July 18, 2019

Flight Plan Quilt Pattern | Modern Triangle Quilt Pattern

Flight Plan Quilt Pattern | Modern Triangle Quilt by Shannon Fraser Designs #trianglequilt #modernquiltpattern

She’s finally here! The Flight Plan quilt pattern is now available for instant PDF download!

I wasn’t sure if this pattern would see the light of day!

She was a long time in the making as I tested, tested and tested those templates some more, but you asked for her and so I stuck with it to deliver her to you!

July 14, 2019

Checking in on that quilty to-do list | Q3 Finish-A-Long 2019 Proposed Finishes

Q3 Finish-a-Long 2019 | Checking in on that quilty to-do list | Shannon Fraser Designs #quiltsinprogress #wip

Ugh, this was not a productive quarter as far as FAL goes.

I know these months happen, but man is it eye opening and a little discouraging to see that I only knocked off a couple of things from my Q2 FAL list

But I’ll take any progress, because two in particular have been hanging out for awhile. And it felt really good to knock them off my to-quilt list (not to mention a mental weight too!).

June 25, 2019

Summer Solstice Mini Art Quilts | Featuring new to me Aurifloss

Summer Solstice Mini Art Quilts | Shannon Fraser Designs

I shared with you not too long ago why I love Aurifil Threads and in that post I also mentioned that I was thrilled to be part of the Aurifil family as an Aurifil Artisan. 

A perk of being an Aurifil Artisan is getting fun mail that has lots of goodies for me to test out!

And test out is exactly how I’ve decided to kick things off!

June 20, 2019

Aurifil Artisan Collection 2019

Aurifil Artisan Collection 2019 | Shannon Fraser Designs

The thread has arrived!!

And not just any thread – no, this is the good stuff all the way from Italy 😉

Honestly, it was kinda cool to receive a package from Italy. Having never been, it feels cool to at least have a piece of a place I want to visit. Surely, I’m not the only one who geeks out over thread and a parcel’s origins?

June 03, 2019

Rainbow Block | Showing love and support through quilting

Rainbow Block - Showing love & support through quilting | Shannon Fraser Designs #rawedgeapplique

I’m normally all about sharing the happy joyful stuff, because, well, life throws us enough curve balls that it can be nice to have a place to go to be cheered up.

I know life is not all about fabric, pretty colours and snuggly quilts.

But, here’s the thing, fabric, pretty colours and snuggly quilts is exactly what I turn to when I need more joy in my life.

May 16, 2019

Fall Irish Vortex | Time to bust open those fat quarter bundles!

Fall Irish Vortex Quilt | Shannon Fraser Designs

Versatility – isn’t that one of the best things about a quilt pattern?

Being able to use the same steps, but come out with an entirely different look and feel?

Yes!!! Me too!

That’s what I love about the Irish Vortex quilt pattern – you have lots of options to play!

May 09, 2019

Why I love Aurifil Thread | 2019 Aurifil Artisan

Why I love Aurifil Thread | 2019 Aurifil Artisan | Shannon Fraser Designs

When I first started sewing and quilting, I never really gave much thought to my thread. In fact, I discounted it all together and just focused on what was readily available at my local big box fabric store and whether the colour matched my project.

Then I heard it mentioned that thread is the glue that keeps your project together. And something clicked for me; I’ve never seen thread in the same way since!

From that point on, I’ve been on the hunt to find the best threads.