I'm so excited to share my new
pattern with you!
It has directions to piece 4 modern quilts
with a feminine flair...
all in one pattern:)
When Kassidy and I designed this collection...
she knew that she wanted a lot of Gracie Girl quilts in her room.
She wanted each of them large enough to fit her bed...
and also large enough to snuggle in while watching a movie.
She helped with the designing of all four of these quilts...
and pieced the Shuffle quilt entirely by
herself in just a few short evenings.
No matter how old we are...
there is always a sense of accomplishment when we finish
piecing a quilt.
Do you remember your first quilt?
Do you have someone in your life that wants to learn?
This Shuffle quilt...
as well as the other 3 quilts in this pattern
were designed especially for this reason!!
Kassidy and I want others to experience the fun of sewing together:)
We decided that each quilt needed to have 5 things
to fit the requirement for a beginning pattern.
1. Each one should use pre-cuts for the prints...
making it easy for the beginner to sub-cut into strips or squares.
The Shuffle quilt uses a 3 1/2" Rolie Polie
(which is a standard Gracie Girl precut)
2. Just one color of solid fabric for the background...
making fabric selection easy peasy!
We chose a light pink for Shuffle that I just happen to have in my stash.
There are several colors in Gracie Girl so there
are many solid background colors out there to choose from:)
3. Very easy to piece so that the only thing
the beginner needs to concentrate on is
sewing a straight seam with a 1/4" seam allowance.
4. Fast to put together...so your beginner does not get bored.
(or you either...haha)
5. Cuteness factor of course!!!
We designed these quilts for the young...
as well as the young at heart:)
Next up is Flip-Flop.
Here is Flip-Flop on the runway at the Riley Blake Fabric fest...
Flip -Flop uses 2 1/2" pre-cut strips...
And Navy background...
which is a Riley Blake Designs solid.
We love how it makes all of the Gracie girl colors pop!
This quilt may look hard to put together...
but I promise that it is way easy:)
Each block is the same...
you just flip every other one as you sew it together.
(Which is why Kass named it Flip-Flop)
Here we have Pixie Stix.
And here is Pixie Stix on the runway:)
This quilt uses 3 1/2" Gracie Girl precuts...
two rows of colorful pixie stix...
one of Kassidy's favorite candy:)
We chose to use orange for the background in this quilt...
We love love love it!!!
The orange is a Riley Blake solid called Pumpkin.
This quilt is made up of rows instead of blocks...
Very easy to cut and sew together quickly:)
The fourth quilt in the pattern is Twirl...
I named this quilt after Kassidy who is constantly twirling across her room!
(She is a dancer...in case you didn't know)
"Twirl" on the runway!
Twirl is made up of 2 1/2" precut strips
and a white background for the twirl blocks.
We chose a green solid for the sashing and border fabric
in this traditional yet modern looking quilt.
The green is Jade...also a Riley Blake solid.
We love the green and white together...
a nice contrast to the "twirls"!!!
by Lori and Kassidy Holt
We decided to name
the pattern itself
one of my favorite games
that I used to play at recess.
We hope you like it!
if you want to play Four square too!
Have a quilty kind of day...