Saturday 15 November 2014

Free Quilt Patterns

Wow, its been a while... I have been busy.. honest! Sewmotion now has three new quilt patterns and they're absolutely free!! As you hopefully know by now, my website is designed to help those wanting to learn the wonderful and highly addictive hobby of patchwork and quilting. My Beginner Quilt series is designed for those starting from scratch, while these new patterns are intended for those ready to move on and develop their newly learned skills.

Obviously the patterns are also for those more experienced quilters who love a new project to get stuck in to... my first pattern is All Squared Up.

This quilt involves simple cutting to create a 'square in a square' block, which you then sew into rows, then together into one unit, add a border, then quilt as you wish. As with all my patterns, there are clear, comprehensive instructions with great pictures to help you at every stage - even the quilting!

My second pattern, Fox in the Nine Patch, is based on one of the oldest blocks in quilting, the nine patch. When designing this quilt, I started with six quarters I had recently bought from Lewis and Irene's Fox and Friends range, I then approached by stash in the hope of finding the 14 more fabrics I needed, I can't tell you how happy and slightly overwhelmed I was by the wonders I found in my stash, I really can't remember buying half of it! I do think this has been the first quilt I have made from my actual stash, rather than going out and buying the whole lot new. This will be the first of many, I assure you!

My third pattern, Novelty Nine Patch, is actually one I designed when working at Doughty's, but I thought it would be an easy follow on from the Fox pattern. This one is based on a charm pack and really shows off the versatility of these pre-cuts.

There will be many more patterns to follow, and hopefully some kits in the New Year.

When not designing quilts, I am also creating items for sale on Folksy - purses, pencils cases, make-up bags... if you're looking for a special little pressie, or a stocking filler for a lovely little girl, why not have a browse :)