Monday, January 30, 2017

New Pattern: Shoofly Crossing

When I saw an upcoming fabric collection called Bunnies & Cream in the Riley Blake / Penny Rose catalog last December, I fell in fabric love.  This debut collection by Lauren Nash features sweet vintage-inspired bunnies in darling story-book settings.  I seriously lost sleep a few nights dreaming up patterns that would showcase Lauren's pretty fabric.



The result of those sleepless nights is my newest pattern called Shoofly Crossing. This 57" x 57" lap quilt or child's quilt is perfect for showcasing special prints. You begin by selecting 3 fat quarters of feature fabric, and then build around them with coordinating prints. The main blocks are connected by small inner shoofly blocks, creating a pleasing, whimsical design.



I love that Lauren’s collection includes three colors of gingham, which just makes everything sweeter, doesn’t it?  Pink gingham binding ~ need I say more?




I think every quilt needs a “grounding color” and for me, this quilt called for yellow.  I chose Riley Blake’s Confetti Cotton “Sunshine” ~ how appropriate! 



The focal squares are cut at 4 1/2” (4” showing) which is a very nice size for most fabrics with a feature element.



For the machine quilting, Barb (Quilts on Broadway) and I chose a loopy meander.  I love how playful it is.



If you are interested in purchasing Shoofly Crossing, please visit your local quilt shop or one of my blog sponsors.  My Timeless Day, Lou Lou's Fabric Shop, Stitches 'N Giggles and Quilts on Broadway are all carrying the pattern.  My Timeless Day will be offering two kit options: one in Bunnies & Cream and one in Toy Chest 2.  Please visit My Timeless Day for all the details!  

You can also purchase paper or electronic patterns directly from me, but I encourage you to shop locally or through one of my sponsors when possible! Quilt shop owners: wholesale information is available here

In March Lauren is hosting a Bunnies & Cream Blog Hop, and I will have other fun projects to share at that time.  Bunnies & Cream will be shipping to quilt shops in February.  Here's a lovely shot of Lauren's complete collection:


Photo credit: Lauren Nash

Thanks for stopping by the blog, quilting friends.  If you sew up Shoofly Crossing, be sure to let me know through Facebook or Instagram: #shooflycrossingpattern 

~Taunja




20 comments:

  1. The quilt is precious and so is the fabric!!!

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    1. Thank you Cynthia! It was so much fun to sew up!

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  2. Adorable! What little boy or girl wouldn't want to snuggle with this quilt! Gotta make it!

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    1. Oh thank you Donna! That is so kind of you to say! :)
      Happy sewing to you!

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  3. This is beautiful Taunja! You really did the fabric justice with your beautiful pattern. Love the little Shoofly blocks in between.

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    1. Thanks Sigi! I have to say this fabric is a joy to sew!

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  4. This is just precious Taunja! You have put a lot of thought into this pattern and it turned out beautifully 💕 I am going to be making this one for sure!

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    1. Thanks so much Pam! I sure had fun with this one! I'm hoping it lends itself to a lot of great feature fabrics for people!

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  5. I was swooning over this collection when I first saw it and your quilt is just precious!! I love bunnies and can't wait to get this collection. Looking forward to the blog hop to see what other adorable treasures you have made.

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    1. Oh thanks so much Kathleen! I sure appreciate that. It is adorable fabric! Really sweet and also a touch nostalgic.

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  6. Hi Taunja! This is beautiful pattern to show those adorable fabrics! x Teje

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    1. Oh thank you so much Teje! I appreciate your kind words!

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  7. I'm in ❤❤❤ with this fabric and your quilt! I can't wait to make it and I'm thinking minky for the back😊

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    1. Thanks so much Kim!! You will love the fabric even more when you see it in person! So darling! Minky backing would be PERFECT!!! :)

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  8. I love this pattern idea. Another sweet and cheerful way to display absolutely adorable fabrics in the middle. Super cute

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    1. Thank you Rosemary! That's what I was hoping for! :)

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  9. That fabric, oh my, it is beyond sweet! Two of my friends are going to be grandmothers (the son of one friend married the daughter of the other friend... make sense? haha). One is having a girl, the other a boy. This pattern and fabric is PERFECT for a quilt for those sweet babies!! Thank you again for coming up with patterns that couldn't be more perfect!!

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    1. Thank you Tuki! I sure had fun with this one. This is a wonderful debut collection on Lauren's part. Amazingly sweet. How lovely for the two friends whose children are sharing their lives. Nice!!!

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