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 😉

August 02, 2018

Quilt Binding Tutorial: Part 1 – 10 Tips for Success

Quilt Binding Tutorial - Part 1 | Step by step instructions to create and attach your own quilt binding | Shannon Fraser Designs #quilttutorial

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been a little daunted by the thought of having to bind your quilt?!

I know this is a stumbling block for many fellow quilters. A point in the journey that is dreaded by many. I’ve actually come to LOVE this step. And I hand bind all of my quilts.

I’ll confess, it was a rocky start.

July 21, 2018

Star Block | July Modern Sewcialites BOM Block + Favourite Colour

Star Block | July Modern Sewcialites BOM | Shannon Fraser Designs | Modern Quilting #starquilts

Picking a favourite colour is like picking a favourite quilt pattern.

It’s a tough choice!

But one colour that always seems to stand out for me and bring me joy is – wait for it – coral!

I know, I know, this really isn’t a shocker to you 😉

July 16, 2018

Q3 2018 Finish-A-Long | Proposed Projects

Q3 2018 Finish-A-long Proposed Projects | Shannon Fraser Designs

First half of the year is GONE. Whaaaat?

The sting is a little less intense as I sit looking out at the water on a beautiful sunny day. At this rate, before I know it, the lake will be frozen, and we’ll be back in the dead of winter. Ugh.

So, I’m just going to focus on soaking up ALL the sunshine while casually and leisurely making progress on some of my quilty WIPs.

Summertime is, after all, meant to be a slower time with more focus on outdoor activities. But, having become a die-hard quilter (no doubt that’s what they refer to us when we opt to sit under a quilt while hand binding away on hot summer days! Die-hard or crazy – one of the two 😉) I can’t seem to resist the pull of my quilt projects.

June 28, 2018

Shoo Fly Block | June Modern Sewcialites BOM

Shoo Fly Block #modernsewcialitesBOM | Shannon Fraser Designs | Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis Textiles for Robert Kaufman #blockofthemonth #easyquiltpattern

Squeezing in under the wire to share my latest block of the month for the #modernsewcialitesBOM sew-a-long!

With summer finally here and vacation in full swing, I was pleased to see that the Shoo Fly block for Modern Sewcialites June BOM was a quick and fun one!

I didn’t have much time to spend at the machine between day trips and summer activities, so to have this one come together lickety split was awesome.

June 22, 2018

Modern Heart Baby Quilt – Modern Sewcialites Blog Hop

Modern Heart Baby Quilt | Modern Sewcialites BOM Blog Hop | Shannon Fraser Designs | Art Gallery Fabrics | Sulky Threads | Hobbs Batting

Hearts. Who doesn’t love hearts?

They’re super cute and fun right?!

They’ve always been a favourite design of mine. I think I’ve shared before my love for a rainbow heart belt I had as a kid that I wore ALLLL the time! It was my prized possession and one I think of pretty regularly, wishing I still had it!

As much as I like hearts, baby quilts aren’t normally my thing.

I mean, they’re super cute and I love how quick they are to finish, but I love when a quilt is large enough to snuggle in. I have been known to wrap myself in an entire comforter leaving not an inch for anyone else, or so my grandmother told me when I was over for a sleepover once 😉 So, clearly, I have a thing for bigger blankets!

Here’s how this little cutie came to be.

June 19, 2018

Forest Talk Winter Star Quilt

  Forest Talk Winter Star Quilt | Shannon Fraser Designs | Quilt Pattern | Modern Interior Design | #modernquilting #easyquiltpattern

A winter quilt in spring with summer riiiight around the corner?

Yup! This one is for my fellow quilters currently gearing up for winter in the Southern Hemisphere! Or, to inspire anyone tackling Christmas in July who wants to get a head start on holiday projects 😉 (I keep meaning to give this a try!)