Hello! I am thrilled today to have two exciting things to tell you. My latest PDF pattern release is called the "Gingham Dog and Calico Cat Quilt" and it is launching today on UpCraftClub and in my
shops later this week. Follow me on Etsy or Craftsy to be notified when I upload new patterns. More about my new pattern below.
But first! Did you notice my new blog header!?
My amazing cousin Brie, who is a graduate of Emily Carr School of Art, designed it for me along with a new logo and avatar. That's little me up there daydreaming of quilts! I am ecstatic with joy over this! :) If you would like me to put you in touch with her to inquire about designing a logo for you please send me an email. (Click the envelope in the mason jars on the sidebar or leave a comment.) Or, contact her on her website at the link on her name. :)
Okay, so here is my new pattern:
First, let me begin by thanking my friend Lori of SewPsychd for gifting me the fabrics I used in the quilt. Aren't they lovely!? For the longest time I couldn't think what to make with them and one day I was flipping through the book pictured below that my Mom gave to me years ago.
|Gingham Dog and Calico Cat Quilt designed, pieced and quilted by Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts. Made with "April Showers" by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics.|
I was searching for inspiration when I came across this quilt:
Then it struck me that a Gingham Dog and Calico Cat quilt was the perfect use for these "April Showers" fabrics that have gingham and calico prints among them. I do like the quilt above and I do enjoy embroidery but just now in my life I did not want to embroider 12 dog and cat faces. :) So I designed a quilt using dog and cat silhouettes.
I seem to have quite a lot of this "April Showers" fabric in my stash so I had enough on hand for the backing and binding as well.
|Close-up of Gingham Dog and Calico Cat Quilt.|
UpCraft Club is launching my pattern today. They have it on sale for today and tomorrow for 20% off! You can find it here. On July 20th this pattern will be available in my online shops as well. I hope you will enjoy my new pattern!
This pattern makes a generous crib/toddler bed quilt at 43" x 54.5". There are suggestions for ways to size the quilt up if you prefer a larger quilt. The pattern includes three dog and two cat applique templates, a quilt layout diagram and a quilt coloring page along with instructions and fabric requirements for the toddler bed quilt. Use a bundle of fat eighths (there will be leftovers for another project) or a combination of fat eigths and 2.5" strips to make your quilt.