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

Flash Back Friday: Prussian Blues

 Barbara Brackman is back to discuss Prussian Blues in today’s Flashback Friday series!

Prussian Blues

Prussian blue figures and rainbow stripes from about 1850
Cotton dyers and calico printers had two natural blue dyes to work with for much of the 19th century. Reliable indigo produced lovely blues better for backgrounds than figures. Mills were able to print figures like blue florals and geometrics or shaded stripes and plaids with Prussian blue, a vivid blue mineral dye.

Rev. Nadal’s Quilt from the Smithsonian Institution
Quilt lovers are most familiar with Prussian blue in the details of Baltimore Album quilts from the 1840s and ’50s when these vibrant blues were also fashionable for women’s dresses.
Today’s reproduction quilt makers are always on the lookout for a bright blue to echo mid-19th-century taste. Here are a few blue prints from Fat Quarter Shop, including a couple from Barbara’s Baltimore Blues collection.

We’ll be back on Friday, January 13 with our next segment of Flashback Friday with Barbara Brackman!