Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Introducing the Bella Roma Quilt Pattern

I'm excited to introduce my new quilt pattern, Bella Roma!

Here's a bit of info about the pattern...

  • The design was inspired by Italian tile work.
  • It's the perfect pattern for that single charm pack or layer cake hanging around in your fabric stash.
  • Most of the yardage required is solid quilting cotton. Since solids tend to be less expensive than prints it's economical. Hooray!
  • The pattern includes two versions: 

    • a throw quilt made from one charm pack, a coordinating print for the floating squares and narrow border, and a solid background fabric. The finished size is 46" by 55 1/2". 

    • a queen size quilt made from one layer cake, a coordinating fabric for the floating squares, and a solid background fabric. The finished size is 81" by 102".

  • The layer cake queen is great for medium and large-scale prints.
Big blocks!
  •  If you can sew half square triangle blocks and strip piece sets, you can make this quilt.
  • The negative space in both versions create a perfect canvas for interesting free-motion quilting. 

  • Use bold colors or muted tones. It's all good.
  • Does your scrap bin runneth over? Skip the pre-cuts and cut your own forty 5" squares or forty 10" squares.

Bella Roma comes in both a PDF instant download file, available on Craftsy and Etsy, and a paper version (Etsy shop only).

The pattern is $9. It includes 7 pages of detailed cutting and sewing instructions, loads of diagrams, and helpful tips.

And I have one more exciting bit of news.

Bella Roma is being offered as a class at Treadle Yard Goods in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The class starts this Saturday, July 20th at 2 p.m. LaVaughn Bye, seamstress and quilter extraordinaire, is teaching the course. Give Treadle a call at 651.698.9690 to sign up. The pattern is available for purchase there, too.

Here's a photo of LaVaughn's Bella Roma. Isn't it lovely?

Happy sewing!