I am so excited to announce that my newest pattern, Parallel-O-Grid, will be released on Saturday, Oct. 21st. This quilt uses HUGE blocks with repetitive techniques that allow for this quilt to be put together fast fast FAST! This top can easily be finished on a Saturday Crafternoon!
This pattern has been designed with the beginner in mind, but even a seasoned sewist/quilter will enjoy the process. The pattern calls for a special half-square triangle technique, and all of the instructions for the techniques used in the quilt are explained using both written directions and full color diagrams.
The quilt also uses Square-in-Square blocks, and lucky for you, I just released a step-by-step tutorial on how to make PERFECT Square in Square Blocks HERE!
This pattern was designed using Snap to Grid by Kimberly Kight for Cotton + Steel Fabrics. I currently have a little mini giveaway running on Instagram, so if you’d like to snag the fabrics shown below, as well as a copy of the pattern for you and a friend, head over to my Instagram feed and look for the following photo:
Parallel-O-Grid requires yardage in order to use the fast, efficient, and accurate techniques called for in the pattern, so be sure to check out the requirements below before you dive in!
I had a blast both designing and sewing up this quilt top, and I hope you do too.
Before you go, check out another colorway of the quilt that I sewed up using all solids:
It’s always fun to see the patterns I write start to take form! . I’m excited to share this one with you guys, especially since the official sample it going to be pieced together using an upcoming line! . In the meantime, this quilt needs a name. What do you think? UPDATE: what do you think about parallel-o-grid? It’s a tongue twister, but I’m using Snap to Grid by Cotton and Steel for the more formal version and I like the play on words! . #myteaandbrie #newpattern #ineedaname #konacottonsolids #robertkaufman
Also, an in-progress shot by me
I fell in love with these prints all over again when I saw them assembled in their blocks. Snap to Grid is such a fun fabric line, and I love how the fabrics work with one another in the Parallel-O-Grid pattern! . Fabric: Snap to Grid by Kimberly Kight ( @kmelkight ) for Cotton + Steel ( @cottonandsteel ). . Pattern: Parallel-O-Grid by me! Release Date: 10/18/17 – are you ready?! . #myteaandbrie #cottonandsteel #newpattern #snaptogridfabric #kimkight #parallelogridquilt #sewallthethings #quiltallthethings #ihavethisthingforquilts #ilikebigblocksandicannotlie
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Take a look at what some of my other testers came up with. Didn’t Charlene do an awesome job with these coloring pages?
Look how her quilt worked up!
#parallelogridquilt #myteaandbrie Pattern testing Parallel-O-Grid Quilt , the pattern soon to be released by @myteaandbrie Finished Quilt Top. Large blocks make this large size quilt. I used mostly Moda fabrics from my stash – Christmas prints from Basic Grey Figgy Pudding. Grunge for the background, and red fabric from Stof reminds me of ribbon candy at Christmas time.
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Absolutely smitten with Tandy’s colors. Click through to see many more beautiful photos of her finished quilt.
Here’s my #parallelogridquilt (pattern by @myteaandbrie ). This was an awesome pattern and my 2nd finished quilt! I used three pieces of #hiddengardenfabric plus a few blenders/solids. Swype for more pictures —> Thank you Meg for letting me test this pattern! Stay tuned to Meg’s account (@myteaandbrie ) for the release and giveaway. #stashbuilderbox #iheartsbb #ccfeaturefriday #quiltersofinstagram #quiltsofinstagram #quilting #patterntest #patterntesting #bedsheetforquiltbacking #machinebinding #halfsquaretriangles #squareinsquare @cotton_cuts @stashbuilderbox @miriambos_ @birchfabrics
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Joanne went with Fall colors, and I just love the comfort and warmth that the earthy tones gives the quilt. I would love to cuddle under this near a fireplace!
A couple of days late, I have apologized. My parallel-o-grid test top is assembled. This quilt goes together quickly with the big blocks. Clear easy to follow instructions. Just two blocks to make. It had started to rain when we grabbed a quick photo. @myteaandbrie, #myteaandbrie, parallelogridquilt, #patterntesting, #patterntester,
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Head over to my SHOP to find the pattern on Saturday, or click through directly RIGHT HERE. Remember, there is a quick giveaway happening on Instagram HERE, and you have a chance to win the pattern before it goes live!
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