I am so excited to share with you 2 new quilt patterns! These 2 designs have been in the works for a while, ever since Gypsy was first designed. The first one, Mama Gypsy is a fabulous quilt. This design takes the Gypsy block and makes it the focal point of the quilt. I used yardage for this particular quilt, but it could easily be a stash buster/fat quarter quilt. The large pieces could also be used with fabric with large prints, making the fabric a showcase within the pattern itself. Oooo, that makes me want to make another quilt!
This pattern makes for a striking quilt and that border, wow! It really finishes off the quilt perfectly. With my directions, anyone could make this darling quilt. All my patterns are full color and written well - so be sure to try them out!
I tried something a little different with the quilting on this quilt. I digitized the Gypsy block - so you can see the darling block stitched on-point in this quilt top. The digital quilting design is available here. On sale for a limited time.
The back is fun to see with the sun shining through, it almost looks like a negative of a picture. You can see that all the seams are pressed to one side, those instructions are also in the pattern.
The best thing about Mama Gypsy is that there are bonus instructions for a second quilt included. There are some triangles left over from piecing the quilt top, which make for the perfect HST (half-square triangle) quilt. Mama Gypsy is available in Paper or PDF version at an introductory price of $5. Paper patterns will ship next week.
Okay, so my next pattern is Patchwork Gypsy - and it's just that - patchwork! This quilt was so much fun to design and to piece and completes my Gypsy series. I used fat quarters from Well Said and Woodland Secrets for the majority of the fabric of this quilt top. The background fabrics were also from different Moda lines, I just grabbed what was in my stash.
This quilt has a lot of squares and HST, but the assembly is really fun and the instructions are easy to follow. I thought it would be fun to share my process and lack of design wall. The floor works great, right?
I absolutely love how this quilt top came together. I have to admit, this was a difficult quilt for me. Only because I am used to using very specific colors, so adding random fabrics together was a new stretch for me. I couldn't be happier with the results though.
One of my favorite elements of this design is the star in the center - that just makes the quilt. Seriously.
I used a simple Orange Peel by Karlee Porter for the quilting on this quilt. I think it looks great with the pattern. I didn't want to go too crazy with the quilting - which would have taken away from the design itself.
I had a lot of leftover pieces from cutting this design out. When I am designing, I cut the fabric pieces out before I count out the actually pieces required in a quilt top. So, you won't have the extra pieces in your own top like me. However, it would be fun to cut out extra pieces to make this fabulous binding. The pieces are 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles sewn end to end with seams pressed open. It did take a bit of time to do this, lol.
Here she is in all her glory! AH, isn't she beautiful?
I really hope you enjoy making this quilt top as I did.
Seriously, it was so much fun to make.
Now let's talk about the backing. Oh, I think I like it, a lot! This is a custom printed panel called Gypsy - available on my website here in three different color options. The panel is 100% polyester and so soft to the touch. It pairs beautifully with my cotton pieced top and I absolutely love this backing fabric.
Okay! I hope you enjoyed seeing my new designs. Now is the time to buy them! I have both Mama Gypsy and Patchwork Gypsy available on sale for $5 for a limited time. The paper patterns will ship next week. However, the PDF versions are available right away!