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Pine Tree Lodge Quilt Patterns

Quilt patterns from Pine Tree Lodge (located in Minnesota – have you ever noticed how many talented quilters and quilt designers come from Minnesota? – must be something in the air there!) are full of variety.  Simple pieced patterns, intricate pieced patterns, colorful, muted, applique, piecing mixed with applique, quilts, table toppers, samplers, totes and more!  No matter your skill level, or the type of quilt you prefer, you’ll probably find several patterns that you like.


Homegrown Winter is a sampler with snow scenes, bells, a bright red cardinal, and several traditional blocks : friendship stars, log cabin, flying geese.  Easy applique templates are included in the pattern.  The wallhanging finishes at 34″ x 44″.   Swap this out with the other Homegrown sampler patterns: Spring, Summer and Fall.





 A Parade of Seasons is another group of seasonal samplers.   Both of these sets of samplers are great for cleaning up some of those fabric scraps that seem to keep multiplying.





It’s called Heartstrings, but you can choose pine trees or stars if you prefer.  Use flannel or chenille to add texture.  This makes a great baby quilt.  Grandkids, anyone?!





Daisy Dash uses a modified churn dash block to simulate daisies sprinkled across the quilt.  The pattern includes instructions for four sizes: bed quilt, lap quilt, wall hanging and table topper.  Check out that unusual vine-y border on the lap quilt.



Miss Mabel’s Garden (I have to say I just love this one!) is a collection of patterns with multiple techniques . . . piecing, applique, embroidery.  The book includes placemats, table runners, wall quilts and bed quilts.  Fifteen projects in all for all skill levels.

Be sure to visit the Pine Tree Lodge website where you will find extra downloadable projects to go with some of these patterns.

Snowman Patterns

Most of us haven’t yet seen our first snowfall of the season, but we all know it’s coming eventually.  Snow on the roads usually isn’t a welcome sight, but seeing a snowman will usually bring a smile.  What better focus for a winter quilt than a cheery snowman? Here’s a sampling . . . .

Snowmen Forever offers two options: one is colored with crayons and stitched, the other is appliqued.  The snowmen are then placed in a snowglobe so they won’t melt!  Use as a wallhanging, a pillow, or anything else you choose.




Eight Silly Snowmen dance around in a circle holding, um, sticks.  Toss in some holly leaves, stars, mittens, and birds that all combine to make a fun, busy snowflake.  Also available as a quilt kit – comes with the pattern and all the fabric (everything but the batting). No need to hunt up the perfect fabric; just start sewing!



Here’s a few more Silly Snowmen.  Their winter adventures will make you chuckle, and have you wondering how they will manage to survive until Spring.







Straddling Snowboy hugs a birdhouse as he watches the bird play with his shoelace.  Tiny buttons for eyes and floss for the laces add some three dimensional interest to this wallhanging.





Have fun digging through your scraps to find different outfits for each of these Frosty Babies.  Each on is holding a different prop – just for fun!


This is just a sampling of the patterns available.  Browse all the rest of the Snowman patterns and all the rest of the Snowmen patterns.  Enjoy!


Oct 22, 2012 - Embroidery, Patterns    No Comments

Redwork Patterns, Simply Beautiful

Redwork is great as a take-along project or for evenings in front of the tv.  The finished product has such a clean, pretty look that can be the focal point of the piece or an accent.  There are plenty of opportunities to express yourself with simple scenes, designs, or words.


Our newest redwork pattern, Dream Believe Celebrate! is a pre-printed, pre-colored design that can be made into pillows or a wallhanging.  Use your imagination and you could make this part of a larger project, or make individual wall hangings.



Me and Grandma Baking is just one of a series of 9″ x 12″ redwork blocks depicting activities shared with Grandma or Grandpa and a grandchild.  Do you have a special activity you share with a granddaughter or grandson?  This might be a wonderful keepsake for them to hang in their bedroom to remind them of those times together.



