Showing posts with label Jean Ann Wright. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jean Ann Wright. Show all posts

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Free pattern day: Thousand Pyramids (Olympic Inspiration)

The 2014 Winter Games are taking place in Sochi, Russia.  We are excited about the theme, which is based on the patchwork quilt! The quilt includes 16 designs representing the most famous traditional Russian arts and crafts: Uftyuzhskaya painting, Vologda lace, Gzhel and Zhostovo painting, Kubachi patterns, Pavlov Posad shawls, Mezenskaya painting and Khokhloma, Yakutsk patterns and Ivanovo chintz.


The quilts provide a stunning backdrop for the events. In the announcement, the Organizing Committee said: "Such patchworks were an indispensable part of Russian peasants’ homes. Over time, this technique became a widely acknowledged branch of traditional arts and culture. An interesting fact from Russian history is that Catherine, the wife of Peter I, personally sewed a patchwork for her husband as a gift."


These Sochi designs resemble Thousand Pyramids and Diamond quilts, which are among our favorite one-block patterns. In fact, the orange Olympics banner reminds us of Jan Krentz's "Indian Summer", shown below.

Indian Summer thousand pyramids quilt and workshop by Jan Krentz from the book Quick Diamond Quilts and Beyond

 

Isoceles triangles (pyramids) create a beautiful, impressionistic look when made with patterned fabrics in coordinating colors.  Also, two triangles can be used to make a diamond shape.  Here are some free quilt patterns and tutorials for 1000 pyramids.... use them to design your own "pyramid scheme"!


Park Slope Triangles Quilt, 49 x 61", free pattern by Michael Miller Fabrics


Tonga Sugar 1000 pyramids, 68 x 83”, by Karen Montgomery for Timeless Treasures Fabrics 


Road Well Traveled, 68 x 79", free pattern by Jean Ann Wright for Marcus Brothers 


Skylark by June Pease at Red Rooster Fabrics


Thousand Pyramids, 56 x 68", by Mimi Shimp for Simplicity

  
 The Ladies' Stitching Club Quilt, free quilt pattern at oliver + s 


Chateau Rouge French General, free pattern at Moda Fabrics 


Easy Triangles Table Runner by Laura Boehnke at All People Quilt


Alfresco, 80 x 96", free pattern by Jean Ann Wright for Marcus Brothers Fabrics


Gaughin's Garden, free pattern by Heidi Pridemore for Robert Kaufman Fabrics


Salad Time, 42 x 54", free pattern by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics
 

Concentric Diamonds Quilt, free pattern by Accuquilt seen at FaveQuilts


Bungle Jungle and TimBeck for Moda Fabrics


Modern Ombre Triangle baby quilt, 42 x 48", tutorial and pattern at See Kate Sew


60-degree Quilt Tutorial by Kim Brackett at Magnolia Bay Quilts


Pyramid Quilt Tutorial, inspired by Anthropologie, by Molly Flanders


Isosceles Picnic Quilt Tutorial by Penny from Sewtakeahike for Moda Bakeshop


Thousand pyramids, a review of triangle designs by Kathy K. Wylie


Image credits and links: This post was updated on February 5, 2014. All images are copyrighted by their owners. Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs. Complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links.  If any links are broken, we'd love to know; email us at quiltinspiration {at} gmail {dot} com.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Free Pattern Day and Olympic Inspiration: 1000 pyramids

The 2014 Winter Games is in Sochi, Russia, and the theme is based on the patchwork quilt. For free Thousand Pyramids and diamond quilt patterns, please see our updated (2014) free pattern day!




Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Free Pattern Day: PEACE and LOVE

We've come across some wonderful *free* patterns featuring PEACE and LOVE.  These could be used for any number of projects : a little L-O-V-E would be great for Valentine's day ! (Note: this post was updated on January 3, 2014).


Give Peace A Chance, free quilt pattern by Rosemarie Lavin and Jean Ann Wright for the Feelin' Groovy Fabric Collection at Windham Fabrics


Love and Peace wall art patterns by Amy Butler at Amy Butler Design



Love Letters mini quilt, 12"square, tutorial by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter


Peace sign applique block by Kimara at Wee Folk Art


Give Peace a Chance quilt by Jacquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Studio, free pattern posted by Tammy Vasser at A Content Life 


True Love mini quilt, free pattern and tutorial by Kelly from Kelbysews as seen at Sew Mama Sew


Love quilt, 50 x 50", free pattern by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics 


L.O.V.E.  mini quilt sampler, 9.5"square, by Cindy Sharp for Moda Bakeshop


Love is all around mini quilt tutorial at Samelia's Mum


You are Loved from the book Small Quilts, Big Events by Tammy Silvers and Julia LaBauve, free pattern at American Quilter


Love Stamp Quilt, inspired by Michael Osborne’s 2002 Love Stamp, free pattern by Elizabeth Ruffing


LOVE Cushion tutorial by Lesley Boost at Sew Happy Me


'Love' felted pillow at The DIY Dish (needle felting tutorial here)


A little V Day Love at A Family of Crums


Love Pillow tutorial by Rachel Hauser at Stitched In Color


Image credits: All images are copyrighted by their owners. Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs. Complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links.  If any links are broken, we'd love to know; email us at quilt inspiration {at} gmail {dot} com.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Free pattern day! Red and white quilts (part two)

~All of our free pattern posts are archived in the Free Pattern Days tab at the top of this page ! ~
Here is more of our free Q.I. (Quilt Inspiration) archive. This post was updated on July 28, 2012.  For Part 1 of red-and-white quilts, click here; for red-and-white Canadian flag patterns, click here.

Seeing red quilt tutorial by Allison Harris at Cluck Cluck Sew


American Red Cross Quilt by Ann Marie at Run and Sew Quilts


Click on the link to visit Run and Sew Quilts and see the details, including the pieced back of the quilt and the greek key quilting design (you'll be glad you did). Ann Marie's quilt was inspired by the Red Cross Quilt by Judy Anne Breneman (the free pattern is available at Womenfolk).

Hug and Kiss tutorials by Debbie Grifka at Esch House Quilts


Red All About It by Barbara Campbell for Windham Fabrics


Sexy Hexy Red by Kelly Cole at Blue Bird Sews, based on the Sexy Hexy Love pattern by Amy Butler


Album Patch Quilt for the Warriors in Transition Project; free pattern seen at C&T Publishing (halfway down the page). The quilt was originally published in the book Quilts, Quilts and More Quilts! by Laura Nownes and Diana McClun


The pattern is also called a Pioneer Friendship Album or Chimney Sweep. Judy Anne Breneman at Patterns From History explains that each quilt block was signed by its maker as a gesture of friendship. Judy Anne has provided a free pattern for a Chimney Sweep quilt that can be downloaded at Patterns From History.

Butterfly Quilt, free pattern by Alex Anderson (including a butterfly template !) for the Always & Forever collection at P&B Textiles


Also see the free "Diamonds and Stars", a pinwheel/kaleidoscope quilt pattern, by Nancy Mahoney for the Always & Forever fabric collection at P&B Textiles

Made in Cherry quilt pattern by Sarah Fielke for the St. Ives collection at Lecien USA


Antique Circles by Julia LaBauve and Tammy Silvers at OTL Designs, for the Gallery in Red fabric collection by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics. The pattern can be downloaded at McCall's Quilting



Image credits:  All images are copyrighted by their owners.  Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs. Complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links.  If any links are broken, we'd love to know; email us at Quilt Inspiration.
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