Pattern Play in QUILT (June/July 2013)


Happy Tuesday, Friends!  I am excited to share with you today my Pattern Play quilt that is featured in QUILT‘s latest June/July 2013 issue.


This quilt was a most fun quilt to make.

Pattern Play

The fabrics used (Mediterranean Dream by Quilting Treasures) invoke the feel of Mediterranean mosaic tile floors, but with a more contemporary interpretation in the colors.



This is one of my favorite shots because the shade of the new tender spring grass in the background matches the greens in the quilt perfectly.


And of course, none of my designs seem complete unless they have tiny pieces, or in this case, narrow sashings, ha!  I am telling you, I have a disease!!  That green sashing is 1/4″ wide.


Quilting was done with Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton threads, over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.  The motif is an allover swirly flower motif that is an embellishment of my swirly vine motif.  I have posted about the schematic of the motif here.




Hopefully, you can sort of see how the motif plays out on the quilt in this next photo.


I also made three accompanying pillows for the photo shoot.  The pattern of that front pillow is available for download on QUILT’s website here.

QT_WendyShep310-2340169036-O[Image Source:  QUILT magazine]

Before I forget, kits to make this quilt are available for purchase from Quilting Connection (phone: 540-334-5146).  Click here to order the kits online.


You might recall I had also designed another quilt using the same fabrics for Quilting Treasures where the pattern instructions are available for free download.  Click here for details.


Thanks for stopping by.  Here is to a lovely rest of the week!  Hugs to you all.


My 2013 lineup thus far besides “Pattern Play” – click on project names for more information:

Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013):  Apple of My Eye

Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes Book (April 2013): Sunburst Melody

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome

Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013):  Now I know my ABC’s

Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers

QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst

Quilt-it…today (July/August 2013): Yay Day, to be posted

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes

Quilts and More (Spring 2013):  Watercolor Sketches

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around

Quilter’s World (Summer 2013): Garden Mist, to be posted

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze

Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013):  Stained Glass

The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square

The Quilter (April/May 2013):  In the Meadow

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (April 2013):  Forest Floor/Wildflower Wood

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses

FREE PATTERN: Mediterranean Dream

Happy Friday, Friends!  I am excited to share with you another free downloadable pattern.   This 88″ x 88″ quilt is designed using Quilting Treasures’ newly released fabric line Mediterranean Dream.  Click here to see the full fabric range.  You might recall I just completed a quilt using fabrics from the same line, posted here.


This quilt is both pieced and appliqued.

Med Dream Close up

It was fun to see the quilt design making appearances in…

an ad in The Quilter (Feb/March 2013),



and in Hancock’s of Paducah’s early 2013 catalog.  You can also purchase the kit by clicking here.



All that to say — I would love to see you make this quilt!!!  Click here to download the pattern for free.

Have a great weekend, dear Friends.  I will show you my “Iron Man” quilt next week – that’s what I have been working on all this week.

Mediterranean Mosaic: Sneak Peek!

Hello Friends,

I managed to finish a quilt in the midst of unpacking from our trip, grocery shopping trips, and tending to a sick Miss Baby!  Life is crazy at the moment… but that is also typical of a mother’s life who loves to quilt, right?

Here is a preview of my Mediterranean Mosaic, using Quilting Treasures’ new line Mediterranean Dream fabrics.  The fabrics are truly beautiful, like in a dream!!  I quilted “long-arm” style allover quilting motif on this quilt.


I will have more to share about the fabrics, the project, and the quilting motif!  Stay tuned.

Gotta run for now.  You have a lovely day out there, okay?  Hugs!

p.s.  Thanks so much for your input on my binding post yesterday.