I am so giddy with excitement to finally get to share details about this quilt and project with you that I don’t quite know where to start. I suppose the best place would be with an amazing photograph, right??
I would like to introduce you to Tiled Parquet, my quilt pattern for the debut pattern collection of Quilt Theory. Quilt Theory is a a new pattern company created by seven modern quilters who have teamed up to create a new line of gorgeous modern quilt patterns that anyone can make. Printed on 4×6 cards or handy one-page PDFs ready for printing, these lap-sized quilt patterns are sure to inspire.
Tiled Parquet is a design that I created earlier this summer when I was brainstorming pattern options for a good friend. I was given an inspiration color palette and ended up making Flight Path, but this design and color palette stuck with me: I really wanted to see it through.
What speaks to me the most about the Tiled Parquet design is the X block pattern that is created… with a twist. The design creates a fun swirling pattern in the background, and with tonal fabric selection has a very 3D effect.
Beyond being a fun visual design, the pattern also reminds me of a wooden parquet floor of a home from my youth, so seeing Michelle’s beautifully staged photos of my quilt in rustic settings is really taking me back to some great childhood memories! Tiled Parquet finishes at 48″ by 64″, a great lap size or throw quilt.
Many thanks to Robert Kaufman Fabrics for providing the Kona Cotton for the Tiled Parquet quilt (Salmon, Peach, Aloe, Ice Frappe, and Coal) and to Aurifil for supplying the thread behind the quilting magic.
All Quilt Theory designs are available now as downloadable PDFs through our website QuiltTheory.com. Pattern cards coming soon to a local quilt shop near you! Let your local quilt shop know you want them to carry Quilt Theory patterns.
About Quilt Theory
In February 2016, a group of quilters connected to cultivate relationships with others running businesses in the quilting industry. A tight-knit group was quickly woven together as we shared successes, answered questions, and supported one another. What started as a way to collect real-time insight and expertise quickly evolved into an opportunity to collaborate.
Our goal at Quilt Theory is to create simple and modern quilt patterns, and we challenged ourselves to design a line of patterns printed on small cards. As a group, we have become a strong team as we worked through pattern writing, testing, editing, and quilting.
Quilt Theory designers have been featured in 20+ major quilting publications and international quilt exhibits. Combined, we have 47 years of quilting experience, and we are excited to share our debut collection for Fall 2016.
Each Quilt Theory design is simple to execute, yet engaging enough for advanced quilters. Our eye-catching designs bring new life to traditional quilt methods and aim to inspire.
To get more details about the debut Quilt Theory pattern collection, be sure to follow along with the Release Blog Hop Schedule!
Quilt Theory Release Blog Hop Schedule
Friday 10/7 – Quilt Theory
Saturday 10/8 – Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
Monday 10/10 – Daisy @Ants to Sugar
Tuesday 10/11 – Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs
Wednesday 10/12- Kitty @Night Quilter
Thursday 10/13 – Michelle @Michelle Bartholomew Handmade Quilts
Friday 10/14 – Stephanie @Late Night Quilter
Saturday 10/15 – Lorinda @Laurel Poppy and Pine
Monday 10/17 – Quilt Theory
~ Giveaway! ~
***The Giveaway is now closed.***
To celebrate the launch of Quilt Theory, I am giving away a printed copy of my pattern, Tiled Parquet along with a PDF of all of the Quilt Theory Coloring Pages. To sweeten the deal, I’ll also include a $25 gift certificate to Stash Fabrics.
To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below.
The giveaway ends Sunday, October 16th, at midnight eastern time and a random number generator will select the winner. Giveaway open to participants 18 years or older and international participants are welcome. *If you buy my pattern and then you win it, I’ll refund you or let you pick out another free Quilt Theory pattern. 🙂