Summertime every year takes me back. Back to when life was carefree. Back to watermelon and popsicles. Back to splashing in the water in the hot sun. Back to sand between my toes.
This pattern captures that need to spend time near the water.
If you're a water baby and love that vacation feeling when you lose track of days and time, check out my new >>Lakeside Sampler Quilt Pattern<<. This new pattern was inspired by trips to the lake and the kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards that lazily float on by.
I couldn't resist making decorated oars into a sampler quilt pattern. After all, I absolutely love to create samplers of all shapes and sizes, and this particular take on a sampler had my lake lovin' heart. Wouldn't this quilt look perfect with these DIY Painted Oars??
The sampler bits of the pattern include: 2 striped oars, 3 Flying Geese oars, and 2 string block oars. Each oar has different color combinations in the best nautical primary colors of RJR's Cotton Supreme Solids.
Want to make one? Here's what you need to know.
Mix tone-on-tone prints + solids (keep it simple to highlight the paddles)
Finished Quilt Size 84" x 72"
22 page Intermediate Pattern with detailed instructions, full color diagrams
Row Pattern: Assembled an Oar at a Time
Fabric Organization Chart guides you on selecting colors & light/med/dark shades
Full Size Templates provided (NO Paper Piecing)
Coming soon to PRINT. Shops: This pattern would work nicely as a Row of the Month!
LAKESIDE SAMPLER RELEASES TODAY!
regular price $24
on sale for $20 with coupon code TAKEMETOTHELAKE thru Sat. 6/9/18 at 11:59pm EST.
This row pattern would make a great sew-along this summer. Anyone interested?
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - FABRIC ORGANIZATION CHART!
GET ORGANIZED: I've included a special chart to help you choose the major colors and tones in your fabric stack for this quilt. It guides you on the number of colors, and light/med/dark shades of each. To get a similar look, choose 3 shades of blues to mimic the depth of water and a sand color along the top of the quilt. I suggest sticking to tone-on-tone prints and/or solids to really make the graphic shapes of the oars in this pattern pop.
Modern + Traditional Style
To complete the nautical look, I selected a red pin stripe binding (RJR Basic 2960-011). It came out perfect. I'm just loving this quilt for summer! Where are my shades and lemonade?
Ready to get sewing?
AnneMarie Chany is an author and pattern designer who teeters on both sides of the modern and traditional quilting line. She loves using bright colors and solid fabrics while nodding to traditional blocks. On the website, you'll find many resources to inspire and get you sewing right away like free quilt patterns, the Quilt Block Library with links to 350+ free quilt block tutorials, Block of the Month Clubs, and the Quilt Pattern Shop with clear detailed instructions to make your quilting easy and fun.
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