|My secret squirrel project|
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 complete...as was the gorgeous quilt you see here.
|Isn't she great?|
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.