I am so excited to announce the release of my first two quilting patterns! First, though, I want to express my deep thanks to everyone who helped with getting these published-to my pattern testers, proof readers, and everyone who shared their opinions and advice with me, thank you!
First up is Onwards, which I designed for the Modern Quilt Guild Madrona Road Challenge. I had the opportunity to speak with Violet of Violet Craft at Quilt Con, and she is the sweetest and most delightful person. I can’t wait for the release of her upcoming pattern collection, Waterfront Park!
Like most of my quilts, Onwards features fusible appliqué, which makes it fairly simple to put together. Because some of the appliqués are so large, however, I consider this pattern to be intermediate.
The pattern includes full-size templates, detailed instructions, and a suggestion for quilting. I also included an embroidery stitch guide illustrating the two hand stitches I use most often–the blanket stitch and the chain stitch.
My second pattern is for Sakura, which is named for the famed cherry blossoms of Japan. It was inspired by the calm tranquility of Japanese gardens, and the pattern includes a suggested quilting pattern based the raked gravel patterns such gardens often feature. Although it looks complex, Sakura is an easy quilt to put together, and it’s charm pack friendly!
I included a bonus pillow pattern using the same applique shapes, in case you don’t want to tackle a full sized quilt right away. Like Onwards, this pattern also includes full-size templates and detailed instructions, as well as a stitch guide featuring the chain stitch and running stitch, which I used for hand quilting the pillow sample.
Right now, both patterns are available as downloadable PDFs on Craftsy, and I’ll be setting up a shop here in the next few days where you’ll also be able to find them. If you prefer paper patterns, they will also be available in that format soon!
In celebration of the release, I’m giving away a pair of patterns to each of three lucky readers. Just leave a comment on this post by the end of the day March 3, and I’ll draw winners on Monday, March 4!
As an applique fan, I was thrilled to see Onwards win the Madrona Road challenge! Good luck with both patterns.
Thank you so much, Debbie! I love your work, so your support means so much to me! Wish I had been able to take one of your classes at QuiltCon–I’m sure they were fantastic.
Congrats on this huge accomplishment!
Thank you! I hope you’ll consider making one of your own :)
The patterns look great and I already have stash fabric that would be perfect for both of them!
Thanks, Karen! I can’t wait to see these made up by other people with their own fabrics!
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Lovely designs! I love the perspective on your Onwards pattern. And of course I have to like Sakura, as I lived in Japan for a few years.