Friday, October 25, 2013

Rendezvous - Bloggers' Festival quilt, new pattern, and sale!

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Happy Bloggers' Quilt Festival!

Introducing Rendezvous.

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I love this quilt design. And I love the fabric it's made with.

It was born from a picture of a rug I saw that I thought would make a cool quilt. So I sketched it out, and figured out how to make it work with half-rectangle triangles, some rectangles, and the interplay of two different blocks.

It has sort of a "Comings and Goings" feel -- which is why I named it Rendezvous.

A while back, artist Melissa Ybarra of Iza Pearl design caught me gushing over her fabric. She left a little email, and I replied with, "hey! If you ever need someone to play with your fabric, I've usually got a few designs in the works."

And lucky me, she had a new line coming out, and got it to me just in the knick of time. :)
Her new line is called "Garden Party Tango," for Windham fabrics and the colors are bright and beautiful, with very fun designs, but the hand of the fabric was also exceptional. Melissa tells me she's not (yet) a seamstress, but she or someone sure picked a really nice base-cloth. (It's very similar to Art Gallery and Michael Miller's Cotton Couture).

Garden Party Tango

This quilt is designed around six different types of fabric for the main blocks - the white/light, a "neutral," a medium, dark, stripe, and focal print (those are the rectangular shaped pieces). It lends itself really easily to a more cohesive or scrappy fabric selection, as well as gives lots of room for playing with value, texture, color, and style.

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I was really in a hurry to get this quilt finished and shipped to Melissa in time, so I did a quick free motion loop which you can see in this picture with this very dapper little lad (who does not belong to me). 

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I've got the pattern nearly finished, finished now, including directions to make this quilt in three sizes (a baby 48" square, throw 72" square - which is featured here, and a big queen or even king at 96" square). The pattern includes templates to show where to notch your half-rectangle triangles so they come together easily, is fully diagrammed, and of course includes my trademark coloring page so you can plan your own. 

You can get it nowand I will email the PDF to you by October 29, 2013. 
I will be printing some paper copies as well for wholesale distribution, but will wait until after Quilt Market to see how many I will need. 

My apologies for not having the pattern already ready... we just finished harvest. In fact, this was the only really fast picture in the early morning light I got. So thank you Melissa for sending pictures!

Rendezvous finished top crop

To make up for it, I'm also having a sale on everything. (Check out all available PDF patterns here) Use code "FallFestival" through November 1 to get 20% off everything. Including templates. Because I also just got my Roundhouse pattern ready to go (also available as a pre-sale). 

I hope you love this quilt and the pattern and have fun seeing all the other quilts at the Festival (or at Market if you're lucky enough to go!)

Code: FallFestival for 20% off

And no worries -- all proceeds go right back in to the quilting industry. ;)

Thank you for stopping by!

Here's hoping we "rendezvous" again soon! ;)

Rendezvous cover pro



Amy Friend said...

Another great quilt and good for you getting it done during harvest time!

Whit said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt!!! Super cute!! So fun and beautiful! Nice work!

Cindy said...

Oh wow! I love this quilt so much! The colors, the fabrics and the design play so perfectly together. Another winner!

Christine S said...

Awesome, love it!

Dorrie said...

I love this one!!! I'm such a fan of rectangles~the math teacher in me. Love the fabric, so excited Windham has been more selective with their base cloth choices. Nice work Tracey!!

Svetlana said...

oh, my!!! what a stunner!!

knottygnome said...

very pretty! i love the colors. congrats on our new design.

Twinfibers said...

It's beautiful, Tracey! Congrats!

Katie B said...

I am IN LOVE, Tracey!

CitricSugar said...

Very pretty but I'm swooning completely for the cover model! What a cutie!

Kristie said...

It looks awesome. Another great pattern!

Katy Cameron said...

Love those fabrics and the pattern!

Candace said...

I love how simple and beautiful this quilt is. Very effective!

What Comes Next? said...

you have a wonderful knack for creating fabulous quilts - another stunner!

Heather D. said...

I love this Tracey! So unique, with the half square rectangles which I have never tried, and such pretty pretty fabric you had to work with!

Cille said...

I love how you get inspired to your quills :) the fabrics here is to die for - and the design really different and refreshing.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

love it so much I just went and purchased the pattern and have come back for another look :o) hugs

Poppyprint said...

It's a gorgeous quilt Tracey!! I love the fabric colours and you've showcased them perfectly with this design!!

Lynette said...

What gorgeous photos for a very fun quilt. The little fella is so perfect. Does he do rentals? ;D

Valerie said...

Lovely! All of it-the fabric, the pattern -that cute kid!

Anonymous said...

Love this!

Sophie said...

I just stumbled across your blog and wanted to say how much I love this quilt. I have just been talking about how I need to get braver with my use of colour - this has inspired me immensely! Thank you
Sending a wave from across the pond.
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