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New Patterns using Northcott's beautiful fabrics 

About a year ago I started doing Shortcut Sheet quilt designs for Northcott fabric collections. I am a big fan of their fabric - they say their fabric is cotton that feels like silk - very true!. 

It has been an interesting process. First the initial designs are submitted from a number of designers. Favorites get selected and images are displayed with the collection. Customers order fabric (and patterns) months before they are available. These advance orders let Northcott plan their production quantities.

The following patterns include a beautifully printed panel and show the design both with and without the panel - 2 to 3 design options for each pattern. Some panels are digitally printed - this means the size can be larger than the traditional panels. Each quilt has a unique block, units are made using shortcut sheet methods, so the quilts are fast to make.

Now, almost a year later, the fabrics for the first designs are available.
1. Liberty - Sweet Land of Liberty Collection
2. Best Tree - Best Tree on the Block Collection
3. Heartland - Heartland Home Collection
4. Wishful - Silent Night Collection

Coming soon...
5. Serenity - Blue Heron Collection - September
6. Gridlock - When Push Comes to Shove Collection - January

And we have added a Talking Points quilt. This paper piecing pattern includes foundation paper:
7. Splash Point - Black and White with a Dash of Color Collection - October

So here are the patterns - and check out on our website for the panels and quilt kits -  happy quilting!

Carla and Bill

In all of the following images you will see a large version of the block detail. Notice the units are standard HSTs, QSTs, Flying Geese, etc. When you try and find the block in the quilt, you will see it is difficult - that is what I love most about piecing - hiding the block in the quilt design.
A reminder of the freedom we enjoy everyday.
This is how we get our Christmas trees in Vermont - go to the nearest tree farm, saw in hand. Cut the perfect tree, have it wrapped and tie it to the roof to take it home. Our vehicles are a little more modern though but little else has changed.
Such a common sight in many of our north eastern states. I have a barn quilt - do you?
Such a peaceful image - and the block reminds me of graceful flight. The pattern is being printed now, the fabric will ship in September.
This isn't a panel I was asked to design for but I loved it so much - well here is the pattern. Reminds me of wishing upon a star...
By the way, for those of you that hate doing miter corners, you can always fake it with half square triangles.
In spite of the wide open spaces, they are locked in conflict - remind you of anything?

This pattern could have been made with strips sewn and cut to make the squares but fitting that to the panel would have been a challenge. So, this 8"block is made with hourglass units, using shortcut sheet techniques of course. Much easier than you might think.
The pattern will probably be available in November but the fabric doesn't ship until January.
The Talking Point block is a simple 12 piece, zigzag pattern. This variation of the quilt uses mirror versions and rotation to create this intricate design. The blocks are identical (regular plus mirror of the same pieces), but hard to find in the overall image.

There is also a border block (and mirror of it).

Traditionally the block was made using a template. This is the first pattern that uses foundation paper instead. The paper is printed on both sides, depending on if you are making the regular or the mirror block. Easy and fast - a real challenge to keep organized though, especially the border blocks. There are some tips to help you.
Summer Special
Panel Patterns are $12 - select any 2 and receive 3 for only $24.
Place your third selection as a comment in the checkout screen.
(it can be a pre-order)
Spash Point, the Talking Points pattern that includes foundation paper, is regularly priced at $20. This will be on special for $18.00
Northcott Panels sell for $15.00. These will be on special for $13.00
These specials are good until the last day of summer,
September 22, 2017. 
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