Hidden Gems

The new issue of Fons & Porter’s Scrap Quilts (Summer 2015) includes a pattern by Row House Creations. It’s a baby quilt that was first made for Doris’s granddaughter for her 1st birthday.

17093_10205811642123170_7308003853359679834_nHere’s is our not-so-great flat shot…

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And Gemma’s original quilt, using just two colors and the background made scrappy:

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And here’s a great tip for the backing of a baby quilt: Fuse and machine applique a large monogram (this “G” is about 14″ tall) to the backing prior to quilting. Depending on the color fabric you use, you can also sign the monogram and have it do double-duty as your quilt label.

finalgemmaquiltbackdetailThere are some other wonderful quilts in this issue, including one by our friend, Leila–go grab a copy!

Happy Quilting!

Trina & Doris

Fox in a Box

…is the name of our newest pattern!

Front Cover Fox in a Box Fox and Geese Quilt Block Modern Baby QuiltWe are enamored with the cute little fox and his friend on our new applique critter quilt!  Instructions for a fun, modern non-applique take on the quilt are included as well!  Available in our shop (PDF or Print).

FIAB FullSHot Quilted2

Fox in a Box made with no applique:

Fox in a Box Quilt

Trina did a wonderful job on the quilting of this one, a combination of straight-line quilting, pebble quilting and shadow spirals…

Fox in a Box Free Motion Quilting

Fox in a Box Free Motion Quilting Detail

Our little fox friend peeking out from his Fox and Geese Block (all of our patterns are based on a traditional quilt block), isn’t he adorable?

Fox in a Box Applique Fox and Geese Quilt Block

And his little friend gazing up at him from another block:

FIAB Fox 1 Detail

The two quilts side-by-side on my (apparently not-so-straight) fence:

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Mary, a friend of our’s who has tested each one of our patterns made this bright non-applique Fox in a Box quilt at a recent retreat:

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It’s always so much fun to see someone else’s take on one of our patterns.  The pattern is now available in PDF or Print format from our shop!

Happy Quilting!

Doris & Trina

Introducing…

Our latest release is available in the shop!

Flip a Coin Cover Charm Pack Chinese Coin Quilt Modern Quilt

Flip A Coin is a fast and fun adaptation of the traditional Roman Coins quilt pattern; made from 5″ charm squares and just two accent fabrics for borders… it is the perfect size naptime quilt for your favorite little one!

FLIP A COIN Quilt Detail

Purchase online here: available in both Print and PDF versions, and a great value at just $5.00!

and more news… Pattern #4, another fun applique design is in the works!  For all the latest updates, follow our Facebook page or sign up to follow the blog (see the link in the right column).