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A Charmed Life: A Free Quilt Pattern

A Charmed Life- a FREE Quilt pattern from Ormond Beach Quilts
NOTE: This WAS a free pattern for a period of time.  I’ve since decided to charge $3 for this pattern.  Thank you for supporting indie pattern writers!

Who wants a free quilt pattern??

I designed this several years ago for a class I taught & decided it was high time this became a free pattern available to my readers.

A Charmed Life- a FREE Quilt pattern from Ormond Beach Quilts
This is a great pattern for using your stash.  Because well, you know, most of us quilters might have more stash than we know what to do with!  Whether you decide to use many fabrics of a single color, or focus on brights, reproductions or just random scraps- this quilt will highlight the beauty in all the fabrics you’ve purchased over the years.

I’ve written this pattern in two sizes: 61″x61″ for a generous lap size & 97″x97″ for a queen size, so this is flexible for your needs.

A Charmed Life- a FREE Quilt pattern from Ormond Beach Quilts
This pattern also uses 5″ squares, or charms for the main fabrics & the corner pieces are 2.5″ squares- so if you have access to an Accuquilt machine with a 5″ die, you can cut these fabrics in no time!

Again, this pattern is available for free from Craftsy, but only for a limited time!

VAT Update

If you remember I posted back in December about the VAT “to do” that was impending.

(Quick recap, the EU was going to make me file & keep track of a lot of tax info for every country that had a citizen buy a digital download from me.  I opted to not sell any digital pattern to an EU citizen.

Well we can have a party now because Etsy has figured out how to keep track of this for small businesses like me so guess what folks??

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Yes!  I now have patterns available for sale on Etsy!

These are digital downloads with immediate access- just like with my Craftsy patterns, only through Etsy I’m able to sell to EU citizens.

Thank you so much for being patient with me through this- I’m so glad Etsy worked out a solution that enables us pattern writers to get back to business!

Easy Patriotic Star Table Runner Pattern

Easy Patriotic Star Table Runner by Ormond Beach Quilts

Let’s talk about designing quilts.  I probably design half of all the quilts I make for various reasons- most of the time though they are for the classes I teach.

When I’m teaching I like to emphasis only one or two new elements at a time.  I find this works best when teaching adults in the evenings- everyone’s had a busy day with work and family and life & let’s be honest- quilting is supposed to be fun.

For that reason I found myself creating lots of home decor type patterns- they are small in size, yet large enough to let the quilter experiment with the new technique.

Easy Patriotic Star Table Runner by Ormond Beach Quilts

This is one of my favorite patterns- The Easy Patriotic Star Table Runner.  I love this pattern because it looks like a complicated star that requires y-seams, yet in reality this is a great way for quilters to practice their precision piecing through flying geese and half square triangles.  And with only 3 blocks, you can finish this in time for the holiday weekend!

Easy Patriotic Star Table Runner by Ormond Beach Quilts

This pattern is now on sale at Craftsy & is on sale through July 4th for $2.00!  As with all my patterns I include lots of diagrams to help the beginning quilter on their journey.

If you make this , please email me a photo at robin@ormondbeachquilts.com- I’ve love to see your version!

Quilting Designs & Classes!

It’s been another busy week but I have some updates on the quilting business for everyone!

First of all, I have created my first quilting designs!
This Christmas Tree will be available soon for purchase:

And I will be teaching 2 classes this fall at Seams to Be in Plattsmouth, NE!

– Beginning Paper Piecing will be on Thursday, October 22 from 6-9pm. Our project will be a simple table runner that utilizes the familiar log cabin pattern with some simple piecing:


This pattern will also be available for purchase soon,

– Beginning Tatting will be Monday October 19, 26 & November 2 from 6-8pm. There is the option to make either a bookmark or an ornament. I also plan on doing a tatting demonstration at the shop one Saturday & I will keep everyone updated on that.

It’s very exciting the way things are moving. I’m in a design mode & am thinking of all sorts of possible patterns!