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Saturday, April 28, 2012

The New Generation of Quilters (with Free Quilt Pattern Downloads)

I have been on a bit of a quilting kick for about 2 years now, obsessing over fabrics, but I have only finished 1 baby lap quilt. Quilting has been in my life for as long as I can remember. My Nanny (my dad's mom) was a serious quilter. Many of my memories of her are with a big, giant quilt set up in her living room, and she sat in a wooden rocking chair or not so comfortable kitchen chair and hand quilted every day. Even after her Alzheimer's was pretty advanced, she could still quilt.
My Aunt Ann carries on the tradition for her generation. And now I'm going to try to continue the Bradford tradition.
That is me with my Nanny!
I didn't think quilting was for me until I came across a few fabric designers who are changing the world of quilting. I am currently up to my eyeballs quilting for a wedding present. It's a King size quilt made from all vintage fabrics (a bit of a leap in skill levels). I made up the pattern and I promise to share it with you when the quilt is finished! So, for now I share my quilting inspirations. Someday I hope to be able to quilt amazing quilts like these designers, and my Nanny. 

Amy Butler
I know you know I love her designs, but I think you do, too!!
click here to download the "Sexy Hexy Love Quilt"

click here to download the “Sunshine Quilt”
click here to download Amy's "Original Gypsy Caravan Fat Quarters Quilt"
 There are Way More Free Downloads from Amy Butler Here
Anna Marie Horner
Click here to download Anna Marie Horner's "Folk Dance" quilt pattern
Here are the Rest of Anna Marie Horner's Freebie Project Downloads
Tula Pink
I also LOVE Tula Pink, but she doesn't have any freebies right now. Well, a girl's gotta make a living!
Here are a few of the quilts she has done with her fabric. 


Tula Pink


Buy her Patterns Here
I hope your weekend is SEW wonderful.


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