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Around The Lake - Solid Colours

Around The Lake - Solid Colours

Mar 8, 2022 - 1:58pm

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I had so much fun creating this solid version of Around The Lake and from the response I got from you liked it too! So I got out my calculator and worked out the requirements and cutting for 6 different sizes.                                               .           This version of the quilt is made up of two different blocks. One that features more red and one that features more pink.The centres stay the same for both blocks. If you want to make you own version using either Kona Solids or Moda Bella Solids, check out the table below. This is the original mock up I made for the solid version of the quilt. That's the wonderful thing about the colouring sheet that is included in the pattern. You can have so much fun playing with colour placement and directions. So if you would want to make your own version of this quilt, click on the link below and it will take you to a PDF that you can save and print. You will still need the pattern to finish the cutting of this quilt. I hope you appreciate all the extra maths that I did for you. My brain is still hurting :) Solid Version Around The Lake Requirements and Cutting Click here to purchase the pattern from my online store.
New Pattern - Around The Lake

New Pattern - Around The Lake

Mar 3, 2022 - 11:20am

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I have been so looking forward to sharing my latest quilt pattern with you all, Around The Lake.Ta Da, here she is: I wanted to make a super scrappy fun design to use up all those little bits of fabric I had in my stash. I'm pretty sure you have some of those too! The design came about about after I was playing around with a Drunkard's Path block and also a flying geese block. I originally made the block using a traditional Drunkark's Path and Half Square Triangles. However I felt that would be too much sewing and too many seams. I'm sure you will all appreciate me making it a simpler block. So I extended the Drunkard's Path to be a rectangle and completed the block with a Flying Geese unit. Around The Lake is a very unique term that locals from Ballarat use all the time. Hey, do you want to go for a walk around the lake? I thought it perfectly suited my new design as it reflected the circle in the middle of the block. Lake Wendouree has also become a big part of our lives since moving back to Ballarat just over a year ago. It is a short walk from our house and Henry and I go there all the time to ride our bikes or play on one of the many playgrounds. If you ever get to come to Ballarat, Lake Wendouree is a must see.   The pattern comes with instructions for 6 different sizes and there are also templates available to make cutting the quilt much quicker and easier. The quilt is both fat quarter and fat eighth friendly but it could also be made using your stash as I mentioned before. When making the quilt some bonus Half Square Triangles are created. The pattern includes some suggestions on how to use these to make some fabulous cushions. You could also use to make a cot quilt or to help back the quilt.                                    I have also been working on another version of Around The Lake using solid fabrics and my favourite black and white stripe. For all of you that I know are going to ask, it's called Clown Stripe in white from Michael Miller Fabrics. I haven't included the instructions in the original pattern as it would make the pattern way too long. I'm sure you could work it out yourself with just a little bit of calculating but I have decided to make it much easier for you all. The next blog post will have all the fabric requirements and cutting instructions for 6 different sizes in this restricted colour pallette. I hope it will helpful and maybe you will end up making a couple Around The Lake quilts. I hope you like my new pattern as much as I do and you can purchase the PDF Pattern, Paper Pattern and Template Set from my online store here. I am looking forward to seeing all the wonderful quilts you create from this pattern and remember to use the hashtags #aroundthelakequilt and #emmajeanjansen so I can find them. Thank you also for your continued support of my little business, I appreciate it more than words can say.
Tipsy Cushion - Liberty

Tipsy Cushion - Liberty

Feb 23, 2022 - 2:33pm

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I have made a few different versions of this pattern but my favourite is defintely this one.The Tipsy Cushion is a great little project to work on and is a fun way to use up some of those favourite scraps of fabrics. My inspiration for this combination of low volume prints and Liberty fabrics actually came from one of my Students. She has made a number of these and I couldn't let her have all the fun!   I went thought my stash and found 36 of my favourite Liberty fabrics to use. I also couldn't help but lay them out in a colourwash. If you know my work you would know that this is something I have to do. I'm not great at full scrappy, I like a little bit of colour order. If you would like to make your own you can purchase the pattern as a PDF or you can grab the printed version complete with acrylic templates to make cutting out the pieces much quicker and easier. Both are avaible here in my Online Shop.
Thora Belle Quilt - Stay Gold

