Mixing it Up – New PDF patterns
I can still picture the day in third grade when the recorders were handed out (I remember them being called flutaphones?). One of the first songs we learned to play was “Hot Cross Buns”. It’s one of those little ditties everyone knows, right? One-a-penny, two-a-penny, hot cross buns. (Do kids learn this anymore?)
For some reason I’ve had “Hot Cross Buns” on my mind lately and it has made its way into my quilting. So without further ado, meet one of my new PDF patterns:
Hot Cross Buns
The Hot Cross Buns plus sign quilt is made with a Jelly Roll® (40 precut strips cut 2.5″ x WOF) + coordinating solids from a fabulous new fabric line called Mixologie by Studio M for Moda. It is a great modern collection and releases in just a few days! (That’s right, I’m giving you a little sneaky peek.) The pattern is available in my shop here.
I quilted it with a million squiggly lines–a fun method I learned from Camille’s Craftsy class! It took a lot longer to do this (and used a lot of thread) but was so worth it.
Definitely the craziest batch of hot cross buns I’ve ever seen.
The North Wind
But that’s not all–I’ve got another new charm pack PDF pattern for you. (A few of you may remember the original I made a year ago after moving to Texas.) I’ve named the pattern “The North Wind” after one of my all-time favorite bedtime stories.
I made this one with two charm packs, along with more coordinating solids. I love the way the navy corner/side triangles really make all the colors really pop.
I must admit that I used to be totally afraid of on-point quilts. Then I actually made one and realized it was a fear of the unknown holding me back. So glad to be over that! It’s really a lot of fun.
The quilt felt very whimsical to me so I let the freemotion quilting reflect that with lots of swirlies.
I’ll be sending these off soon so they can pay a visit to quilt market in Houston. (Wish I was going.)
gigiAugust 29, 2014 at 7:51 am
How adorable! Bought Hot Cross Buns right away and will most likely get the other new one. Great job! I have a pile of navy, greens, peachy oranges, lemon yellows and greys that I have been playing with for a couple of weeks (including the coordinating solids!). Apparently they were just waiting for this post.
MaterialGirlQuiltsAugust 29, 2014 at 8:09 am
Vanessa, I love them both!!! This new Moda line is fantastic and can't wait to get my hands on some…all of my favorite colors together 🙂 Kudos on both new patterns, really outstanding.
RuthAugust 29, 2014 at 5:09 pm
These are fabulous. You managed, despite the senility of your aunt the writer, to come up with great written copy for the patterns, I'm sure (for Moda). More to the point, though, your quilts and quilt patterns are both just gorgeous. Such fun fabric! I am sure its designer(s) must be thrilled. Way to make things come to life. Really cute stuff.
AnonymousSeptember 3, 2014 at 4:46 pm
I've been retired from teaching for about five years and we taught "Hotcross Buns" in flutophone and I'm quite certain it will continue to be taught. It works!
I quilt as much as I can and certainly enjoyed finding your website via a mention in Southern Fabric.
Your patterns are great.
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