Last year, I bought a cute little cottage in North Carolina. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen the blue fireplace and other little touches as I renovated every inch of the house. (And by I, I mean the amazing contractor and team that I hired. Although Team Monroe did the painting!.) One interesting feature was that the entire front porch was covered in lattice, top to bottom. It was like a little lattice cocoon. The previous owner’s cat would hang out on the porch. Mack the Chihuahua wanted open air and breezes. This is a long intro to tell you that this quilt was inspired by the lattice! Meet Gale’s Lattice!
I used Fig Tree Co.‘s new Coney Island line from Moda. This line totally lives up to the Fig Tree reputation! I wanted to make a somewhat patriotic quilt; I’ve had a red, white and blue quilt on my list for years! I think this quilt wants to go on a picnic too:)
This quilt has optional borders. The borders are part of the design which makes for a great look and makes them less cumbersome to attach. Since there is piecing in the borders, you have things to line up. This baby version was quilted by Laura Davies of Tanderwen Quilts.
Laura does a great job with creating shapes in the quilting that complement the piecing. She created a large square on point in the border that I love. She did a beautiful custom job!
You can find this one in the online shop to, it is here!
When I saw Corey Yoder‘s latest line for Moda, I knew that I needed to created something in honor of my grandmother. Corey’s line is called Lulu Lane and my grandmother was named Lulee! It seemed like the perfect tribute. I named it Lulee’s Garden!
This is a great pattern to work on your piecing techniques. It’s fun either scrappy or with your favorite collection! How delightful is the palette of this collection. I smell Spring!
In a fun coincidence, when I messaged Corey that I was naming the quilt for my grandmother, she told me that this line was named for her grandmother! Here’s to two great ladies!
Time to meet another pattern! This one is fast and packs a punch! It’s a close cousin of my Lazy Sunday pattern, so it’s called Another Lazy Sunday! It’s also now available in the new online shop! Don’t forget to use FREESHIP17.
Who loves precuts? Me too!! This pattern is precut friendly! You just need a jelly roll and a treat. Treats are a new precut from Moda; they’re 3 1/2″ squares. You can use a charm pack in lieu of a treat. You can also use fat quarters with just a bit more cutting.
It’s made with Bonnie + Camille Basics from Moda! If you’re a B+C fan, this line is for you. They’ve printed tons of awesome blenders in their signature palette. I’ll be adding lots of these to my stash!
I used Bonnie + Camille wideback for the backing. I think it would be a crime not to take this quilt on a picnic! Gingham backing plus gingham binding is pure happiness.
There is nothing more beautiful to me than the mountains of North Carolina! This quilt is an homage to that!
There are a lot of flying geese involved. I highly recommend the Bloc Loc ruler. It makes everything go faster and makes all the points perfect! There are directions for Table Runner through King included in the pattern. I’m dying for someone to make the King:)
This is the back of the quilt. I used some half square triangles from the front on the back. They would make a wonderful whole second quilt!
Here’s a close up of my quilting. I only quilted the backgrounds so the trees popped. A part of me still wants to go back and quilt the trees.
I am obsessed with voile. For those of you that aren’t familiar, it’s a finer thinner weave of cotton. It’s kind of similar to Liberty lawn. And it makes the softest most amazing quilts. They’re perfect for summer or when you want to know what it’s like to hug a cloud.
Seriously. Hugging a cloud. Every time the chihuahua gets a chance, he swipes my quilt. Because voile is a finer weave and a bit less durable than quilters’ cotton, this pattern includes directions for only a Throw size.
This pattern is a mod twist on a traditional string pattern. The pattern includes tips for drafting your pattern or you can copy the included one. It’s scrapalicious. Special thanks to my sweet friends for letting me borrow their amazing farm view for the cover shot!
Also, a giant thanks to Sheri Collette of Maxine & Me for her awesome quilting! Voile is difficult to baste so Sheri quilted this. She did a largish version of a pretty swirly panto and it’s perfect. She’s the bomb!!
The PDF pattern is available here and the printed pattern is available here. This is a really fun pattern to piece!
This week I’m highlighting all my new patterns. First up is my All Squared Up quilt!
This pattern is not brand new, I initially released it as just a wall hanging. Now there are directions for Wall Hanging through King! If you have a copy of the earlier version of the pattern, just shoot me an email and I will send you the updated version.
The cover quilt is really special because The Guru and I pieced it together!! I chose all different Denyse Schmidt fabrics. I love that they work so well together. I can’t wait for it to live on my bed!
I almost feel like I should wait until SUNDAY to share this news, but I’m way too excited for that! I have another new pattern!!
It’s called Lazy Sunday! It’s fun and fast…two of my favorite things in quilt patterns! And layer cake friendly!! I made mine with Scrumptious by Bonnie & Camille. You’ll need forty 10 x 10″ squares for the throw size, so make sure your layer cake has enough. The pattern features other sizes as well: twin, double, queen & king. They’re all fat quarter friendly!