I'm pleased to announce that my first self-published pattern is available on Craftsy! (Update: You can now purchase the PDF pattern directly from me in my pattern shop.) Last Fall, I designed the Zoom Zoom quilt that I gave to our 4-year-old friend who had just become a big brother. The race car fabric was from my stash and I designed the cuddle quilt to feature the fun print. From that design I created the Back and Forth baby quilt pattern for you. This new version features Guppies for Lunch by Michael Miller Fabrics and coordinating Kona Solids. It would also be lovely featuring a different novelty or floral print.
The Back and Forth baby quilt pattern is designed to feature a medium to large scale print, surrounded by coordinating fabrics. It works well with a variety of solids or blenders. It's the perfect size for a baby or as a cuddle quilt for a toddler.
The quilt goes together in a day and the instructions are thorough enough for you to easily complete this quilt with no prior experience sewing partial seams. The pattern includes quilting ideas as well as instructions on creating straight and bias binding. The quilt finishes at 35 1/2" x 41". Consider using my machine binding tutorial for a super fast finish!
Below are my original Zoom Zoom quilt and the Kaffe version that Laura created when she tested the pattern.
I'm so excited to share that my first magazine pattern is out today in Modern By the Yard, the free quarterly e-zine by Benartex. I had a great time working with a bright summer palette of blues that made me think of relaxing by the pool. I hope you enjoy my graphic mini quilt pattern. Please share pictures if you make one. You can use #sarahgoerquilts on social media.
When I created my quilt I wanted to feature that navy dot fabric without cutting it up, which led to some interesting construction methods. ;-) I chose dense quilting using a variety of motifs in the white sections to really make the blues pop!
I hope you enjoy this latest issue of Modern by the Yard. Head over the Sew in Love with Fabric for previews of all the projects and a link to the full issue which you can view online or download as a PDF. This beautiful cover quilt was created by Alison from Little Bunny Quilts.
I just can't resist a great swap theme. The early mosaics for the Home Sweet Home Mini Quilt Swap convinced me to dive it. This swap was a little different in that we were paired with partners to make for each other. That makes this the first time I've not shown my finished mini online in advance of mailing it. Since Brittany knew it was for her. My September goal post showed my first seam, the curved curtain in the window.
Brittany told me "I like retro houses and campers, but anything bright is good with me!" I couldn't decide on an existing camper pattern, so I created my own. It's made by piecing the camper (except for the hitch and wheel), then cutting out the outline of the camper to applique to the background. I used turned-edge machine applique for the wheel and the camper. The hitch is simply fused and stitched in place. I had a great time designing it and making it... and actually made two so I could have one for myself. My camper is done, but the quilt isn't quite finished yet. Here's the one I sent to Brittany. It measures 20" x 16".
I also made her this tiny little quilt. I took inspiration from Completely Cauchy's itty bitty piecing and whipped this up. It finished at 5" x 5". I think it has 83 pieces.
I'm linked up to ALYoF September Finishes, TGIFF and Finish It Up Friday.
I'm linked up to the Finish Along Q3 Finishes Party. See my whole Q3 goal list here.