Sunday, June 5, 2011

New quilt patterns

The thought occured to me this weekend that I never showed you all the new quilts that I designed to go with 'Going Coastal'.  So....better late than never, right!?   :o)

All of the patterns I designed (or re-designed) to look like quilts you might actually see somewhere coastal. I stayed away from too much detail on purpose- the beach is a care-free, stress-free place people. I hope you enjoy them as much as I am!

 First is BEACHIN'.  I know, I know, I even slipped once or twice saying it myself. But I HAD to name it that. It was BEGGING to be named that.  :o)  As you can see, it's a fairly simple design but I LOVE it in my fabrics!
 I don't need to explain why I named this one BOARDWALK do I? This one is a tad busy with my prints but I like it anyway. I chose to use only the blue, white, orange, and red background fabrics. I think it turned out pretty cool with a slight patriotic influence. This pattern uses FQ's and is pretty fun to piece because you really don't see how cool the prints and design come together until it's all done and you can stand back and admire your work. 

 Right now this one is my fave!  CABANA is SO FUN!  Ok, so there are lots of flying geese blocks in this quilt but it's well worth it. The pattern has instructions for 2 sizes so you cen decide just how many FG blocks you want to make. What I like is that the whole quilt speaks as one print instead of focusing on each individual print itself. Does that make sense?

So about a hundred years ago when I first started designing quilt patterns I designed this quilt. It was the perfect man quilt....and nobody bought it. The thing is, I really liked the idea. So, I redesigned it using GC and added a few fun words and Bada-Boom! Bada-Bing! ROAD BLOCK was re-born. I kept the original name even though it doesn't really go with the whole "beachy" theme but it's probably been the most popular one yet. Go figure!

Recognize this beauty? Of course I had to re-do SURF SHOP in some GC. love, Love, LOVE IT! And I don't care what all those land-lubbers say- I never get tired of the surf boards.   :o)

Lastly my dear, sweet LILIANA.  I didn't intend for GC to be a masculine line- I wanted it to be gender neutral. Afterall, the beach is gender neutral, right? But after I started getting feedback people were saying what a great "boy" line it was. Don't get me wrong- I think it's great and I agree. However, I wanted to show it's versatality. This quilt is so cute with GC I can hardly stand it. So for all those Betty's out there that don't like 'girly' and 'pink' this one is for YOU! 

So, what do YOU think? Leave a comment telling me which is your favorite and I'll choose a random comment on Wednesday and send that lucky winner the pattern they picked!  :o) 

42 comments:

Sallie said...

I like Cabana the best. Thanks for the chance!

DianeY said...

This is tough! I love Cabana because it really looks 3 dimensional like the roof of a cabana!
But I also love (forget the name already) the one that looks like surfboards! Surfboards are big in Hawaii-though I've never tried surfing! But it looks like a colorful surfboard shop!

robin said...

They're all nice, but I like Cabana most. Liliana is my second choice. Thanks for the giveaway chance! :)

heather b. said...

They're all great but I think my absolute favorite is Cabana

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love the Cabana - just the right amount of fun fabrics showcased with the bright white - it's a standout! Just love the bottle caps by the way.

Kira said...

I love Cabana. I really like the new Liliana too. Wouldn't Cabana look great in Orange!?!?! My honey likes the effect of the outer four borders Beachin'.

mamabird said...

I really love them all, but, would go with boardwalk as my fave right now. I love the beach theme!

Yvonne said...

Your quilts look awsome! With your fabric line you don't need difficult patterns. The fabric speaks for itself! I LOVE the Cabana!

gill said...

Some great patterns but Cabana is my favourite!

Becky said...

Oh wow, I love them all! But I think Surf Shop is my favorite!

Lisa Marie said...

Liliana is my favorite. Love the flowers! And the fabrics are great.

Ginger said...

I love Boardwalk. I think it would make a great picnic quilt!

LynCC said...

Wow!! How can I choose a favorite - these are all so perfect for the line. umm. . . Liliana? Cabana? Beachy? (which wouldn't be my favorite without the fabrics). No, Surf's Up - love the boards. No. I think Cabana. :) No - Liliana. Yeah. ;D

Donna said...

