Graphics for Gemma Pattern

Now that I have the basic instructions down for the Gemma pattern, I need to come up with visuals or diagrams to go with them.  Yes, I must admit, I think my instructions are well written, but quilters are visual people, and most are visual learners.  They want to see...

Writing the Gemma Pattern

I’ve been crazy busy – teaching, working at retreats, and working at the MQX Quilt Festival.  Now I have some time to sit down and write the pattern for Gemma. I’ve decided to break down the two winning designs into two separate patterns.  Since the...

Gemma – Part 4 – Which Design Wins?

In my last blog post, I laid out 12 different possible designs for Gemma using 64 Shaded 4-Patch blocks.  Everyone was so great about posting your opinions, here and on my Facebook page. The runaway winner was Design No. 3!  Somewhat traditional, but a little bit...

Gemma – Part 3

  So, in the last episode, I made 64 Shaded 4-Patch Blocks – 32 blocks with a dark square and a medium triangle, and 32 blocks with a medium square and a dark triangle.  I love the Shaded 4-Patch block because it is *so* versatile.  For example, how many...

Gemma – Part 2

I’m using the Shaded 4-Patch block as the basis for my new pattern, Gemma.  I couldn’t decide between the two sets of Northcott Fabrics, so I’m going to do what I often do when faced with a decision between two great options – I’ll use...

Gemma – Part 1

And so it begins!  Now that my newsletter and blog are up and running, I can get back to sewing.  Next on the winter agenda is to write two new patterns.  The first pattern is named Gemma, based on my Shaded 4-Patch sample.  I’ve had lots of requests for this...

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