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V and Co: new patterns fall 2013


okay be forewarned. LOTS AND LOTS OF PICTURES. 🙂

okay well i finally get to show off the patterns that will go with color me happy.

this time around i had a lot help. between pattern testing, editing, and then having fabric show up only 11 days ago i had many who also helped with the sewing.

lani, erika, megan, amy, and sarah (who does not have a blog but is a wonderful friend and seamstress), were HUGE in helping me get to market with patterns and projects ready this time around. thank you ladies, there is NO way i was going to be able to make it without your help.

but first things first! the winner of the yummy jelly roll before it hits stores!

Blogger Saltwater Quilts said…

I love your style and so I am not surprised the fabrics in your line are gorgeous! I am crazy about the ombre fabrics. This is one line where I will have to purchase some sort of bundle of the whole line. I love all of the fabrics. Congratulations on all of your success and your beautiful fabric line!

whoooooot! you are the winner lady! congrats! and thank you ALL for the lovely comments about the new line.

okay so now are you ready to see what we’ve done with the fabric?

onto the patterns:

first we have flower box

flower box is beautiful quilt pattern, perfect throw size instructions are included, the pattern uses two quilt blocks alternating for the whole quilt. just add more alternating blocks to make the quilt larger or just make four to create a perfect little baby size quilt.

the quilt featured measures: 52″ x 68″

was quilted by felicia graves

buy the pdf pattern here

buy the paper pattern here

the banner featured in the pictures will be a free pattern later on this spring when the fabric comes to stores.

 it features using moda’s newest precut that big slice of pizza looking thing that i can not for the life of me remember what it’s called. anyways, look for it this spring i’ll give step by step pictures and instructions here on the blog for shop owners and individuals for ideas on how use this precut! 🙂 yay!

okay so you know i have a soft spot for pillows. so this time around it was the perfect time to introduce a pattern that includes a few of my favorite pillows:

the textured throw pillow pattern includes: 

instructions for faux pleats, twists and braided pillows

these faux pleated pillows are made using my new ombre block fabric:

this fabric is pretty darn cool each of the stripes are 5 1/2″ each. and i have had a lot of fun with the fabric i’ve been able to work with at this time. i have a lot more up my sleeve when it comes to this fabric so stay tuned. 😉 

faux pleated pillows are 17″ square finished.

next is the braided pillow.

this awesome pillow is my ever popular pillow i made a long time ago. it uses a jelly roll and it comes out looking pretty cool. 🙂

it’s an awesome way to use a jelly roll or lots of scraps. 🙂 scrap busting is always a good thing so you can make more room for new stuff.

braided pillow is 17″ x 25″ finished

last but not least in the textured pillow pattern we have the twisted flowers. this pillow is pretty and would be a gorgeous addition to any couch or little girls room. this one measures 20″ x 20″ finished and is using my new fabric but this one: 

is using the ombre fabric you can get your hands on now. (it looks extra sweet in my past ombre fabrics if i do say so myself) 😉 

so to recap:

faux pleated pillows 17″ x17″ finished

braided pillow: 17″ x 25″finished


twisted pillow: 20″ x 20″ finished

buy pdf pattern here

buy paper pattern here

up next is a personal favorite lucky stars:

 lucky stars has a pixalated look to it and looks way more complicated than it is

 this pattern uses nine patches upon nine patches. and is pretty great at stash busting. i give you instructions using 2 jelly rolls and white stars but who’s to say you can’t do the opposite and do a low volume scrappy part and bright looking stars? no one! go for it! or make it as is. it’s pretty and its a fast quilt to make.

this quilt measures 54″ x 72″ 

was quilted by megan bohr. 

buy quilt pdf here

buy paper pattern here.

next is the string block zipper pouches

perfect to show off or use your favorite fabric line or fabrics together…

the instructions are step by step on how to make a string block zipper pouch

 but check it out! color me happy has a couple of laminate coated fabrics!

the 2 different sizes included are:

a large zipper pouch measuring 9″ x 5″

and a little zipper pouch perfect for your hex’s and little scissors or thread measuring 6″ x 3″

or use the laminates to create great makeup bags. 🙂

seriously who doesn’t love having zipper pouches? 

buy pdf here

buy paper pattern here

next up we have to the point quilt pattern:

another favorite. okay fine, they all are my favorite.

this pattern solely uses one fabric (the ombre color block fabric) but it looks like you are using 4 different shades of the same color.

the ombre comes in 5 different colors with each coming in 4 shades. if i had more time i would have made a quilt using all 5 ombres in one quilt. and i will after market. 🙂

there are two quilts sizes included in the pattern. the ones shown are the baby size. they measure 40″ square.

the throw size measures 64″ x 80″

these are seriously yummy if you ask me. 🙂

buy pdf here.

buy paper pattern here.

next and last on the list is a quilt pattern i’ve had in my head for a long time. i was just waiting for the right fabric line. 

this line was it.

introducing handmade:

this pattern again showcases the ombre color block fabric as the body of the sewing machine.

and is for the sewing enthusiast. do you love to make handmade things? this quilt is for you. do you know someone who likes to make things this quilt is for them. 

would love to see if you choose the same aqua sewing machine color or if you are a pink, blue, grey or lime sewing machine girl. 

quilt measures 64″ x 70″

was quilted by angela walters

and is pretty darn awesome.

true story.

buy pdf pattern here

buy paper pattern here.

phew! that was a lot of work and a lot of pictures. but i feel like its worth it to show them off properly.

but i’m not done…

life would not be complete this time around without some matching thread right??

introducing color me happy thread. matching my newest line perfectly.

we are doing something new this time. you can PRE ORDER my thread in my shop. please allow a few weeks and then you will get notice when your thread order is on its way!!! 🙂

PRE ORDER thread here.

there you have it.

what i’ve been working on for what seems like forever.

now for a little extra fun and a thank you:

for 35% off all (old and new) PDF patterns tell me which one is your favorite pattern in the comment section then enter 35HAPPY when you check out. sale ended friday october 25.

and really you could just skip telling me here and just get the 35 percent off…but i actually like to hear what you guys think! okay off to pack.

i’m tired. you tired? can’