Today I want to let you know that my new quilt pattern, PeakView, is finally ready to publish!
It is a triangle quilt and I have mentioned it in a few other posts in the past. I have been meaning to get the pattern out for a while and now it is done! Woo hoo!
Triangle Quilt pattern
I love triangle quilts. It is so fun to see what you can do and what pictures you can create with triangles. I have used them a few times for quilts in magazines. PeakView was originally a quilt seen in Modern Patchwork magazine. They called it Mountain Joy.
The design started as a study in transparency and the quilt ended up looking like the mountains I see out the window of my sewing room. It was quilted with straight lines going in different directions. I love how that reinforced all the different triangles.
For my new quilt pattern, I decided to add a crib size. So fun! A crib quilt should be fun, interesting but also quick and easy to make. Once you get the hang of sewing the triangles, this quilt is all of that!
I have this cute baby version in blues and greens and one in pinks all cut out and ready to sew. I can’t wait to make the pink version! It keeps getting bumped for other projects but it is on the list to make next month. we’ll see what happens!
Getting a new quilt pattern ready to publish
There are many steps to getting a new pattern ready to publish. If I am starting from scratch, meaning it has not been in a magazine before, once I have the design and the colors, I start to write the pattern. First it is usually on paper by hand.
While I design in EQ, I figure out my own fabric amounts using a formula that I follow every time. That way, I stay consistent! Once I have my handwritten notes, if I have the fabric, It is time to make a quilt!
After the quilt is made and off to the Longarm quilt for her to do her magic, that is when I try to fix any errors, read my notes that I made while piecing the quilt and hope I understand what I meant! Then it is time to put the pattern into the computer!
Once I have typed the instructions, created all the diagrams and then reviewed the pattern, it is time for it to head to an editor! I usually use 2 editors. That way, any errors not caught by editor #1 hopefully will be caught by editor #2!
Then, it is back to me to fix all the errors.
I hope to have another new quilt pattern out in the next month as I have a whole list of patterns to write!
In the meantime, enjoy PeakView! Click here to go see the pattern. I’ll keep it ON SALE until next Wednesday, June 30th!
Next week, Exploring the Basics is back with the Churn Dash quilt block! Have you been following along on Instagram?
Tammy and I have been exploring the block along with other talented designers- each of us coming up with our own, reimagined version of the block! The big reveal on IG is next Monday but I will also share about my block here!