Hi Friends! I'm excited to finally be on the verge of releasing this fun new improv pattern. It'll be official this Tuesday, May 4th!! Woo hoo!
This is a design that has been in the works for many months and that I have been enjoying so much (I've created three of them so far), and that I'm happy to say, I have finished writing the pattern for! Not sure why it took me so long, but hey, it's finished and ready for you to download FREE for a limited time, as a subscriber to bloomingpoppies.net! Yay!
The Guard Rails Quilt is SO fun to make! It allows for tons of creative fabric play and freedom to make it your own, while providing the "guardrails" that you need to keep everything from spinning out of control..... although, I'm all for that too!
Yes, this improv design is great for beginning quilters and those new to improv as it is introducing you to very basic and straightforward (if you want) improv techniques, with tons of examples and diagrams to help you along the way!
You can play with color, shape, print and pattern in this design and use up all your favorite scraps and/or fat quarters in the process. Gotta love options right?
Speaking of options, while I designed this pattern with ample negative space (borders not attached yet in the photo above) and as a square finish, the beauty of it is that you can customize it to your needs or visual preference in a snap! It's so easy to play with this one and make it your own.
This quilt could easily be your new go-to design for quick quilt gifts, easy to finish up in a weekend!
Beware however if you decide to hand quilt it like I'm doing for two of them.... you'll need a bit more time :-)!