Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Quilt Pattern: Kaleidoscope Quilt


I'm so excited to share a new quilt pattern with you today!



A few months ago, I was inspired by Painted Garden by Crystal Manning for Moda Fabrics.  The line was just coming out and as soon as I saw it, I knew I needed to create a quilt pattern with it.  I sat  down and started working on ideas that were floating around in my head and I came up with an amazing quilt pattern.





I so proud to share it with you!  You can buy this pattern here.

I worked hard to make this pattern easy to follow.  I walk you through block construction with step-by-step photos.  It works up quickly because it is composed of 16 large blocks.  I really think you'll enjoy making it!



I'd love to see your versions of this pattern!  Tag me on Instagram @skeinandhook and use the hashtags- #skeinandhookpatterns, #kaleidoscopequilt, #skeinandhook



You can go to my Etsy shop to get a copy of the pattern!  I can't wait to see what you make with this pattern!  Enjoy!




Thursday, May 24, 2018

Moda Bake Shop Free Tutorial: Festive Quilt



Today I'm back in the Moda Bake Shop with the tutorial for my Festive Quilt!

As soon as we caught glimpses of Vintage Holiday last year, I started dreaming up quilt patterns using it.



I came up with this design.  I love how the Ohio Stars twinkle!  I designed the border to look like little Christmas tree!



But guess what?! This quilt design also looks amazing as a non-holiday quilt too!  Make sure you scroll all the way down to the bottom of my Moda Bake Shop post to see it mocked up in Painted Garden by Crystal Manning!  I'm making that version soon ;)


Head on over to Moda Bake Shop to get the free tutorial!  Remember, I'd love to see your versions of Festive! Tag me on Instagram @skeinandhook and tag your project as #festivequilt or send me an email!  Enjoy the pattern!



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Moda Bake Shop Free Tutorial: Sweet Diamonds Baby Quilt



Last week I was back in the Moda Bake Shop with a new tutorial for my Sweet Diamonds Baby Quilt!

I had so much fun designing this quilt!  I love making baby quilts and this one was no different.  For this quilt I used Home Sweet Home by Stacy Iest Hsu.  This line is so adorable!



In my post, I give fabric requirements for making one baby quilt, two at a time baby quilts, three at a time baby quilts, and a larger throw size!  This pattern works up in no time and is so fun to make.  I'm definitely planning on making the larger throw size soon!



Head on over to Moda Bake Shop to get the free tutorial!  Remember, I'd love to see your versions of Sweet Diamonds! Tag me on Instagram @skeinandhook and tag your project as #sweetdiamondsquilt or send me an email!  Enjoy the pattern!


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Moda Bake Shop Free Tutorial: Picnic Fireworks Quilt



Today I'm back on the Moda Bake Shop with the tutorial for my Picnic Fireworks Quilt!

I really enjoyed making this quilt and have greatly been anticipating the pattern release!  This quilt is made from Moda Fabrics Picnic Basket Wovens.  These are lusciously soft wovens and I'm so happy with how they performed in this quilt.



I'm planning on making more things from this line...I'm thinking dresses for my girls, cloth napkins for our picnics, and a picnic bag.  Stay tuned :)



These fabrics ship to store in May.  I'll be selling some in my Etsy shop.  Get in touch now if you'd like to reserve a fat quarter bundle.  Also, I can make a few kits for this quilt so if you'd like to preorder one, contact me through Etsy.



Head on over to Moda Bake Shop to get the free tutorial!  Remember, I'd love to see your versions of Picnic Fireworks! Tag me on Instagram @skeinandhook and tag your project as #picnicfireworksquilt or send me an email!  Enjoy the pattern!


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Moda Bake Shop Free Tutorial: Twinkle Pillows



Today I shared a free tutorial on the Moda Bake Shop for my Twinkle Pillow!  Pillows are a quick, easy project that make a big impact in a room.  In this tutorial, I use Ella & Ollie by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts.  This fabric is so, so beautiful!



I love the beautiful spring look of it and I thought it would make great spring pillows.  Here I am using one charm pack and some yardage to make two 16".


Stars are one of my favorite quilt blocks and here I really wanted to highlight the star.  In this free tutorial, I show the details of how I quilted the pillows to really highlight the star design.

Head on over to Moda Bake Shop to get the free tutorial!  Remember, I'd love to see your Twinkle Pillows if you make them!  Tag me on Instagram @skeinandhook or send me an email!  I hope you enjoy the pattern!



Friday, March 16, 2018

Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along: Jelly Roll Ripples Quilt



I recently joined Fat Quarter Shop in one of their Quilt Alongs.  The quilt pattern is called Jelly Roll Ripples.  I chose to use Bunnies and Blossoms by Lauren Nash for Penny Rose Fabrics.



The quilt pattern was great!  It was super fast and well-thoughtout.  I really enjoyed making it.  I'm glad that I have this jelly roll pattern in my arsenal because I have lots of jelly rolls that I'd like to use  😉 and I'd definitely make this pattern again!





To see other versions of this quilt, browse the hashtag on Instagram: #jellyrollripplesquilt

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Valentine's Quilt 2018



One of the quilt goals I have this year is to make a bunch of seasonal quilts.  I started quilting in earnest in July 2017 so I haven't been at this too long.  This year I wanted to start building my stash of seasonal quilts so that I have quilts to display around my house at all points of the year.  It's going to take a couple of years to really get a good bunch of these but you have to start somewhere ;)  

When January rolled around, I immediately thought it was time to start a Valentine's quilt.  I searched all over for ideas.  After much deliberation, I decided on Hearts Afloat by Bev Getschel.  I was stunned by how beautiful the heart border was.  And though I had never made a mitered corner or done a quilt with scallops, I was not deterred.  

For my fabric, I chose to use Bonnie and Camille pinks and reds (from assorted collections) and Moda Bella Solids White Bleached (9900 98) instead of the blue shown in the quilt pattern.

Here are some progress pics-





For my binding, I chose Moda Bella Solids Christmas Red 9900 16.




This was the first time I ever made a scalloped quilt.  I love the look of a scalloped edge and how the scallops make the hearts here is the sweetest.  I thought it was a little tough to bind, probably because it was my first time.

I love it and am so excited to have it for this Valentine's Day and many to come :)



Quilt Pattern: Kaleidoscope Quilt

I'm so excited to share a new quilt pattern with you today! A few months ago, I was inspired by Painted Garden by Crystal Manni...