Decades Past uses some basic piecing units along with a fun technique for making the center squares. You use triangles so there isn't near as much waste, but don't worry, I have left a little wiggle room so piecing is still super easy and a quick trim ensures perfect piecing every time. And I even included a tiny bit of background overhang on the center of the block, so you don't even have to worry about matching up points when you sew the block together. So great!!!!
And when it came time to quilt it I went all out. I quilted Wishbones in the sashing, Straight echoed lines in the X background, tiny swirls in the background, and echoed arches and pebbles in the center x. It really was so much fun to play with all of these different quilting designs and it really made the design stand out all the more. I used my favorite Pearl 402 So Fine thread which blended perfectly in all the prints and is just a lovely color on the background white !!! This one really was so super fun to quilt!!!!
Fat Eighth Friendly. For the Picnic, Twin, and Queen sizes, you use a 16" block and it is Fat Quarter Friendly. I just love using multiple size blocks so you don't have to piece a million tiny blocks for a queen quilt ;)
I used Nova by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics and you all know I just love the purples in this line. It really has so many beautiful colors that just pop and the prints were the perfect scale for these smaller blocks!!! I just love this and have already decided it is going to be one of those that I keep just for myself :)
And I already have a baby size version planned as well. 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!!! So this is the Lap version and I can't wait to start on that baby size ;)
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 Decades Past quilts and the new Decades Past Pattern !!!! Again, the Decades Past Pattern (both PDF and Hard Copy) can be found in my Etsy Shop.
And everything is on sale for the release of Decades Past!!!! The PDF Pattern is just $5.50 and the Printed Pattern is $8.00!!!!
Be sure to pick up your patterns and templates this week, as they will go back to regular prices on June 5th :)
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!!!