Friday, October 20, 2017

Square Dance - A Finished Quilt and a New Pattern

I have a sweet new nephew on the way, which means a new baby quilt!!!   If you follow me on Instagram, you saw this quilt top come together while I was at Quilt Festival, but then it sat for a bit while I worked on a secret sewing project (more on that after market :)   So yesterday I loaded it on the long arm and now it's all finished up and I just love it!!!!!


I used some super saved  Road 15 scraps by Sweetwater for this quilt.  It was a perfect fit as I had Jelly Roll Strips in the color prints and Fat Eighths in the low volume prints left over from from my In Your Neighborhood Quilt, that I made back in 2013.  And don't they just go perfectly in this new Square Dance quilt!!!  So glad I saved those for this as it is just  perfect for a new little guy :)


I just love the bold geometric pattern in this quilt and using a black solid  as the pop fabric really worked to do just that, pop!!!  I love it's contrast to the soft prints.   And I am over the moon excited about that low volume background.  I tell you what, I should do low volume backgrounds more often, because every time I do, I just love it!!!


And for the quilting, I did one of my favorite designs.   All over Swirl and Curl free motion quilting.  It really is so much fun, is nice and fast, and gender neutral, which is important when you are making an all boy quilt ;)   I used 402 So Fine Pearl as it blended perfectly into the prints and background, in fact it blended so well it was sometimes hard to see when quilting.   And I just love the way it pops on the black and gives it a little more depth ;)


And now it is all set to be tied up in a bow and given to my SIL ;)   I am so super excited!!!   Now all that is left to do is wait for the little guy to get here and then it is snuggle city!!!



And since I had to reconfigure the sizing of the original square dance quilt, for a baby size, I figured why not make this into a pattern, as it only needed an additional 2 sizing calculations ;)  So yippee, I am super excited to say that I have added Square Dance to the Happy Pattern quilt line!!!   The pattern can be found  found in my Craftsy Shop or in my Etsy Shop,  and like all my new Pattern Releases, It is on Special!!!!  This week Square Dance will be marked down to $5.50!!! After that, it will be marked at the regular pattern price of $8.50 :)


The original Square Dance quilt was made back in 2013 and is the lap size.  It was made in Smore's Love by Eric and Julie Comstock and makes me want to go camping every time I pull it out ;)   This is such a fun and fast quilt to put together and I truly do just love everything about it!!   And it has been on my list to turn Square Dance into a pattern for about 2 years now, so I am so excited to finally get to check that off the "to do someday" list!!!



Like all my patterns, Square Dance has size options so you can make the quilt size that fits you ;)  You will find 4 size options, a Baby, Lap, Picnic, and a Queen/King size.  The blocks  really do go  together fast and it is beginner and expert friendly alike, perfect for anyone who just wants to have some fun sewing time  :)



And just like all my patterns, this is a full color pattern that can be printed in either page format or book format.  It is filled with lots of wonderful illustrations to guide you along each step of the way.   You are going to have so much fun putting this together ;)  And of course,  if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to email me ;)  



And that is the new Square Dance quilt and pattern and I am so excited to release it !!!!  Again, the pattern can be found  found in my Craftsy Shop or in my Etsy Shop and will be on special for $5.50 all this week ;)

Thanks for popping in today and I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

Linking up my Square Dance Baby Quilt finish to Amanda's and Sarah's and Myra's :)
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10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love the colors in this quilt so much! It'll be perfect for that little nephew of yours!

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  2. This is so cute! I love this fabric line and this is perfect for a baby boy!

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  3. Hello Melissa; This is a fabulous pattern and the fabrics you used are perfect used with it. I really adore your new Nephews quilt. Thank you for sharing it! Have a great day!

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  4. Another great pattern! Love the colours too. Just bought it off Craftsy ;^))

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  5. It is always so nice to have the expert just an email away.
    This quilt turned out so cute and I love the quilting too.

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  6. the black's gorgeous - such a strong pop but it really lets the other colours shine through too

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  7. Great pattern, especially for a crib quilt! Just bought it from Craftsy and already have 2 quilts planned!

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  8. In a fabric world where girl fabrics pretty much rule, it's always fun to see a great boy quilt.:D Wonderful finish and a great gift!

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  9. This pattern is great! I can see so many fabric combinations that would work well! Congratulations on expecting a new nephew. How exciting!

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  10. love that quilt: I'm going to have to try this one!! Great graphic look with the black! Hugs, H

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa