Saturday, 26 August 2017

Say Hello to my new quilt pattern 'Squared Off'

I know it has been a little quiet on my blog. One of the things that has kept me occupied other than enjoying having my grandchildren around is a new quilt pattern.
I am thrilled to be introducing my latest quilt pattern 'Squared Off'. This quilt uses three fabrics plus the background and would be a fun scrappy quilt. I have been wanting to make a quilt using fall colours. Mission accomplished. So without further ado here is Squared Off.
Squared Off on the fence

A fun part is, depending on the fabrics you pick the quilt can look very different. Want to see a couple different variations hop on over to Anja's and Kathy's blogs to see their colour choices. Kathy used two different colourways giving it a totally different look.
A very heartfelt thank you to both of these wonderful ladies for testing and the great feedback.
As an added bonus leave a comment to win a free copy of 'Squared Off', here and on Anja's and Kathy's blogs. The contest will be open until August 31st. That's three winners so make sure to comment.



yummy texture
For the quilting I choose to do diamonds in the squares, straight lines on the diagonal arms and some flower swirls in the black. The 'Flower Power' motif is from Lori Kennedy of the Inbox Jaunt. The threads I used are Aurifil #2692, #6728 and Superior's So Fine #424. I do all my quilting on my domestic machine.

the back doesn't show the quilting too well

The back is a busy print which doesn't show the quilting, bonus any mistakes are hidden. Not that I would ever make any mistakes... LOL I used a flange binding which has fast become my favourite binding to do.

laid back in a lawn chair
There are three sizes included in the PDF pattern, baby 40'' x 52'', lap 64'' x 76'' and twin 72'' x 88''.

The pattern is available in my Craftsy store.




18 comments :

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Congratulations! I enjoyed testing the pattern. It's amazing how much your version looks so much different than mine -- all because of colour choices. Well done.

Charlene S said...

I would love to win a copy of this pattern. It would make a great graduation quilt for my grandchildren.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I have much appreciation for you pattern writers. After doing just one block, I know how much work goes into it. Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful pattern. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

JANET said...

Great pattern and quilt! Can't wait to see what the others have done.

Katie said...

I love your colours and your pattern design is lovely.
the.hirds@silomail.com

Ioleen said...

Love the fall feel of your quilt.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi,
I cannot believe this is the same quilt that Anja made! So very different in colors and what a surprising difference it makes. Beautiful job! ~smile~ Roseanne

Preeti said...

It is a beautiful quilt, Cindy. The colors just glow and sparkle in the sunshine. Thank you for the chance to win the pattern.

Lorna McMahon said...

Congratulations on your new pattern Cindy! It's a clear winner!

Gill said...

Congratulations on a great pattern - I love it!

KaHolly said...

Interesting how different it looks from Anja's!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Well done on the pattern design front . Your finished quilt looks really well and is an interesting contrast to Anja's quilt .

Sandy said...

That is such a great pattern. I love how it looks so different with the fabrics that Anja and Kathy used!

Tish Stemple said...

Congrats on a new pattern release, Cindy!! This one looks like it would be super fun to quilt. My head is spinning with ideas.

Susan - No-reply by choice. said...

It really does look different in each of the colorways. Having 3 sizes is also a bonus. I'm going to have to look up more about flange binding - thanks for the term. Thanks for the chances to win your new pattern! Did you IG this? dezertsuz at gmail

works4me said...

What a great pattern. All three versions are SO different. I am partial to yours as I see flowers among the deep, rich colours of fall. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandra Walker said...

Cindy this is BEAUTIFUL!!! You captured the black quilting on the black fabric so well too! That is a cool motif. Congrats on another great pattern, and yahoo for flanged binding right?

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It is so pretty.. The creative mind never stops seeing visual patterns of future works or new sewing techniques to professionally finish the quilt design.