How Does Your Garden Grow combines rework with piecing, applique and the cutest little flower embellishments to create a lovely wallhanging.






Redwork Vest is the perfect attire for a sewing retreat, a quilt shop hop, or any day that you are happy you are a quilter!


The monochromatic look of redwork is what makes it special but that doesn’t mean it HAS to be red. How about a bluework pattern? Bluework Potpourri includes 20 original bluework designs in a garden theme.  Chicks, bunnies, butterflies, flowers and more fill the 7″ squares between scrappy blue piecing.  Start now and use the dark fall and winter evenings for handwork; by Spring you’ll have a beautiful quilt just right for the season.

If you’ve never tried Redwork (or you’re just dying to get back to it!) browse all the redwork (and blue!) patterns.


Jacob’s Ladder Quilt Patterns

The Jacob’s Ladder quilt block is a simple block consisiting of two four patches and two half-square triangles.

Changing the placement of the light and dark can significantly change the look of the block, and by extension, the look of your quilt.

From easy piecing you can acheive great and varied results.  Here’s a few patterns that make use of the versatility of the Jacob’s Ladder block.

Uniform Blues  by Carol Hopkins Designs finishes at 29″ square.  It’s a great project for blue scraps.  The chosen placement of the darks creates squares of different sizes.  The smaller squares in the inner border repeat the size of the smaller squares in the body of the quilt, but their on-point placement repeats the on-point setting of the largest squares.


You have to look closely to see the Jacob’s Ladder block in this one.  Clever placement of colors creates stars in Stars and Ladders!  Pattern includes instructions for a lap sized quilt (63″ x 63″) and for a table topper (35″ x 35″).





Alternating the dark half of the HSTs from the outside of the block to the inside creates a strong diagonal pattern in Sweet Liberty. Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts says this is a great pattern for charm packs.  This quilt is 30″ x 38″ – in the right fabrics it would make a great baby gift.


No Jacob’s Ladder here, just a Lizard On A Ladder. It’s cute though, isn’t it?!


There are a few more quilt patterns with Jacob’s Ladder blocks.  Have some fun with this easy block.

Pattern, Plus Fabric!, Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed.  Winner has been chosen, notified, and is listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for visiting!

Time for a giveaway!  This time we’re giving away a pattern, and some background fabric to get you started.

Fall Wreath Pattern

Mary Herschleb of MH Designs has dozens of paper pieced patterns.  You’ll find wall hangings, placemats, table runners and toppers, ornaments and more.   The changing seasons, nature, vacations, family, and humor all have found a place in her projects.  Fall Wreath is a 15″ x 15″ wallhanging or mini table topper that can be as colorful and as vibrant as you want.  Pull our your scraps or buy a handful of fat eighths.

To get you started we’re going to include 3/4 yard of a background fabric.  This will give you enough for the block background, for the borders, the backing, and even the binding.  All you need to add is the color!

Marble Mate Ivory by Moda will make a perfect background.  It doesn’t have a distracting pattern but it does have enough value variation to make it interesting. You should have just a little left over to add to your scrap pile.

You have a few chances to enter the giveaway . . .

  1. Check out all the MH Designs patterns and leave a comment on this post naming one of the patterns that you like.
  2. Browse the quilting fabrics and leave a comment naming at least one fabric you would use for this pattern.
  3. Share our Facebook post about this giveaway, and then leave another comment letting us know you shared.
  4. Share (on Facebook) again on day 2 (Saturday) of the giveaway, and then leave another comment letting us know you shared.
  5. Share (on Facebook) again on day 3 (Sunday) of the giveaway, and then leave another comment letting us know you shared.
  6. Follow us on Pinterest, and then leave a comment telling us you followed (or that you already do).


That’s SIX chances at winning.  Just be sure to leave a comment here on the blog for each of the chances, as we will choose a winner from the comments using a random number generator.

Giveaway ends midnight (CST) Sunday, September 30th 2012.  Open to US residents only.

Congratulations to Deb G.!  Happy sewing!