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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Last Pattern Holdouts and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all!  This week has been spent at the computer rather than the sewing machine.  I'm entering the home stretch of preparing my manuscript to be sent off to my publisher, which is happening within the next couple of weeks.  I also took a few days to add cover photos to the final two patterns that I've been sitting on for awhile.  The first one is my Rock Candy pattern-

I finished this quilt and pattern last summer and right after they were complete, my world went a little sideways.  My mother-in-law passed away, we got a new puppy, and then we moved to a new house, all in succession.  Getting the pattern released was shoved to the back burner for awhile, but I am so glad that it is finally ready for you!  The graceful geometric pattern is simple yet striking, and though it has a great curvy illusion, it is achieved with all basic, straight piecing.

The second release for today (and for awhile) is the Veranda pattern, which is a much more recent quilt finish.

Though the quilt was finished just a couple of weeks ago, the pattern was actually designed and partially written over two years ago, and I'm glad it's not hidden away any longer.  This pattern has an elegant feel, and I think it's perfect for larger-scale prints.  The interlocking tile and flower shapes are really unique, and though this one looks tough, it really isn't.  This one just requires basic, straight piecing techniques as well.

Each pattern is written for lap, twin, and queen sizes, and as with all of my patterns full-color illustrations and detailed instructions are provided for each step.  Cutting diagrams are included as well.  You can find these two patterns in my Etsy shop HERE, and I hope you'll take a look!

Last week's party was fantastic (as always).  Just look at this stunner by Kris at Sew Sunshine- (ps- there are a few others in her post that you definitely don't want to miss)!

Rita at Quiltpiecer shared this fun Halloween quilt.  So cute!  The weather has turned a little cooler here and I'm so happy Fall is on its way.

And just look at these sweet clamshells and butterflies by Rebecca Grace Quilting (formerly Cheeky Cognoscenti).  Love it!

Y'all are amazing, friends!  I can't wait to see what you're working on this week. I'll be at my computer a lot until I get my manuscript (and quilts) sent off, so I'll have to live vicariously through the pretty projects you're creating instead.  Let's party!

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  1. Congrats on finishing the patterns and the manuscript! It's no easy task sitting at the computer writing least for me! Hopefully you can end it with some sewing time as the 'cherry on top'reward!

  2. Your new patterns are delightful! I especially like the illusion of curves without having to sew them.

  3. Best of luck on the sale of your two newest patterns, Kelly. Both are so unique and SEW gorgeous!!

  4. Thank you so much for mentioning my Halloween quilt. I am honored. Your patterns are wonderful and you are so talented. I enjoy reading your blog.

  5. Congratulations on getting the two patterns released and being almost finished with the book!

  6. Awesome releasing two pattern released this week AND working on your manuscript! How exciting! Both quilts are beautiful!

  7. So exciting to be writing a book! I KNOW how much work it is, and how you're feeling so ready to be finished. Enjoy wrapping it up!


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