This Spring you'll be able to buy my first Quilt Pattern.
Whew! I said it out loud and lightning didn't strike...that's a good sign.
So how did this come about? Well last year, I tipped my toes in the Designing water when I created this quilt as part of a Challenge issued to our STLMQG by Fabric Designer, Laura Gunn. Two weeks later, the Puzzled Quilt was born and was later featured on Moda BakeShop. About a month or so later, the stars must have aligned as a sudden surge of inspiration hit me and I drew up a handful of new designs.
The designs fit together so nicely and compliment one another that my first thought was that I should try and write a book...Hahahaha! Go Big or Go Home, right?
Well, that vision lasted for a few weeks and then reality set in. In the end, it just wasn't the right time for me to even attempt such a thing. Yet, that doesn't mean that I gave up. Actually, the exact opposite happened, I actually became more excited about writing and distributing my patterns the ol' fashioned way -by myself.
I'm also considering submitting something to Moda Bakeshop again, trying for a magazine, or any other ideas that come my way. So, if you have any ideas let me know.
I really think that you all will like the designs that I have created (a handful of people have seen them and have given me a Thumbs Up; which makes me smile). I can't wait to share them with all of you.
So, where am I at right now?
I just recently finished the first quilt top. YAY!!! In tandem, I've been working on the pattern writing, making tweeks here and there. The first rough draft is done; but I really need to spend some time with it before I bribe Family and some Quilty-friends to look at it and test it out.
Like the announcement above said, I'm aiming for a Spring reveal of my 1st pattern and there will definately be some giveaways to go with it.
A BIG Thanks to my Family and Friends who has been supportive of my craziness the last few months as I tackled what I was going to do.