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Brothers Quilt Pattern

Brothers Quilt Pattern

  Today is the day!! My last quilt pattern of 2018, The Brothers Quilt Pattern, is available today! Get it now by clicking here. Read on to hear more about my inspiration for this quilt pattern. As some of you might know - we are expecting twin boys in Jan/Feb 2019. (I say that because twins don't usually arrive exactly when they are supposed to!) This pattern is designed for them! Although the thought of twins is overwhelming we knew there was a 50% chance for us because we used IVF to get pregnant so we weren't that surprised. After...

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Italian Tiles Quilt Pattern

Italian Tiles Quilt Pattern

  The Italian Tiles quilt is LIVE! You can purchase the quilt pattern here. Today on the blog I wanted to share a little about my inspiration and quilt design process. Towards the end I am sharing some really fantastic Italian Tiles Quilts from my lovely pattern testers. Enjoy! I was so inspired by all the old marble floors, ceilings and walls throughout Italy that I came home and sketched up a quilt pattern!      When I originally drafted this pattern I was torn between the Star Blocks being square or diagonal. This pattern also challenged me to think outside...

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Bellissimo!

Bellissimo!

Earlier this year I signed up for Bonnie Christine's Immersion Course to learn more about Surface Pattern Design. Before the Immersion Course, I had taken all of her classes I could find on Skillshare and still learned a ton in Immersion. This was a 8-week course, taken online through Bonnie's website. The course was taught using Adobe Illustrator to create repeating patterns. There was also a bonus portion illustrating how to use an iPad to do the same. You can take the course at your own pace and starting at any skill level. ( If you want to find out more...

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Origami Quilt Pattern

Origami Quilt Pattern

The pattern is available now ya'll!  This is just a simple post that I hope inspires you when you are shopping for fabrics for your own version of the Origami Quilt Pattern. If you make one - please tag me on Instagram or Facebook: @SewnHandmade so I can see your gorgeous quilt.   This first version is the baby size of the quilt. I used a Rifle Paper Co floral by Cotton and Steel. The solid is a blue Essex Linen by Robert Kaufman. The background is actually a very old Carolyn Friedlander that you can't purchase anywhere anymore... I know this...

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Itajime Shibori

Itajime Shibori

    You might have read that title and thought, "Huh?!" Last week at the North Texas Quilt Festival I had the wonderful opportunity to take a few classes and one of them was a class on Itajime Shibori. Cindy Lohbeck teaches several classes throughout the year. She sells all the supplies for her Itajime Shibori dyeing techniques on her website here: Hands-on Hand Dyes   Yes, they did stick us in a commercial kitchen for this class. Did I mention this gets messy?? Shibori is an ancient Japanese fabric resist dyeing technique that is used to create patterns on...

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