Monday, January 3, 2022

Feathers Sew Along Hosted by Alison Glass

 What do you do to stay creative in the studio?  I find that challenging myself to try something new is a good start.  Another motivator for me is a deadline.   Can anyone relate??

So, to kick off 2022, I have jumped in and decided to participate in the Feathers Sew Along. 

I am excited to participate since I have always been attracted to the Feathers quilt by Nydia Kehnle and Alison Glass. I have not made many modern quilts, but I am interested after taking an improvisational piecing class this summer. I have also challenged myself to use fabrics from my stash. This will assist me with a stash goal I have this year.

Finally, each week participants have a piecing goal to keep you on track to complete the quilt by February 25th. It might be a stretch as I have added several new virtual classes to my calendar this year, but deadlines can be motivators!

Here is my color planning sheet and some of the fabrics that I plan to use. I have decided to work with a color pallet that focuses on peacock colors.  That is probably no surprise to some of you who know me well.

 I am leaning towards a black for the main fabric, but a dark blue has also caught my eye.  Which would you use?

Off to make some final color choices and get the foundation paper piecing templates printed.


Sunday, January 2, 2022

A Quilters Wish For You

 Hello Creatives! I hope that this coming year will find you in your sewing studios creating up a storm.  

My Quilter's Wish for You is available for download in the 

 Linda B Creative Facebook Group.

Have you joined?

Let's start 2022 off with plenty of gratitude and creative energy!

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Vitamin Sea Pattern Winner!

 Congratulations to Cyndy K.!   Please check your email to make sure that you have received a zip file of the Vitamin Sea Pattern.

As a special thank you to all my quilt loving friends, use the code: VitaminSea to get 25% off the Vitamin Sea Wall Hanging Quilt Pattern.  This coupon code will be active 

until December 31, 2021.  

Use this link to find the Vitamin Sea Pattern.

Thanks again for all your entries and supporting my creative endeavors!

Dreaming of my toes in the sand,

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Using the Calm Lagoon Fabric Line with my Vitamin Sea Pattern!

 Greetings Quilters!  I am excited to be a part of Sherry Shish, of Powered by Quilting, signature fabric line, Calm Lagoon, Blog Hop.  

Just look at the gorgeous fabrics included in this line from Island Batiks

 I knew it would be fabulous with my Vitamin Sea Quilt Pattern by Linda Bratten Creations.

Vitamin Sea Wall Hanging by Linda Bratten Creations

My name is Linda Bratten, and I am the creative force behind Linda Bratten Creations.  
I love to share my passion for sewing and quilting with others!

I would love to have you join me weekly in the Linda Bratten Creations Facebook page to see what I am creating in my studio.  You can find me there, Thursday at 1 pm Central.

I created this pattern as a foundation paper pieced block designed after the traditional ocean wave block. This was a breeze to do using my Baby Lock Solaris.

Scalloped Calico Shell

Then I enhanced the block by creating machine applique designs of some of my favorite ocean finds!

Starfish Block

Tulip Shell Block


Let me know in the comments below which block is your favorite!

Conch Shell Block

I really like the secondary diamonds that appear between the blocks.  

Sherry's signature fabric line, Calm Lagoon, really makes my quilt sing!

To see what I am creating next, be sure to subscribe to the Linda B Creative Free Monthly Newsletter!

Be sure to visit all of these amazingly talented quilters and designers to see their beautiful Calm Lagoon projects!

§  December 1 – Sherry Shish of Powered By Quilting

§  December 2 – Kimie and Missy of On Williams Street

§  December 3 – Kate Starcher of Katie Mae Quilts

§  December 4 – Jen Strauser of Dizzy Quilter

§  December 5 – Nancy Scott of Masterpiece Quilting

§  December 6 – Sally Williams of Paleofish Designs

§  December 7 – Leanne Parsons of Devoted Quilter

§  December 8 – Pamela Boatright of Pamela Quilts

§  December 9 – Rebecca Lidstrom of Studio R Quilts

§  December 10 – Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts

§  December 11 – Kathryn LeBlanc of Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio

§  December 12 – Linda Bratten of Linda B Creative

§  December 13 – Anja Clyke of Anja Quilts

§  December 14 – Sherry Shish of Powered By Quilting


You have been so nice to read all of this post, you deserve an extra special opportunitySubscribe to my newsletter, Linda B Creative, and you will be entered to win a PDF pattern of my Vitamin Sea Quilt!

First use this link to enter the giveaway:  a Rafflecopter giveaway 

Then use this link to subscribe to my Linda B Creative Newsletter.

Those who are already receiving my newsletter can skip this last step!

By subscribing to my newsletter, you will be entered in a giveaway to win a pdf copy of my Vitamin Sea Quilt PatternThis giveaway will close on Saturday, December 18th, 2021, at midnight Central Standard Time, U.S.A.  

The winner will be posted in the Linda B Creative Blog.

This giveaway is not affiliated with Blogger or Mailerlite.  It is just an opportunity to be inspired and enter for a chance to win the above-mentioned pattern. 

Emails will not be sold or shared.

I hope you have been enjoying the Calm Lagoon Blog Hop and have been inspired to create with this great fabric line.

Thank you, Sherry for letting me join in the fun!

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Seaside Adventure Row Along-Vitamin Sea the Starfish Block

 I am so excited to be a part of the Seaside Adventure Row Along!  

Let me introduce myself to those not familiar with my work.   

I am Linda, the creative force behind Linda Bratten Creations where I design patterns, workbooks and make presentations.  

While I embrace art quiltingI began my quilting journey making traditional quilts.

This is a small segment of My Fantasy Garden quilt.

 I am a National Educator with Baby Lock where I get to share my love of the Baby Lock machines and their accessories with others.

Not only do I have my own free-motion quilting class, but I was also selected as one of their top eleven instructors in this fun class.

When I found out the theme of this year's Row Along I was very excited.  My favorite vacations have been taken on the beach.  Thus, I had plenty of inspiration to work with.

I gave a nod to my traditional roots by starting with an ocean wave block. 

 I re-designed it a bit to make it a foundation paper piecing block. 

Then I added a fun applique to the center.

It was great to work with the Northcott Fabrics from their Stonehenge Collection to create this great block!

I love the way my Baby Lock sewing machine created this smooth satin applique.

The offer for this free pattern has expired.  Be sure to subscribe to my blog to get the next free offer!

If you enjoy my pattern, be sure to sign up for my free monthly newsletter, Linda B Creative where I share fun projects and creative inspiration!

Also join me on Thursdays at 1 pm Central, in my Linda Bratten Creations Facebook page for my weekly Facebook Lives!

Be sure to check out the other designers that are offering a free pattern this week.

Sue Griffiths

Raylee Bielenberg

Enjoy this year's Seaside Adventure Row Along!