Thursday, July 9, 2015

Then and Now

Back in the day, when I was active in the Mid-Century Modern Bee, twice Anne/SpringLeaf Studios asked the bee to make blocks of her own design. Even then, we fully expected one day to see Anne publishing patterns based on the blocks we "tested" for her.


And that time has come! Pdf patterns of both "Offset" and "Matrix" are available on Etsy and Craftsy. Anne believes that every quilter should find a way to make a project their own even when they are using a pattern. As proof, each pattern includes an explanation of the block, the quilt layout and how it works, including some tips on fabric selection; several alternative ways to use the pattern; and a coloring page so you can try out your own color scheme. I think these features really set Anne's patterns apart. She explains everything in detail with lots of color illustrations (which I love). I can honestly say, they are beautifully done.

 
 
Both new patterns are on sale for 20% off through the weekend. And Anne has graciously offered one reader a copy of the pattern of their choice - just leave a comment for a chance to win. Then hop on over to SpringLeaf Studios for another chance to win. This giveaway has now ended - thank you! Congrats to Crafty Coffin!

It was fun to have shared in Anne's design process even a little bit. Check out her blog posts featuring her new patterns - Offset here and Matrix here. Not only will you get a better preview of her patterns, but you'll see the quilts my bee blocks eventually became a part of!

30 comments:

  1. these look great! How fun for you to be part of the process. Off I go to read more

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  2. Thank you Thank you Debbie for the shout out!!! Much appreciated. I miss you in the MCM bee but know you're keeping busy as ever with lots of fun stuff.

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  3. I really like the "Matrix" pattern. It's different and somewhat surprising, which add to its appeal.

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  4. * Matrix Please *
    You make me want to try this one.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  5. Really like Matrix! Very different and colorful!

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  6. I really want to make Matrix, beautiful pattern.

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  7. Fun patterns, I love Offset.

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  8. I love both patterns but Matrix is my favorite. Thanks!!

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  9. I love the overall links you see when you put the blocks together in both patterns, but especially Matrix :-)

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  10. Both patterns look really fun! Interesting how colors changes things up!

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  11. I really like Matrix also. Cute patterns!

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  12. I love the Matrix pattern. My son just got engaged and this is something they would both love!

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  13. Those are lovely patterns, I'd love to have an opportunity to make either one!

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  14. Love both of these patterns. I'm checking them out on Etsy!

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  15. Thanks for the chance to win these terrific patterns!

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  16. Great patterns! Congrats to Anne on her releases!

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  17. Not sure which I would choose, they are both great! (Love your blocks)

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  18. Great patterns, I would have trouble choosing..

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  19. I really like both patterns, but maybe Matrix would be my favorite.

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  20. Ooh, Offset looks fun, thanks

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  21. Both patterns are nice, but think I would choose Matrix. Thank you!

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  22. These patterns are awesome! I'm loving the look of Matrix. Thank you for a chance to win! :-)

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  23. Love them both! Especially Matrix!!! bekedams at yahoo dot com

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  24. Love them both! Especially Matrix!!! bekedams at yahoo dot com

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  25. Both designs are neat. I'm off to go check out her blog. I'm always on the lookout for new patterns and designers.

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  26. I really like Offset! But Matrix is really cool too!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  27. Both of these look great. I'd love to try the matrix pattern.

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