Monthly Archives: October 2013

Announcing Tinker!

I’d like to introduce you to the Tinker quilt pattern!  This is the third and final pattern release in preparation for Quilt Market next week.  Tinker is definitely one of my favorites because it is quick, easy and fun!

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Tinker comes with instructions on making four different sizes: Baby, Throw, Twin, and Queen/King.

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I giant pink puffy heart this pattern.  It is QUICK to make and oh-so-easy.  Perfect first project for a beginning quilter.  Have you always wanted to make a big queen or king size quilt but didn’t want to work on it for ages?  Make Tinker.  So stinkin’ fun and satisfying.

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So there you have it.  Three debut Frecklemama patterns for Fall Quilt Market next week!  Phew!

On a personal note, some people may be wondering where the heck this all came from.  I was a longarmer right?  Well, I don’t love longarm quilting for others as much as I’d hoped (sorry!).  I thought about other aspects of this industry that I enjoy and I realized that I love sketching, figuring the math, and working up my own quilt plans.  I had developed a couple of patterns for Moda Bake Shop and enjoyed that process.

I set a goal in the Spring to have four patterns ready for Fall Market.  Beginning around August 15th, I finally got to work.  I designed four patterns but dropped the fourth because it wasn’t quite right.  The other three are now all for sale.  It has been a whirlwind of dirty dishes, dog poop, and diet coke.  But it has also been a whirlwind of friendship, generosity of others, and finally feeling like I am on my true path.  This community of quilters is unlike anything I could have dreamed of.  You all are there for me every single day even if you live in South Africa, Hawaii, England, Germany, Australia, Nashville, Dallas, the Bay Area, my own neighborhood, or Washington State.  I love and appreciate every single one of you.  Thank you for being funny, diverse, loving, creative, engaging, and supportive.  *mwah!*

Chris