Zoey (Benartex)

March: Camp Cozy Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

March: Pretty Little Houses using Tango (Benartex)

March: Ariel (Quilting Treasures)

March: Flutter B’s using Butterfly Effect (Benartex)

April:  Baby Bunny using Bunny Hop (Benartex)

April: Yuki (Hoffman Fabrics)

April: Shimmering Constellations using Gold Standard (Benartex)

April: Bonjour (Quilting Treasures)

April: Baby Boutique (Quilting Treasures)

May: High Speed Racer using Vroom (Benartex)

May: Flower-Scapes using Blue Paradise / Sundrenched (Benartex)

FREE PATTERN: High Speed Racer

Hello Friends, I hope you are well.  I am always amazed at the names the Benartex team comes up with for my designs.  Most of you know I am dismally lame when it comes to naming my quilts.  I really like the name of another of my free-to-use design…. High Speed Racer.

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This design uses a pre-printed panel, and the rest is simple pieced blocks.  Whenever I am assigned a fabric line with a specific theme to work with for designs, I often do research on the side to come up with designs that will reflect the particular fabric theme.   For this design, “NASCAR” was one of the words I typed for my searches…. and then, it was a no brainer for me to include the black and white checks in the design!  It’s amazing what a quilter can learn in the designing process – that I can definitely tell you! :)

Click here to view the entire fabric range.

Click here to download the free to use pattern instructions.

I also chuckled at the quilt name High Speed Racer… because I feel like I have done some high speed racing lately where work is related.  I am racing against time to get a few things turned in before Spring Market next week.  I won’t be there personally, but my quilts and designs will…

Thanks for stopping by – I have a bit of racing left to do this evening before bedtime.

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[My free to use designs from previous years are listed under “FREE PATTERNS” on the side bar.]

January: A Red Letter Day using Seeing Red (Benartex)

January: Star Struck using Caryl’s Feathers (Benartex)

February: Happy Home House Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Runner (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Throw Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Farmville using Green Farms (Benartex)

February: Zoey’s Flowerbed using Zoey (Benartex)

March: Camp Cozy Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

March: Pretty Little Houses using Tango (Benartex)

March: Ariel (Quilting Treasures)

March: Flutter B’s using Butterfly Effect (Benartex)

April:  Baby Bunny using Bunny Hop (Benartex)

April: Yuki (Hoffman Fabrics)

April: Shimmering Constellations using Gold Standard (Benartex)

April: Bonjour (Quilting Treasures)

April: Baby Boutique (Quilting Treasures)

May: High Speed Racer using Vroom (Benartex)

Zigs & Zags in QUILTER’S WORLD (Spring 2015)

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Happy Monday, Friends!  I hope you are well.  Thank you for stopping by again.  It’s been a while since I had an editorial feature in Quilter’s World.  I did have my Zigs & Zags quilt featured in their 2015 Spring Issue.

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Zigs & Zags is a one block wonder quilt as far as the quilt center is concerned.  The blocks are all just one block, with different fabrics used and orientations.   My design philosophy has always been keep it simple, and see if there is a way to make the final effect look complicated.  Zigs & Zags definitely fits the bill!  Seriously – the quilt center uses just one block!  The outer border is made of flying geese units.  The larger amount of white in the flying geese units gives a nice contrast to the color-intense quilt center.

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Zigs & Zags uses fabrics from Benartex‘s Caryl’s Feathers.

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Quilting for this quilt is confined within the geometric makeup of the blocks. I quilted with Aurifil Mako 50 cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.  No surprise there. :)  Of course, I also constructed the quilt top using the same Aurifil Mako 50 cotton thread.

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Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have liked Zigs & Zags — it is one of my “stepping out of my usual box” designs.  I would love to hear what you think of Zigs & Zags.  I hope you have a lovely rest of your week!  Hugs to you all.

