New Patterns from It’s Sew Emma

Happy Wednesday!  Today we get to share two new patterns from It’s Sew Emma!  This season, we named our patterns after places we adore in our hometown, and here are the first two to release…

 Hyde Park

Hyde Park by It's Sew Emma
Hyde Park by It’s Sew Emma
Hyde Park by It's Sew Emma
close up of the Hyde Park quilt

Hyde Park is made for celebrations and soirees!  Full of zig-zaggy, star-shiny goodness, we have nothing but happy thoughts for Hyde Park.  Select a few favorite prints to create this beauty!  Our original is made in red and coral prints The Front Porch by Sherri & Chelsi.  You can also bring in color contrast for an equally awesome effect, such as this mint and red version in Hank & Clementine by Susan Emory.  Hyde Park finishes at 68.5″ x 72.5″, a perfect size to lounge and cuddle with!

Hyde Park is perfect for celebrations!

Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek quilt by It's Sew Emma
Walnut Creek by It’s Sew Emma
close up of Walnut Creek quilt
close up of Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek is reminiscent of a vintage quilt discovered in a chest in the attic, pieced and quilted over long hours by candlelight.  That’s not the story of how we came by this design, but it sure sounds romantic, huh??  In any case, the scrappy look and multiple focal features of this quilt always gives you something to study!  There are so many gorgeous designs for your eye to follow, it will never get old.  The pattern is available in Crib, Lap, Twin and Queen sizes.  Our main quilt is made in New Hope by Jo Morton, and for a lighter, sweeter flavor, we have also shown it in Sequoia by Laundry Basket Quilts.

Walnut Creek ISE-189
Walnut Creek hearkens to the days of hand pieced quilts and lovingly kept scraps.


Both are available now, so let us know what you think.  If you make any of these quilts, be sure to tag @itssewemma as well on Instagram and Facebook!

NEW! 2018 Designer Mystery BOM at Fat Quarter Shop

Hello Thursday!  This week is flying by, but we could not let it pass without sharing about the 2018 Designer Mystery BOM!

2018 Designer Mystery Block of the Month

Sign ups are open for the 2018 Designer Mystery BOM Club at Fat Quarter Shop!  This coming year, we are using the lovely prints and colors from Ella & Ollie by Fig Tree Quilts.  We cannot show you the quilt (because MYSTERY!) but we can tell you it’s a stunner.  We will soon have more photos and sneak peeks to show of the finished quilt, but in the meantime we will leave you to ogle these bits and pieces of the blocks!

As always, 12 fabulous Moda Fabrics designers have each contributed a dazzling block.  They are:  Joanna Figueroa, Bonnie & Camille, Kristyne Czepuryk, Vanessa Goertzen, Sherri McConnell, Me and My Sister Designs, Brenda Riddle, Pat Sloan, Kate Spain, Anne Sutton, Sweetwater and Corey Yoder.  We are so proud of this wonderful line up.  Each block is a great reflection of each designer’s creativity.

2018 Designer Mystery BOM quilt
Join us for the 11th Designer Mystery BOM at Fat Quarter Shop!

Of course, the quilt is not complete without the Designer Mystery Finishing Kit and Backing Set!  The blocks, finishing and backing set all come with sweet additional bonus items, so click to see what they are!  This quilt is so fresh and fits in with every season of the year.  Sign up soon, as our Designer Mystery memberships tend to fill up quickly!

2018 Designer Mystery Finishing Kit
A peek at the finishing for the 2018 Designer Mystery quilt

Our club starts in June 2018 and runs through May 2019.  Let us know if you have any questions, and check back soon for more on this beautiful mystery quilt!


New It’s Sew Emma Impressions Patterns, Part 2

Whew, it’s been a busy few weeks, but we’re back to do the final round up of new patterns by It’s Sew Emma for the Fall!  (Click here to see our post on Part 1 of the new patterns.)  This set of four patterns is part of our Impressions patterns, which use our Orange Peel template set.  If you don’t have the templates, you can still use the templates printed in the patterns.  So with that squared away, here are Herald, Lovey Dovey, Peony and Wisteria!

