Indeed, I’m writing my first quilt pattern. I’ve been collecting inspirational pictures and taken photographs for quite some time now, because writing my own patterns seems the way to go. While I have some lovely patterns in my collection written by other quilters, it doesn’t feel like enough for me, but I want to challenge myself to calculate and design new things.
Considering I’ve never quilted a thing in my life, this may sound quite, ahem, interesting, but I just seem to get the construction process already. I don’t always manage to match points perfectly and I’m still struggling with the quarter-inch seam (although it’s considerably better now without the guide-that-didn’t-do-its-job), yet the pattern book is beginning to look like I imagine it should. If only I had that Electric Quilt software, though; perhaps Santa Claus/Father Christmas will be generous, I think I’ve been okay this year?
So, rainbow I say? Yep. It’s a pattern using twelve fat quarters in the quilt top and cutting is very easy. If you find yourself in a hurry because someone’s important day is approaching with menace, this small quilt might be the answer. I call it Squares and Rectangles Quilt, which should give a hint or two, and the pattern will be free for personal, non-commercial use.
Someone gave me these fabrics and since they were fat quarters, I thought I’d see what I could come up with using the whole bundle in one quilt top. I also wanted to write something that could use 44”-wide fabric on the short side for the quilt back, in particular because Ikea sells 112 centimetre-wide fabric (44”) on small bolts from time to time and I do have a few of them in my stash.
Stay tuned for a few more days, because Saturdays are tutorial days here! Admittedly I’ve been slightly absent as of late, but I’m trying my best to make up for it :) By the way, it’s NWF Patterns and they will all be pdf patterns only, this one being NWF-101!