Category Archives: patterns

Mystery Quilt 2014 – Part 1

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The Mystery Quilt 2014 Quilt Along is finally here! As you may already know, Connecting Threads is offering a Mystery Quilt quilt along to celebrate National Quilt Month in March. You won’t know what the quilt looks like until Part 3! You can read more about the quilt along in the introduction blost post here.

You can download Part 1 PDF Pattern for free, here.

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Wide-Mouth Tote

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Since I recently acquired a loaner sewing machine, I figured no better way to test it out than with a quick and easy project that will yield a beautiful product as well as fulfilling my need to hear the purr of a sewing machine once again. I might have a slight addiction to bags. And by might I mean my husband would say I definitely do. So nautrally, I thought I needed another one made out of our beautiful Golden Age fabrics. I hopped on over to our bag pattern downloads page and started envisioning each pattern with some of the lovely vintage-inspired golds and browns that Golden Age has to offer.

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Golden Age Pillow Pattern – Free Download

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The focal print in Golden Age, “Old Hollywood” is such a striking print and an unusual one, compositionally speaking.  I love it!  I think it’s so pretty and so interesting!  Knowing that this print would be a bit more challenging to work with, I knew instantly I wanted to showcase it by creating a decorative accent pillow.  I also knew I wanted to incorporate embroidery to give it a more three dimensional effect.

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Introducing Neutral Love II

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During my time here, I’ve learned many essential tips to what it means to be a quilter and what are major necessities when quilting.  A quilter’s stash is especially important!  After seeking advice from my coworkers who are avid quilters, it seemed like a great idea to create a collection that would be a stash building collection.  So I first created Neutral Love, with the intention of it being solely neutral colored prints; blacksbrownsgreystanscreams, etc.  Neutral Love was a great hit by our customers, so it was a no brainer to bring it back.  Or at least bring the concept back…so Neutral Love II was created!

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Floral Fiesta Embroidered Pouch

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Mexican folk art was a huge inspiration for not only my Fiesta collection, but also for my embroidery pattern. I love folk art embroidered peasant blouses and dresses. I’m drawn to the vivid colors and symmetrical design elements. The motifs themselves are simple, but composed of so many different elements, makes such a bold and striking statement. The tightly packed embroidery and boldness of colors just make me smile.

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