Herald quilt pattern

Herald is a fun one, alternating background colors in the blocks for a checkerboard effect.  That, and the slight twist of the orange peels, creates a very pleasing optical effect!  In the black and white range of Delilah, the variations are highlighted even more.  Herald comes in three size options.

Lovey Dovey Impressions quilt pattern

The inspiration for Lovey Dovey is written all over this quilt!  Who doesn’t love those classic X’s and O’s?  In red and pink, it almost feels vintage, but adding a colored background and illustrated prints, like these in Dear Diary, keeps it sweet but adds some modern flair.  Lovey Dovey comes in three size options.

Peony Impressions quilt pattern

This Peony isn’t your typical garden variety, but you will want them blooming everywhere!  It is undeniably cute, but using prints from The Elm Park Collection lends an elegant softness to the happy petals.  Peony comes in three sizes.

Wisteria Impressions quilt pattern

With all the gracefulness of Wisteria, using different sizes of the Orange Peel templates gives the effect of climbing ivy!  We love it in the two-color combo of blues, but the delicateness of Dollhouse harmonizes well, and the smoky background gives it some pop.  Wisteria comes in one size.

That is a wrap for the latest It’s Sew Emma patterns!  We hope you enjoyed these tidbits and ideas, and let us know what you think.


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New Patterns from It’s Sew Emma, Part 1

Hi everyone!  We have somehow slipped into September, which means two things for us… 1) Our Cake Mix Quilt Book is coming! (read about it here) and 2) we have new patterns out!  There are eight new patterns total, but today we’ll cover these four – Trifles, Rose Quarter, Dapper and Set Sail.

P.S. We are giving away a two full set of our eight new patterns, one through our It’s Sew Emma Facebook page and one through our It’s Sew Emma Instagram!  Enter through the Rafflecopter on our Facebook page, and follow us on Instagram to be automatically entered to win.  If you already follow us on Instagram, you are already entered!  Giveaways end Monday, 9/11 at 12:30 CST.  Good luck!

Trifles quilt pattern
First up is Trifles.  You cannot go wrong with this pattern, and it truly is a classic!  It uses Jelly Roll strips, and whether you use a bold collection like Bloomsbury or a softer line like La Conner, it always works into something beautiful.  Trifles offers Crib, Lap, Twin and Queen size options.

Rose Quarter quilt pattern
Rose Quarter is a pretty little thing with an old-fashioned feel, which makes it well-suited for First Romance, but you can also give it a modern edge with vivid hues like Spirit Animal.  You can either use the included templates or the Impressions Orange Peel template set to create these sweet blocks.  There is a neat twist to it, if you are using the Orange Peel template set, but you’ll have to see for yourself what it is!  Rose Quarter offers Crib, Lap and Queen size options.

Dapper quilt pattern
Dapper is punchy and playful, easy and exciting!  We love the secondary designs you get from the background as well.  Choose fabrics with strong contrast, like Biscuits & Gravy or Shimmer On, for best effect.  Dapper offers Crib, Lap, Twin and Queen size options, and it’s Fat Quarter Friendly too!

Set Sail quilt pattern
Lastly, Set Sail takes us on a voyage of discovery.  Simple blocks become cresting ocean waves, and as you can see, different color palettes make all the difference!  A monochrome set like Ahoy Me Hearties creates a calm, geometric masterpiece, while bright tropical tones like Reef paint an entirely different picture!

Thanks for joining us today, and remember that all these patterns are available as downloadable PDFs too.  We’ll be posting Part 2 of our new It’s Sew Emma releases soon, so come on back very soon!

NEW BOOK: Cake Mix Quilt Book Volume One

If you ask us what our favorite new goodies for 2017 are, there’s no question that it is the Cake Mix Recipe Pads from Moda Fabrics!  We’ve hosted a fun Bake-Off, we have released videos with Carrie Nelson on how to use each Recipe Pad, we came out with Cake Mix pads for our exclusive FQS Jolly Bars, but there is still more Cake Mix goodness baking up in our kitchen!  Today we’re giving you a whiff of the yummy quilts in It’s Sew Emma’s upcoming Cake Mix Quilt Book: Volume One!  There are now eight different Cake Mix pads, and The Cake Mix Quilt Book has two designs for each.  That’s a total of 16 tasty quilts to try!