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My 2015 Line-up

Editorial Features:

American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Get Happy

American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Migration

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Sunny Delight

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Family Dinner

Fons & Porter’s Scrap Quilts (Spring 2015): Stars are Brightly Shining

Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2015): All In Knots (Cover Quilt)

McCall’s Quilting (March/April 2015): Making Valentines

Quilter’s World (Spring 2015): Zigs and Zags

Quilts and More (Spring 2015): Exclamation Point

Free-to-use Designs:

January: A Red Letter Day using Seeing Red (Benartex)

January: Star Struck using Caryl’s Feathers (Benartex)

February: Happy Home House Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Runner (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Throw Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Farmville using Green Farms (Benartex)

February: Zoey’s Flowerbed using Zoey (Benartex)

March: Camp Cozy Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

March: Pretty Little Houses using Tango (Benartex)

March: Ariel (Quilting Treasures)

March: Flutter B’s using Butterfly Effect (Benartex)

April:  Baby Bunny using Bunny Hop (Benartex)

April: Yuki (Hoffman Fabrics)

April: Shimmering Constellations using Gold Standard (Benartex)

April: Bonjour (Quilting Treasures)

April: Baby Boutique (Quilting Treasures)

FREE PATTERN: Baby Boutique

Hello Friends, I am still in catching up mode.  I am glad I am slowly getting to the list of things I hadn’t been able to get to in the last few weeks.   I have a very quick and easy to finish baby quilt pattern to share with you today using Quilting Treasures’ Baby Boutique fabrics.

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Aren’t the fabrics just so cute?  You may purchase quilt kits from Fons and Porter here (boy), and here (girl).

Click here to view the entire fabric line.  I especially love the alphabet print!

Click here to download free to use pattern instructions.

Thank you for stopping by!  I shall catch up with you later.  Hugs to you all.

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[My free to use designs from previous years are listed under “FREE PATTERNS” on the side bar.]

January: A Red Letter Day using Seeing Red (Benartex)

January: Star Struck using Caryl’s Feathers (Benartex)

February: Happy Home House Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Runner (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Throw Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Farmville using Green Farms (Benartex)

February: Zoey’s Flowerbed using Zoey (Benartex)

March: Camp Cozy Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

March: Pretty Little Houses using Tango (Benartex)

March: Ariel (Quilting Treasures)

March: Flutter B’s using Butterfly Effect (Benartex)

April:  Baby Bunny using Bunny Hop (Benartex)

April: Yuki (Hoffman Fabrics)

April: Shimmering Constellations using Gold Standard (Benartex)

April: Bonjour (Quilting Treasures)

April: Baby Boutique (Quilting Treasures)

Sunny Delight in Fons and Porter’s LOVE OF QUILTING (January/February 2015)

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Hello Friends, I have been terribly behind on posting about my magazine quilts this year.  One of the reasons is that I have been really pressed for time… it always takes a bit of time for me to style my quilts for my very un-professional photo shoot sessions.  My photography skills are very minimal, and I often rely on the outdoors to be the backdrop of my quilts.  Anyway, the weather was finally warm enough for us to venture outdoors a couple of weekends ago.

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I am happy to share with you my Sunny Delight quilt that was featured in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting January/February 2015 issue.  Click here to purchase quilt kit that will save you time in gathering your fabrics.

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This quilt has LOTS of pieces.  I have to say I actually enjoyed piecing the quilt top.  Maybe my love for piecing has grown over time without me even realizing it.

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Sunny Delight uses fabrics from a sweet, bright and cherry fabric line, LuvBugs by Benartex.

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I used quite a bit of white to break up the prints used in the quilt top.  And that means, lots of quilting opportunities. I meant for the quilting to reflect a feeling of informal and fun.

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You may recall I had shared with you two free-to-use designs featuring the same fabric line.

Lovey Buggy (Click on name to download pattern instructions)

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Sweet Hearts (Click on quilt name to download pattern instructions)

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And with that, I shall bid you good bye for now.  Thank you for visiting, and I shall catch up with you tomorrow.

