New Quilts Made in Gooseberry Fabric
I’ve been busy as a bee for the last several months plotting, writing, and sewing using my new line, Gooseberry. (It ships in October and will be available for order at Quilt Market next week.) But for those of you who won’t be at Quilt Market, here is a look at the new patterns–all of which are now available in the shop in PDF or printed booklet formats.
New Quilts Made with Gooseberry Fabric
Here we go. First up is Shuffle. It’s a fun twist (literally) on a traditional pinwheel quilt and can be made using two charm packs OR seven fat quarters. Then, choose a colorful background to really make those pinwheels pop, or go for a more traditional white background to keep it simple. This white (fat quarter) version shows off a boyish side of the Gooseberry collection. The wavy quilting sure makes me dream about a day at the beach and was quilted by Kaitlyn Howell.
Make it scrappy with a layer cake, or make the two-tone pink version–both are real sweet.
Are you ready to be mesmerized by the Kaleidoscope quilt? Make the scrappy version with a jelly roll–or make a solid version with your favorite Gooseberry print. Believe it or not, this one was the quickest for me to piece this time around.
This one really brightens up my day with its cheerful mix of colors. Jenn Thurston quilted it with a simple loop pattern and I love the how whimsical and sweet all the elements look together. Oh and Jenn also bound this quilt for me and I cannot begin to tell you how that literally saved me in these last couple days of madness before market!
Now for one of my favorite quilts ever–Social Butterfly. It is made with 18 fat quarters and makes a really great block of the month or class project. One of the things I love most about Social Butterfly is that it’s not actually a difficult pattern. The trick with this pattern is just keeping things organized. (I highly recommend using Fat Quarter Shop’s Alphabitties labels.)
SOCIAL BUTTERFLY MINI
Finally, I made my very first mini pattern and isn’t she cute?! (I now understand why everyone is so addicted to the minis.) Welcome, Social Butterfly Mini. Now I’m really thinking crazy thoughts like making a million of these into a lap quilt.
Well I wish I could say I’m all ready for quilt market and that I’m just going to relax for the next couple of days… Not likely! I’ve got a few more things to wrap up–so back to the lair it is for me. But I’d love to hear your thoughts on all the new patterns made with Gooseberry fabric. Favorites?
CJMay 6, 2015 at 9:26 am
Like I posted on IG – I had to quit lounging in bed and come to my computer to see these FULL SIZE! WOWSERS! Love the patterns, love the fabric, when can I get started? Which one first??
JudyMay 6, 2015 at 10:47 am
I love them all! I know I want Shuffle and Tea For Two! Then to really challenge myself I will try the Mini Butterfly! Wow, it's pretty exciting. I think I will need a layer cake, jelly roll and fabric for the butterfly! I am so excited. Please post some pictures at quilt market for us
PatriciaMay 6, 2015 at 11:10 am
The mini quilt is darling! All the quilt are great.
UnknownMay 6, 2015 at 11:11 am
I love them all so much, but Shuffle is wonderful. I was immediately drawn to that one! Your quilts are just fantastic!
TerriMay 6, 2015 at 12:37 pm
Hi Melissa, lovely new designs! My favorite is Shuffle with the white background. A close 2nd is Tea for Two. I stop and say HI at quilt market and order some patterns. Terri Staats from Sweet Treasures.
Peta - SheQuiltsAlotMay 6, 2015 at 2:18 pm
Congratulations on this fabulous new fabric line and on the gorgeous patterns. Adorable!
vkh6210May 6, 2015 at 7:49 pm
I love your new line of fabric. The Social Butterfly Quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations on your new lines.
AnonymousMay 6, 2015 at 8:28 pm
The new patterns are great! I can hardly wait for them to be on sale!!
Michelle JensenMay 6, 2015 at 8:38 pm
You have done such a fantastic job Vanessa!! I love your new patterns. They are so cute and your fabric is so fun! 🙂
gibbygoo56May 6, 2015 at 9:57 pm
So Beautiful! I adore EVERYTHING!
MichelleMay 7, 2015 at 8:16 am
These are so very pretty! I love seeing more of your fabric. You have done a beautiful job!
Rina MasonMay 7, 2015 at 8:20 pm
What a pretty line of fabric and the name is so fun. I am totally smitten with Social Butterfly and can't wait to make a lap quilt that I intend on keeping for myself!
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sierralimaMay 15, 2015 at 4:21 am
I've just tried to order kaleidoscope and it says you don't ship to the uk, is that right? Best, sarah
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MargeSeptember 8, 2015 at 4:15 pm
I love Socil butterfly and am making it for my Grandaughter in shades of purples. I love your new line but can't wait till it is released, so I m substituting purples, because that is her favorite color. Thanks so much!