All you will need for each quilt is two Moda Layer Cakes (one print and one solid), a Cake Mix Recipe Pad, and fabric for your sashing, borders and binding.  Using Cake Mix pads keeps your piecing fast and accurate, so these will go much faster than you think, and all 16 quilts boast a ton of WOW factor.  And these quilts range in size from Lap to Queen, so you have plenty of size options as well!

Here is a quick look at some of the blocks you will be making in this book…

petit four block

marzipan block

group blocks

Fruitcake BlockAnd a taste of the QUILTS you’ll be baking up!

Banana Split quilt
Banana Split quilt
Parfait quilt
Parfait quilt
Sundae quilt
Sundae quilt
Fondant quilt
Fondant quilt
Gingerbread quilt
Gingerbread quilt
Meringue quilt
Meringue quilt
Tiramisu quilt
Tiramisu quilt
Cheesecake quilt
Cheesecake quilt


The Cake Mix Quilt Book: Volume One comes out in September, but if you pre-order now, you will get 10%.  So do it now, because it will be here before you know it!

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Spelling Bee is almost here!

Time is running out for you to pre-order Lori Holt’s upcoming book from It’s Sew Emma, Spelling Bee! Don’t miss your chance to scoop up a copy as well as a signed bookmark from Miss Bee herself — plus, you’ll be entered in a Lori Holt prize pack drawing worth $225!

Spelling Bee book
It will be here any day, so “bee” prepared!

Why do you need this book? There are 100 blocks that come in 6″ and 12″ sizes, and you can literally use them to spell out anything you want! Here’s a brief demonstration…

It’s time to

with your quiltiest friends to

new alphabet blocks from Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet.  But I should also warn you, this book is highly addictive and you will only
eat sleep quilt

for days!  So get ready to bunker up with your sewing machine, lots of thread, and a few good friends, because good times are ahead!  Don’t wait – pre-order now!

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have a quilty kind of day

New Patterns from It’s Sew Emma

We are almost to the end of the week, but we haven’t run out of quilt mojo yet! It’s Sew Emma has released four new patterns into the wild, and we can’t wait for you to scoop them up. They are: Meadering Meadow, Family Reunion, Candlelight, and High Rise.

Our patterns are as different as can be, but we always try to include various size options whenever we can. On top of that, we’ll show you other looks for these patterns to help you see all the possibilities.  And don’t forget, they are all also available as downloadable PDFs, if you need some instant printable gratification!

So now, let’s dive right into these…

New Quilt Patterns from It’s Sew Emma

Meadering Meadow quilt
Shake up your blocks into an explosion of color and angles

Meandering Meadow makes me think of a party quilt!  I know that’s not a real thing, but it feels like these blocks are tumbling and flinging color about.  Our sample is made in Savannah by Gingiber, but it works just as well in the refined prints of Caroline by Brenda Riddle.  Meandering Meadow is Fat Eighth and Fat Quarter-friendly, depending on what size you make!

Family Reunion quilt
Family Reunion ties together a multicolor palette with strong Irish chain blocks

Family Reunion jumps out with bright stars and fine nine-patch Irish-chain blocks.  Combined with The Good Life by Bonnie & Camille, this quilt feels youthful and vibrant.  But switch it up with the gold and blue hues from Blue Sky from Laundry Basket Quilts, and you have a regal quilt that could easily pass for a vintage treasure!

Candlelight quilt
Go soft or turn up the volume on Candlelight

Classic star blocks never grow old, and the patchwork effect of the backgrounds is a fun element to play with.  Candlelight can lend a restful ambience to your home in Poetry by 3 Sisters, or turn up the brightness with Thrive by Natalia & Kathleen in a modern setting.

