Today is round two of the new pattern preview. Before I go any further, I just have to say thanks for all the nice comments and encouragement on the last post. After all the long hours of the last month or so, it’s just the encouragement I needed to keep going. I also appreciate the feedback on what aspects you liked about the pattern. I think the topper won as the favorite. That was a last minute add-on to the pattern. I wasn’t sure about adding it, because having so many options means more time, effort, and money goes into the pattern on my end – more samples to make, more writing, more illustrations, more testing, etc. Having your feedback lets me know if these efforts are worth it, so it’s sooooo very valuable to me!
I also have a confession or two to make. I didn’t make all those quilts! As I may have mentioned before, my Mom Deb does a lot of sewing and testing for me. She puts in lots of time before market to help me pull off getting everything finished. My second confession is that my walls don’t always match my quilts – several of you commented on this in my last post. Let’s just say that Photoshop is my friend! For as much as I love to paint, Photoshop is much quicker (and even more fun)! I could spend hours and hours adjusting the colors in Photoshop. See how much fun this is – – – (BTW, the second photo shows the actual color of the walls).
I hope ya’ll don’t think I’m a big faker now . . . . I do feel a little better, now that I’ve confessed and gotten that off my chest!
Sweet Pea is the new pattern making its debut today. I don’t have nearly as many quilt options to show you, but oh well. Time is running out.
So, here’s the cover -
The pattern features our new Sanibel fabric line.
The sewing is very simple, so even a beginner could make this quilt. No triangles or bias edges today!
The applique was inspired by the pink flowers in this border print (though the applique is optional, as you will see later)
The pattern is written for Fat Eights or Fat Quarters. If you save your scraps, you will be able to make this runner too!
My color option today is done with (you guessed it) my Christmas fabric line. I left out the Christmas prints and the applique. I also switched around the block centers, so they are a contrasting print.
Lastly, I’ve got a close-up of the simple, free-hand quilting pattern I used in this design.
If you would like a chance to win a copy of the Sweet Pea pattern, just leave me a comment. I’ll post the winners next week . . .