I've teamed up with C&T Publishing to demonstrate my favorite appliqué tools, as well as several of my best tips and tricks! C&T Publishing is the publisher of our quilt book Dresden Carnival as well as many other fabulous quilting, sewing and craft books.
Vetmari quilting and surface pattern designs are now available on Quilt Dots! Quilt Dots are magnet sets that can also be used on their interchangeable jewelry and fobs.

To celebrate the release of these sets, Quilt Dots and I are giving away a set of the Baltimore Woods Quilt Dots AND a rotary cutter fob!!

To enter simply follow @vetmari on Instagram and tag a friend who would love these magnet sets.

Baltimore Woods Quilt Pattern
My mom and I decided to team up for a block of the month quilt that would be a showstopper and we are thrilled to introduce Baltimore Woods! We wanted to take the feeling of a traditional baltimore album quilt and infuse it with some fun and modern elements, and what's more fun than a purple skunk in a bowtie?!

This pattern includes instructions for applique and 11 months of patterns and is now available for retail or wholesale orders on my site or on PinkHippoQuilts.com. For wholesale orders please contact me for pricing and quantities or order your retail copy now.

This quilt is currently on display at Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, Utah, at Pink Hippo's Booth #2046 if you want to see it in person.

Welcome to the final stop on our Dresden Carnival Blog Hop! I hope you have enjoyed all the wonderful projects and reviews and commented on each one to win a copy of our new book.

As you may have read in my mom's blog on Pink Hippo Quilts, our love of Dresdens runs deep as we both have a treasured Dresden quilt made by my grams, my mom's mother, Esther Howard. When deciding on a theme to present to Stash Books for a book, we kept coming back to the Dresden. So we decided to take this classic block and see how many unique variations we could come up with to reinvent the Dresden and present it in a modern way. I'm so ecstatic about how these quilts and the book have turned out! There is so much variety in design and different techniques that I know there is a quilt (or three!) for every level and style of quilter.
Heirloom Dresden Quilt made by my Grams, Esther Howard
I was especially happy to get to put my own fabric line, Fontaine by P&B Textiles, into two of the quilts. Below are the Ferris Wheel Quilt and Carousel Table Topper. I gave them an Art Deco, vintage modern influence to go with the fabric line and did a deconstructed Dresden medallion in the center.
Ferris Wheel Quilt
Carousel Table Topper
My other favorite that I designed is the Lily Pad Quilt. I love more modern and geometric designs, so I wanted to create a Dresden that felt fresh and current.
Lily Pad Quilt
Comment below about your most treasured quilt for the chance to win your own copy of Dresden Carnival. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 2nd here on the blog. An international winner will receive an ebook, while a US winner will receive a hard copy.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Janet T., the winner of our Dresden Carnival Giveaway!

Thanks for participating in our blog hop and be sure to visit all the other stops below:

Mon. April 18: C&T Publishing | http://www.ctpub.com/blog/
Tues. April 19: Generation Q Magazine |  http://generationqmagazine.com/
Wed. April 20: Bryan House Quilts | http://bryanhousequilts.com/
Thurs. April 21: Michael Miller Fabrics | http://blog.michaelmillerfabrics.com/
Fri. April 22: Textile Time Travels | http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com/
Mon. April 25: Happy Quilting | http://www.happyquiltingmelissa.com/
Tues. April 26: Kitchen Table Quilting | http://www.kitchentablequilting.com/
Wed. April 27: Andover Fabrics | http://blog.andoverfabrics.com/
Thurs. April 28: Crazy Old Ladies | http://crazyoldladiesquilts.blogspot.com/
Fri. April 29:
Vetmari | http://www.vetmari.com/blog
Pink Hippo Quilts | http://pinkhippoquilts.blogspot.com
Dresden Carnival Quilt Book
I'm so excited to announce the release of my first quilt book "Dresden Carnival" that I co-authored with Marian Gallian of Pink Hippo Quilts! It's been 2 years of hard work and lots of fun since we first submitted the proposal to C&T Publishing and we are looking forward to its release in April of 2016.

