First Quilt pattern

Come to farm quilt












Yes, here it is the first ‘Janet Clare’ quilt pattern! The quilt is called ‘Come to the farm with me’ and is made using very easy and quick strip piecing and raw edge applique with free motion quilting. The quilt measures 36.5 x 42 inches.

I have entered it into the traditional quilt section of ‘The Festival of Quilts’ Birmingham in August. So look out for it when you are there!

The pattern will be available to buy in my new shop from Wednesday 1st August.

Pig block

Here is a detail of the pig block, which shows a little more of the quilts’ construction and the hand quilting.

See how simple it is?

And I am now thinking about designing some Christmas projects… yes, I really am! 


But it seems that I’m a bit behind with my Christmas plans (and I thought I was being really organised and clever starting in July!) because everyone else, including the wonderful Lynette Anderson seems to be well ahead of me – in fact almost finished…!

I hope you go and visit Lynettes’ blog, she is an established quilt and stitcheries designer (my Mum loves her designs) and has very flatteringly just added me to her blog roll! I’m so chuffed about that!


4 Responses to “First Quilt pattern”

  1. Jenna Says:
    July 22nd, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    This is so pretty. Your applique designs are great. I especially like the rabbit and the two birds. Do you quilt through the applique or do you stop and go around?

  2. lynette anderson Says:
    July 23rd, 2007 at 1:27 am

    I love the colours and fabrics you have used, it looks fantastic. I like the look of the raw edge applique but havent done any myself yet.
    Keep up the great work. x
    School started back here this week much to my 14yo disgust! However he is coming to the UK with his grandparents to help them celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in September and will miss a couple of weeks of school which needless to say he is thrilled about!

  3. JanetClare Says:
    July 24th, 2007 at 10:27 am

    In reply to Jennas’ question above – I quilt up until the animal and stop. I wanted it to look like the animal was on top of the quilting. Also because the animal are applied with bondaweb it is hard handquilting through so many layers.

  4. VictoriaE Says:
    July 27th, 2007 at 6:01 am

    I love it Janet and keep coming back to look at it! Very inspiring.

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