I’m happy to finally share my newest pattern designed for BasicGrey! It’s called Mittens & Main and it features their new Christmas collection, 25th and Pine. The collection is full of fun prints in green, red, ivory, and navy. I was happy to see navy included because I think it helps extends the fabric collection into the winter months, beyond just Christmas. For that reason, I focused on mittens which are not exclusive to Christmas but are worn all winter long. Each mitten highlights a print from the collection paired with a grunge cuff. I think that my favorite print might be the deer and evergreen print but I really like them all.
I designed this quilt back in the fall so it is fun to finally share it! The mittens are easy and enjoyable to piece so the top comes right together. I think it would be really fun to make a version of this quilt where there is one set of mittens and the rest are random. Or, make it a quilt full of pairs of mittens. There are lots of possibilities. Putting the blocks on point and changing the direction of the mittens gives the quilt a lot of movement. I pieced the quilt and the quilting was done by Krista Withers.
Oh, and the lap quilt is a healthy 68″ square so it is really great for cuddling on the couch and keeping you warm from toes on up!
The entire collection is now available at the Fat Quarter Shop as is the pattern. Patterns only will be available from the BasicGrey site shortly. The pattern includes multiple sizes and works well with precuts.