Introducing: Four New Patterns for Spring!
Getting to finally announce new patterns is such a fun day. These were initially written around Christmas, sent to a team of fantastic testers in January, quilted in February, photographed in March and the final patterns arrived in my doorstep last week! They are in boxes criss-crossing the country now and I am thrilled to be at this point and showing them to you!
Each day this week I will feature a new pattern. Tuesday: Bleachers (because, let’s face it…. Angela will not be kept waiting any longer to talk about her design! Ha!) Wednesday: the Advent Activity Calendar, Thursday: the Crosshatch quilt and Friday: the Home Sweet Home Pillow.
For now, here are the covers individually.
The Advent Activity Calendar is an incredibly fun way to count down the days to Christmas with easy and memorable activities each day. The best part is that the activity cards come with the pattern!! I can’t wait to tell you about it Wednesday.
The Crosshatch quilt is so, so, so fast to cut and piece. And I love the look of layering that it gives. This quilt pattern includes three different sizes and you will hear all about it on Thursday!
Ah, the Home Sweet Home pillow. Inspired by our crazy year of four addresses, naturally. I am crazy about this pillow because it is paper pieced and includes step by step photo instructions for the paper piecing process. The binding on the pillow has a fun little flange, which I love. The back of the pillow is also quilted, which makes the entire thing nice and sturdy. Am I the only one who gets annoyed with pillows that have a flimsy one layer backing? You’ll see some great photos and hear about this pattern on Friday!
And last but not least, Bleachers. It’s a quilt pattern with three sizes. I told you a bit about this pattern last week. Do you see now what I meant when I said it would be a great quilt for a guy? I am crazy about this quilt for several reasons. One is that it goes together in such a cool way– in fact each tester used the word ‘clever’ in their feedback. What is also cool is that the quilt blocks are scaled, so each of the three sizes has the exact same look! Here’s a visual:
All of the quilts in that photo are made by my testers from different Kona solids. I’ll list the colors when I post about the quilt tomorrow!
Many, many thanks go to the team who helps me make this happen. All of the vivid photography is by my friend Sarah of Sorell Images here in KC and all quilts were quilted by Angela Walters. Testers for this round: Jaime, Melissa, Carla, Mary Anne, Paula, Alex, Caitlin and my own mom, known around our house as “Gigi”. They are all a huge part this business!
So. There you have it. Months of work finally out in the world! I am so ‘close’ to the patterns that it’s hard for me to pick a favorite. Can I borrow your pick for favorite? Tell me, which one would it be? I am so curious!
If you are in the market for one of these, you can find them in stock at The Fat Quarter Shop. Later this week here in Kansas City, you can find them at Bon Bon Atelier. They are in other boxes criss crossing the country right now, so you should see them popping up elsewhere soon. If you are a store interested in carrying them, you can order from me (send an e-mail to email@example.com) or from one of my distributors (Brewer, United Notions, Checker, Petersen-Arne and E.E. Schenck).