Boardwalk is my favorite. The colors and placement say FUN! to me. All the patterns are great and I love your fabric line. Happy quilting!

Nancy said...

I Love those hst so my favorite is Cabana!!

Jennifer said...

I like Liliana! But they're all beautiful, I'm eagerly (and not so patiently) waiting for this line to be available for purchase in july!!

Terry said...

Those are all great patterns, but I LOVE Cabana! Thanks for the chance to win it! :0)

mean sarah jean said...

i like Cabana, Boardwalk and Liliana. I loved your booth at market too. the sails were amazing! (too bad i missed ya tho, i brought my aunt kathy who lives in your town, and was excited to see your booth too. she saw you a few days before getting your patterns ready)

Sequana said...

I like them ALL....but I think I like Road Block the best.

These are wonderful patterns; I'm so glad you remembered to tell us about them. :)

Cory said...

I like all of your patterns. Liliana is my favorite. Going Coastal is a great line, Congrats on it being released. Take care and God bless, Cory

Mommarock said...

Loving Lilliana! I think it is one I would really make.. Now Cabana is fabulous.. but I don't know if I have the tool or the skill to make those flying geese, otherwise I would have chosen that one it is GORGEOUS!

Jaci said...

I LOVE all of your patterns! So cute! I already bought Surf Shop and this just makes me more motivated to start it! I love the new Liliana it's beautiful!

~Niki~ said...

Oh I adore Surf Shop!
All of them are great~of course.
Love those fabrics!

Tiffany said...

I like Beachin' the best. It seems very laid back and highlights the fabrics well. Love your new line - can't wait for it to come out! :)

sheddy said...

Cabana is my fav. Great use for scraps. Love it.

etta said...

Ooh... I really like Cabana!

Sinta Renee said...

I can't tell you which one I like best because I love them all... but I can tell you which one I would make first... Liliana! Beachin would be next (because I love the name) and wouldn't it be fun to make a pillow version of Road Block... and Cabana is a must!

Patty D from NC said...

Cabana. Love geese blocks. Thanks.

Lori said...

Love the Surf Shop. I live in California and have a son that surfs. This is a must make.

Ann in NC said...

I saw your patterns on the Fat Quarter Shop website today! They are all fun designs, but I really like Cabana! Congrats on your patterns and line of fabric!

Natalie said...

I love Boardwalk! Well, I love them all but boardwalk would be a great picnic quilt for my sister in cali!

Cheri C. said...

I'm torn between Liliana and Cabana. I TOTALLY love your surf shop, but I already have that one - I was so excited to see the quilt with GC. I can't wait to get some GC and make a few quilts with it. Congratulations on everything!!

Lillian said...

I like them all but my favorite is Liliana :)

ZanBryDesigns said...

I love them all! Your new line is great for anyone who loves the beach and I can't wait to get my hands on some of it to make a baby quilt out of it. But, if I had to choose A pattern it would have to be Liliana with the Surf Boards being a very close 2nd.

Amber said...

I loved Cabana, and Surf Shop and Liliana! The flower power rocks the plaids!!! You are amazing! I think HSTs would work great on Cabana as well. Do you see it too?

Carol T said...

Hi, I love your Cabana quilt. I saw it over at the fat quarter shop this morning and was wondering what 2 sizes you can make with that pattern.

Mary said...

What cute quilts! Cabana is my favorite with Liliana coming in a close second. They all just shout beaches and summer. Yeah!

Emily said...

I love "Beachin", not only cuz it is fun to say ;-), but it is fun, simple and just looks like a blankiet to throw down on the sand and relax!

Vickey Hughes said...

I like them all!!

Steven and Ginger said...

I totally love cabana. I bought a flying geese ruler, so I could make some, but haven't gotten around to it. Love your fabric.

Toni Greer said...

I have a hard time picking my favorite. If i have to choose my picks would be #1 Beachin', #2 Boradwalk, #3 Cabana. All three of these quilts makes me want to relax on the beach. The fabric is wonderful. I must have.

Amy (aka Petunia) said...

My fave is Cabana - I haven't really done a lot of geese blocks, but I just love how it looks!! Thanks!! Amy from CO