Thora Belle Quilt - Stay Gold

Feb 2, 2022 - 7:45pm

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I've been wanting to share all the photos of my latest Thora Belle Quilt.This one is made from Stay Gold, a stunning range by Melody Miller for Ruby Star Society. My Thora Belle quilt pattern features Raw Edge Applique but you could attach the shapes using your preferred method, either by hand or machine. I love the speed that the machine gives me and with a little one around, time is very precious. Quick is good for me! I attach the shapes using a fusible web. The brand I prefer is "Lite Steam a Seam 2"It's a fabulous product that it not too heavy and is very good at stopping the edges fraying. How good it that! I like to complete my applique when the quilt is still in blocks. It's so much easier to handle and you can just use your normal sewing machine foot. I prefer to use Aurifil 50wt thread in a colour that matches the applique shapes. However if the thread you have on hand is a little darker or lighter it's not the end of the world, it will still work too. To get the neat finish that I love so much I then reduce the stitch length to around 1.8 (I use a Bernina) and slowly stitch around the edge of the applique shapes as closely to the edge as possible 3 times. I know 3 times seems a lot, but I promise that it helps guarantee that the edges are sewn down and reduces the changes of the edges fraying. I decided to get this quilt machine quilted ny a lomg armer. Karen from @shecooks_shesews did a fabulous job with the quilting and I love the movement it gives the quilt.I usually quilt all my own quilts using straight lines but again I was a little time short on time. Sometimes it's great to out source, am I right? All these stunning photos were taken at my Brother and Sister in Law's house. How amazing is it? They recently had all the floors replaced with a beautiful coloured wood and all the walls painted. I love it so much. The requiremts for this quilt uses cuts across the width of the fabric so have fabric. However if you don't mind a little wastage you can use fat quarters. Just cut one background and one applique from each fat quarter. If you would like to make your own Thora Belle you can also purchase templates that make cutting out the applique shapes a breeze.You can find them here. The Thora Belle pattern is on sale until the end of the month. (28-02-2022)Grab it here! Check out lots of other version of my Thora Belle quilt on instagram here, or by using the hashtag #thorabellequilt
Chapel Street Quilt

Chapel Street Quilt

Oct 30, 2021 - 9:37am

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I am so excited to share with you my first ever English Paper Pieced quilt, Chapel Street.I will also admit now it will probably be my only one! I loved making it but for a designer that has limited time to work (full time caring of a nearly 3 year old) it just isn't the method for me. Lucky this design can also be machine pieced and I will take you through the steps in future blog post. The story behind my Chapel Street quilt is pretty simple. We were living in Melbourne last year during the lockdowns and I walked a lot. So much so I didn’t put petrol in my car for 7 months!! A least a couple of days a week I would make the walk to my local supermarket in Balaclava and on the way I passed a building. It had a tiled front and I always thought it would make the perfect patchwork block. The name comes from the location of the building, Chapel Street. The plan to turn in into an I Spy quilt came from the fact Henry was with my every time I walked past the building, just hanging out in his pram and because the playgrounds were closed this was the most exciting outing of his day. The fabric used in the quilt is mainly older Cotton and Steel fabrics and some newer Ruby Star Society prints. The black and white stripe is a 1/4" stripe from Riley Blake Designs but any 1/4" stripe would work. The pattern is 5” Charm Square, Fat 16th, Fat 8th and Fat Quarter Friendly. It can also be made using your stash and left over scraps. The pattern is available as a PDF download and Printed paper version. The pattern comes with requirements and instructions to make two sizes. Cushion Finished Size: 22" x 22" / 56cms x 56cmsQuilt Finished Size: 66" x 66" / 170cms x 170cms There are also acrylic templates as well as EPP kits for both the cushion and throw size.      I decided to make the cushion completely differently to the original quilt. I paired low volume prints with bright solids. I then choose a big bold stripe for the back and switched the directions so I didn't have to match the stripes!I think it looks very stylish, especially with the matching self covered buttons. The instructions to make this cushion back are included in the pattern.    Both the quilt and cushion were just simply quited using straight lines, my go to for modern quilting.I have a blog post on how I quilt if you are  interested here. I hope you like my new quilt pattern and already have ideas for fabric choices. I love that the quilt can be made from small scraps and the design perfectly suits that eclectic look. The pattern, templates and EPP papers can be purchased here. Wholesale orders from Creative Abundance and Checkers Distributors.
Kiss Goodnight Quilt - The Other Two

