Violet Craft

i AM craft.

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2017 in photos. Just a glimpse into a portion of my life. Design drives my creative soul. Thank you so much for sharing this passion with me and being a part of my life! That Quilt Market win was a fulfilling personal achievement, for sure, and I could not have done it without @makeshiftkat and the @robertkaufman team. Shout out to my family and my #covenwolfpack I love you kids! 2018, bring it!!!!! #2017bestnine #violetcraft


The Wolf Abstractions Quilt by Violet Craft
It’s @robertkaufman release day! I’ve been dying to share this guy with you! He’s in pattern testing now and can’t wait to be a pattern later this month. This is a fully foundation paper pieced quilt pattern. He’s another big one! Finished size: 60” x 66”
Also, he’s joining a wonderful group of quilts as a #quiltconreject #quiltconreject2018 ...
#violetcraft #violetcraftabstractions #wolfabstractions #foundationpaperpiecing


Christmas Eve at my sister in law’s house. Finally feeling a little better. The flu has had us all down and out for days now. Fun seeing this quilt made by my MIL using Christmas on Brambleberry Ridge. Pattern by @thimbleblossoms



Terrace by Violet Craft
Yay! It is Kona Color of the Year day!!! The #konacoty is Tiger Lily. This vibrant color is a perfect red-orange for my mid-mod inspired design. The pattern is FREE at Robert
You’ll also see a different version at QuiltCon. I’m not going to show that one until then. 😉 ...
#konacoty #freeatrobertkaufmandotcom @konacotton @robertkaufmanprojects


How’s your #atomicstarbursttreeskirt coming along? ✨🎄✨
I’ll pick our first winner tonight at 7pm PST from all the tagged photos at that time and our second on December 26 at 7pm PST from everything that comes in between then. ✨🎄✨
Prizes! Each winner will receive:
Your choice of a Decobob or Spagetti thread pack
Your choice of ANY Violet Craft pattern
A Violet Craft Seam Roller
EDIT: We have our first winner! @rphquilter Congratulations! 🎊🎈🎉


Here’s my setup for FPP. I keep my fabric and templates off to the left and my add-a-quarter-plus ruler, rotary cutter and seam roller right on my cutting mat. The Duck easy stick tape is close by and not pictured is my Janome 1600p and seam ripper.
I’m using @robertkaufman Manchester Metallic in Eggshell. ✨✨
I’m making the smaller version, so: One down, five to go! ✨✨
#atomicstarburst #atomicstarburstquilt #atomicstarbursttreeskirt #violetcraftseamroller #janomehomie #foundationpaperpiecing



I did it! 1000 unique beer check-ins on @untappd #goals 🍺 💯
@craftpourhouse is so proud. 😂


TIP: Using white or light fabric in your #foundationpaperpiecing project? When you place the light fabric after a darker one, pull it out about 1/16” further so the darker fabric won’t show through.


One weekend. One tree skirt. So much fun! ✨🎄✨
Gather your fabrics, print your templates, and get ready to sew! Instructions to modify the #atomicstarburstquilt have been posted at
Every day has a photo prompt for a chance to win so many prizes! All prize winners will be randomly chosen on Monday, December 18 at 7pm PST from all the photo entries tagged with #atomicstarbursttreeskirt Prizes are still being gathered and we will show them through the weekend. The real prize is finishing this project, am I right?! 🤣
December 14: Show us your fabric pull! What treasures do you have lined up for your tree skirt? For many of us, gathering the stack is as much fun as finishing our project! I’m using my stashed #christmasonbrambleberryridge fabrics. ✨🎄✨
December 15: Let’s see your sewing setup and tools! Foundation pieces all have their own style of setup and I’d love to see yours! Is your mat next to your machine? Where do you keep that seam ripper close by? ✨🎄✨
December 16: Diamond Party day! Let’s see those diamonds all cut out and ready to go!
December 17: Starburst Block day! How many do you have finished? One? Six? Twelve?! ✨🎄✨
December 18: Progress! Whether you’re still cutting or quilting, we are here for you! Show us your progress! ✨🎄✨
BONUS: Post a photo of your tree with your Atomic Starburst Tree Skirt December 19-26 and one additional winner will be chosen on December 26 at 7pm PST. ✨🎄✨
Don’t forget,tag every photo with #atomicstarbursttreeskirt so we can find it!



Let’s make a tree skirt!!! This is NOT what I should be working on, but I am! I am using the #atomicstarburstquilt pattern to make a tree skirt. It takes 24 prints and 12 stars for this layout if you want to sew along with me!


Happy Birthday to our “baby”! BeiBei is two years old today. #frenchbulldog 😂


The Cardinal templates are now available FREE on my website. Merry, merry!
🎄 #violetcraft #cardinalabstractions #foundationpaperpiecing #freequiltpattern



Binding coiled on my necklace. This actually works. Getting this angle photo was not as easy.


On the frame. #palmcanyonfabric



He can’t wait to meet you. In a few weeks. *sigh* #violetcraft #violetcraftabstractions
Watch @robertkaufmanprojects at the end of the month!


The tree is set up, on an antique treadle machine of course. Planning some fun projects for you! -ks



This chaotic scene brought to you by last minute #quiltcon2018 entry sewing. Fueled by bubbly water and pure stubbornness. New, untested pattern? Check! Ridiculous amount of #konacotton scraps? Check! Pure, unbridled competitiveness with ones own sleep instincts? Check! Wish me luck, friends! Who else is still pushing themselves along?


Awww. Thanksgiving.


7 lb. chihuahua/terrier vs. 2 lb. dwarf lionhead bunny. Spoiler, when I don’t interfere Leona Hoppington always wins. She’s not one bit scared of Captain Jack Barley. She took a carrot from the French bulldog yesterday. They are all adopted. #iliveinazoo #dwarflionhead #foreverhome 🐰🐶🐶🐱🐱🤷‍♀️


It's here!!!! @makeshiftkat here packing up your @wonderfilspecialtythread orders. So pretty!


Hey y'all; it's @makeshiftkat hacking into @violetcraft's IG to let you know I just listed the WonderFil thread packs on our retail site! Since she's whooping it up in Nola while I hang in rainy Oregon, I went ahead and relisted the EPP patterns and seam rollers too. Orders coming in before she's back on Monday will find a few hand cut charms of Palm Canyon tucked in their orders! Shhhhh. #treatyoself @wonderfilspecialtythread


Houston, thank you for an amazing week. Discovery Green has provided the most calming, inspiring backdrop for @quiltmarket —
@makeshiftkat dubbed these art installations as an “emotional car wash” and I couldn’t agree more. @thecolorcondition


1. Kidnapped. 2. Denied. @mushyhed @alisonglass


Elephant Abstractions in Cuddle! Love the pop of #konacoty Flamingo for the background. Pieced and quilted by @pamelaon!


Orange Peels & Pinwheels, in my new line Palm Canyon and denim dot from @robertkaufman.


Best single booth award! ⚡️thank you Quilts Inc!⚡️


Showing off our booth bar cart! And I see a @culcitabox mini peaking out from behind... #scavengerhunt


Precuts and seam rollers and thread, oh my!
Come check out my thread collections with @wonderfilspecialtythread.