February 20, 2019

Ecliptic Quilt | Featured in Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine Issue 71

Ecliptic Quilt featured in Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine Issue 71 | Shannon Fraser Designs

Today’s the day I finally get to share with you what started well over a year ago!

That’s right! Over a year ago!

Back in January 2018, I connected with local Montreal surface pattern designer Camilla Carvalho, from Oak Print Design, and she gave me access to her pattern library to pick some prints that I would like to work with.

Who could resist that?! 

February 13, 2019

Indian Star Mini Wall Hanging | Quilt Big Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY

Indian Star Wall Hanging | Quilt Big Blog Tour | Shannon Fraser Designs

I like big blocks and I cannot lie!

There’s something seriously satisfying about settling in for a sewing session and emerging with a large quilt block in no time flat. The fact that you can turn that big block into several different projects, is just icing on the cake!

February 07, 2019

Modern Aztec Quilt Pattern | Choose your quilt adventure

Modern Aztec Quilt Pattern | Shannon Fraser Designs

She’s finally here! This pattern has been a long time in the making, and I couldn’t be more excited to share her with you!

Have you ever worked on a project that you were super fired up about, only to have to let it sit there patiently waiting for you to address other priorities before giving it your full attention?

That’s exactly what happened with the Modern Aztec quilt pattern. I designed her all the way back in the summer of 2017, but other quilting commitments kept me from being able to make her.

January 31, 2019

Holiday Modern Aztec Quilted Table Runner

Holiday Modern Aztec Quilted Table Runner | Shannon Fraser Designs

I’m not sure what was in the water back in August, but it was a month where I was clearly feeling all the Christmas vibes!

Not only did I design the Irish Vortex quilt pattern that was very much influenced by the holidays, I also started working on this Scandi holiday version of my Modern Aztec quilt pattern.

January 24, 2019

Flight Plan Quilt - A reminder to follow your own path

Flight Plan Quilt | Shannon Fraser Designs

I’m so excited to finally share this fun quilt with you!

She’s been a long time in the making – from design idea to now – it’s been well over a year! Part of the delay in sharing is that I had to wait until she was gifted. Since that finally happened over the holidays, I’m now free to share ALL the details with you!

January 16, 2019

Current state of a modern quilter’s WIP list | Q1 Finish-A-Long 2019

Q1 FAL 2019 Proposed Projects | Shannon Fraser Designs

A new year has just been rung in and with-it usher’s in a new year of quilty projects!

If you caught my Review of 2018 and Goal Setting for 2019 post, then you know clearing my WIP pile is just one of my goals for this year.

While I have a spreadsheet with all my projects, I also like to participate in the Finish-A-Long. This is my 4th year joining, and I always find it helpful in moving my WIP to the finish line.

Even if I don’t get everything done on my list (which I normally know ahead of time that I won’t!), it’s nice to check-in every quarter, go through my list and write an update for each. The process is more often than not a surprise on how much I’ve actually gotten done!

January 07, 2019

Sonata Showcase | Modern Aztec Quilted Table Runner

Sonata Showcase Modern Aztec Table Runner Cover Page

Have I ever told you that I used to play the piano?

As in 6 years of lessons and quite a few recitals when I was little girl? Yup, and I hated most of it!!

Don’t get me wrong, I loved being able to play once I learned the song. But ALL that practicing was just the pits to me. My brothers would be off playing games or watching cartoons and all I wanted to do was join in the fun. Instead, I had to sit at the piano playing the same song over and over again until I got it. And don’t get me started on being the entertainment during the holidays for friends and family 😉 Ha! Good times!!