AmpersAnd

Posted on May 18, 2015 by prairiemoonquilts in New Patterns

Last month, I announced my newest pattern to members of the Cowgirl Club. Now that they’ve had first crack at it, I finally have it ready to be shown to the rest of the world!

It’s called AmpersAnd . . .

AmpersAnd

Back last winter, when it was so cold, I pulled out a bunch of sunny, happy fabrics from my stash, just to cheer myself up while waiting for spring. Using them in easy chunks, just squares and rectangles, I pieced together a random scrappy quilt top.

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But it needed something more . . .

One day I was standing in the middle of a gift shop, and noticed that ampersands were everywhere — they must be the new decorating thing!

I knew right then that was what my quilt needed — a great big ampersand — and so the AmpersAnd quilt was born!

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It measures 56″ x 70″, a good throw size. I think it would make a fabulous quilt to snuggle under while reading, don’t you?

Choose your favorite color palette for the base, and then pick a nice contrasting piece for your ampersand. It’s a great way to use up scraps!

The pattern is available in both a print version and a PDF version in my Etsy shop. It comes with complete, easy-to-follow cutting and piecing instructions, and a full-sized template for the applique. You can also get the PDF version on Craftsy.

Cowgirl Club members got a copy of this pattern in their packets this time, along with some bonus art to use for making a cowboy/cowgirl version of the quilt, that is only available to Cowgirl Club members. There are still a few Cowgirl Club packets left this quarter, so if you want to make yours a cowboy version, just pick up a Cowgirl Club packet HERE, and you’ll automatically get the AmpersAnd pattern, the bonus art, and all the other goodies that come in this quarter’s packet!

2 responses to “AmpersAnd”

  1. Carol Smith says:

    Nice. I like it!

  2. Hope says:

    I love it! What a great idea!

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