December 05, 2019

Ultimate Foundation Paper Piecing Tutorial | Quiltmas Spectacular

Quiltmas Spectacular + Ultimate Foundation Paper Piecing Tutorial | Shannon Fraser Designs #holidaysewing #christmas #quilttutorial #foundationpaperpiecing #fpp #tutorial

Welcome quiltmasqueteers – today is my stop on the Quiltmas Spectacular sew-a-long and I’m so excited to share my quilty goodies with you!

Haven’t heard of the Quiltmas Spectacular?

It’s 12 quilt designers who’ve partnered together to bring YOU all the quilty fun and shenanigans for 12-days of Quiltmas with 12 FREE quilt block patterns!

Say whaaat?

Yup! That’s, right! 12 free modern quilt block patterns!

November 27, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Quilters

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Modern Quilter | Shannon Fraser Designs #giftguide #holidaygiftguide #quilters #quilting #christmaswishlist #giftideasforquilters

Holidays are my alllll time favourite time of year!

And although I’m talking about gifts today, gifts are honestly the last on my list as to why the holidays are my favourite season. At the top is that I get to sloooow down and spend some quality down time with my family and friends. The season just feels so festive with all the decorations, the carols being heard in people cars and homes and the food. YES – the fooood! Definitely a fave!

What I do love about gifting, is that it gives me a chance to think about my loved ones and come up with a gift that they would love and shows that I’m paying attention to what they love.

November 16, 2019

#WhyIMake | My journey to being creative

Why I Create | Shannon Fraser Designs

I’m always curious about what makes other artists and makers want to dedicate so much time to their creative work and I thought you might be interested in my story too.

I’ve shared a little bit about why I started sewing and quilting through various posts, the newsletter and Instagram captions, but I’ve never sat and shared the full story of why I create.

November 15, 2019

Fantasy Modern Aztec Table Runner

Fantasy Modern Aztec Quilted Table Runner | DIY Home Décor | Shannon Fraser Designs #quiltedtablerunner #diy #homedecor #tablelinens

Do you have fabric sitting in your stash that you absolutely adore, but you just haven’t figured out which project to use it in?

I think this is part and parcel of being a quilter. There are some fabrics that we love so much we want to feature them in the ‘right’ quilt – right?!

November 07, 2019

Martelli Round-about Cutting Mat | A Modern Quilter’s Review

 Martelli Round-about Cutting Mat Review | Shannon Fraser Designs #quilting #quiltingtool #sewingnotions

There are those essential quilting tools and then there’s the nice to have ones.

Sometimes it can be tough to decipher which camp a tool falls into. At first I wasn’t sure whether a rotating mat was a must have in my quilty tool kit, but then when I realized how much block squaring up and half square triangle(HST) trimming I end up doing, it quickly became evident that it was indeed a key tool to have on hand.

But if you’ve purchased a rotating mat before, then you probably know they’re not all made equal.

October 27, 2019

House of Cards | A Modern Improv Quilt

House of Cards | Modern Improv Quilt | Shannon Fraser Designs #modernquilt #improvquilting #aurifilthread #creativechallenge

Have you ever gotten mid-way through quilting a project and realized you hated the direction you were in?

All the hours put in and you feel like you’ve just ruined your quilt top?

And so, you decide you’re going to change it up, even at such a late stage in the game?

That’s what happened to me with this quilt!

Read on to find out how I found myself in such a quilty pickle!

October 25, 2019

Neufchâtel Modern Aztec Crib Quilt

Neufchâtel Modern Aztec Crib Quilt | Shannon Fraser Designs #modernbabyquilt #quilts #babyquilt #modernnursery

Have you ever worked with a collection of fabric that just soothes your soul?

The colours and prints just help bring on that zen feeling of calmness and stillness?

That’s what the Neufchâtel collection does for me.