New from Robin Pickens

As soon as I saw these new patterns, I knew Robin Pickens was up to something great. Before I even saw her name, I knew they were hers – the ultimate test for a true artist! In her words…

X’s and “outlined” X’s make lovely diagonals and are separated by small arrowheads in Criss Cross Kisses. Extra arrowheads play in the borders. Lap uses fat eighths, the queen uses fat quarters. Wouldn’t this be a great display for Valentine’s Day?

Criss Cross Kisses

Tightrope uses Jelly Roll 2.5in strips (or use a Layer Cake) to make a line up of rectangles with arms stretched out for balance in space. Accent plus blocks add more color into the borders of the quilt. Two sizes of Wall/Lap or Large quilt in pattern.

Tightrope

Tulip Season uses Fat Quarters or Layer Cakes to make tall tulips with elegant leaves. A flying geese border surrounds the quilt garden. Two sizes in the pattern, 65.5in x 68.5in Small or 85.5in x 91in Large.

Tulip Season

Mod Flower Box is a modern floral arrangement that uses curved piecing and is precut-friendly for Charm Packs, Layer Cake, Fat Eighths, or Fat Quarters. Two sizes of the quilt- Lap/Wall of 51in square or Large 78 in square. A paper template for the curved piecing is included in the pattern but this is a great pattern for using the Creative Grids® Circle Savvy Ruler.

Mod Flower Box

These patterns are due to arrive next month so place your orders now.

Creative Grids Circle Savvy 11-3/4in x 18-1/2in Quilt Ruler

New by Robin Pickens

Wind Drifter includes instructions for two sizes. Make half-square triangles and lay them out to create a pinwheel of motion. The large size makes a great throw. The smaller size makes a stunning wall hanging.

Wind Drifter


In her words, this 67-1/2″ x 65″ quilt uses Fat Eighths prints to make a collector’s paradise. Blocks feature an assortment of jars, bowls, and vases sitting on shelves. Fun for home decorating themes or novelty prints like marbles and spools of thread, or pantry items like pickle jars and candy bowls. Patchwork piecing with stitch and flip corners make this a fun and creative quilt.

The Collector

These pillow covers offer inviting messages of “Sit down + stay awhile”. The word pillows are sized at 22-1/2″ square and the plus pillow is a smaller 16-1/2″ square. The letters touch each other and look best with a variety of colors/fabrics of 1/8 yard each or fat eighths. Great project to use scraps or bundle pleasing color palettes of fabrics for these cheery pillows. Instructions are written with separate cutting and sewing instructions for each pillow so it is easy to only make one of the pillows.

Sit Down Stay Awhile Pillow Covers

These are due to arrive the end of this month so place your orders now.

Robin Pickens Style

Robin’s quilts are instantly recognizable – the signature of a true artist. I’m not sure if it is the crisp, clean lines….her color choices….or the way she explodes a block to make it new. Whatever it is it works – and here are three of her newest!

Celebrate the sunny side with Simple Solstice. Use a Charm Pack for the small Lap sized 35 x 45 inch quilt or a Layer Cake for the Twin sized 69 x 90 inch quilt. This quilt uses flying geese, half square triangles and stitch and flip corners with minimal matching of points, making it more novice-friendly. Large sun centers are good to show off bigger prints.

Simple Solstice

Forward slashes, backslashes, rectangles and half square triangles move around this lively, geometric quilt. Tell a color story, using 11 cuts of coordinating fabrics with added background sashing. You can also make this in a scrappier look using layer cake squares since pieces cut to 9.5 inches. Pattern includes sizes of Lap which uses 1/3 yard cuts, Twin using 1/2 yard cuts and Queen using 3/4 yard cuts.

Backslash


This 71 inch square quilt uses half square triangles and patchwork pieces to make blocks with an added thin sashing for accents. Pattern uses a layer cake or you can use at least 24 squares sized 10 inches each. Pattern is revised and improved from earlier Fair and Square pattern.

Fair and Square

Any of these would be great choices for kits – and all are in stock so order them now!

Easy to Kit 10″ Square Projects

Hocus Pocus is a darling pumpkin quilt that is cut from 10″ squares, a fat quarter, background and binding. I have included a pic of the back of the pattern so you can see the yardage requirements. Why not cut your own and use up some bolts of orange, black and gray?

Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

Her Cardinal quilt uses ten inch square as well:

Cardinals
Cardinals

Think Spring or even Christmas???

Some are in stock now – more are expected next week so order today!

Block Talk uses 40 – 10″ squares and panels, T-Shirts or a large focal print for the main squares. Add the accent fabrics and the kit is complete!

Block Talk
Block Talk

Hopscotch Happy uses 10 inch, 5 inch OR fat quarters!

Hopscotch Happy

Dwell 2 is a nice size quilt using 10 inch squares, a background, binding and one other fabric.

Dwell 2
Dwell 2

If you NEED 10 inch squares, we have them! Follow this link or search within the fabric tab for 10in squares – not everyone calls them layer cakes. Then you can click on the In Stock icon to see what is available when you are placing your order.

Kit on demand! Put pics of some layer cakes on Facebook with the names and as your customers order them, pick out the additional yardage required. They trust your judgment!

Bird Brain Designs

Bird Brain Designs – need I say more??? Her latest fabric line features her classic red that is the perfect compliment to her redwork. Sheltering Tree by Bird Brain Designs Collection from Maywood Studio.

This quilt kit is the perfect showcase for the Sheltering Tree panel. #KIT-MASCOH

Quilt Kit Connecting Home, 57in x 75in

Sheltering Tree features several kits as well as some dynamic prints!

Red/Cream Sheltering Trees
Tan/Red Houses

Robin also has added three new patterns to her embroidery line. They are also all available as machine embroidery patterns.

Feathered Farmyard Friends
Love You More
Home Sweet Home

The patterns will be available this month, the fabric will be available in May.

Robin Pickens with Style

I always know when a designer has style when her patterns are instantly recognizable as her own. I was looking at the newest patterns and didn’t even have to click on the pic to know these were Robin’s. She is that good and I am instantly drawn to her quilts!

Showering Stars is supposed to be a table runner and pillow covers but the pattern cover is so striking that I want to wrap them around canvas and showcase them on a wall!

This is a smaller version of her quilt by the same name:

Just look at her versatility!

All of these patterns are due to arrive this month so order them now so you will have them for your Spring Market event!