Petal Pop was originally featured in Quick Quilts back in 2013 and ever since I got it back from the magazine it has been on my bed. It just makes me smile every time I walk in the room. I frequently got emails from gals who had the magazine but wondered if there was a way to make it in a different size and I would think every time that I really should make it into a pattern with more size options. And last year, I had a friend from our local guild over and she instantly fell in love with it and absolutely insisted that I teach this quilt at the next Cedar Quilt Retreat. Which just happened to be the perfect catalyst for getting me to actually write up a pattern for it ;)
Petal Pop has 5 size options, a Baby, Twin, Full, Queen and King and uses 3 varied block sizes to make those sizes work ;) So no matter what size your bed is, there will be one that works for you ;) So fun!!!
And that is Petal Pop!!! Oh I hope you love it every bit as much as I do ;)
And the second pattern is Trade Winds!!!!
Trade Winds was originally made in January of 2014 and I am so excited to finally be sharing it!!! The reason it has been secret for so long is that it was originally created to be part of my new book, Irish Chain Quilts, hence the beautiful twist on the classic criss cross Irish Chain design made with the pinwheels. But as the book started to get a little long Trade Winds had to "hit the cutting floor". Which was totally okay because now, it can just become one of my new patterns!!!!
And the fun thing about it being a pattern is that it has size options!! Trade Winds has 3 size options, a Baby, Picnic, and a Queen. And of course, it is super Pre-cut friendly as it is mostly made with lots and lots of HST's!! You know how I love em ;)
And I wanted to share some of the quilting detail of this, because it was the first time I ever tried ruler work. (which I still need a lot of practice on ;) These diamonds really were the perfect way to offset the Chain of the design, and I was super scared to quilt them, but I was super happy with how they turned out!!! I used Superior Threads So Fine #50 in 402 Pearl for the quilting. Yup, this was essentially the quilt that I found this favorite color!!! It just blends so perfectly!!! If you haven't given So Fine #50 thread a try yet, I would totally encourage you to give it a whirl. It really is some fabulous thread!!!
The fabrics I used for Trade Winds are Kate Spain's Daydreams line for Moda. I just love all of the beautiful colors and amazing prints!!! It is just a super fun quilt to use lots of happy bright colors that will pop!!! And that is Trade Winds!!!
Thanks so much for stopping in today ;) Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!! It is Spring Break around here so I am off to the park with the kids ;)
So excited to finally be linking these finishes up to Sarah's and Amanda's :)