I know it’s hard to believe. Two new patterns in the same week. I told you I’ve been working hard!
Here’s my next new pattern . . .
There’s nothing new about the Greek Cross quilt block. It’s a traditional block that’s been around forever. But since I teach a lot of classes to quilters of all skill levels, I decided to use this block to teach lessons on making half-square triangles, which is one of the units that is used in the creation of this block.
Therefore, this pattern contains lessons inside. Three different lessons on easy methods for making half-square triangles. I like it when patterns are extra useful that way, don’t you? You can try all three methods and then pick your favorite to construct your quilt. They’re even techniques that you can apply to other quilts you might make later on.
I made my sample quilt to look fairly traditional, and I can’t seem to stop myself from using lots of red — but I also wanted to see it in other colors, so I have another version of it made up in bright colors. I’ll show that one to you next week.
Remember the Sweet Sewfull Event I told you about, where I’ll be teaching in July? Well, this is another workshop I’ll be teaching during the event, so if you’re interested in having your half-square triangle lessons hands-on, hop on over to Sew Sweet Quilt Shop’s site and sign up for the event. Even if you don’t take one of my workshops, there are several others to choose from, plus lots of other quilting entertainment going on for that entire weekend.
And yes, I’m giving away two copies of this pattern, as is usual whenever I introduce a new one. All you have to do to have a chance to win is leave a comment on this post. I’ll draw for two winners on Tuesday, July 2, when I’ll also show you the other colorway I made. Winners can choose between the printed version or the PDF version.
Did you notice that there are no animals in the picture of this quilt? Amazing! I’m not sure how I managed that, other than I shot in the yard and not the pasture this time, and during all my running in and out, Oscar snuck in the house, so he wasn’t available to help. My Cowboy found him asleep in the spare bedroom hours later, acting like an indoor cat!
And since you’ve read this far, I’ll also announce right here the winners of the “What the Hex?” pattern giveaway from earlier this week. They are . . .
Stephanie and Teresa
Congratulations, ladies! I’ll get them right to you.
I also have both patterns (in both printed and PDF versions) listed in my Etsy Shop now, just in case you didn’t win or don’t want to wait. Check back soon for more news!