Kiss Goodnight Quilt - The Other Two

Oct 8, 2021 - 1:32pm

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First up I am going to share with you my Tula Pink Linework Kiss Goodnight Quilt.I decided to pair the range of black and whites with a selection of Tula Pink designer solids. Here are the colours I choose: I spent a lot of time planning the layout of this quilt before I even started sewing which is something I rarely do.I also must say, what did we do without camera phones. How handy are they to take a photo of the final layout so you don't forget! How lovely are those colours all piled up and ready to sew. I don't often use plain fabrics but this quilt has defintely made re-think that and I will be planning some more in the future. I choose to quilt this version using horizontal lines. I used Aurifil 40wt in colour #2606.  It's a mid grey and it worked perfectly on the black, whites and colours. The next version I made from lots of old Cotton and Steel and Ruby Star Society fabrics. I decided I wanted to use a different low volume fabric for each block so I raided my stash and found some perfect ones. I tried to make this version as scrappy as possible and used most fabrics onlu once. Some of my favourites were used a little more. I quilted this one with diagonal lines as it was my plan to have a different finish on each version of Kiss Goodnight. I hope you have enjoyed having a closer look at my two Kiss Goodnight quilts. I think it shows how versatile the pattern is and the endless possibilities. The pattern is Fat Quarter friednly and comes with instructions to make 6 different sizes, from Baby up to King.You can purchase the pattern here as either a PDF or Printed pattern from my online store.Wholesale orders from Creative Abundance and Checkers Distributors.
Kiss Goodnight Quilt - True Kisses

Kiss Goodnight Quilt - True Kisses

Sep 27, 2021 - 2:41pm

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I haven't been the most reliable blogger over the past couple of years but my new plan is to at least write and share my new quilts. First up is the original Kiss Goodnight quilt, which has been made using True Kisses by Heather Bailey. This pattern is fat quarter friendly and comes with instructions for 6 different sizes. Starting with a Baby size and going up to a King size! It also comes with a colouring sheet which comes in handy at the planning stage. The pattern comes together very quickly with half square triangle blocks and squares. The sashing is a great way to showcase the blocks and highligh the fabrics. It's a great design to showcase a collection but is also very suitable for scraps. Grab the pattern from my online store HERE! Next up I'll share the Tula Pink version!
A New Pattern - Pickled Orange Peel

A New Pattern - Pickled Orange Peel

Oct 20, 2017 - 1:29pm

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I have been very busy working on a new version of my Pickled Orange Peel Quit.I have always wanted to make a scrappy version of this quilt ever since I first made ita number of years ago.Here is the original quilt.Grab the pattern here!To plan this new version I first played with my coloured pencils.I then choose the fabrics. I knew I wanted to use low volume fabricsand contrasting brights.Then I did a test block and loved the black centre!Then it was cutting time. This alone took me a week with templates and scissors!Then it was basically lots and lots of sewing!Foundation piecing can be a slow process but I do love how acurate the technique is.Once all the foundation pieced arcs were completed it was time to assemble the 64 blocks!I lay all the elements of the blocks out first. I really didn't want any of the same fabrics next to one another.Lucky I have a lounge room floor thats big enough!Once the quilt top was complete I decided that I really wanted some special quilting.I asked Carolyn from Free Bird Quilting and she said yes.I am so happy with the quilting, Carolyn did an amazing job.After I completed the quilt I decided that it would be much easier with templates,so Creative Abundance and I made some.This will make cutting all the pieces from this quilt so much easier.I just wish I had them before I started mine.The finished quilt size is 203cms x 203cms (80" x 80")Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
Bronte's Stars a new version

Bronte's Stars a new version

Oct 20, 2017 - 1:05pm

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I've been meaning to write this blog post to show my new version of Bronte's Stars.This qult has been made using Alison Glass's fabric range, Chroma.Grab the pattern here! I love how different a pattern can look by just using different colours! The finished quilt size is 185cms x 185cms (72" x 72")Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
A New Pattern - Bronte's Stars

A New Pattern - Bronte's Stars

May 31, 2017 - 2:53pm

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I was lucky enough to be asked by Jodie Carleton from RicRac to design a new quilt using her fabulous new range of fabrics called Rockpool.Grab the pattern here!I wanted to design a fresh bright quilt and also wanted to use stars. It's been a while since I have incorporated stars into my quilts to I was looking forward to the challenge.So first I got out my graph paper and pencils.Then once the fabric arrived I started sewing like the wind!Then basting!I had just recently moved to Melbourne so it was a good opportunity to see if I had room to baste. Lucky I did!I wanted to quilt it quickly but I also wanted to do lots of straight line quilting. I was working and teaching at this time so I had to quilt late into the night.Then onto binding. I decided to bind with a black and white stripe - my favourite!I named this quilt after my gorgeous girl Bronte. She is a 13 year old Golden Retrieverand unfortunately couldn't make the move with me to Melbourne.She is staying in Ballarat with my parents as the move would have been to much for a change for her, not to mention the lack of fences at my new place.I think about her everyday and really wanted something to remember her by.The finished quilt size is 185cms x 185cms (72" x 72")Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
New Patterns from Eureka

