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Monday, August 4, 2014

Girly Fun For Quilters And Free Pattern from It's Sew Emma (and the Fat Quarter Shop)

Are you a quilter that enjoys pampering?  You may also enjoy girlfriend time too!  From my research, most quilters enjoy quilting time with friends, as well as spending time with quilting friends in other ways too.   But there are a variety of ways we can enjoy our friendships.  It might be that we go out to lunch, a movie, or maybe go together for some pampering and have a manicure and/or pedicure?  Yes, pampering time with girlfriends can be great fun.  And a girlfriend can also be a Mother, Daughter, Aunt, Niece, Cousin.  Some time we girls just need to spend time together to help keep our inner balance and sanity in the world!

Do you like brights or neutrals for your nail polish?

Silly question, but I'm quite curious if you like similar colors for your quilts which you might like in nail polish?  To clarify, do quilters that like to work with bright colored fabrics also prefer bright nail polish or do they prefer neutral nail polish?  Hmm.  Another market research opportunity for SewCalGal????

Do you ever go out with girlfriends for some pampering time?

Do you enjoy getting your nails done, or have a girlfriend who does?  Do you enjoy the chuckles when a little girl gets such pampering time?  Well, I'm excited to let you know about a new quilt design that really creates great quilty fun for those that enjoy such pampering.  And, I think this design would also make quilts that would make excellent gifts.  Of course, it could also make for a great quilt guild challenge too!

This cute design is a delightful new pattern from It's Sew Emma and it is a free pattern you can download.

While you can make this quilt using any fabric, The Fat Quarter Shop has very reasonably priced kits that use Moda Bella Solids to make this 14 1/2" x 22 1/2" quilt, as shown.  But be prepared, I'm confident you'll want to make more than one.

While the pattern is well written and has easy to follow instructions, Kimberly Jolly and The Fat Quarter Shop has created an excellent YouTube video tutorial:

If you have problems watching this embedded video, or are on a MAC, here is the link to watch it directly in YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LYa84Youw4

And while Kimberly shows how to topstitch this quilt using crosshatch grids, for those that enjoy free-motion quilting I think this design and the Bella Solids fabric would make for a perfect quilt to show off your free-motion quilting.

Also, visit the Fat Quarter Shop Blog on August 4th to get more info on this design as well as links to a variety of quilt blogs that have made this design and will be sharing photos of their Nail Polish quilt that they've made using this free design.

kits available.

You can find the Fat Quarter Shop at:
You can find It's Sew Emma at:

Don't forget to  download your free pattern.

And, SewCalGal hopes you and your girlfriends can find some pampering time together very soon!  It is good to treasure and nurture these special friendships with such girlfriends, especially quilting friends.

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Anonymous said...

I canNOT wait to make one of these! That color polish would do me just fine!!!!!! Thanks for the pattern!!!!

Missy Shay said...

I like bright colored fingernail polish (blue, green, pink, etc. LOL) I quilt and dress the same way too!