Feature: Awesome Designer Free Tutorial – The Red Boot Quilt Company
My Awesome Designer for this feature is Toni Alexander from The Red Boot Quilt Company.
Toni designs fun Quilts and softies and has paper patterns in quilt shops and also sells her patterns as PDF files from her online shop too. I love the vibrant, fun colours that Toni uses and her simple, cute designs.
Here are some of my favourite softie designs of Toni’s: Cuddly Bears & Isaac
And here are some of my favourite Quilt designs of hers too: Bohemian Rhapsody, Catnip & Puppy Love
How cute are the Catnip & Puppy Love quilts!
I have been wanting to make a blanket for my cat for a while now and so I thought the Catnip Quilt would be just ‘purrrrfect’! I didn’t need it to be quite as big – so I decided to make a mini quilt version of it using Toni’s pattern.
I wanted to use up some of my fabric stash – and this quilt design is great for that. I had some lovely fabrics given to me by my Mum’s friend and so I went through them and found some that I thought would look great.
The Catnip Quilt pattern is nice and easy – it uses a fusible webbing applique technique and then you just blanket stitch around the shapes. I used my machine to blanket stitch – so it all came together nice and quickly too. The quilt is finished off by adding buttons for the eyes which I think looks great. I used the same buttons for the four of my cats – but Toni shows on her quilt that you can give the quilt lots of personality by adding different buttons in a variety of shapes and sizes too.
Toni has very generously given you – my readers – 20% off in her Etsy store! Just enter the code ‘Jody14′ in the coupon section at the checkout in Etsy and you will receive 20% off! Click this link HERE to go to Toni’s Etsy store. This coupon code is valid until the 31st of August 2014.
If you follow Toni on her blog and Facebook you will see that she has ‘Four Dollar Fridays’ where she has selected patterns on sale for only $4.00! This is great value! Make sure you check out her blog and her online shop and facebook page too.