Sunday, February 26, 2012

a little sneak peek of my quilt patterns

I just couldn't wait any longer to show you all some photos of the patterns that I'm finishing up. This has been a long time coming, and I'm so excited that they are finally almost ready! I'll be releasing them as PDFs first, and then I'll release them with a printed version as well in the not too distant future. So, without further adieu, here is the first line of Heather Jones modern quilt patterns!

The quilt above is my favorite to date, I think. It's my take on the traditional Ohio Star block. It's made entirely of solid fabrics and features the most amazing quilting by my dear friend Angela Walters. I made this quilt for an exhibition of works by members of the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild which will be on display in Cincinnati this spring at International Quilt Festival. This pattern makes quite a punch with the large scale of the block. The construction is really simple, and it's the perfect way to experiment with a few solid colors to make a big statement.

Next up is the quilt I recently finished for another friend of mine, Jennifer Paganelli. She sent me some of her gorgeous new line of fabric called Crazy Love, and this is what I came up with. This pattern will be great for any of those fabrics that you have that are just too beautiful to cut up. The large scale of the pinwheels in this pattern is the perfect way to showcase some of your favorite fabrics.

This is a fun lap sized quilt that comes together very quickly, and it's reversible! I used Pear Tree fabrics by my friend Thomas Knauer for this quilt. The front is a spin on the traditional strip quilt and the back features an oversized log cabin block in the center, surrounded by a lot of negative space. It's one of those quilts where I just don't know if I like the front or  back better!

And here's another quilt that I don't think you've even seen a peek of yet! This is a great pattern for beginners and it really comes together quickly, too. I used Amy Butler's fabulous Lark fabrics for this and I think it's just so bright and cheerful. I really love the pops of yellow! This pattern will be available in four sizes: baby/crib, twin, queen, and king. 

And lastly,  I've revamped the pattern for my Yield quilt, which was chosen as a winner in the first round of Project Modern by Valori Wells. I really love how it looks on the bed in this photo.

So, as you can see, I've been a busy little bee! I've also got a few other patterns coming that will be released this spring in a few publications, and I can't wait to show you those as well. It's such an exciting time to be finally releasing patterns, and I cannot tell you how fun it is for me to see something that started out as a drawing in my sketchbook come to life. And I'm even more excited to see how you all interpret my patterns with your own style and creativity!

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