Hello Jessica, I totally adore the fabrics you chose to create this fantastic quilt! I usually go for a more traditional style of pattern, but am very flexible on fabric choices (there are just far to many gorgeous, unique and perfect to work with) available to stay in one area. Yet, your pattern is such an eye catcher, I know I would make it a couple of times! Thank you for sharing your fantastic photos and quilt! Have a great day!
Designer Happenings at SQM15 Patrick Lose
It was a pleasure to meet with Patrick Lose at Spring Quilt Market 2015 in Minneapolis this past May. Here he is in our RJR Booth at Spring Quilt Market 2015 standing in front of two quilts (Veranda by Gateway Quilt ‘N Stuff and Southern Belle by Project House 360) featuring his fabric line Katherine Ann. He has a vibrant personality with many ideas. Make sure to stay posted as there are a lot of fun projects coming along this Summer as well as to debut at Fall Market. Check out his Facebook page here to stay up to date, as well.
“The collection was inspired by a mix of 19th century vintage archival textiles and floral photography. I did a lot of research on the kinds of flowers I wanted to combine in the focal print and created an original composition from floral photographs. The archival fabrics were used as a starting point for the coordinating prints in the collection. It was fun to add my own touches to these traditional pieces to give quilters something really original and a fresh spin on reproductions.”
“I named this collection after my daughter, Katie, and I think it fits her. She commented how much she liked one of the prints I was working on and as the collection grew I noticed that she might have influenced me in the colorations I chose, especially the coral pinks and sage greens so, it was natural to name the collection after her.”
We caught Patrick Lose here with his video interview with Alex Anderson for The Quilt Show, talking about his latest fabric line.
Southern Plantation, designed by Project House 360, is a confident beginner-friendly project that features a variation of Thelma’s Choice block that when joined creates the illusion of a secondary variable star. Southern Plantation is made with 18 inch blocks, offering a great way to showcase large scale prints. Quilters will learn traditional, curved and strip piecing. This 72 x 90 inch twin size quilt is perfect to display on a bed.
Veranda Quilt, designed by Gateway Quilt ‘N Stuff. Everything in the quilt is pieced. The pattern designer is offering acrylic templates that go with the quilt, purchased separately. Designed for intermediate level quilters, Veranda finishes at 64 by 76 ½ inches.
Southern Belle, designed by Project House 360, features an 18-inch Four Fan block that is twisted and turned to create movement. The fabric placement in the wedges creates a scrappy effect and antique feel. Quilters will learn curved piecing, and working with templates and wedges. The project is designed for the confident beginner to intermediate level quilter. It’s a perfect twin size at 72 by 90 inches.
Veranda Runner, designed by Gateway Quilt ‘N Stuff, portrays a Glorified Nine-Patch and Rob Peter to Pay Paul blocks. The projects demonstrate a creative way to work with stripes inside blocks. There are nice open areas to showcase quilting. Quilters will learn how to use templates, a fast way to piece the 9 patch, and curved piecing. Finishes at 20 by 58 ½.
Patrick also held a Schoolhouse in which he discussed Katherine Ann along with various pre-cut projects, and his previous collections.
He went on to talk about his previous Winter Holiday Fabric line, White Christmas along with the pattern designed by Patrick Lose Studios, Candy Striped, shown above.
Here is a sampling of the various projects he has designed and worked on with his various fabric lines with RJR Fabrics and showcased at his Schoolhouse. These projects showcase his cute, quick and fun embroidery designs.