Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Tiles as Quilt Inspiration

Tiles As Quilt Inspiration | Shannon Fraser Designs | Interior Design | Modern Quilting |

Tiles. It’s probably not initially a post you would expect from a quilter.

In fairness, I’ve had a love affair with tiles even before I started quilting. But since I became a quilter, well, tiles are now an obsession!

I get a ton of quilt design ideas from tiles. Bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, you name it, it inspires me.
I even have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to the tiles that I love!

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Medallion Squared - Free Quilt Block and Tutorial

 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop - Medallion Squared Tutorial sf Designs

Hi everyone! And welcome to my stop on the Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop tour of 2016!!

After having such a great time participating in my first blog hop – the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop – I jumped at the chance to participate in the second hop organized by the lovely Yvonne from Quilting Jet Girl, Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs and Stephanie from Late Night Quilter!

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Top 5 Podcasts for Quilters & Creatives

Top 5 Podcasts for Quilters & Creatives Shannon Fraser Designs

I’m a little late to the podcast game.  But now that I’ve started, I’m completely hooked!

I’ve got a few secret sewing projects in the works and I have been loving catching up on episodes while spending the day quilting. 

Here are a few of my faves:

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Kaleidoscope Peaks & Valleys Table Runner

Kaleidoscope Peaks & Valleys Table Runner Shannon Fraser Designs

Finally!! the second of the secret sewing projects I worked on earlier this year for Camelot Fabrics – the Kaleidoscope Peaks & Valleys Table Runner! What a stunner!

I was working under a really tight deadline to get the Kaleidoscope Festival Quilt and this table runner completed, so I was super appreciative that I had tackled the Peaks & Valleys Table Runner before. I knew which steps were time consuming (I’m looking at you HST block squaring!) and remembered that the direction of my seams was really important for a seamless fit. This made for quicker assembly, which I was grateful for.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

One Lovely Blog Award | Shannon Fraser Designs

OMG – I’ve been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award!!

I recently noticed a few posts about the One Lovely Blog Awards, but I’ve been so busy with my secret sewing projects and pattern testing, that I didn’t have a chance to dig into what it was all about. That changed the other day when I got an email from Sola, of Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co., letting me know she was nominating me and my blog!! Then I got another note yesterday from Sharon of Yellow Cat Quilt Designs that she was also nominating me! I’m feeling the love!

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Kaleidoscope Festival Quilt

Remember that secret project I was working on earlier this year?! Well I’m so excited that I finally get to share it with you!!

You know my love for Camelot Fabrics (you can see my other collaborations with them: here, here and here), so I was thrilled to get to play with their Kaleidoscope line.  It’s a gorgeous geometric line featuring these soft creams, yellows, coral, aqua and lilac with a shot of dark indigo. Love!

The project I was asked to create was the Festival Quilt designed by Anne Sullivan of Play-Crafts. And I was super excited that the quilt was to be photographed for Craft of Quilting. First time hearing of them? They sell quilt kits, fabric, notions and tools all to help us get our quilty on! If you live in New Hampshire, they have a quilt shop called Keepsake Quilting Shop located on Main Street which I would love to visit one day. Alas, for now, I’ll have to settle for ogling their goods online ;)

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Top 10 Quilting Tools to Get Started Quilting

Today it’s all about tools! 

A couple of my modern guild member’s and I were interviewed about our quilting community a few weeks ago, and one of the questions that popped up was “what are the top tools to get started quilting”?

There are so many gizmos and gadgets out there that it can be a little daunting to know which ones to invest in. So I thought I would share my top 10 basic quilting tools to get started with all things quilty!

In no particular order, they are: