Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sunshine Quilters, Lafargeville, NY - Quilt Quild


First of all, if you are subscribed to quilt magazine subscriptions you might have see my name appear in recent magazines. =) A couple weeks ago I had received a lovely email sent to me by one of the editors from AQS. She mentioned that a Quilt Guild loved my quilt pattern in the latest issue and wanted to use it for their Guild. I have to say I was shocked with surprise and joy! The quilt I made for AQS was actually one of my most pride and joys! We all love every quilt we make but there is always a favorite out of the bunch and this one happened to be my Fiance and mine too!

Sunshine Quilters recently had a meeting where Deborah Grimes former member and teacher, taught my quilt pattern to other members. I was granted permission to share the photos with you all today!  You can also view their Guild and more photos here on Sunshine Quilters Facebook page. I was super pleased to hear that everyone had fun making this quilt. =)

About the Pattern:
As most of us may know, the Churn Dash has been a VERY popular quilt block brought back with new and fun techniques. While I was playing with the block I thought it would look better with some sashing. My personal favorite sashing is stars. Once I added the star sashing in, I fell in love! Right away I saw a Western Dance floor appear. As a born and raised Texan this quilt spoke to me. =P This is also how I came up with the name Square Dance. To bring this quilt more to life I purchased Western Boots Edge to Edge quilt pattern from Wasatch Quilting. I choose this edge to edge pattern because I loved the extreme detail of the cowboy boots. I personally quilted it and the edge to edge pattern really made this quilt come more together. Currently this quilt proudly lays on my spare bedroom.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Things will be changing! For the good =)


First off I would like to say sorry there were not any free patterns last week, and also this week. Things will be changing (but for the good). I have been receiving emails with ideas on how I should make and design my patterns. But before I start; I want to thank everyone who has emailed me. Some of these request have been written to me awhile ago (and still being requested) but please note that I have been keeping notes with ideas Quilters have been requesting that I should change/add.

Here are some ideas that where shared with me:
Listing if a pattern is beginner friendly, intermediate, etc.
Patterns be available in different sizes, crib, throw, and bed sizes. (Most common request I've receive is help with making a pattern for a certain size they are looking for.)
Quilters want to see an actual picture of the quilt made, not just a design photo.
Quilters want ideas again of what to have quilted.
Quilters want more variety with Pre-Cuts.
This was not as common but did pop up in a few messages, and that was to do Mystery Quilts, Monthly Quilt Block or Quilt Along styled patterns.

All of these ideas are GREAT and I believe are more of a "professional" look of a quilt pattern which I couldn't agree more.  Only downside is I will not be available to develop a new pattern weekly with making sure each pattern has all the ideas listed within it. I have also been very busy lately with designing patterns for quilt magazines again and starting to widen my horizons as a quilt pattern designer. Doing all these things simultaneously take a lot of time to do and make lol.

So here is what will be happening. I will be designing patterns and taking professional photos of a finished quilt size, while also listing different size options. Side note; one size will be available for FREE on my blog where other sizes will be available on my website as a PDF download only. (Paper pattern might be in the future.)  Doing all those requests, I am hoping to have a pattern once a month for sure, but I would like to push myself in doing at least a quilt pattern every other week. This will not start until a few months from now at the latest but be on the look out. In the mean time I will offer a free pattern like normal, but the changes will be coming once I am all set and ready. =)

I hope everyone else likes the new changes that will be coming. Once again I personally think they are wonderful and will be more professional looking.

Happy Quilting!
Krystal Jakelwicz
Lets Quilt Something

Monday, September 19, 2016

Georgia Barn - Free Quilt Pattern - Layer Cake or Charm Packs

Half Square Triangle blocks I believe will always be popular, they are fun, easy, and fast to make plus there are SO many blocks you can form with one simple block. Name of this quilt came from the fabric line and also the blocks used to make this quilt. I thought I'd do something different as well by using a brown background fabric just to change it up. Finished Size is Approx. 64" x 80". Don't forget about our long arm quilting services, I'd love to quilt your quilts!

Monday, September 12, 2016

South For Winter - Free Quilt Pattern - Layer Cake

Fall is just around the corner and if you loved my Tide Pool pattern then you'll love this, it is the same block but the blocks are placed the same direction.  I am in love with Timeless Treasure Autumn Batiks line! The colors and prints are just stunning. This quilt will take a little more time to construct from my other patterns but you will still have this quilt done in no time! Finished Size is Approx. 49" square. Don't forget about our Long-arm Quilting Services, I'd love to quilt your quilts!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Fractured - Free Quilt Pattern - Jelly Roll

Here is a quilt with a very easy block that transforms into this fractured quilt. This quilt would be a great scrap buster! I do recommend not using anything with a large print. Finished Quilt Size: 57" x 57" Don't forget about our Long Arm Quilting Services that are available! =) I'd love to quilt your quilts!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Scraps - Free Quilt Pattern - Jelly Roll

This quilt is not only perfect for jelly rolls but great for scraps! This quilt would also look very lovely in Kansas Troubles Prints. Finished Size: 65" x 81" Don't forget about our Long Arm Quilting Services that are available! =) I'd love to quilt your quilts!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Candy Strip - Free Quilt Pattern - Layer Cake

Here is a modern hunter REMIX! This block is pieced together just like a modern hunter star block, but the prints and solids are layout differently giving you a whole new look! I call the block Modern Hunter Remix. =) This remix version is very similar to a half square triangle but with a piece "cut out" and flipped. lol Layouts for this block are endless!