Over the past several years I have written a handful of free quilt patterns. A few of the patterns have been posted here on my blog (see quilt patterns and tutorials tab above) and others were for students in my quilting classes.
This past week, my first pattern for sale, "Fox and the Four Seasons Wall Hanging" was released! At present, it is available exclusively in the brick and mortar store, JP Knit & Stitch, 461 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA, for $15.00 USD.
This pattern is for a 20 x 20 inch wall hanging. The pattern's packet includes a fat quarter panel I designed. The panel has 4 blocks, the fox in each season, and the apples and dots strips for the sashing strips in this project. My fabric panel was printed at Spoonflower.com on Kona® cotton.
I rated this pattern EASY. It is a perfect project for someone with a bit of experience sewing but new to quilting. The directions include instructions for piecing the wall hanging, doing the quilting, making the binding and sewing a sleeve to hang the wall hanging using a wooden dowel. For a quilter with more experience, there are great tips for doing straight line quilting with a walking foot.
Here's a photo of the finished wall hanging. It would a sweet decoration in a baby's nursery. I chose a solid orange border but a pink border will pick up the pink of the apple blossoms in the spring block and blue will accentuate the snow in the winter block! Using a border fabric with a pattern looks greats too!
If you are in the Boston area, I hope you'll stop by JP Knit & Stitch to see the finished project and pick up a "Fox and the Four Seasons" pattern packet for yourself or as a present for a friend!