Last week I finished my first Para Para quilt top. Finally! Y’all, I have been dreaming about this quilt since early 2019 and now that I’ve finished it, well, finished the top, I am ecstatic. I’m already dreaming up the next one.
I should be quilting her up in the next day or two and I’m already planning all the “extra” I plan on doing.
If you missed my previous posts about this quilt, you’ll find them below.
- WORK IN PROGRESS – PARA PARA QUILT – BEGINNINGS + WHY SEAMS ARE OFF SOMETIMES
- THOUGHTS ON HAND APPLIQUE + PROGRESS OF PARA PARA QUILT
My Newest Quilt Pattern
- Skill Level: Beginner friendly
- Available in PDF and Paper booklet
- Video tutorials
- Pattern is clickable with lots of helpful links included (including methods for basting, quilting and binding)
- 3 scrappy quilt patterns included.
Forgive the lighting on this photo. I had to use my secondary design wall and there are shadows over there. Also, those wrinkles! Sorry! I was excited after putting her up and wanted a picture quickly.
- Gitan Paradis Pearl – Indie Boheme Collection – By Pat Bravo
- Speck Bronze Metallic – Observer – By April Rhodes
- Cotton Couture Solid in Moss
- Cotton Couture Solid in Quartz
- Bleu – Grunge – By Basic Grey
- Black Stars – Darlings
- Butterscotch – Spark – Melody Miller
- Cactus – Add it Up – By Alexia Abegg
- Field Suede – Alma – By Alexia Abegg
- Metallic Gold – Brushed – By Sarah Watts
- Metallic White Gold – Speckled – By Rashida Coleman Hale
- Mossy – Add it Up – By Alexia Abegg
- Pale Peach – Brushed – By Sarah Watts
Available For Pre-order – At Home by Bonnie & Camille
I am planning a quilt along for this quilt. I’m hoping to release the pattern late Jan – early Feb and start the quilt along fairly quickly afterwards. I’m working on color palettes now. See what you think of these two. The first palette is called Violet Sky and I just cut my fabrics for it yesterday. This will be one of the options for bundles that I’m offering.
The next one is called Berry Pie and I really want to make it too, but we’ll see what happens. The pattern is currently with my testers and I’m just dotting all my Ts and crossing all my Is before cutting up these bundles.
I’ll be announcing registration for the quilt along early January and we will talk more about it then. Right now I’m just about to start making video tutorials. There will be a video for every step along the way to help out beginner quilters a bit more. While I do consider this an intermediate pattern, that has more to do with those triangles in the middle than the rest of the quilt. It’s a lot of seams!
If you want to see testers at work, their posts should start popping up here soon.
I’m interested in your thoughts as always, so don’t hold back. If you have requests or preferences, let me hear them.
Have a lovely week and a lovely holiday!
Everything You Need for Perfect Half Square Triangles
Here’s my magic formula ritual:
- Square Up Ruler – This thing is the coolest HST ruler ever!
- Starch – I make my own.
- Wool pressing mat – This actually isn’t “needed”, but wow it’s made things a bit faster. I wrote a post about it here.
- And an iron of course – I recently purchased this one. The steam on it is incredible.