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Jack and Few Other Thing

Union Jack, paper pieced

Union Jack

5″ x 8″ paper pieced

a free pattern designed for Fandom In Stitches

 

One of the great joys of running a fandom website like Fandom In Stitches is the never ending variety of requests. On any given day, there are over 100 requests in the spreadsheet that the FiS Designers share.

This freebie is one such pattern.

I have to admit, the Union Jack, as well as a whole slew of other flags, is included in the patterns that come with EQ7, the design software that I use to design most of my patterns. There are actually a ton of patterns in the software that can be used, adapted, etc. What I did with this was to change the size, color and number the pattern and make it available as a PDF so it’s free and easy to use.

The Union Jack is just the tip of the iceberg for my recent free design work. I’ve been furiously going through my older patterns and updating them one at a time. You’ll find those under Free Patterns with the notation “updated 2014.”

I started designing at the end of 2004 or so, and many of my patterns haven’t been updated since then. Back in those days, I drew everything out in Photoshop. Those early patterns are still quite usable, but they aren’t as clean and easy to read as my current patterns. I suppose it’s obvious to say that I’ve improved a lot in the ten years I’ve been designing quilt patterns! With that in mind, I’m updating everything to fit with my current style and to make it much easier for you to use.

Here are just a few of the updates you’ll find. Click on the image to go to the pattern. For even more updates, check out Free Patterns . These will also be added to Craftsy, as time permits.

Sea Turtle 2014 update Bats 2014 update Happy Bee, 2014 simple apple 2014Turtle inspired by queenmlv
There are more pattern updates on the way, posted as I have time to get them online!
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One Little Turtle

Turtle

Executive decision! You need a free pattern today.

Specifically, a free turtle pattern!

>>> One Little Turtle <<<

5″ paper pieced

(5 1/2″ unfinished)

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I love turtles. There is just something about the way they look and move. They have always seemed serious and dignified to me.

I have a turtle niece named Frankie (above, sister to the famous Lily), and I myself have a small collection that includes hand-carved turtles, glass turtles, crochet ones, fabric ones and even some turtle jewelry. There’s even a possibility (a big one!) that I have a fair amount of turtle fabric in my stash!

One Little Turtle is an updated version of my original Turtle Pattern, still available on the Free Quilt Pattern page.

I hope you enjoy him!

Turkle The Turtle!

This is a turtle I made several years ago from of a vintage toy pattern. He’s made entirely out of scrap fabrics. I call him Turkle!

Turtle

How about a fun layout using One Little Turtle that I whipped up using EQ7 . Isn’t it fun?

Turtle

Or, how about a table runner?

1967 Impala from Supernatural -  Pattern In Progress for Fandom In Stitches

If turtles aren’t your thing, I had a pattern debut today on Fandom In Stitches…a 1967 Impala, inspired by the t.v. show Supernatural!

Ready to Play 6 x 6 versions

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Sewing: Turkle the Turtle

Deep in the wilds of my backyard lives the ferocious Quiltus Turtleus, called Turkle by his friends.

His markings are wholly unique and set him apart from all other Quiltus Turtleus.

A canny camera person can get quite close to Turkle, just watch out for the super massively strong jaws!

Quiltus Turtleus are known for their pointy and exceptionally cute tails.

When forced to show his belly, Turkle will display a fierce purple leopard print, frighting off predators for fear of a badly dressed…oops, this a “G” rated blog!

Ancestry of the Quiltus Turtleus, decended from the Quiltus Buttericktus Family.

Happy crafting!