Thursday, December 6, 2012

Simply by Design - A New Pattern

Introducing Simply by Design, my newest pattern now available in my Pattern Shop :)    Simply by Design is just that.  Simple in it's design but yet so bold in it's statement.  Using monochromatic blocks makes this pattern a visual delight.




 This pattern  is suitable for beginners and up.  The pattern includes a coloring page so you can play with all of the color layout possibilities before you start to cut ;)


And I know we all love size options!!!!  The amount of blocks is the same for each quilt but the size of the block varies.  The pattern includes instructions for making 4 different size blocks ranging from 6 1/2" square to 15 1/2" square.   This allows you to make a Baby, Lap, Twin, or Queen size quilt.


This cover quilt is the Twin size and the fabrics are Simply Color by V and Co.  for Moda.   I have to admit, I have had this idea in my head for quite some time and was just waiting for the perfect fabrics to come along for it.  I instantly fell in love with Vanessa's Simply Color and knew it was perfect for this design.  



A little detail.  I used a pebbling free motion stitch on all of the colored blocks in matching colored thread and organic "straight" lines in the sashing.  I love the way the pebbles pop!!


So, do you want to make one for yourself??  My gal Leah from Burgundy Buttons can hook you up with a Simply by Design Quilt Kit  featuring the same Simply Color prints that I used!!!!  The kit is for the Twin size.  The kit also includes the pattern for free and the fabric itself is at a discount.   So pop on over and grab a kit for yourself and get quilting your own Simply by Design quilt.


I couldn't help by add this last picture.  It was so incredibly windy the day I had my little photo shoot.  I think I clipped that quilt to the rain gutter at least 30 times and caught it trying to blow across the yard at least 15 times.  I just kept waiting for a shot where it was actually lying flat.  (And in the end, I liked the one that it was blowing towards me the best :)

So this is my last new pattern for a little while.  Thank you to all of you fabulous readers and your continued support of Happy Quilting!!   Let's keep on quilting together :)  

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14 comments:

  1. This quilt is amazing! Nice work!

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  2. Love it! I was wondering what you were going to do with those fabulous block you kept posting! I like how you just made the blocks bigger of the bigger quilts, genius!

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  3. I love how you combined the pebble quilting and wavy quilting! What type of machine do you use?
    Stefanie

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  4. Very nice quilt, Melissa! It really is the perfect line for it.

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  5. Super great pattern! I love how you used the colors! Well done! Thank you for sharing.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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  6. I love Simply Color. This quilt shows it off just beautifully! Yay you!

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  7. A great and effective design. The rainbow colour scheme you have constructed it in appeal to me enormously. Cheers, Karen

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  8. It looks great, especially with that fabric :o)

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  9. That's a beautiful quilt! Love it!

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  10. I think this is my favorite pattern that you've put out! I LIKE, LIKE, LIKE!!!

    Have a good one!

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  11. Melissa this is stunning! Way to go.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa