Nordic Nights uses a Modified Drunkards Path block that allows for all of those pretty points!! The pattern uses a three pin method to sew the curves, and like I said, they are so much easier than you think they are going to be. And if you are still a little nervous, there is a curved tutorial here that walks you through making the Modified Drunkards Path blocks step by step!! But I am telling you, once you sew one blocks worth of curves, you have got the method down and the rest are cake :) And the block is super easy to put together once all of the curved units are made, like totally beginner friendly!!!
And when it came time to quilt it I went all out. I quilted echoed paisleys in swirls in the blocks and changed out my thread color to match each color block. And then in the background, I had so much fun with my favorite Pearl 402 So Fine!!! I quilted feathers!!!! Big, awesome, beautiful feathers!!! And the pebbles in the white space around the feathers just made them pop all the more. Can you tell, I am just thrilled with how the quilting turned out on this ;) Eeekk, I just love it!!!
Fat Quarter Friendly.
I used 9 Fat Quarters from Goldenrod by One Canoe Two for Moda Fabrics and then I combined them with my favorite Gris Grey Grunge background. Ya, I know, I just love Grunge!!! I just love how it makes all of those beautiful colors just pop ;)
And you only have to make 9 blocks for a baby size, so it goes together pretty fast, but you still totally learn the techniques of the quilt!!! What a fun quilt that makes a big statement for a new little one ;) And that's the baby version of Nordic Nights.
But remember how I mentioned templates . . .Let's talk about those. I am so excited about this ;) First off, there is a paper template in the pattern that you can use to make templates from Template Plastic or Cardboard so you don't have to buy the templates. With that said, I know those can be flimsy and sometimes annoying, so I managed to get custom acrylic templates made for this pattern!! Yippee, so exciting!!!! And these templates are awesome. They are 1/8" thick clear acrylic, just like all of your quilting rulers and make cutting this quilt out so easy!!! Everyone in my classes just loved them :) Oh, and just because I had this question in class, these are a template for a Modified Drunkards Path block, so if you have a regular Drunkards Path Template, they won't work for this quilt, sorry.
So let's have a few reminders to sum it all up ;) 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 ;)
So that's all of it!!! My two new Nordic Nights quilts and the new Nordic Nights Pattern and Templates!!!! Again, the Nordic Nights Pattern (both PDF and Hard Copy) and Templates can be found in my Etsy Shop.
And everything is on sale for the release of Nordic Nights!!!! The PDF Pattern is just $5.50, the Printed Pattern is $8.00, and the Templates are $6.00!!!!
Be sure to pick up your patterns and templates this week, as they will go back to regular prices on March 6th :)
Thanks for popping in today and sharing these new finishes with me. I am so very excited to be releasing this new pattern and hope you like it as much as I do.
I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!