Accessories Zipper Pouch by Karin Jordan for the 2018 Quilter's Planner, photograph by Kitty Wilkin I've designed this triangular zipper pouch for the 2018 Quilter's Planner. After spending some time pondering how to put my spin on a zipper pouch, I ...

Zippy Pouch Pattern in the 2018 Quilter's Planner

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Accessories Zipper Pouch by Karin Jordan for the 2018 Quilter's Planner, photograph by Kitty Wilkin

I've designed this triangular zipper pouch for the 2018 Quilter's Planner. After spending some time pondering how to put my spin on a zipper pouch, I came up with this version: it stands up and has a hand-sewn zipper inserted with the lining at the end. What?! I know, it seems slightly nutty but those decorative stitches around the top are actually what holds the zipper and the lining inside the pouch! 

 

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Accessories Zipper Pouch by Karin Jordan for the 2018 Quilter's Planner, photograph by Kitty Wilkin

Without giving away all the secrets here, this is a great project for anyone who wants to learn a new way of sewing a zipper pouch, is afraid of sewing zippers in a machine, loves hand stitching as much as I do or simply needs a fun accessories pouch to hold supplies for the Planner. Stay tuned for a zipper pouch sew-a-long in coming months!!

 

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It was a great surprise to learn that Alison Glass is the featured designer for the 2018 planner, especially as I chose her Seventy Six fabric as the featured prints in my design. There are a lot of new features in the 2018 Planner. There are four pages of stickers (!) and fifteen coloring pages designed by Alison Glass, a fabric chart from Andover Fabrics featuring Alison Glass fabrics, a measurement chart for garment sewing, 12 monthly blocks featured in a new Quilter’s Planner Sampler Quilt pattern by Cheryl Brickey and a full-color, glossy companion magazine with 13 quilting and sewing patterns by top designers (including my zippy pouch!). 

 

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Accessories Zipper Pouch by Karin Jordan for the 2018 Quilter's Planner, photograph by Kitty Wilkin

 I made sure all my favorite accessories fit into the pouch — colored pencils, clips, page points, markers, etc.  

 

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Accessories Zipper Pouch by Karin Jordan for the 2018 Quilter's Planner, photograph by Karin Jordan

That's Aurifil 12 wt. along the top edge, the linen is by Robert Kaufman Fabrics and the pop of lime in the interior is hand-dyed fabric. I hope you visit the official Quilter's Planner page for all the amazing details on this year's planner. Links are affiliate, so thank you in advance if you consider ordering through me! My friend Stephanie of Late Night Quilter has done such an amazing job with this planner; I'm excited to get my hands on a copy and continue keeping myself organized. 

If you're in the US, you can pre-order the 2018 Quilter’s Planner now! If you are an international reader, you can pre-order a planner through the Fat Quarter Shop with international shipping.

Keep planning! 

Xo karin

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Teaching at QuiltCon in Pasadena

Teaching at quiltcon 2018 - karin jordan

The course catalog for QuiltCon 2018 in Pasadena was just released and I'm happy to share that I'll be teaching Improv Appliqué! We will be covering basic design principles and techniques to create a modern, improvisational mini quilt. We will learn needle-turn appliqué and raw-edge appliqué, hand quilting techniques and effects and discuss finishing options. Class is scheduled on the morning of Thursday, February 22nd. The class number is APP205; you can find the catalog online here. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Xo karin

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New in my shop: signed, limited edition prints

Float - a modern art print by karin jordan

I've been thinking about this series of signed, limited edition prints for a while and am finally making them happen. Part of the reason I fell in love with designing quilts is that the process of creating the design is a huge part of the fun. This is my first print, called 'Float'. It's 17 x 22" and digitally printed on high quality fine art paper with archival ink. 

There is a second print in my shop—be sure to catch the title. ;) I'm offering free domestic shipping and there is no sales tax as I'm shipping from New Hampshire. Please visit shop.karinjordanstudio.com.

Xo karin

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Pebble & Spark Quilt in Daisy Chain Fabric

Pebble & Spark quilt by Karin Jordan in Daisy Chain by Annabel Wrigley for Windham Fabrics

Just a quick post to share this amazing version of Pebble & Spark which is at Quilt Market in St. Louis right now! It was made by Kristin Rauch for Annabel Wrigley with her new fabric line "Daisy Chain" that debuts this week. I love how the pattern pops against the bright background. A PDF pattern of Pebble & Spark can be purchased and downloaded from my my shop. The photo, above, is from the Daisy Chain lookbook by Windham Fabrics.

Happy weekend!!

Xo karin

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Two Rope Bowls & a Large Carryall Basket

Rope bowl with handles for fruit

Rope bowls. I'd heard from numerous people that making them can be addictive. They were right! This is the second bowl I've made and it lives on our kitchen island filled with clementines and/or apples. I always have to add my own touch to these projects and I've included handles and a piece of leather to secure and cover the end of the rope — my signature, if you will. 

Large rope basket with handles - great for beach farmer's market

This large basket is a great beach bag or trug to harvest vegetables from the garden. I could also see it filled with goodies from the local farmer's market. 

Interior of large rope bowl basket with handles

Adding strips of color as I zigzag stitch the clothesline around in a giant spiral is fun. 

Large rope bowl basket with handles and indigo dyed scarf

For a piece this size I decided to use three strands of rope for the handles; it's easy to hold and sturdier than a single strand. 

Leather detail of rope bowl basket

 This was a commissioned piece for a Mother's Day gift; I reinforced the leather with hand stitches. 

Rope bowl with handles

The first basket I made was during winter. I was hoping for the spring greenery (I had to wait a while..).

Rope bowl with handles and seed packets

It was gifted to a friend; last time I visited she'd filled it with colorful Easter eggs. It's a great size for seed packets—my favorite ones are from Botanical Interests. Their illustrated envelopes are wonderful and they offer many different varieties of organic and heirloom seeds. It's about time to plant my seedlings out in the garden here in New Hampshire. I'm not sure what size or colors my next rope bowl or basket will be, but I'm pretty sure there will be a fourth. ;) I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day weekend!

Xo karin

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