Today, I’m pleased to announce the release of my third quilting pattern, Punctual.


As you may have guessed from my last Moda Bake Shop tutorial, I am fascinated by type design. Punctual features a quilt with a giant patchwork ampersand–one of the typographical characters with the most, well, character. The patchwork is charm-friendly and a great way to showcase the prints of a single fabric collection. I particularly love how the squared edges and straight lines of the patchwork contrast with the curvilinear outlines of the ampersand.


The pattern also includes directions and full-size templates for four throw pillows sporting other interesting punctuation marks: the asterisk, question mark, exclamation mark, and–another personal favorite of mine–semi-colon. Directions are given for creating pillows with solid or patchwork backgrounds.


Punctual is currently available in PDF format at my Storenvy and Etsy shops, as well as at Craftsy and PatternSpot.com. I will be offering a printed version later this month.


To celebrate, how about another giveaway? Three PDF copies of Punctual are up for grabs. To enter, just leave a comment on this post. If you’d like a bonus entry, follow me either on Craftsy or Twitter and let me know in your comment. Good luck, and thanks for stopping by!

Edited to add: The Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day excitement is winding down (culminating?) this evening at 5 PM PST. However, my family is going on vacation for a week starting tomorrow, so I’m going to leave this giveaway open until we return on next Sunday. Entries will close at midnight and I’ll draw the winners on Monday, May 20, so there’s still plenty of time to enter!


31 thoughts on “Punctual

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  2. As you suggested on you Giveaway Day post, I’m taking this one more chance to win one of your designs, as I find your quilts really nice. I like that you include cushions covers too. As I haven’t tried quilting yet it seems less scary to start with those. Thank you for the giveaways!

    • Thanks, Erin! Yes, punctuation holds a lot of appeal for me, too–so much opportunity for creative flourishes in these seemingly-mundane symbols.

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    • Cathy, thanks for your question. My favorite fabric to use as a background is Robert Kauffman’s Premium Muslin in bleached white. It has a higher thread count and finer hand than many other muslins, and it comes 118″ wide, so I don’t have to piece the background. Of course, you could use any color you wish!

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