Our book is a parade of modern Dresden quilts, packed with playful color choices, all-new layouts, and exciting borders. Peruse 16 projects, 4 bonus variations, and 5 alternate colorways for creativity that knows no bounds! Basic needle-turn techniques are included, and patterns range from beginner-friendly to more advanced. Take a vintage favorite and infuse it with pizazz. These truly innovative Dresden blocks will become heirlooms for the next generation.

Order Now or Learn More

I've just released two new quilt patterns in my online shop!

The first is "Resonate" which is a modern appliqué quilt that mimics sound waves echoing off into the distance. This is a great quilt to play with color or use scraps from your stash!  The cover quilt is shown with the fabric Jewels by Lizzie House from Andover Fabrics.

The second is a crib size quilt called "Zoo Baby" that uses a clamshell motif and flying geese. Great design for highlighting some of your favorite fabrics! The cover quilt uses the #babychic fabric line by Firetrail Designs from Andover Fabrics.

Please contact me for wholesale pricing if you are a quilting or fabric shop who is interested in carrying my line of quilting, sewing or embroidery patterns.
I'll be teaching a class all about fabrics and color at Quilt St. George this coming January 2016. See below for details and registration:

Quilt St. George
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, January 9th, 2016
  • All About Color: Identify, Organize  Store, and Select
    Conquer your stash by learning all about color! We will start by learning the
    basics of color theory and then apply that knowledge to recognizing a fabric's
    overall color with some helpful tips and tricks. Once we can identify the fabric
    color, we will discuss fabric organization by color and share ideas for storage so
    you can easily find and select fabric from your stash. And finally we will play
    around with building different color schemes with fabric. Bring one piece of
    fabric you have had difficulty coordinating and get help choosing fabrics! This is
    a no sew class.
Registrations is now open! Click here to sign up.
Yvette Marie Jones Designer Interview
I was interviewed by the Make it in Design team about my designs, process and how my design business has grown and evolved. You can read the full interview here, but here is an excerpt:
"Can you describe the evolution of your business?

I first found my passion for design at the young age of 13 and have never looked back! I’ve been a graphic designer for the past 20 years, working both in design firms and as a freelancer. A few years ago I started helping my mom, Marian Gallian of Pink Hippo Quilts, design quilts for fabric manufacturers to show at Quilt Market. Through this I was introduced to the world of art licensing and surface pattern design. I decided to delve into this world and started my brand Vetmari (pronounced Vet•Marie). I began with a focus on creating fabric collections and brought my portfolio to show to manufacturers at the International Quilt Market. I was lucky enough to land a deal to create my first fabric collection with P&B Textiles and have since also become a licensed designer with Shibumi Home and I’m co-authoring my first book with C&T Publishing."

Bonkers for Blocks Quilt Pattern by Vetmari
Bonkers for Blocks Quilt Pattern by Vetmari
Pretty in Paris Pillow Patterns by Vetmari
Pretty in Paris Pillow Patterns by Vetmari
I just released these two new patterns, now available in my shop:

Bonkers for Blocks Quilt Pattern
Fun, modern and versatile, this colorful quilt whips up in a snap! Perfect for the beginner quilter or a quick project for the more advanced quilter. Instructions included for 3 different sizes!

Pretty in Paris Pillow Patterns
These pillows are beautiful, ornate and sophisticated, just like the city they are inspired from. Add some French flair to your room with this pretty pair of pillows. Includes instructions for a 20 inch ruffle pillow and 16 inch bow pillow.
The Fontaine collection by Vetmari for P&B Textiles is shipping now and I've just released a line of sewing and embroidery patterns to complement the fabric line. My new collection of sewing and embroidery patterns embodies the feminine, vintage modern feel of the fabric collection. You can order these patterns in my shop, ask your local fabric or needlework work to carry the full collection, or contact me for wholesale inquiries.