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My 2015 Line-up

Editorial Features:

American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Get Happy

American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Migration

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Sunny Delight

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Family Dinner

Fons & Porter’s Scrap Quilts (Spring 2015): Stars are Brightly Shining

Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2015): All In Knots (Cover Quilt)

McCall’s Quilting (March/April 2015): Making Valentines

Quilter’s World (Spring 2015): Zigs and Zags

Quilts and More (Spring 2015): Exclamation Point

Free-to-use Designs:

January: A Red Letter Day using Seeing Red (Benartex)

January: Star Struck using Caryl’s Feathers (Benartex)

February: Happy Home House Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Runner (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Throw Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Farmville using Green Farms (Benartex)

February: Zoey’s Flowerbed using Zoey (Benartex)

March: Camp Cozy Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

March: Pretty Little Houses using Tango (Benartex)

March: Ariel (Quilting Treasures)

March: Flutter B’s using Butterfly Effect (Benartex)

April:  Baby Bunny using Bunny Hop (Benartex)

April: Yuki (Hoffman Fabrics)

April: Shimmering Constellations using Gold Standard (Benartex)

April: Bonjour (Quilting Treasures)

FREE PATTERN: Shimmering Constellations

Hello Friends, I hope you have had a great week!  I have another free-to-use pattern to share with you today.  It is my Shimmering Constellations, designed with Benartex’s Gold Standard fabric line.

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The image above simply does NOT do the fabrics justice.  You really have to see these metallic fabrics in person. They don’t just make great quilting fabrics. I think they also make beautiful home dec fabrics as well!

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A big thank you to my lovely quilting elves (Sherry of Indiana, and Darlene of Sew Graceful Quilting) who graciously helped out by making the sample,  I have an upcoming editorial feature with these amazing fabrics!  I like to make my own samples whenever I can, but when I can’t, Sherry is the only one who pieces my tops, and Darlene is the one who quilts them.  Stay tuned for details of the editorial feature — it is breathtaking!  You will also start to see the other samples Sherry and Darlene have made for me popping up in the near future.  These two dear ladies allow me to sleep better when I do go to sleep, ha (!), but seriously, I know I leave my samples in good hands when they work on them.

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Click here to view the Gold Standard fabric range.

Click here to download the pattern instructions.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a lovely rest of the week.  My busy week just got more complicated — so, I need to get going for now!  Hugs to you all. Oh, and don’t forget to see if you couldn’t view these fabrics in person at your local quilt shops!

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[My free to use designs from previous years are listed under “FREE PATTERNS” on the side bar.]

January: A Red Letter Day using Seeing Red (Benartex)

January: Star Struck using Caryl’s Feathers (Benartex)

February: Happy Home House Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Runner (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Throw Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Farmville using Green Farms (Benartex)

February: Zoey’s Flowerbed using Zoey (Benartex)

March: Camp Cozy Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

March: Pretty Little Houses using Tango (Benartex)

March: Ariel (Quilting Treasures)

March: Flutter B’s using Butterfly Effect (Benartex)

April:  Baby Bunny using Bunny Hop (Benartex)

April: Yuki (Hoffman Fabrics)

April: Shimmering Constellations using Gold Standard (Benartex)

FREE PATTERN: Yuki

Hello Friends, I have long admired Hoffman’s fabrics – actually ever since I started quilting. Recently, I have had the pleasure of using some of Hoffman’s fabrics in a couple of projects. Even more thrilling for me is that I have also started designing with Hoffman’s fabrics.  I designed the following free-to-use design using Hoffman’s new line Yuki.

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Yuki features wintry woodland themed fabrics that just look so soothing and peaceful to me. You have to check out the focal woodland deer print – it’s gorgeous.

Click here to view the entire fabric range.

Click here to download pattern instructions.

Well, I know it’s a bit soon to think about winter yet (ha!), but be on a lookout for these fabrics at your local quilt shops if you want to make these quilts, or add the fabrics to your stash!

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have enjoyed Yuki.  I sure enjoyed designing with the line.  I shall catch up with you later!

