I am so happy to finally bring you SPRITE! This pattern certainly took me a while to finish. Part of the delay was me slowing the process down so that I keep finding joy in pattern designing. I also wanted to enjoy the holidays and make sure I was putting out a complete and well tested pattern. I think those reasons make this release so much better. I feel like I got my creative juices flowing now and I am already working on the next pattern release date tentative for April. Before I dig into Sprite there are couple of exciting things happening I want to share.
I am working on bringing my first non pattern product to the shop. I have been teasing it on social media all week. I found the cutest quilt labels. Sarah Hearts has some of the cutest quilt labels. The quality is so good and they are so soft. I love the bright, bold colors and of course the cute designs. I am hoping to have this completed by the end of the month. Here are a few I am thinking about carrying. Go check out her website she has some great free wallpapers. If you see any you think I should carry email me I will add it to the list to consider.
I have hinted at a secret I have been keeping since last summer. I am excited to share that I will have my very first quilt pattern design in Quilter's World magazine. It will be on the stands March 21st. This is so exciting for me and I can't wait for you to see this pattern. It is visually stunning but very beginner friendly. I will be carrying copies of the magazine when it releases. If you are interested in a copy let me know I want to make sure I have enough copies for everyone.
Now to what we really have been waiting for SPRITE! Sprite was a collaboration with my friend Mary. Mary can make anything out of nothing its her superpower. I always give her my orphan blocks or extra fabric I have left over from projects and she always seem to come up with something amazing. This is how Sprite was born. I had given her some left over HST's and we sat down and started playing with layouts and we came up with the current rendition of Sprite. Here is a pic of the original quilt that started the process.
Sprite comes in three sizes, Baby/Wall size (40" x 40"), Throw (56" x 56") and Bed (88" x 88"). Each size is made exactly the same only the block size changes. All blocks are half square triangle's with the exception of the border. I give instructions on making 4 at a time HST's but you can use your favorite method for making HST's. I really like using the Creative Grids Half Square 4 in 1 Triangle ruler. I use this mostly to trim my blocks.
I made all three sizes in very different fabrics. The first one was the Baby/Wall size. I used a Figo Christmas line and the background is Robert Kaufman Quilters Linen. I love how soft the colors are and they also don't read as Christmas. This sample shows off that you can use prints. Sprite is perfect for solids, small prints and basics. I will be making another baby one that shows three different prints for each swirl. Watch social media for details on this quilt.
The second size is the throw size. I used Robert Kaufman Kona Sheen fabrics with the exception of one fabric. I love the movement the sheen gives to this quilt. I like that it is a solid but the sheen kicks it to the next level.
The final size is the bed size and the cover quilt. This was really hard to photograph because it is so big. I just love this one with its bright, bold colors. The fabrics used is Wishwell Brushy for Robert Kaufman. I used prints in the background and the swirls. The background looks like confetti flying in the air. I usually do all my own quilting but I had to bring this one in to have it quilted. Wildflower Quilt shop did a great job. I am very happy with how it turned out.
Sprite is available for purchase in Paper and Digital versions on my website and Etsy account. All patterns will be 20% off now through Sunday. This is a great opportunity to try some of my other patterns at a discount. While you are on there take a look at the free patterns I offer. You can follow me on Facebook and Instagram for more content.
Until Next Time,