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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Forever Flowers is an original quilt pattern for either a baby or lap quilt, with bonus instructions for a unique table runner. The inter-locking flowers dance across the quilt. Rolled-back bias edges (sometimes called Cathedral windows curves) give these flowers curves and apparent movement without any curved piecing. Choose a border print that you love and start collecting 8" x 10" scraps for your colourful flowers! If you can sew a four-patch then you can make this quilt. Crib quilt will require 30 flowers and lap quilt uses 48 flowers. The table runner can be made any length, but 5 or 6 flowers work well.