CT Winter Wonder

September 2019 -- Woodland is a beautiful collection just released by Connecting Threads. It's used here to make the Winter Wonder quilt. Connecting Threads offers a kit, which includes the pattern and fabrics needed to duplicate this version of the design. Or you can purchase just the PDF pattern; this may be just the design to highlight that amazing focal print you already own. Photos by Connecting Threads.

Cross and Crown

August 2019 -- Cross and Crown is a new design of mine that Connecting Threads is featuring in their current catalog. The pattern is available as a PDF download or in a kit. The kit includes fabric from their Memory Lane collection, as shown at left. The quilt at right was made by my pattern tester. Isn't it beautiful?

Loop the Loop

August 2019 -- Loop the Loop is a design featured in Connecting Threads' new catalog. It's a great design for solids/tonals; Connecting Threads has it available in a kit using their Spritz Tonals collection, shown in the quilt on the left. If you prefer to use other fabrics, as in the quilt at right, you can buy just the pattern. View their website to see a full view of the design.

Color Play

June 2019 -- Color Play is a design Connecting Threads is featuring in their current catalog. You can purchase a kit, which includes the fabric to make the quilt as shown at left, or a PDF pattern. It's a quick and easy quilt; go play!


June 2019 -- Have you been enjoying the sight of fireflies dancing at night? I have. Somehow, they must have inspired the quilt block by the same name. The block in turn inspired this design. The pattern is available from Connecting Threads. They also offer a kit, which includes the pattern and fabric to make the quilt as shown. Photos by Connecting Threads. 

2019 Billings

May 2019 -- Graduation! A memory quilt is a wonderful way to commemorate the occasion. This quilt was commissioned as a graduation present. It developed into quite a cheery quilt, which I suspect is a description that could also be applied to its owner.

Payhip Garden Maze FB

May 2019 -- Garden Maze continues to be a popular design. It looks great done in florals, or use bold rich colors for a more contemporary look. I used fabrics from the Blue Symphony collection by Benartex to illustrate my pattern, shown at left. The pattern is available from my Payhip page, www.payhip.com/brendaplaster.

Coarse Woven

May 2019-- My Coarse Woven pattern includes instructions for two sizes, a table runner and a bed runner. The pattern name comes from the name of the block used. Connecting Threads offers a kit, which includes enough fabric from their Chambray Tonals collection to make the table runner (shown in top photo), or pattern only.  

Mothers Fancy

May 2019 -- Mom's on our mind a lot now, being so close to Mother's Day. Wouldn't she love this quilt, Mother's Fancy? It's a design of mine that Connecting Threads has just released. The fabrics are from their beautiful Sweet Splendor collection. You can buy a kit, including the fabric and pattern, or just the pattern. Photos by Connecting Threads.

Easy Street blog image

April 2019 -- QT Fabrics produces such beautiful fabrics. I designed this simple quilt with a couple of their collections in mind. At left, I used fabrics from the City Gals collection. The quilt is featured in Fons & Porter's Easy Quilts Summer 2019 issue. The quilt at right uses fabric from The Gift of Friendship collection.

Interlocking Four Patch

April 2019 -- I designed Interlocking Four-Patch as a wall hanging or small lap quilt a couple of years ago. It was so well received that I updated it to be a bed-size quilt. Connecting Threads is offering kits, which includes the pattern and fabrics, in the red and teal color ways shown above. The fabrics are from their Swirl Tonals collection, which includes many more color choices than shown here. Photos by Connecting Threads.

Berry quilt

March 2019 -- I wanted to share images of a quilt I just completed. The owner of this quilt inherited from her grandmothers a lot (a lot!) of quilt squares made with velvet and silk fabrics. She arranged some of them (I did say she inherited lots) in the beautiful design shown here and commissioned me to complete the quilt. The quilt is even more striking than the photo portrays. These women were obviously quite talented, as evident here and in other work of theirs I've seen. I'm sure the family will treasure this. I'm so glad to have been a part of completing what these women started so long ago.


Brenda Plaster

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