Tribal Diamond Quilt | 2019 Quilter’s Planner Share the Love Blog Hop

Tribal Diamond quilt hanging in a tree | Pattern featured in The Quilter's Planner 2019 | Shannon Fraser Designs 

Don’t you love it when two of your favourite things come together? Like PB & J, or donuts & coffee or (my fave) tacos with guacamole – yummm, tacos and guac. Only thing missing is a mojito and we’ve got ourselves a party!

Ha! I digress, food does that to me 😉 but you get the idea.

Tribal Diamond quilt in a field of lupine flowers | Pattern featured in the Quilter's Planner 2019 | Shannon Fraser Designs #quiltsinthewildTribal Diamond Quilt | Photo by Kitty Wilkin of Night Quilter | 2019 Quilter's Planner

And this is the very mood the Tribal Diamond quilt pattern featured in the 2019 Quilter’s Planner gives. Fun, bold and modern quilt pattern paired up with the planner of planners for quilters. It’s a yummy combo. 

The 2019 Quilter's Planner Graphic

HOW THIS QUILT CAME TO BE

This pattern came to me way back in the fall of 2017. I don’t even really remember what prompted the design session, but I do remember how I felt while designing her. You know that excited feeling you get when you’re creating. It’s a positive and excited energy that makes you want to get up and MAKE it. As I played with the layout, I felt myself get more and more excited about what this design would feel like to piece and see come to life. I was so excited I wanted to make one NOW. But with other commitments to meet and, well, life, she sat as a digital idea until I noticed the call for quilt pattern submissions for the 2019 Quilter’s Planner.

And then the real fun began. 

Straight line quilting detail on the Tribal Diamond quilt | Pattern featured in the 2019 Quilter's Planner | Shannon Fraser Designs #quiltingTribal Diamond Quilt | Photo by Kitty Wilkin of Night Quilter | 2019 Quilter's Planner

I got the amazing news that my quilt had been selected to be featured in the magazine of patterns that comes with each planner. Yup, you get a planner to help you stay fully organized with both life and all your quilty projects, while also getting a glossy magazine full of quilt projects to go with it. 

So, not only was it exciting to have her get accepted, but it also meant I got to make her. Cue – happy dance with slight trepidation on the realization that I actually had to MAKE her. Ha! 

MATERIALS FEATURED

After going through my fabric colour cards on the hunt for just the right colours, I was super thrilled to find the exact matches from my original design available in Cotton Couture solids by Michael Miller Fabrics. It’s one thing to design a quilt, but when it comes time to find the right matching fabrics it can be hit or miss. It totally felt like hitting the colourway jackpot 😉 (quilter’s version of gambling!). 

Cotton Couture solids featured in the Tribal Diamond quilt | Pattern featured in the Quilter's Planner 2019 | Shannon Fraser Designs

The excitement only continued when the package arrived and I unboxed the bold shades in Lemon, Flower, Raspberry, Jewel, and Bright White. 

Cutting into them was easy – ha! I couldn’t wait to get them on the cutting table. 

Holding up a stack of fabric squares + a close up of the Tribal Diamond quilt folded up | Pattern featured in the 2019 Quilter's Planner | Shannon Fraser Designs

And as I saw the pieces start coming together it was gratifying. Something I had envisioned was coming to life – without too many hiccups 😉 

Funny what memories you associate with the piecing of a quilt. I totally remember piecing the top while my windows were being cleaned. And even he was take by the design as he saw it coming to life!  

2019 QUILTER'S PLANNER

And the Tribal Diamond quilt is just one of 13 amazing quilt projects all laid out ready for you to be inspired by. 

Here are some of the designers featured in this year’s magazine: 

Featured designers of the 2019 Quilter's Planner

2019 Quilter’s Planner Share the Love Schedule

Monday, July 23
Wednesday, July 25
Friday, July 27
Monday, July 30
Wednesday, August 1
Megan Fisher @ayragon
Friday, August 3
Andrea Tsang Jackson 3rd Story Workshop @3rdstoryworkshop
Monday, August 6
Trinia  Braughton Penguin Feats @penquinfeats
Wednesday, August 8
Friday, August 10
Monday, August 13
Wednesday, August 15
Friday, August 17  
Monday, August 20
Wednesday, August 22 <– You are here!
Friday, August 24
Kerry Goulder Kid Giddy @kidgiddy
Monday, August 27
Kitty Wilkin Night Quilter @nightquilter

 

Tribal Diamond quilt hanging in a tree | Pattern featured in the 2019 Quilter's Planner | Shannon Fraser DesignsTribal Diamond Quilt | Photo by Kitty Wilkin of Night Quilter | 2019 Quilter's Planner

2019 Quilter's Planner  cover options

The 2019 Quilter’s Planners are currently open for pre-orders and I believe they start shipping September, so you can get an early start on planning your quilting projects for the new year – priorities, am I right?! 

If you’re based internationally, here are a few alternative places to order your copy: 

 

I use mine every day and can’t wait to get my hands on my 2019 planner so I can get planning!! 

Happy Quilting!

xo

Shannon

PS I'm knocking this one off my Q3 FAL list.

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