Wow, it has been a busy couple of weeks. I released a new pattern at the beginning of April, and this is the first time I am getting a chance to talk about it. I had the pleasure of releasing LOLA on the Tiny Apple Fabrics and Crafts Facebook Live show. It is something I am not comfortable doing, but Alison made me feel at home. I really do love talking about my patterns so that helps with the on-camera nerves. If you want to go back and check out the live show, click the link here. I showed lots of samples and tips and tricks.
Let's talk about LOLA!
LOLA is my 5th pattern to be released. LOLA was in my mind for months. I wanted to make a pattern that allows you to use up your large-scale prints and do some fussy cutting. You can also use embroidered blocks in the center squares. I have a quilt in mind to do this in the future. When I looked at the first sample made the first name that came to me was LOLA so that is how it got its name. The first sample I made uses Tula Pinks Alice fabric line along with her basics line. This fabric line is the reason I created this pattern. I knew I didn't want to cut up those main prints, so I had to come up with a pattern that highlights them. The quilting on this version was done by Jean Gordon of Happy Quilting. She did an amazing job with the quilting. I just love looking at it.
LOLA comes in three sizes Baby 41" x 55", Throw 55" x 68.5" and Large Throw 68.5" x 82". It would be easy to make the quilt bigger by adding more blocks. Its Fat Quarter and Scrap friendly.
For this version I used RK Solids with a dinosaur print I had in my home collection. You can use the same fabric in the middle squares like I did in this baby version. I quilted this with straight lines on the diagonal.
LOLA is very versatile and can be used with almost anything you have. I made a throw size using V and C Ombre fabrics. There are so many ways you can lay out the fabrics with ombre fabric lines.
LOLA is available in my shop in digital and paper versions. I still have a couple copies of summer Quilter's World magazine available for purchase. It has my pattern Raising Hope in it.
I will be vending at the MN Quilt Show in St Cloud in June. I am so excited to hang out with everyone while chatting about patterns, fabrics and more. Be sure to stop by and say hi to me.
All my patterns are available for wholesale. If you know of a shop that would love to have my patterns let them know about me. Check out the patterns I have available when you are perusing my website. I even have free projects for you to do.
A fun fact my free pattern "Dottie" was picked up by Hanchock's of Paducah. They have kits available for purchase. You can download the pattern on my website or on Robert Kaufman's website.
We all want to do what we love and I have the pleasure of sharing that with all of you. Happy Quilting.
All the best,