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Spring 2013 Patterns: The Normal Bunch

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I’ve gone back and forth on what to call this group… the normal/modern/geometric/solids/whatevers. Today we’re looking at this nameless group…

I completely forget what the inspiration was for ebb & flow was. Perhaps one of those days just sitting and doodling on the computer morphing one thing into another and that into another and then adding a little from four versions ago. And then finish it off with a LOT of purple. Lots. The more the better.

Angela Walters did the quilting on this one (and all the others in today’s post).

This is an easy-technique-wise quilt to assemble and includes instructions for crib, throw, twin, queen and king sizes. I think it would also look really neat with scraps (but then again, I think everything looks neat with scraps!).

Next up…

The inspiration for Dahlia is simple. Remember this from Color, Block & Quilt?

When I was working on the illustrations last spring I thought to myself, what would it look like if the flower just kept going and going?

Well, Dahlia is what it looks like. The pattern includes instructions for all five sizes.

Next up…

Numbers were the next logical step after letters.

I wanted to make the pattern have a scrappy look, but with a bit more order. For spot & dot, I used a mix of charm packs (5″ squares) and scraps from Scrap Mountain. And here I should put in a huge THANK YOU to Mr. Carolina Patchworks for tracing and cutting lots an lots and lots of fusible interfacing for this release.

I know a lot of people get overwhelmed with the shear number of scrap pieces needed for some of my quilts so I was going for a similar look with lots of texture but overall slightly less intimidating. A perfect lap quilt!

Raw edge fusible applique makes this project come together quickly!

And the last for today…

Gosh, I love this. Sunset makes me smile. The inspiration was pretty simple:

This one has instructions for all five sizes. One for each room!

Be inspired by what’s around you. We have a beautiful world.

These four are also available as a discounted bundle.

(Spot & Dot is printed in a book format so unfortunately international shipping is crazy, but I can fit 2-3 bundles in one shipment if you have some IRL quilty friends and want to combine an order.)

3 thoughts on “Spring 2013 Patterns: The Normal Bunch”

  1. Sean Cier says:


    Glad the result came out so cool.

  2. Andrea says:

    I love your numbers quilt!!! The problem is I love too many of your quilts. How will I ever get them all done. Kudos to Mr. Carolina Patchworks! He cuts very well 🙂

  3. Emily says:

    I really like your numbers quilt pattern. Do you think you will ever adapt it for standard bed sizes? It would make an adorable crib quilt.

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