Another busy week last week. And the hard part is I can’t share most of what I worked on. Drat.
I can share snippets though. This is a picture of one of two quilts that will be part of another new pattern.
When we go to Quilt Market in May we like to have at least 2 new patterns. That is what most shop owners ask us-“What’s new?” so we better have something new! The two quilts still need binding- I may bind one and do a facing on the other. We’ll see. Options, options!
Now this pattern just needs a name. I have mentioned before, naming a quilt can be tricky. Sometimes the quilt just names itself, other times… well not so much.
Right now its name is Medallion. It might stay that. It was Table Topper which was its working title while I was designing it.
Most of my quilts start with an idea- maybe for a use, or a size or shape, a feeling… and their working title often reflects that. For this quilt, I wanted to create an octagonal quilt that could be a table topper, a wall hanging, or even, with the right fabrics, a Christmas tree skirt at the holidays! Thus the working title.
Then I decided it should be one great big block. This one is so much fun to make and I am going to include 4 sizes in the pattern- from a 12″ mini quilt to a 60″ wall hanging. With optional corners in case you want a square quilt not an octagonal one.
Alyssa was testing the pattern this weekend and her mini quilt is adorable. She made the small size and the mini in one day- and the mini is even quilted and bound! Want to see a picture of her mini? She posted it on our Instagram account- click here to see.
So that is part of what I worked on this week. The rest, well, when I can show it, I will! In the meantime, here is another snippet.
What are you working on? I would love to see!