Introducing the SHEAR Quilt Pattern! Shear is a big block quilt made entirely of half square triangles (HSTs). The quilt blocks finish at 16″ square, so the quilt comes together quickly. Shear comes in SEVEN sizes: Crib (36″ Sq.), Lap (36″x54″), Throw (54″ Sq.), Large Throw (72″ Sq.), Twin (72″x90″), Queen (90″x108″), and King (108″ sq.).Skill level required: Confident Beginner Techniques: Making half square triangles using the 2 at a time and 8 at a time methods. Optional cutting labels are included in the pattern to help you stay organized as you work thru each step. A confident beginner quilter with a couple quilts under their belt should be able to tackle this project.
Alternate Colorways to Spark Your Imagination…
If you’re still undecided on which palette to choose for your Matrikin Quilt, I’ve included more than a few alternate colorways below to spark your imagination!
Click on the “Coloring Pages” link at the top menu to download the digital Matrikin coloring page to help plan your quilt.
The Matrikin Quilt Pattern is Here! Matrikin is a fun, strip pieced quilt pattern that comes in six sizes (crib, lap, throw, twin, queen, and king). The crib, lap, and throw sizes are fat quarter friendly. 4-color & 8-color, directional & non-directional fabric versions are included. For those who may be weary of how complex it looks, optional cutting labels are included to help you stay organized as you work thru each step. A confident beginner quilter with a couple quilts under their belt should be able to tackle this project.
Last May (yes, I know, it seems like years ago already), on a whim, I submitted a quilt design to Make Modern Magazine. If you’re not familiar with the publication, it’s an e-magazine published every other month. I’ve subscribed to it for a couple years now, and I enjoy it because it’s primarily reader created content.
Anyhoo…I submitted the idea for my first ever quilt pattern and was asked to make the quilt and write the pattern for publication in the magazine in January 2021. WOO HOO!! So ladies and gentlemen, that’s the very short story of how Rachelle handmade was born. Now on to the pretty pictures.
Ahhhh…the sometimes elusive “spark of inspiration” us quilters seek on a daily basis. Some of you are designers, looking for that fun new geometric pattern to set your mind twirling and whirling with pattern designs. Some of you are quilters, looking for that perfect colorway or palette to use for your next beautiful quilt.
In this post, I’m going to share my inspiration for my upcoming pattern, Matrikin. Often the inspirational process is NOT a spark, but a linked series of events in your day to day life.
My husband works his family’s 170-ish year old homestead farm, which we live next door to. So, if you drive by our house, nine times out of ten, there will be a tractor or other farm implement in our driveway or maybe even a combine parked in our front yard (insert eye roll emoji here).
So you think you might be interested in pattern testing?
How it typically works:
Pattern testing opportunities are both announced and unannounced; sometimes a designer gives a shout-out for pattern testers or they might have a static patter tester sign-up form on their website you are required to complete………
So…what exactly is this “Quilt Along” thing all about?
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions FAQs:
What is a quilt along?
A quilt along is when a group of quilters make the same quilt pattern on a predetermined schedule from the comfort of their own homes. In this QAL, you either participate with the group via Instagram or a private Facebook Group.
My second quilt pattern is now available! Iterate is a modern strip pieced quilt that is simpler than it looks. It’s available in two sizes, a 40″ square crib size and a 69″ square large throw.
Instructions are are included to make multi-color, 2-color, and scrappy versions.