Introducing Focus Freeway!

Say Cheese! Cameras are a part of our everyday life these days and we love them! I always am snapping photos - everything from my brunch plate to my puppies are victims of my photography. Focus Freeway is a playful camera pattern that is great for everyone - boys and girls, professional photographers and hobbyists, college dorms and kids rooms! 

Focus Freeway

Focus Freeway Pattern Facts

      • Pattern includes one quilt size (48" x 48").
      • Pattern includes a full-size templates for curves and appliqué.
      • You will need fusible web to complete this pattern.
      • Create a colorful aperture with bright fabric scraps, or a whole cloth pieces in your favorite colors.
      • Pattern is available in PDF and paper form.
      • Techniques used: curved piecing, traditional piecing and appliqué.
      • Fun and unique project that flies together! 

Focus Freeway

Our cover Focus Freeway quilt was made straight from my stash! I pulled assorted rainbow scraps for the aperture, a black scallop print for the camera body, two grays for the camera accents and a white polka dot for the background. 

Focus Freeway

We photographed our cover quilt outside of a brewery in Woodinville, WA. The stacked empty kegs were kind of an odd background, but I love how they turned out! The gray with pops of color creates some interest but doesn't distract you from the camera.

Focus Freeway

In true Sassafras Lane fashion, we made a few Focus Freeway quilts. My big brother turned 30 this year and I wanted to make him something special for his condo. Instead of rainbow scraps for the aperture, I used 8 different red-orange prints. 

Focus Freeway

I love how it turned out! This quilt now hangs above his wine fridges in his dining area! Changing out the scrappy center for a single color changes the entire look of the quilt!

Focus Freeway

We made another scrappy spectrum version of Focus Freeway quilt, this time with Rae Ritchie's new Chroma Basics for Dear Stella. These rich colors made a beautiful version.

Focus Freeway

We separated the colors into 8 color ways for the scrappy aperture. The colors sit on the black triangle print and look great!

Focus Freeway

And last but not least is this fun and completely different version we made up in Riley Blake's Yes Please fabric line. This line is full of rose gold fabrics in cute prints with a little shine!

Focus Freeway

The Focus Freeway pattern is available in PDF and paper. If you make this quilt or any other Sassafras Lane project, we would love to see it! Send us photos, post them to our Flickr group or use our #sassafraslane hashtag on Instagram!

For 48 hours only we are having a little flash sale on Focus Freeway patterns! Take 25% off the pattern with the code FOCUS25. Sale will be from 7/15 - 7/16 PST.



Kathy said:

I am wondering about the downloadable pattern. How are the instructions for the curves on the sides of the camera. Does the paper pattern include a full size template for the camera?

Lynn Droege

Lynn Droege said:

My pattern says to come to this site to download the 22” circle. Where do I find it?

Nancy Bishop

Nancy Bishop said:

Reading my pattern it told me to come to this website to download a 22" circle for the pattern. Cannot find it.

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