Going from one quilt shop to the next. Trying to remember from which quilt shop I bought the fabric I needed. Excited. Scared. Going batty. That was me about seven months ago; when I started down this winding road of creating a quilt set I call One Block Three Quilts. Whoop! Whoop! Let’s have a party… and by party I mean GIVEAWAY!! More on that latter…
Quilt Pattern Magazine
It all started when I saw a Facebook post requesting project submissions for Quilt Pattern Magazine, an online publication. I have been dreaming of having one of my patterns published, so right then and there, I was in. I started looking through all of the designs that I had “in the works” and kept coming back to the Wonky Pinwheel. I wanted to push it a little further so I started looking at what else that block could become. I am not sure why, but I tend to bite off a little more than I can chew. Glutton for pain, yes I am. I presented three quilts to them and they loved them! I basically had two months to write the pattern and make the three quilts. (AaaaHHHhhh!) It was crazy. Thank goodness Mary Steel was able to get the big one quilted for me. Didn’t she do an incredible job? Like always! Thank you, Mary.
One Block Three Quilts
It was all worth it because now I have been publish! These quilts will all be in the June issue of the Quilt Pattern Magazine. I am over the moon with excitement! I couldn’t wait a moment longer. Yes, I am jumping the gun a little, but next month is going to be very busy. Now is the perfect time to share with you what I have been working on. In this One Block Three Quilts set, each quilt is named. There is the Fan-Tastic Quilt (my personal pick), the Cork Screw Quilt, and the Wonky Pinwheel Quilt.
My favorite thing to do is cut more than one quilt at the same time. I have done this in the past with my Windmill Quilt Set and my Tractor Quilt set. This is a project where you can do that, too.
Last year, I collaborated with Art Gallery Fabrics for three of the patterns that I released (Whole Lotta Love Quilt, the Transplant Mini Quilt, and Double Pinwheel). To show my appreciation, I decided to challenge myself to use only Art Gallery Fabrics in each quilt top. Luckily, I was able to buy most of my fabric locally and what I couldn’t find at my LQS, I found at Hawthorne Threads online. All three quilts are fully created with Art Gallery lines. The Fan-Tastic Quilt is from Pat Bravo’s Indie Boheme line, The Cork Screw Quilt is from the Bachelorette Fusion line by AGF Studio, and the Wonky Pinwheel quilt is from the Garden Dreamer line by Maureen Cracknell. I just love all of their fabrics and I am so happy with how the quilts turned out.
I hope you love them! If you want to get your copy of the patterns, head over to Quilt Pattern Magazine and get the June issue. To celebrate this wonderful occasion, let’s have a giveaway! What is the prize? A fat quarter set. Hmmmm. Lets make it two giveaways. The first giveaway will be right here on my blog. In the comments, tell me which quilt is your favorite out of the One Block Three Quilts set. For the second, head over to Instagram and 1)like the giveaway post 2)follow me on Instagram 3)tag a friend 4)repost the giveaway photo. I will announce the winners on this post Monday, June 14. UPDATE: winner from the blog Susan Shaffer and from Instagram @joydicksonquilts
Good luck everyone!
Elisabeth, I just wanted to thank you and let you know that your package arrived in the mail today. The fabrics are beautiful! Still trying to decide on a pattern to use them. Any suggestions for patterns using 8 FQ’s appreciated.
Thanks again. Susan
I am so happy you received the package of fabric and like them. As for patterns, you can get away with making a lap size quilt of the Whole Lotta Love Quilt (https://www.brownbirddesignsquilts.com/2017/02/free-whole-lotta-love-quilt-pattern/) and the Peppermint Way Quilt (https://www.brownbirddesignsquilts.com/2018/06/peppermint-way-quilt-as-tutti-frutti/) or if feel like making a chevron quilt you can make the Aron’s Chevron Quilt lap size(https://www.brownbirddesignsquilts.com/2017/12/chevron-quilt/)… I am loving curves right now so I think the variety of colors you have would look good with the Peppermint Way Quilt. If you use a grey background like I did the whites will pop. Thanks for sharing! I am offering a free ring template when signing up for my email list, here is the link to that https://www.brownbirddesignsquilts.com/freetemplates_rings/
LUV the Wonky Pinwheel – way genius design, Congrats!
Congratulations on being published! These quilts will be a real treat for the readers of Quilt Pattern magazine. Fan-tastic is my favorite. It’s awesome that you finished all three!
Thank you Pan!! I am so happy that I finished all of the quilts too. There was a point when I wasn’t sure it would happen.
Wow, what a fun and ambitious project! I like the wonky pinwheel design the most.
Thanks Dawn!! It all started with the wonky pinwheel so it has a special place in my heart.
Congratulations on getting published…and on speed quilting to successfully meet your deadline! The small hot pink and black is my favorite quilt for the colors but I love the creative layout of the pinwheel quilt.
Thank you Susan! They were a lot of fun to make.
Congratulations you! I have been honored to be a tester for you and I am so happy that you are going to be getting wider exposure for your designs.
Sherry, thank you so much! I loved the heart you made. Your impute was so helpful. I hope you test for me again.
Love the Wonky Pinwheel Quilt. I think it looks awesome and all the different color combos come to mind. Congratulations on getting published.
Thank you Linda!! You are right there are many color combos that would make the quilt look completely different. I originally played with teal and berry red shot cottons with white in a smaller block. It’s still in a project box somewhere… Maybe I will finish it next year.