September 2022 Favorite Patterns!

September, September--probably my favorite month of the year!

Not only is it my little guy's birthday, but I just love when the weather begins to turn.  The crispness of a fall morning--getting to wear my favorite sweaters again.  It's a time of coziness.  And if you are a quilter, I think coziness is in our DNA, right?  

So I've rounded up 3 patterns that I'm loving right now and have plans to feature kits for in my shop (or make myself!). 

It's impossible for me to pick a favorite, so here they are in no particular order. (And because I love convenience, click on the title to be taken right to the pattern for purchase!)

1.  The Retro Garden Quilt by Rose Petal Quilt Shop

Why I love it:  Although you almost always find me making vintage-y patterns, I fell in love with the boldness and simplicity of this quilt.  It's simple without being traditional--that's super cool in my opinion. Plus, I like any quilt that is good for featuring your favorite prints. 

This will be a kit in my shop in October-ish and will feature some beautiful fabrics from the Listen to Your Heart collection by Sharon Holland Designs.  It's gonna be epic, so make sure to keep an eye on Instagram for when that arrives.

Here is a sneak peek of the fabrics that will be in the kit--the fabric on the far right will be the background and I think it's going to be dreamy.


2.  Rhapsody Quilt by Crafty Moose Quilts

Why I love it:  I think this one is the perfect blend of looking vintage and also being super symmetrical.  I would love this for a bed quilt--wouldn't it be pretty?  With these smaller pieces, I'm thinking it would be great for solids.  So if you have lots of pretty solids in your stash, consider making this sweet quilt.  Breanna at Rose Ivy Quilts made this pretty version and says she used  Kona solids from her stash with this one.  What's better than that? 


3.  Dorothy Quilt by Penelope Handmade

Photo by Jennifer Jones, from her website

Why I love it:  SCRAPPY GOODNESS. 

So I will make a confession here--I love scrappy quilts and they also terrify me.  My brain cannot fathom the idea of adding fabrics with no order.  What if two of the same fabrics touch?  What if two colors I don't want to together, end up together?  So I am a fan of what I call "controlled scrappy".

So there is a sense of scrappiness, but there is also some order and some space to break it up.  The Dorothy quilt fits the bill for me.  How cozy would this quilt be around a campfire this fall?  While everyone else is cozying it up in flannels, you could casually bust this handmade quilt out and send out all those quilty vibes.

What's on your quilting deck for the fall?  Is it mostly quilts (like me) or are you going to be making other projects, too?  Now that fall is almost here, I'm getting my sewjo back and can't wait to get sewing and also to see all your beautiful makes.  

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