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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. 

1 comment:

  1. I just loaded the beautiful pattern down. Could you tell me which colours you used? I love the quilt as it is and would like to get a similar look.

    BTW,your beach quilt was one of the very forst quilts I ever made, and it is still a favourite. I love your pattern so much!


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