New Patterns from Eureka

Dec 2, 2016 - 9:08pm

New Patterns
Whenever I release a new range of fabrics I have always been busy making new projects for you to make from the fabrics!These are the quilts and projects that I have made using Eureka, my new range of fabrics due out in January 2016.Wheels of FortuneFinished Quilt Size: 2.15mts x 2.15mts (84’’ x 84’’)Go With The FlowFinished Quilt Size: 185cms x 185cms (72’’ x 72’’) Triple TrianglesFinished Cushion Size: 45cms x 45cms (18’’ x 18’’) Money Bags Finshed Bag Size: Height 18cms (7") Width 14cms (5½")Little CrossesAvailable finished sizes in pattern:Cot Size: 92cms x 127cms (36'' x 50'')Throw Size:165cms x 165cms (64'' x 64'')Queen Size: 2mts x 2mts (78'' x 78'')Gold BullionsA free pattern download available here.All the patterns are available as Paper and PDF downloads from my online store.Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
A New Pattern - Gemstone Tumble

A New Pattern - Gemstone Tumble

Sep 6, 2016 - 10:01am

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I had been holding onto a bundle of fabric for such a long time, waiting for the stars to align to give me a block of time to make something from it.The fabric is called Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman.Grab the pattern here!I had an idea for a block for some time that involved foundation piecing.This is my test block!The colours are so wonderful in Blueberry Park I really wanted to do them justiceand also create a rainbow quilt of course!Lots of cutting and lots of sewing was involved but I enjoyed working with fabrics so different from my own.And finally the quilt top was finished.I just needed to decide how to quilt it.In the end I choose to do lots and lots of straight lines diagonally across the quilt.Simple yet very effective.For the backing I choose a Carolyn Friedlander fabricand another Blue Berry Park fabric for the binding.The finished Quilt!The finished quilt size is 2.05cms x 2.05cms (80'' x 80'')Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance.
3 New Patterns - Outback Blooms, Southern Cross Stars & Bush Gems

3 New Patterns - Outback Blooms, Southern Cross Stars & Bush Gems

Jun 27, 2016 - 11:59am

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My new range Matilda will be arriving in stores very soon.I wanted to share with you my new quilts that I designed using this bright zesty fabric.The first quilt is called Outback Blooms.It features basic piecing and raw edge applique.The quilt has been simply finished with straight line quilting and a touch of free motion.The finished quilt size is 153cms x 153cms (60’’ x 60‘’)The next quilt I made is called Southern Cross Stars.It is made using squares and half square triangles.I think this quilt would also be very well suited to being a scrap quilt.Again I quilted this quilt with my walking foor using straight lines.I find this quilting to really suit the style of the quilt and very easy to achieve.Finished Quilt Size: Finished Size: 183cms x 183cms (72” x 72”)The third quilt is a study in colour and negative space and is called Bush Gems.I have had the idea for this quilt in my head for some time and was waiting for the perfect fabric to complete it.Bush Gems has been quilted using vertical lines and I love the effect!!Finished Quilt Size: 198cms x 206cms (78” x 81”)Grab the patterns here, Outback Blossoms, Southern Cross Stars and Bush GemsWholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
3 New Patterns - Whirligig, Melways and 3 Cushions

3 New Patterns - Whirligig, Melways and 3 Cushions

Nov 26, 2015 - 8:54pm

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I just heard today that Melba is arriving into patchwork stores!I am so very excited and can't wait to see what you make from the range.Grab the patterns here.Whirligig, Three Cushions and MelwaysI have made 3 new patterns to be used with Melba.Introducing Whirligig.A fat quarter friendly quilt made with quick piecing methodsand a great way to showcase a fabric range.Finished Quilt Size: 170cms x 170cms (66'' x 66'')Next up is my Three Cushions Pattern.This patterns includes instructions to make three very different cushions using the same fabrics. You can create a cushion with a flange, ruffle or piping, making a fabulous addition to any lounge room.Finished Cushion Size: 40cms x 40cms (16'' x 16'')And finally Melways.Melways is a fun quilt designed to showcase a feature fabric! This pattern also includes the use of arrows which would make it perfect for a boy's quilt. Easy instructions and detailed diagrams make creating this quilt a breeze.Finished Quilt Size: 158cms x 158cms (62'' x 62'')Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance.
A New Pattern - Ampersand Quilt

