Monday, 8 December 2014

One Step Closer

Easy Panel Quilt
My secret squirrel project
If you're following me on Facebook or Instagram then you will have seen a few teasers about a secret project I've been working on. I'm here to tell you that it's finished and I can finally reveal what the excitement was all about.

A few months ago I was doing the usual Friday night Facebook stalk through some sewing and business groups when I came across someone looking for a quilt pattern writer. My main goal is to become a pattern writer for other designers, so this was a prime opportunity. Common sense dictated that I should promptly ignore the comment, scroll on and remain cosy and warm in my comfort zone. I was obviously still buzzing from the release of It's All Black and White though, because instead of ignoring the post, I commented. GULP. One thing led to another and I was quickly talking patterns with the lovely ladies at Sew Creative Supplies.

If you haven't visited their website before then do so now...or at least once you've finished reading this post. They have a great selection of fabric, sewing supplies, bag supplies and much, much more. You can also find them on Facebook at Sew Creative Supplies.

Anywho, back to the pattern. The requirement was simple. Create a pattern, suitable for beginners, from a design I was provided with. It went further than this though. Unlike other beginner patterns, this would provide details beyond "sew together...quilt and bind as desired". I know from personal experience how frustrating some beginner patterns are, so I was very excited to see somebody taking a few steps away from what seems normal and really wanting to provide meaningful and useful information. A little back and forth between us and voila, our pattern was was the gorgeous quilt you see here.

Easy Panel Quilt
Isn't she great?
Sorry I don't have more photos. The weather has been disgraceful down here and we only had a very short window of time to whip out some photos before it rained...again.

I believe the pattern will be released some time after Christmas, but I was just too excited to keep it secret any longer. This is my first step into the pattern writing world and I certainly hope it's not my last.

Let's hope this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. 


  1. YAAAYYY! CONGRATULATIONS! So excited for you, seriously, you rock :) Look forward to following you on your quilty adventure and general world domination!

  2. i have a soft spot for Holly Hobby - that looks lovely!

    1. Thanks Ruth :) I have to admit, I'm a bit of a Holly fan myself. I really enjoyed drooling over the fabric ;)