February 13, 2020

Double Chevron Lumbar Pillow - Fantasy Collection & Essex Linen

Double Chevron lumber pillow - Fantasy version | Shannon Fraser Designs #quiltedpillow #modernquilting #homedecor

I seem to be on a pillow kick these days!

Well, and also on a get stuff done and off my WIP list kick - ha!

Last week I shared the floor cushion I made featuring canvas and denim and this week I’m finally getting around to sharing this pillow which has been finished (and gifted) for quite awhile now!

I used to make pillows all the time, that is, until designing and making quilts stole my heart. But getting to mix in quilting with the pillow design, now that’s getting me fired up again.

Plus, can you ever have too many pillows kicking around?

February 07, 2020

Exploring Art Gallery Fabrics' Substrates

Exploring Art Gallery Fabric Substrates | Shannon Fraser Designs #quilting #artgalleryfabrics #textiles

Have you been following my guest posting over on Art Gallery Fabrics' blog

It’s been a fun few weeks of exploring different fabric substrates AGF has on offer: quilting cotton, linen, denim and now, this week, I’m diving into canvas!

January 30, 2020

Cloud Surfing Quilt | Modern Curves Quilt Pattern

Cloud Surfing Quilt Pattern | Modern Abstract Curves | Shannon Fraser Designs #modernquiltpattern #quiltingcurves

She's here! The Cloud Surfing quilt pattern is now available and ready to take you on a curvalicious quilty adventure!

Now, if curves scare you, I totally get it! I’ve been there!

I had heard such fear surrounding stitching curves that I got scared just by osmosis! But there’s really nothing to fear!

January 25, 2020

Sew Organized | January Aurifil Artisan Challenge

Sew Organized Pin Cushion | January Aurifil Artisan Challenge | Shannon Fraser Designs #pincushion #sewingnotions

Do you remember the first thing you ever sewed? Mine was a pair of gym shorts back in high school home economics class. I loved those shorts!

Looking back, I should have known there was a talent there. I totally nailed the sewing lessons and walked out with an A in the class. But sewing just wasn’t a focus of mine back then. So, once class was over, I never really tried sewing again until several years ago.

January 22, 2020

Guiding Lights Quilted Mini Wall Hanging

Guiding Lights Mini Quilted Wall Art | Shannon Fraser Designs #foundationpaperpiecing #modernminiquilt #wallart #quilting

My plans for this little quilt came out of nowhere. 

I was busy working on my latest Ecliptic quilt (pattern in the works!) when inspiration struck. 

My sewing table was covered in half assembled blocks and I moved it all out of the way before I lost that awesome “make me now” feeling I get.

Do you ever get that feeling?

January 17, 2020

Honest State of a Modern Quilter's WIP List | Q1 2020 Finish-A-Long

Honest state of a modern quilter's WIP List | Q1 2020 Finish-a-Long | Shannon Fraser Designs #modernquilter #worksinprogress

A new year means new projects to tackle and the chance to clear the decks of some stragglers that have been kicking around for…well, let’s not dwell on that 😉

I know you have them too!

Quilts that you absolutely loved at one point but have gotten distracted by new ideas and new patterns that you just HAD to make. I’m guilty of starting projects and then a new deadline comes up and I need to clear my sewing table.

December 31, 2019

Best of 2019 | Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

Best of 2019 | Shannon Fraser Designs #bestof2019 #quilting #modernquilts

Another year of making and blogging is coming to an end, which means it’s time to check in on your top 10 favourite blogs posts of the year!

Do you know what the best part about blogging is?


The excitement I get every time you leave a comment just never wears off!