Yahoo! Pattern #2 is officially on the market! Can I tell you about it? Great. Thanks.
I am so giddy about being able to share these images!
Seeing Squares is a pattern in two sizes- a generous sized baby quilt or small lap quilt (48″ x 56″) and a large size that could be used on a twin bed (60″ x 84″). The pattern comes in booklet form- just like the Playhouse. Fewer pages, of course. But still the same illustration style. And in color, too! I’m a visual person, but I also like to check against charts and lists, so I worked to write directions that fit both styles of sewing. According to my testers, it made for a solid set of directions. Speaking of testers, can I tell you how much I appreciate mine? Melissa and Paula will get a big write up of their own in a couple of days. They are fantastic women!
At first glance, it looks like it would be difficult to piece it, but I promise I have a nifty way to assemble the top. And can we talk about the back? I also decided that my quilt patterns will include options for a pieced backing.
I love to piece the backs of quilts, but sometimes after finishing a top I don’t get excited about calculating my cuts for the back. I’ve done the work for you!
My goal with quilt patterns is this: to offer each pattern in at least two sizes AND to show completed quilts in several color options- including at least one made of solids. One great thing about this pattern is that it can help use up scraps!! Perfectly matched yardage is great, too, but not necessary. Did you hear me scrap busters?
Over the next couple of days, I’ll be featuring the four cover models in greater detail. (There’s a pink one that’s not shown here just yet!) Angela Walters did the quilting on all of them and I want to be sure you get to see some closeups of her work. Thanks to my photographer friend, Sarah of Sorell Images here in KC, I have some fantastic photos of these quilts. I just love that cover shot. Want to know something that is probably only mildly amusing to me? I’m actually on the cover. What’s that? You don’t see me? I’m right there, behind the door. Holding it up to be vertical. I even tilted my head and smiled for Sarah. See. I told you it would only be amusing to me.