Friday, March 1, 2019

Desert Rose - New Finishes and a New Pattern!!!

I am super excited this morning to (finally) share my newest Quilt Pattern in the Happy Quilting pattern lineup ;)   It is called Desert Rose and I just love it!!!   I originally worked on this quilt way back here, and decided I wanted to tweak the design a bit before making it into a pattern.  I love the changes and still loved the name so I kept it.   And now it's ready to share and I am just thrilled!!! 

The pattern can be found  found in my Etsy Shop,  and like all my new Pattern Releases, It is on Special!!!!  This week Desert Rose will be marked down to $5.50!!! After that, it will be marked at the regular pattern price of $8.50 :)

This quilt is great for teaching some wonderful basic building blocks and even though it looks like a crazy amount of piecing, it really goes together fast once your basic units are done.   And with the blocks finishing at 20" square, you can really make a big quilt in a little amount of time ;)  

This version of Desert Rose is made using Sunnyside Up fabrics by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics.    I love the happy and bright rainbow of colors in this line and that Corey designed so many of the fabrics in the line to really read one color.  It really makes the design just pop and you can see every little bit of the piecing.  I just love that!!

And when it came time to quilt it I wanted to highlight that piecing all the more.  So I opted not to quilt on any of the print fabric to really make it stand out all the more.   Then I went to town on the bacgkround fabric.   Small swirls, feathers, and pebbles really added to this design.   And my Pearl 402 So Fine thread blended perfectly into the background leaving amazing texture.  It really is my go to quilting color ;)  

And that is my new Desert Rose quilt!!!!  I am just head over heals with this finish and am so excited to be able to share this design in pattern form.   So let me tell you a bit more about the pattern ;)

Like all my patterns, Desert Rose has size options so you can make the quilt size that fits you ;)  You will find 4 size options, a Baby, Picnic, Twin, and a Queen size.  And it is Fat Quarter friendly, so it is easy to just grab some and get cutting!

And I had so much fun making the first quilt, I just couldn't stop and decided to make up a baby version as well :)   And isn't it just to cute for words!!!!

I used 4 pink prints from Dandi-Annie fabric by Robin Pickens for Moda Fabrics and then I combined them with my favorite Gris Grey Grunge background.   I just love pink and grey together, it makes for such a shabby chic combination ;)  

And since you only have to make 4 blocks for a baby size, this quilt went together in no time at all.   It really makes a big statement for a new little one ;)

I quilted this version of Desert Rose in an all over loose feather design.   This really is becoming a favorite all over design.  It is so fun and fast.  Still so grateful for Rebecca for sharing how she does this!!!   

 And that's the baby version of Desert Rose.   So just a reminder, 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 ;)  

So that's all of it!!!  My two new Desert Rose quilts and the new Desert Rose pattern!!!!  Again, the pattern can be found 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 these finishes to Sarah's and Myra's :)

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  1. Oh this just absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful blooming rainbow of blocks!

  2. Wow, I just love the pattern and the quilts you have made! It's different from other things I've seen which is one thing I look for in a pattern.

  3. Fantastic! Sunnyside Up looks great in your pattern.

  4. this is really a pretty pattern. I adore the colors in both quilts. Wow, so sweet

  5. Beautiful! Your quilting is outstanding!


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