Thursday, December 6, 2012

Simply by Design - A New Pattern

Introducing Simply by Design, my newest pattern now available in my Pattern Shop :)    Simply by Design is just that.  Simple in it's design but yet so bold in it's statement.  Using monochromatic blocks makes this pattern a visual delight.

 This pattern  is suitable for beginners and up.  The pattern includes a coloring page so you can play with all of the color layout possibilities before you start to cut ;)

And I know we all love size options!!!!  The amount of blocks is the same for each quilt but the size of the block varies.  The pattern includes instructions for making 4 different size blocks ranging from 6 1/2" square to 15 1/2" square.   This allows you to make a Baby, Lap, Twin, or Queen size quilt.

This cover quilt is the Twin size and the fabrics are Simply Color by V and Co.  for Moda.   I have to admit, I have had this idea in my head for quite some time and was just waiting for the perfect fabrics to come along for it.  I instantly fell in love with Vanessa's Simply Color and knew it was perfect for this design.  

A little detail.  I used a pebbling free motion stitch on all of the colored blocks in matching colored thread and organic "straight" lines in the sashing.  I love the way the pebbles pop!!

So, do you want to make one for yourself??  My gal Leah from Burgundy Buttons can hook you up with a Simply by Design Quilt Kit  featuring the same Simply Color prints that I used!!!!  The kit is for the Twin size.  The kit also includes the pattern for free and the fabric itself is at a discount.   So pop on over and grab a kit for yourself and get quilting your own Simply by Design quilt.

I couldn't help by add this last picture.  It was so incredibly windy the day I had my little photo shoot.  I think I clipped that quilt to the rain gutter at least 30 times and caught it trying to blow across the yard at least 15 times.  I just kept waiting for a shot where it was actually lying flat.  (And in the end, I liked the one that it was blowing towards me the best :)

So this is my last new pattern for a little while.  Thank you to all of you fabulous readers and your continued support of Happy Quilting!!   Let's keep on quilting together :)  

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  1. This quilt is amazing! Nice work!

  2. Love it! I was wondering what you were going to do with those fabulous block you kept posting! I like how you just made the blocks bigger of the bigger quilts, genius!

  3. I love how you combined the pebble quilting and wavy quilting! What type of machine do you use?

  4. Very nice quilt, Melissa! It really is the perfect line for it.

  5. Super great pattern! I love how you used the colors! Well done! Thank you for sharing.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

  6. I love Simply Color. This quilt shows it off just beautifully! Yay you!

  7. A great and effective design. The rainbow colour scheme you have constructed it in appeal to me enormously. Cheers, Karen

  8. It looks great, especially with that fabric :o)

  9. That's a beautiful quilt! Love it!

  10. I think this is my favorite pattern that you've put out! I LIKE, LIKE, LIKE!!!

    Have a good one!

  11. Melissa this is stunning! Way to go.

  12. my granddaughter in law wants a quilt and loves the "simply by design" but she wants other colors that she likes. Can this at all be a 10" layer cake or do I need yardage?

    1. You can for sure use a Layer Cake. You might have to add a bit to it, depending on what size quilt you decide to make. But yes, a Layer Cake is a great place to start :)

  13. Oh. Good. Thank you for such a rapid reply. I’ll buy extra yardage normally but she found layer cake she likes.
    I’ll give it a try. Again, thanks


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