High Rise quilt
Stack Jelly Roll strips for maximum impact

High Rise was inspired by the green and black palette of Authentic Etc. by Sweetwater.  Mock log-cabin blocks are formed by stacking Jelly Roll strips, and by matching up color values, you create slashes of color.  But throw in a few rainbow brights, and it works equally well, like with the Bee Basics and Bee Backgrounds from Lori Holt.

I hope you enjoyed this special look at our newest It’s Sew Emma patterns!  Will one of these end up in your pile of go-to patterns?  Let us know!

the Tablerunner Bliss book photoshoot is complete!

Last week, we spent another beautiful day finishing up photos of the 20 tablerunners in Sherri Fall’s upcoming Tablerunner Bliss book.  If you want to see the first set, you can find the post here.  Now, let’s get into this final installment – here’s the last little peek at what you’ll find in the book!  If you start to feel an onset of table envy after seeing these tablerunners, head it off quickly by pre-ordering Sherri’s book now for 10% off, doctor’s orders!  Once the book lands in our hot little hands in August, that special price will disappear, so don’t delay.  If you want to make the tablerunners exactly as pictured, we have a Tablerunner Bliss Club for you too!

Now onto the eye candy – let us know what tablerunner you want to make, and for what occasion!

Zephry Tablerunner
Zephry Tablerunner
Crossroads Tablerunnner
Crossroads Tablerunnner
Delightful Tablerunner
Delightful Tablerunner
Gaze Tablerunner
Gaze Tablerunner

Harmony Tablerunner
Harmony Tablerunner
Liberty Tablerunner
Liberty Tablerunner

Want to see these beauties in action?  Then check out Tablerunner Bliss trailer… hope it gets you as excited as we feel for this book to finally arrive in August!

New ISE Pattern: Peppermint Bark

Throughout this year, It’s Sew Emma has SO much new coming your way! Today, we’re going to show you the brand new Peppermint Bark quilt pattern!

This sweet pattern is such a treat, and will be a delight to add to your quilt collection or to gift to a friend!
We’ve made it easy for you to get started! Purchase your Peppermint Bark Quilt Kit featuring the Snowfall collection by Minick and Simpson, and don’t forget to get your Backing Set, too!
It might look intimidating with all of the precise points, but Kimberly will walk you through it every step of the way in this YouTube Tutorial!

Are you looking for some more inspiration to satisfy your sweet tooth? Head over to these blogs to check out their sweet Peppermint Bark Quilts, too!

Connie from Freemotion by the River
Sinta from Pink Pincushion
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Now, go out and create! Don’t forget to share your Peppermint Bark Quilt with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! #peppermintbarkquilt

It’s Sew Emma’s Dutch Tulips Quilt Pattern

Here in Texas, we couldn’t be more ready for spring! Birds are chirping, the sun is shining and we’re seeing so many beautiful blooms popping up left and right! We couldn’t wait to showcase some of these floral beauties in the new Dutch Tulips Quilt Pattern by It’s Sew Emma!
This eye-catching quilt is the perfect piece to bring the beauty of the outside into your home! Dutch Tulips features the much-loved collection Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics! These floral, cotton prints in a variety of colors are perfect to accent the fun tulip shapes on the quilt design!
We had sew much fun whipping up this quilt in Sugar Pie, that we couldn’t wait to try it with another one of our favorite new collections and give it a bright twist! Check out this twist in the Blueberry Park collection by Karen Lewis Textiles for Robert Kaufman Fabrics!
Ready to make your own? Watch this helpful YouTube video as Kimberly walks us through the Dutch Tulips quilt!
Are you looking for more tulip fun?! Check out some of our quilty friends’ blogs and see which collections brought their Dutch Tulips pattern to life!
Tonya from The Crafty Mummy
Sinta from Pink Pincushion
Kristen from Three in the Nest
Lucy from Charm About You

GIVEAWAY! What’s your favorite It’s Sew Emma pattern?! Let us know by leaving a comment on this blog and be entered to win a digital copy + printed copy of the pattern of your choice!