Designer Downloads for Circle of Family

Circle of Family by Jody Houghton is one of those fabric lines that not only remind me of everything good about family, it also reminds me about everything good about summer time.  We have 5 great Designer Downloads that were designed specifically to go with this great fabric line.

Jody Houghton designed three patterns for her fabric.  The Family Tree Banner Pattern is a great way to show 4 generations of family.  Jody includes several ideas of how to add your family tree to the border of her family inspired panel.  There are instructions on how to add more children at the bottom of this beautiful banner.

Still want to show love of family, but not sure if you are ready for adding text to a quilt?  Circle of Family Hall Banner is just for you.  It has a pieced border that beautifully frames the Family Banner panel.  I sewed this one up myself for the catalog photo and it was a great and fun project to do.

Jody’s 3rd pattern is the Big Pocket 3-D Flower Tote.  This adorable tote with cute 3-D effect flower and leaves will be perfect to take anywhere.

Dodi Poulsen designed the Growing Family Love quilt at the request of Jody.  This adorable quilt is shown with a binding edge, but the pattern also has instructions for a cute prairie point finished edge.  The 66” square size is perfect to welcome that new member to the family or hang on your wall.

Lastly, (but certainly not least) is Kristin Gassaway’s Lazy Summer Days Table Topper.  This pattern has everything that reminds me of summer; red and white checks, watermelon and beautiful stars!  It is the perfect accompaniment to your summer table.


  1. Linda Christianson - July 5, 2012

    I have been wanting to make another watermelon quilt. This one sure is cute.

  2. Jody Houghton - July 5, 2012

    Thank You Anita for your kind comments! I am so excited about the colors in my Circle of Family panel they matched my artwork exactly! I know that quilters will love all the coordinates as well. Thanks again, Love Connecting Threads!

  3. Joan Struchen - July 5, 2012

    I really love the new “Circle of Family” designs by Jody Houghton! I am new to quilting and think my first project will be the tote bag with the cheery colors for summer! Thanks Connecting Threads for working with Jody to bring us these beautiful prints!

  4. Alden Linegar - August 18, 2012

    Sorry for the review, but I’m really loving your post. great work