Here is another free pattern for you. It's a lap quilt I designed for eQuilter.com. It features the panel from Robert Kaufman's Imperial 10 fabric collection. I also used some of the coordinates to the panel in the design. The rest of the fabrics were found among the fabulous selection of fabrics available at eQuilter.com. I've also posted an alternate color way using the blue/green panel. I changed the placement of the lightest fabric to give the border a different look. The border features a Drunkards Path block on point. The corner blocks were designed to continue the border motif around the corners of the quilt. As always, if you make this design, please send me a photo and I'll post it on my blog.
Hi everyone, I'm excited about the July/August issue of Quiltmaker magazine. You can find my new design, Pup Tents, in this issue. This idea was the result of playing with my sketch book. I like to sketch on a gridded surface. Since I'm usually designing quilts or quilt blocks the grid is helpful. it's also helpful when trying scale an image up or down a size.
When I came up with this idea it was originally a larger design. In the image below you can see the original idea at the top left. When I finished my drawing I thought it looked like a camp full of pup tents, that's how it got it's name. When I did a mock up in my EQ program I felt that the block was too busy. So I stripped it down to the image at the bottom left in the sketch below. It looked much better with less tents.
If you go to Quiltmaker blog you can see what one of their Scrap Squad folks did with the design.
Visit Louisa Robertson's blog Louisa Quilts to see what she did with the block. If you go to Louisa's blog you'll see how she constructed the units. I was thinking of constructing the units in a similar fashion. Only I would probably foundation piece the individual units and join them together to form the block.
At the bottom of this post you can see a couple more layouts for this block. I also show it in a couple of different collections now available from Quilting Treasures Fabrics.
This is a quilt I designed for Quilting Treasures about a year ago. It commemorates the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Click here for the pattern link. I took a little time to see where you could find fabric. I found fabric at a site called the Sewing Basket. I found the kit at a site called Stich N Time. Happy quilting. As always if you make a quilt from one of my designs, I would love to see it!