October 18, 2018

Irish Vortex Quilt Pattern - Fat Quarter Friendly!

Irish Vortex Quilt Pattern | Modern Star Quilt | Shannon Fraser Designs

Have I got a fun pattern for you today!

It can be scrappy. It can be colourful. It can even be Christmassy!

In fact, I designed this pattern with Christmas in mind. So many quilt patterns that are designed with the holidays in mind tend to be very specific to that time. But I wanted to give you an option that would look amazing as a Christmas quilt (cause the holidays are coming...eek!), but could still look great with any fabrics you have in your stash.

Versatility was key.

This mash up of the ninja star with the classic Irish chain design just fit that bill perfectly! And the Irish Vortex quilt pattern was born!

October 11, 2018

The Ever Expanding WIP of a Modern Quilter | Q4 2018 Finish-A-Long Proposed Projects

The ever expanding WIP of a modern quilter | Q4 2018 FAL | Shannon Fraser Designs


Did you realize there are less than 3 months left of 2018?!

And I already know there won’t be a whole heck of a lot of making going on in December with the Holidays being the focus (time with family, vacation, prep time, etc, etc.)

So, that means I’ve got to hustle in the next little bit to tackle the projects, both old and new, that I’d love to see finished before the New Year.

October 05, 2018

The Quilter’s Planner 2019 + GIVEAWAY!!!

The 2019 Quilter's Planner Review + Giveaway | Shannon Fraser Designs

What are your quilty plans for 2019?

Have a bunch of WIP (works in progress) you want to clear off your list? If you’re a quilter, then I KNOW you have a WIP list 😉 I think it’s in our quilty DNA to have such a list!

Perhaps you have some new quilt projects you’ve been meaning to tackle but keep getting distracted (see point above!)?

Or, maybe you’re a hard core sew-a-long participant or bee block & swap lover and have some key dates you need to be on top of?

September 20, 2018

The “F” Quilt – A Modern Improv Log Cabin

The "F" Quilt - an exploration of feelings through improv quilting | Shannon Fraser Designs

This quilted wall hanging has been a WIP since the fall of 2017!

It all started as an outlet to just play. No pattern. No rules. Just me and my scraps leftover from my Plus Infinity Quilt.

It’s interesting to see a project evolve when you have no end point in mind.

August 22, 2018

Tribal Diamond Quilt | 2019 Quilter’s Planner Share the Love Blog Hop

Tribal Diamond Quilt Pattern Featured in 2019 Quilter's Planner | Shannon Fraser Designs

Don’t you love it when two of your favourite things come together? Like PB & J, or donuts & coffee or (my fave) tacos with guacamole – yummm, tacos and guac. Only thing missing is a mojito and we’ve got ourselves a party!

Ha! I digress, food does that to me 😉 but you get the idea.

August 16, 2018

Quilt Binding Tutorial: Part 2 | Ultimate Hand Binding Tips

Quilt Binding Tutorial Part 2 - Ultimate hand binding tips | Shannon Fraser Designs

Welcome back for Part 2 of the quilt binding tutorial.

In case you missed it, Part 1 delves into how to make straight grain binding, how to attach the first side to your quilt, how to navigate corners and how to join the two ends for a seamless finish. Plus, it includes my top 10 tips to create perfect binding every time.

Now it’s one thing to create the binding and get it onto your quilt, but deciding whether to finish the second side by machine or hand can be a tough one. They each have their pros and cons. Let’s explore what those are.

August 08, 2018

Marble Reverberance Quilt | Modern Log Cabin Quilt Pattern

Marble Reverberance Quilt | Modern Log Cabin Quilt Pattern featuring Michael Miller Fabrics | Shannon Fraser Designs

What’s your happy place?

Mine is getting to combine my love for colour, textiles and textures to create a snuggle worthy quilt that brings ALL the comfort!

And this Marble Reverberance quilt ticks ALLLLL those boxes 😉