Whatever the Weather Quilt for Janome Canada

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Blog, Janome, Quilts

A new quilt, a Quilt-Along and a free pattern all in one!

whatever the weather quilt - tamara kate

The Whatever the Weather Quilt made its debut earlier this summer at Quilt Canada in Toronto in the Janome Canada booth. I created it to mark the launch of the Whatever the Weather Sewing Tote Collection that features this bicycle logo I designed (Those of you who know me from my early days on Spoonflower may recognize it as part of my very first fabric design that won the “rain” contest).

whatever the weather sewing luggage embroidery

A little about my design thoughts: I wanted to design a quilt that was inspired by the bicycle in some way and the element that spoke to me the most was the fun wheels. The theme of “Whatever the Weather” played out in the rainbow of fabric choices that I chose to pull from each and every one of my collections with Michael Miller Fabrics, while the ground is made up of a number of low-volume black on white Michael Miller prints.

whatever the weather quilt2 - tamara kate

Come join me for a 3-part series Quilt-Along over on the Janome Canada blog starting today and make your very own Whatever the Weather Quilt! There is a link to the free downloadable pdf there too.
Psst… There just may be a co-ordinating fabric give-away at the end of the series.

Happy rainbow making!


  1. dolly
    September 7, 2016

    So gorgeous! I wish I could quilt like that.

  2. Tamara
    September 20, 2016

    Thanks so much, Dolly! It’s really not that hard a quilt to tackle. If you get the desire to give it a try, I try to walk you through the steps on the Janome Canada Quilt-Along blog posts, so please take a peek.

  3. Sharon
    September 21, 2016

    What a bright and cheery quilt! On my to-do list is make a Christmas tree skirt. I think this pattern would well for that with slight modification. Thanks for the quilt along/tutorial!

  4. Laura
    September 21, 2016

    I have followed the quiltalong for the past 3 week and I love this pattern. Have been having fun using my colour wheel and really studying it as I choose fabrics. For the background I do have some low volume fabrics but also a white with small multicoloured dots. Will audition several choices after I have my fabrics picked. Would love to have charm squares of your lovely fabrics. Thanks for the chance.

  5. Cheryl M
    September 21, 2016

    Definitely on my to-do list! The thought of a fabric giveaway may push it to the top of the list!

  6. Judy Messenger
    September 21, 2016

    I love the way the rainbow of fabrics pop against the neutral background fabric in this quilt. I’ve added it to the long list of quilts that I’d like to make in the future!