Well Spring seems to have snuck back into hibernation here, as Winter throws us its last hoorah!
Definitely sewing weather! And there has been lots of that happening at Just Jude Designs.
At the moment I’m making our post Easter class samples and Summer Workshop samples. Plenty to keep me out of trouble!
But I wanted to show you my latest quilt – introducing Monsoon!
‘Monsoon’ is named after the collection of Makower fabrics it is made from (not the current weather conditions). I fell in love with these tropical prints as soon as they were released – just look at those adorable cockatoos!
Now technically Monsoon isn’t a new pattern. A couple of years ago I designed ‘Frost’ for a winter edition of Quilt Now magazine. Can you see the resemblance?
Apart from the fabrics (& one less row in Monsoon) these quilts are made from identical blocks. Don’t you just love how a complete change of fabrics can totally change the look of the same design!
Monsoon/Frost is my first quilt pattern to be made available for both retail and wholesale. Both designs are included in the same pattern. It is also a Sizzix friendly pattern, using die 657622.
So if you own a fabric shop and are stocking Makower’s Monsoon fabrics, get in touch for more details about my wholesale digital pattern agreement.
Or grab a copy of your own pattern here (hard copies available to purchase in class).
I’m happy to see the actual frost (& snow) on the ground disappear this week! And instead show you my scrappy quilt in icy blues, which is featured in the January issue of Quilt Now.
As you know, I LOVE using scraps. Sticking to a particular colourway while just using scraps is a little more challenging than just using a random selection of colours. Scraptastic challenge accepted!
I started with a spikey block (my trust Sizzix helped me out with the cutting), then dropped the pale aqua and soft blues into it. I only needed to beg a small amount of blue from a willing friend!
You can get a better idea of the block from the cushion above. Katy the editor asked for a cushion of the same block, but in a different colourway. I used Kona solids for the cushion, and went for a more masculine vibe. This is to give the readers an alternative way of seeing the versatility of the block.
My background & binding is Kiss Dot by Michael Miller, and the backing is Vintage Market by Lori Holt.
The weather never matches the quilts when I’m photographing them!
So that’s Frost. I hope you like my scrappy quilt.
I’m in the process of making my very last quilt of 2017. Sadly you won’t get to see it until March ’18.
And with less than one week until the ‘big day’ I hope you are a lot more organised than me!