Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Promise Ring (coming soon!)

I just finished a quilt top that will be one of my new patterns this spring. Usually I wait until the patterns are released before I show anything on the blog but I am so in love with this quilt I just can't wait.


Before you say anything else let me answer a few questions for you.


Yes, the arcs are foundation paper pieced. If you've never tried FPP- you should. It sounds a little intimidating but once you get it you'll be hooked!



There are also curved seams. Can i just tell you that I have never pieced a curved seam like this? I was a little scared but my first block turned out perfect. It takes a little time and a lot of pins (I'm going to discuss this in further detail in a later post) but was well worth the effort.


When my first couple of blocks were finished I thought "Really? Curved piecing is nothing! People were scared of this!?"


And of course I was hooked. I wanted to make enough blocks to sew a row together to see how it would look. With each step I fell deeper and deeper in love with this quilt.


Once the top was pieced together I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with this quilt. :o)


I used Dowry by Anna Maria Horner for the rings and a Moda Grunge by Basic Grey in "Picnic" for the background. A quick trip to the LQS yesterday and I grabbed this perfect Amy Butler print for the back.
Off to the quilter tomorrow. I just can't wait to see it finished!

The pattern is called PROMISE RING and will be available in the next month or so.

*On a side note: It's very hard for me to post pictures of a project before the pattern is released. Unfortunately there are a few bad apples out there that like to look for this kind of information and use it dishonestly for their own personal gain. I have chosen to not let the few bad apples ruin the whole bunch. It's important for me to share with you who I am creatively. When I'm excited about a project I want to be able to share it with you so you can join in my excitement. That being said, I hope you will have integrity if you decide to 'pin' any of my pictures and make sure that proper credit and links are given. Thank You.

HAPPY SEWING!


47 comments:

Lucy Casey said...

I'm new to your blog and have to say I truly love this pattern and look forward to when it comes out in the spring. This looks like the perfect pattern for a project I have in mind.

Bev said...

Please hurry! It's the first quilt I've seen in a long time that I'd like to do! Great job!

Anita said...

Love the quilt! Thanks for sharing your progress.

Yvonne said...

You did it again Emily! Another cuty, love the rings!

Barbie Mills said...

Looks great! I love this idea.

Sharon Eshlaman said...

I can't wait till the pattern is available! Looks like I will be making it as soon as it's out. Thinking about fabrics already. Thanks for sharing with us.

9patchnurse said...

Beautiful! I can't wait for the pattern. I bet it's a great way to use up scraps.

lvkwilt said...

Love the pattern and your fabric choices! That background fabric is perfect! Will be watching for the pattern!

Esther F. said...

Oh it is so gorgeous!!!
" people are scared of this?" I totally understand what you mean! I feel the same about foundation paper piecing. Why are quilters so scared ? It is paper, paper people! , with lines on them.... They are not teeth, ha ha!!!
Your quilt is gorgeous! I am sure your pattern will be a big hit!
Esther
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Jeanenne Nielsen said...

Emily you did a great job and it is a great quilt. If anyone steals your pattern, they should be shot.

shelley said...

I'm swooning. This is so gorgeous!

Memaw and Papa said...

This is one for me! Love the idea of pp instead of piecing. I did a double wedding ring years ago with pieced arch's and it took me forever. Cant wait till your patterns comes out! Great Job

Helen L said...

Hi! I just came here from the Aurafil blog: just had to say hi to a fellow Northern Californian (I'm in Healdsburg, and yes, the water and weather at the coast are usually COLD!!) :-) And I bought your Technicolor line at one of my favorite fabric stores in Springville!!! I had no idea that the designer of that luscious fabric lived right there!!! How fun to have found your blog! I'll be back to visit you! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Helen in Healdsburg

Linh said...

I'm one of those that hate curve piecing but hopefully I'll pick up some good tips for you because this quilt is absolutely beautiful. I've fallen in love with your fabric choice for the back. I might be copying when the pattern comes out.

susiefloozie said...

Your background fabric is great ... lets the rings sing!

Amy Webb said...

This is awesome!!!!! I love it so much! It appeals to me more than the other ring quilts I've seen - can't wait to learn more!

PS - I just blogged about the dresden I made with your technicolor fabrics!

katie jean said...

I love what you used for your background color. It really makes it all pop!

Sharon Eshlaman said...

I can't wait for the pattern to be released!! So looking forward to it.

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