Monthly Archives: September 2013

Announcing Cut The Cake!

Today I’d like to introduce the next Frecklemama pattern.  This pattern is called Cut The Cake and uses either a Layer Cake or a Jelly Roll.  It is an excellent way to commemorate life’s celebrations!  Cut the Cake makes a great wedding quilt, baby shower gift, or birthday present.

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Cut the Cake comes with instructions for making four different sizes.  This pattern would also look adorable made from scraps.  Just substitute scraps for the pre-cut pieces.

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This quilt is beginner friendly, begs for chain-piecing assembly, and goes together quickly.  If you made it in holiday fabrics, it would even look like a stack of presents!

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I had a hard time photographing this quilt for some reason.  The light was too bright or it wasn’t bright enough.  I look forward to learning more about quilt photography as time goes on and improving with each session.  In the meantime, I honestly think a quilt looks gorgeous in most conditions.

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Especially in the arms of my family on a beautiful afternoon.

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Cut The Cake is currently available on Craftsy, Etsy and Fat Quarter Shop.  For printed patterns, please ask for it in your local quilt shop.  Thanks!

Chris

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Announcing Paparazzi!

Hi everyone.  Today I am thrilled to announce Frecklemama patterns!  I will be introducing several new patterns in the next month leading up to Fall Quilt Market.  I hope you enjoy them!

The first pattern I’d like to introduce to you is called Paparazzi.

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This pattern came about when I wanted to create a quilt that would show off color, energy and an overall feeling of happiness.  I love stars so I wanted to design a pattern that used two different star blocks.  When this quilt came together the stars reminded me of camera flashes.

This quilt pattern includes instructions for two sizes: a large family sized throw and a smaller baby or wall-hanging size.

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I hope you like Paparazzi as much as I do!  Special thanks goes to Vanessa Christenson of V and Co for designing the gorgeous fabric line Simply Color.  Overwhelming thanks, gratitude, hugs, and (insert ugly cry here) love go to Christina Lane from Sometimes Crafter for doing the amazing design work on the pattern document.  I could not have done this without her!  Well, maybe I could have, but the pattern would be a crumpled up piece of graph paper.

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Paparazzi is available as a PDF download on Craftsy.  For a paper pattern, please ask for it in your local quilt shop!  Stay tuned for the next quilt pattern announcement soon.  Happy Friday!

New Basic Quilting Tutorial Links

I have added a menu tab above pointing beginning quilters in the direction of some helpful links.  Please let me know if you run across any other great ones that I should add.

One of the greatest gifts in this quilt making community is crafters’ willingness to help others.  There is tons of great information out there so don’t let being a beginner hold you back!  Find tutorials and try new skills.  Enjoy!