Thursday, 31 December 2020

Laureate Quilt Illuminated Alphabet - Free Patterns


Hello everyone, I have something cute to share with you today. I've been working (day and night!) on designing this alphabet for you to use with your Laureate Quilt and all the letters are free!!  I've been trying to knock out as many as possible, and will continue to add to this page until they are all complete. When I originally thought about designing these letters I talked myself out of it because it was overwhelming to design an entire alphabet. But when you start to really think about it, a lot of the letters have the same shapes, so I started to work my way through them by starting with similar looking letters.

The pic above shows the block in Christmas colors, but my plan is to show you soon another in beautiful spring colors. 

Included is the supplemental instructions you will need to put them in your wreath block if you choose. Each of the blocks is 8 1/2" and they look so cute inside the wreath with the continuation of the leafy theme. If you would rather make a plain letter instead of making the leaves, you can just subsitute the "stem" with a 2 1/4" x 8 1/2" rectangle. 

I'm calling these letters "Illuminated" because they remind me of the old, beautiful drop cap or initials used in books and illuminated manuscripts

Keep checking back here or on instagram @prettylittlequilts to see what new letters I add if you're looking for a specific one. You can always send me a message at cristina@prettylittlequilts.com, or leave a reply below, to let me know if there's one in particular you want to use, and I'll make it a priority.

To download the pattern, click on the link below:

Illuminated Letter - A

Illuminated Letter - B

Illuminated Letter - C

Illuminated Letter - D

Illuminated Letter - E

Illuminated Letter - F

Illuminated Letter - G

Illuminated Letter - H

Illuminated Letter - I

Illuminated Letter - J

Illuminated Letter - K

Illuminated Letter - L

Illuminated Letter - M

Illuminated Letter - N

Illuminated Letter - O

Illuminated Letter - P

Illuminated Letter - Q

Illuminated Letter - R

Illuminated Letter - S

Illuminated Letter - T

Illuminated Letter - U

Illuminated Letter - V

Illuminated Letter - W

Illuminated Letter - X

Illuminated Letter - Y

Illuminated Letter - Z

Although I do my very best to insure there are no typos or mistakes, sometimes mistakes happen. Please let me know if you find one. Thank you!! 

To purchase a copy of the Laureate Quilt Pattern click here. 

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

New Pattern and a Giveaway!!




Today I released a new pattern, Laureate, and I'm doing a Giveaway on Instagram @prettylittlequilts. Head on over, and you could win a pattern (in the format of your choice) for you and a friend! Winners will be randomly selected on Friday. 

I got the idea for this pattern after taking a classical architecture class at the American College of Building Arts. Although wreaths have never gone out of style, it was my first time really appreciating the history and beauty of the wreath. 

The quilt is 83" x 83" and features three different styles of wreaths. Each wreath block is 23 1/2 (unfinished), and one block could make a beautiful wall hanging or used for a large Euro pillow sham. Even though the blocks are large, I really put a lot of thought into the size, and made several different test sizes. I wanted to stay within 1/4" increments, and wanted the white space between the leaves to stay proportional, and this seemed to be the perfect size where the pieces didn't get too small, and the white space still made sense. 

I started this pattern back in the summer, and worked with Lindsie at Lindsie Bergevin Studio who designed a new logo and helped me get the pattern looking like I imagined. She was wonderful to work with, and really took the time to understand my wishes and style. I recommend her for any of your graphic design needs--just don't take all of her time. She doesn't know this, but I made her my new best friend:) 

I also have to thank Gwen, who owns the quilt shop Tillalili who helped make sure that my instructions made sense, and gave me suggestions when she thought there was a better way to piece things. Her experience and willingness to help was such a blessing and really helped improve my pattern. 

Overall, taking the pattern from branding to production took a lot of help to from several people to make this dream of mine come true. I am just grateful for the friends and family who have supported me, and helped me on this road. Even though this year has been horrible in so many ways, I accomplished this goal, and I'm really happy about that. 

To get your copy of the pattern, click here and it will take you to my Etsy shop. I have PDF available immediately, and taking pre-orders for paper patterns! Hope you have a wonderful week. 


Tuesday, 18 August 2020

I Heart America Block Pattern



I heart america

Sadly, when Bluprint went down, my "I Heart America" pattern went with it. But good news! You can download the "I Heart America" pattern block here. And in other good news, they are planning on relaunching the website Sept 1. You can read more about that here

The block is a 12.5" square (unfinished) and you can see all the cute things people are making under the #iheartamerica hashtag on instagram here

I heart america 2 


 For your free PDF download of the I Heart America pattern click here


Enjoy!