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[My free to use designs from previous years are listed under “FREE PATTERNS” on the side bar.]

January: A Red Letter Day using Seeing Red (Benartex)

January: Star Struck using Caryl’s Feathers (Benartex)

February: Happy Home House Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Runner (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Throw Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Farmville using Green Farms (Benartex)

February: Zoey’s Flowerbed using Zoey (Benartex)

March: Camp Cozy Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

March: Pretty Little Houses using Tango (Benartex)

March: Ariel (Quilting Treasures)

March: Flutter B’s using Butterfly Effect (Benartex)

April:  Baby Bunny using Bunny Hop (Benartex)

April: Yuki (Hoffman Fabrics)

FREE PATTERN: Baby Bunny

Hello Friends, I hope you have had a great day!  Tuesdays are always extra busy for me because of music lessons after school.  But it’s okay, because being a chauffeur is part of my job description as a Mom.   I have a baby quilt design that is free to use to share with you today!  Baby Bunny (offered in boy and girl versions) is designed with Benartex’s Bunny Hop fabric line.

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The neat thing about this line is that Benartex is also offering the flannel option for the fabrics!  I know some babies are going to be extra blessed with sweet things made with this fabric line.

Click here to view the entire fabric line.

Click here to download the pattern instructions.

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you are enjoying your week.  Hugs to you all!

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[My free to use designs from previous years are listed under “FREE PATTERNS” on the side bar.]

January: A Red Letter Day using Seeing Red (Benartex)

January: Star Struck using Caryl’s Feathers (Benartex)

February: Happy Home House Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Runner (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Throw Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Farmville using Green Farms (Benartex)

February: Zoey’s Flowerbed using Zoey (Benartex)

March: Camp Cozy Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

March: Pretty Little Houses using Tango (Benartex)

March: Ariel (Quilting Treasures)

March: Flutter B’s using Butterfly Effect (Benartex)

April:  Baby Bunny using Bunny Hop (Benartex)

Would you please vote — FINAL (Benartex) March Madness Championship Game?

Hello Friends!  I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend.  I just got word that my Star Struck design made it to the final round of Benartex’s March madness and into the Championship Game, and voting is open now through tomorrow 5pm EST.  Click here to vote!  You will also read about the technical aspects associated with the design.  I am turning off comments on this post, so that you can leave your comment on Sew in Love {with Fabric}.

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Thank you for stopping by!  I will have more to share with you this week on stuff!  Have a great week!

Wendy vs. Wendy?!

Click here to find out more! :)  Four of my designs made Benartex Fan Favorite Elite Eight – it’s been fun for me to follow which of the designs connect with you all!

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This will count as tomorrow’s post.  So, I shall check in with you again on Wednesday!  Hugs to you all! With that, I need to get the car loaded with my quilts to share with some new quilting friends I will be meeting.

FREE PATTERN: Flutter B’s

Hello Friends,  Happy Monday to you!  I wish you a lovely week ahead.  Very quickly, I want to share with you another free-to-use pattern to start off our week: Flutter B’s designed with Benartex’s Butterfly Effect fabric line.

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Click here to view the entire fabric line.

Click here to download the pattern instructions.

I freely admit to you I have a thing for pinwheel blocks.  I love the sense of movement the pinwheel blocks convey! How about you?  Do you or do you not care for pinwheel blocks?

Thanks for stopping by.  I have to get going with my day.  I shall catch up with you later!

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[My free to use designs from previous years are listed under “FREE PATTERNS” on the side bar.]

January: A Red Letter Day using Seeing Red (Benartex)

January: Star Struck using Caryl’s Feathers (Benartex)

February: Happy Home House Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Runner (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Throw Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Farmville using Green Farms (Benartex)

February: Zoey’s Flowerbed using Zoey (Benartex)

March: Camp Cozy Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

March: Pretty Little Houses using Tango (Benartex)

March: Ariel (Quilting Treasures)

March: Flutter B’s using Butterfly Effect (Benartex)