Contessa’s Canoe, a revisit

Contessa’s Canoe, free on Craftsy

Back in August 2010, I shared a pattern named Contessa’s Canoe.

This pattern was designed for, surprise surprise, Contessa, who had a drawing from an old magazine. There was no designer or pattern, just this black and white drawing.

When I originally shared this pattern, it was uncolored and had no seam allowance.

See the original post

See the 7″ uncolored pattern

Seriously, I know, I never do that!
contessas canoe pieced by shae
Earlier this weekend, Fav Quilts shared the original Contessa’s Canoe (above, pieced by Shae) on Pinterest.

And then this happened: I woke up this morning to several messages letting me know the pattern link in the original post was broken.


You see, this pattern existed before my blog and website were one in the same . I’ve spent oodles of time updating Sewhooked to try to ensure that all my pages are up to date, but with almost a thousand posts, occasionally one pops up that has a broken link or two.

I am sorry about that!

As I was correcting the links and contacting those people looking for the pattern, I decided it was time for an update.

Contessa's Canoe  - 2013 Update Contessa's Canoe  - 2013 Update  Contessa's Canoe  - 2013 Update

When inspiration hits, I like to go with it, so I opened EQ7 and got to work! One of the best parts of designing in a software intended for quilts is being able to simply and quickly see what the blocks will look like in a variety of colors and fabrics.

Aren’t these just lovely?!

Get the new 6″ version of Contessa’s Canoe right here on Sewhooked

or download it from CraftsyBoth are free!

Contessa's Canoe  - 2013 Update

And of course, while I was at it I had to create some EQ7 quilt mock-ups!

It seems I almost always have a quilt done in all blues. Favorite color? Why yes, it is!

Contessa's Canoe  - 2013 Update

Wouldn’t this make a beautiful baby blanket if made with 12″ blocks?

Contessa's Canoe  - 2013 UpdateTis the season, in red & green! I love how lacy and floaty this looks.

Reminder! During November 2013, I will donate $1 from EVERY sale of the Mustachio! pattern set to Movember!

Don’t forget about the free classes I told you about last time on Craftsy. They are STILL free today!

If you make Contessa’s Canoe (or any other pattern, tutorial, etc. from Sewhooked!), please share it with the Sewhooked flickr group for a chance to see your project right here!


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