I’m a little late to the Giveaway Day party this month, but better late than never! For this Giveaway Day, I’m excited to announce the release of my two newest patterns, Apiary and Shoal!
Apiary, also known as “the bee quilt,” is the pattern that started it all–the first real quilt I made, and the one that led to my beginning to write and release my designs as patterns. If you don’t know the story, I designed it to fulfill my oldest son, Julian’s, request for a quilt with “dandelions, bees, and a bee hive.” I developed my technique of finishing the edges of raw-edge applique with embroidery specifically to meet the challenges of appliqueing all of those tiny antennae and legs.
Of course, once Julian’s quilt was done, his younger brother Simon needed to have one, too. Simon’s favorite animals are sharks and his favorite color is blue, so his quilt, Shoal, practically designed itself.
For this Giveaway Day, to celebrate *finally* getting these patterns out the door, I’m offering up a copy of each pattern. Just leave a comment below telling me what kind of motif you’d like to see on a quilt. I’ll choose a winner after 5:00 pm, Dec. 13, and he or she will get both patterns in PDF format. If you’re a no-reply commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment!
[This giveaway is now closed. I’ll announce a winner tomorrow morning!]
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