A New Pattern - Ampersand Quilt

Oct 7, 2015 - 10:32pm

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I am so happy to be sharing this new quilt with you.The Ampersand Quilt has quickly become a favourite of mine featuring the & sign with raw edge applique. Grab the pattern here!I used the gorgeous range of basics fabrics from Ella Blue Fabrics.The inspiration for this quilt came from the lovely Janelle Wind.All the Ampersands were cut out by hand but there is a template set from Creative Abundance that makes tracing them out so much easier.All the Ampersands were appliqued using the wonderfull Aurifil Threads.The finished quilt size is 170cms x 170cms (66'' x 66'') Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance.
A New Pattern - Lovely Liberty

A New Pattern - Lovely Liberty

Aug 20, 2015 - 12:50pm

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It's been a long time since I have done any needle turn applique or hand quilting! I totally enjoyed making my Lovely Liberty cushion and hope I can find some time to make another one soon.First I selected my fabrics.Who dosen't love Liberty fabrics, the colours the and the designs made it hard just pick 16 for this cushion. Millrose Cottage is where I purchased these fabrics, they have a ROOM full of Liberty fabrics, the largest range I have ever seen in one place! Grab the pattern here!Then it was time to start the applique. I used silk thread and Jeana Kimball size 10 straw needles.Once all the applique was complete I hand basted the cushion front ready for hand quilting.For the batting I used Hobbs 100% wool batting. I love this batting as it is very easy to needle and had a high loft that really shows off the quilting.I also loved using my clover hoop, this is much smaller than my usual quilting hoop but was perfect for this small project.Once I finished quilting I decided to make a button back for the cushion using some of the left over fabric to make covered buttons.And here is the finished cushion!   Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance.
A New Pattern - Petal Cushions

A New Pattern - Petal Cushions

Aug 13, 2015 - 3:31pm

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This pattern is a favourite of mine!It combines gorgeous fabrics, raw edge applique and detailed quilting. Grab the pattern here!The requirements include enough fabric to make three co-ordinating cushions just by changing the colour placement. This project is a great introduction to raw edge applique because the work area for a cushion is small enough to manage on a domestic sewing machine.The finished cushions measure 18'' square.The reverse of the cushions feature a button up back.Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance.
A New Pattern - Ella's Scrapbag

A New Pattern - Ella's Scrapbag

Aug 13, 2015 - 2:55pm

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I love making quilts with half square triangles and Ella's Scrapbag is a perfect example. Made using The Linen Cupboard, 60's Scrapbag and Ella's Basics this is a easy, fun project that would be perfect for beds or as a quilt to keep on the couch. Grab the pattern here!   The quilt measures 183cms x 183cms (72'' x 72'')I used an Art Gallery Pure Elements fabric for the background and the colour is called Moonstone. Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance.
A New Pattern - Meadow Tracks

A New Pattern - Meadow Tracks

Apr 15, 2015 - 3:49pm

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Meadow Tracks is a modern quilt design that is also fat Quarter friendly and includes easy instructions to make piecing a breeze. Would suit all the fabulous modern ranges of fabrics and would also be striking in solids.This quilt was made using Leah Duncan's range of fabrics called Meadow.The quilt has been quilted simply using a walking foot and straight lines.Finished quilt size: 163cms x 203cms (64'' x 80'')  Grab the pattern here!       Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. 
A New Pattern - Australis Diamonds

A New Pattern - Australis Diamonds

Apr 15, 2015 - 3:37pm

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Australis Diamonds is a new quilt design made using 2.5'' strips. Jelly rolls are perfect for this project.The pattern also comes with instructions for a pieced star backing.I use my first range Terra Australis to make this quilt, and teamed it with a hanky linen in a silver colour. It has been quilted simply using a walking foot and straight lines.Finished Quilt Size: 177cms x 203cms (69 1/2'' x 80'')      Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop. 
Flying South

Flying South

Feb 25, 2014 - 11:29pm

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Just before Christmas I started making a quilt out of the brighter colours from Terra Australis.I wanted to design a new quilting using the flying geese block. Grab the pattern here! I love triangles at the moment!I had fun putting the colours together on this quilt. After I finished the blocks I decided that the quilt needed a border of more triangles!!I quilted this quilt quite simply, just stitching with my walking foot in the ditch.I also pieced the back using strips of 4 different kangaroo print colours. Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
Rainbow Row by Row Quilt

Rainbow Row by Row Quilt

Nov 4, 2013 - 7:13pm

New Patterns
As many of you know I am just slightly in love with rainbows. I have made a few rainbow quilts but this time I wanted to incoprorate the old row by row style of quilt.Grab the pattern here! This quilt has 13 rows (lucky for some) of rainbow goodness. Great for using up scraps, or a good reason to buy some more fabric.Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance.
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