Friday, September 14, 2018

True North - A New Finish and New Pattern Cover!!!!

I am super excited this morning to share my newest quilt finish!!!   I made my original True North quilt back in 2015.   I love the original, but I started to realize that when I taught it in class, students only saw it as a Christmas quilt.  This made me realize it was time for a remake ;)   But of course, since this was a quilt I already had, the remake just seemed to keep falling down the "to make" list.  Until brilliant idea hit last year, I have my good friends in the Bees Knees Quilting Bee  and had to pick a block for them to make.   Hello, True North blocks ;)    And well, can I just say I love, love, love how it turned out!!!   

And since this quilt is the new cover girl of my True North pattern, it seemed only fair to treat it like a new pattern release.    So the True North pattern can be found  found in my Etsy Shop,  and like all my new Pattern Releases, It is on Special!!!!  This week True North will be marked down to $5.50!!! After that, it will be marked at the regular pattern price of $8.50 :)

I absolutely love this quilt and it's giant blocks.   The block uses Stitch and Flip corners and some Half Square Triangles and with the large size, they go together fast and are so much fun to make.   And I love the movement the design creates, those centers just pop right out ;)  

I used the Raindrops collection by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cotton + Steel.  I got this bundle at Market several years back, and when I decided I wanted to do a remake I knew it was just perfect!!!  I love the wonderfully cool colors and that each print really stands out and reads as one color.  This made the design really pop and not fade into the background ;)

And when it came time to quilt it I went with my favorite all over swirls.   I thought about custom quilting it for a while, like I did the original, but it had been sitting to long waiting for that.  So I just went for it with these super fast swirls.  And i just love the overall effect and how it makes the design shine ;)   And of course, swirls always give amazing texture!!!! 

And since my good friends in the Bees Knees were making blocks for me, I had a total of 11 blocks, and for this quilt, I only needed 9.  So I put the extra two blocks on the back of the quilt.   How fun is that.  I love a little patchwork goodness on the back!!! 

And that is my new True North quilt!!!!  I am just head over heals with this finish!!!  Thank you so much to all of the ladies of the Bees Knees for making these blocks.  You did an awesome job and I am just so happy to have a new True North quilt!!! 

And just as a reminder, like all my patterns, True North has size options so you can make the quilt size that fits you ;)  You will find 4 size options, a Baby, Lap, Twin, and a Queen size.  The block varies in size so the piecing isn't to tiny or to huge, which helps it go together faster, even if you are making the queen size :)

And this quilt is Fat Eighth friendly for the Baby and Twin size and Fat Quarter friendly for the Twin and Queen size, so it is super easy to grab a bundle and get going.    My quilt is the queen size, so it is 92" x 92" and still only 9 blocks to make, yippee!!!

 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 my new True North quilt and Updated 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 this Quilt Finish to Myra's and Sarah's :)
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  1. I love it! I used your pattern to make a baby quilt- just 4 blocks and they turned out great. I want to make it again in lap size!

  2. Melissa, it came out just beautifully! You’re one smart cookie!

  3. A beautiful quilt, have purchased the pattern, now to choose the material.

  4. Pattern purchased. Inspiration begins. Choosing fabrics. A quilt in the near future. Thank you for another good deal on a wonderful pattern. D. Weeks


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