It’s been really hard for me to not post about this quilt. But now it’s done – my first quilt pattern! Finally done! The process for this pattern actually started back in October and I thought it would write up quickly, but with all my patterns as of late, it took a lot longer than expected. I took a look at the quilt patterns I had on hand and decided that I’d rather not make statements like “quilt as desired”. I am not trying to insult pattern designers who write patterns for experienced quilters, but since my patterns are geared toward those who are new to sewing, I wanted to make it a comprehensive project with specific instructions for each and every step, including quilting and binding. So this is a great pattern for the first-time quilter! In fact, it felt like I was writing a book. :) There are actually 2 quilts in this pattern:
and the Family Tree Mini Quilt.
Huge thanks to my test sewers!!!
Lara of Thornberry whom I’ve come to depend on as a precise sewer,
Shelly of Shelly’s Journal who is an excellent proof reader, and
fellow pattern designer Cindy of Revel Designs who, as a real-life friend can offer invaluable real-life critique.
I went with a professional printer this time and couldn’t be happier with the results!
As always, the pattern is available here. Kits with the fabrics used on the cover shot should be available in a couple of weeks.