Sunday, February 6, 2022

New Quilt Pattern: Checkmate and a Little Trick!

The little squares in this quilt remind me of castle walls or the rooks in a chess game. And this quilt is a real winner, hence the name: Checkmate. It's just a center medallion with three solid borders and three "little squares" borders. 

Take a look at the corners of the pieced borders: they're rather perfect! Haha. This isn't due to genius or great sewing skills. Just a "liberated quilting" trick: increase the seam allowances here and there between the squares until you get the perfect length. See pattern for details and photos.

See the pattern here: Checkmate Quilt Pattern

The colors are more accurate in these last two pics. The fabrics used are: Kona Charcoal, Kona Stone, and Kona Cream. I'm enjoying a break from the scrappy look for a while. Modern vibes here. :)


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Strata Quilt for Zoom Staging!

A new quilt pattern perfect for Zoom staging. Throw size quilt is 50" x 67." A hanging sleeve makes it easy to hang on a wall using two nails and a curtain rod or dowel. 
See my quilt patterns here: Etsy.


Thursday, January 20, 2022

Yellowstone Quilt Pattern

 This quilt would be right at home in the lobby of Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park. It's loaded with interesting fabrics to explore while you're sitting by the fireplace. 

No fussy measuring is necessary to make this quilt. Take a look at the pattern here: Yellowstone Quilt.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Quilter's Plaid Quilt Pattern

This plaid vibe quilt is the first quilt pattern listed in my Etsy shop in 2022. Careful placement of dark, light and medium value prints gives this quilt its translucent sparkle. The quilt measures 61" x 82," a twin bed size. 
See the pattern here: Quilter's Plaid Quilt Pattern.


Friday, November 30, 2018

Amish Log Cabin Wall Quilt

Improvisational Amish style Log Cabin quilt, Courthouse Steps variation. I like the movement in the zig-zag areas as your eye travels across the quilt. See my most recent series of Amish quilts on Instagram @karengriska.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Red Log Cabin Quilt

Red Amish style Log Cabin quilt, Courthouse Steps variation, machine quilted with wavy horizontal lines (clear mono-filament thread, .004). See the new Amish series on IG @karengriska.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Amish style Sunshine and Shadow Quilts

You can do so much with the simple one-patch. I like the action that this color arrangement creates. The actual colors are nicer than they look on my screen, especially the hot pink.

The quilt below has a more classic layout with the squares creating a big diamond shape, and the large blocks in the corners. This quilt is available in my Etsy shop.