Tuesday, 26 July 2016

The Quilter's Planner 2017


There has been a resurgence in planner popularity in the last couple of years, but not all are created equal! And The Quilter's Planner has been created specifically for us quilters!! 

I’m generally a digital kind of girl, preferring to go as paper free as possible. But when it comes to planning my quilting activities, I felt that my digital approach just wasn’t cutting it.  So I went on the hunt for a solution earlier this year and found The Quilter’s Planner!! Only to find out it was sold out. And by sold out, I mean every site that had carried it was completely out of stock.  And it didn’t look like any would be replenished.  I had missed out.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

2016 Finish-A-Long Q3 Projects


I'm cutting it close with my post; today being the last day to link up for Q3 of the 2016 Finish-A-Long

But before getting to my Q3 list, let's recap my Q2 progress.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Blue Odyssey Quilt


When I first launched s/f Designs, I promised you I would not only share projects and updates, but milestones as well. And this project perfectly fits the latter: this is the story of my first custom quilt experience!

This quilt is really special to me. Not only because it was my first custom quilt, but one I got to design with very little parameters from the client. Thrilling and nerve-wracking all at the same time!

Sunday, 10 July 2016

2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop - Introduction


It has been such a fun couple of weeks getting to know all the participants of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop! The introduction posts have been in full swing and it is such an amazing opportunity to get to connect with fellow quilters that also blog.

And today it’s my turn to share a little about myself and how I got started with all things quilty J

So, hi!  And welcome J  I’m Shannon, the designer, quilter and blogger behind Shannon Fraser Designs.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Over The Hills – A Quilt Pattern Test


I’m “over the hills” excited to have connected with Suzy from Suzy Quilts to help test out her new pattern about to be released.  I mean, how could I not be?!  I not only get a sneak peak at her gorgeous work before it hits the market, but I also get to share my feedback and feel like I contributed in a small way – yay!!

I haven’t known Suzy for very long, but I just adore her work and the fun YouTube tutorials she shares. 

Ok, so now for the fun part – my pattern testing experience J

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Quilted Butterfly Pillow - Q2 FAL


This was such a fun project to tackle.  It came about after my mum reached out and specifically asked me to make her a pillow featuring one of the paper pieced butterflies I made. She’s known for her love of throw pillows and I was touched that she wanted my creation featured in her space.

Since the colour scheme requested was the same as my first series, I thought “perfect”, I can use the last of the 3 butterflies I made!

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Block 16


I discovered The Splendid Sampler through my awesome Instagram community.  Haven’t heard of the Splendid Sampler?  Well it’s a fun quilt adventure being hosted by Pat Sloan & June Davidson in which 100 blocks will be shared throughout the year.  Two blocks are released each week and are free for download the first year, after which they will be converted into a book for sale.

You can follow along as the patterns are released, or take it at your own pace.  I'm fitting them in where I can.  Mainly when I need a quick break from a current work in progress J