Hey everyone! I’m SEW excited to share my newest pattern with you, Supernova.

Supernova (1 of 1)

Isn’t it absolutely dreamy? My husband asked if this quilt was going to have a permanent home in his man cave. I assured him that I didn’t spend so much time and energy on this quilt, just for it to hang out on the back of his recliner in his hideout.

I originally designed this quilt with Tula Pink’s Slow & Steady line. But after a computer crash, I sadly avoided working on any of my quilt designs for several months. When I finally got the motivation to work on designing again, Holiday Homies had hit quilt shop shelves, and I realized that this design worked really well as a holiday quilt.

Original design in Slow and Steady.
Original design in Slow and Steady.

I haven’t completely abandoned the Slow and Steady version. I really, truly adore this pattern and considering I’m halfway finished with the original, I’ll get back to it when I have more time. Lemme tell you a little about how I came up with this block, though. It all started with…PYREX. WHAT??!

Yes, Pyrex. I have a crazy thing for vintage Pyrex. I have a very large collection of it. When we moved into our current abode, it was literally only navigable in paths. The previous owner was a hoarder (not. kidding.) who had passed away, and upon purchasing the property we inherited the mess. Not everything was trash, and we found a few salvageable items, including some more Pyrex to add to my collection. From the moment I saw this piece of Pyrex Town & Country, all I could think was how amazing it would be as a quilt block. And thus, Supernova was born.

Pyrex Town & Country 474

The overall dimensions of the finished quilt are 67″ x 70″, with an 11″ finished block. The quilt blocks do require some foundation paper piecing, however it’s quite simple — easy enough for a novice! Be sure to scroll to the end of this post for a video tutorial.Supernova (1 of 5) Supernova (2 of 5) Supernova (3 of 5) Supernova (4 of 5) Supernova (5 of 5)

I used Essex Linen in Steel as the background, and because there are only 14 prints in the Holiday Homies line, I pulled coordinating prints and solids from my Tula stash. The backing is the Buck, Buck, Goose print in Pine Fresh, and I used the Tent Stripe print from Tabby Road (in both the red and green colorways) for binding. Because who doesn’t love a striped binding?! I free-handed an all-over wood grain design for the quilting, and I’m kind of in love. It turned out so fabulous, and it was SO easy.

I really hope you love this quilt as much as I do! I’ve included a tutorial video for those of you who are new to, or intimidated by paper piecing. It’s really not that difficult! Pinky promise!!! Click (HERE) to go to my shop. ALL PATTERNS ARE 50% OFF, THIS WEEK ONLY!

Happy Stitching,

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