Hi! I am Janet Barker from Calgary, AB. I have been quilting for 14 years and have been designing my own quilt patterns for about 7 years. At the request of my guild, I started publishing my patterns ...
Hi! I am Janet Barker from Calgary, AB. I have been quilting for 14 years and have been designing my own quilt patterns for about 7 years. At the request of my guild, I started publishing my patterns in 2011. My pattern testers, customers and students have been very happy with their results using my new patterns. I love seeing another quilter's version of my designs!
My patterns often incorporate completely original blocks, or at the very least new twists on standard blocks. I have three types of designs - folded back bias curves (sometimes called Cathedral Windows curves), geometrics using "grout", and tessellations. So far I have not incorporated curved piecing or applique, but that may come!
I have an engineering degree and am a retired geophysicist; perhaps that is why I love the geometry of quilting! I hope that you will enjoy stitching up some of my designs.
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Fall Colours gives a new twist on a classic maple block and adds an original oak block to create a unique quilt design. The result is a stunning lap (20-block) or twin (30-block) quilt, with bonus instructions for a small 4-block wall hanging. Folded bias curves (or Cathedral curves) give the leaves movement with no curved piecing.
Have fun collecting fat quarters for the leaves and trellises - the scrappier the better! Batiks or tone on tone prints work well in this pattern.