Today is National Meteor Watch Day! What better day could there be to show you a preview of my upcoming Meteor Watch quilt pattern?
The Origin Story
Back in 2016, I participated in a blog hop with fellow alumnae of the Sew Pro convention. That convention truly began the Pretty Piney blog and opened my eyes to the possibility that I could be a designer, too. (You can read more at An Introvert’s Guide to Surviving a Convention.) For the blog hop, each blogger created a project inspired by their own experience at Sew Pro. I designed a mini quilt called More Alike. (You can read about the making of More Alike at Giveaways and a Mini Quilt Reveal: Sew Pro Stars Blog Hop-Day Five!)
More Alike was a hit with everyone who saw it in person and got a fair amount of attention on Instagram. Lots of quilters asked me to write a pattern. Now, bear in mind that I dyed the 24 different shades of (non-background) fabric for this myself and many of those stars and flying geese are an inch wide. I said, “Maybe.”
a shocking development
After a while, I realized that I still love that quilt and I’m not tired of looking at it. Hmmm, maybe I could come up with a simplified and enlarged version that still had great movement and color and lots of negative space.
I wrote a pattern, and I sent it off to two of my favorite quilters in the world to see what they thought.
And they made their own versions.
And I made mine.
Meteor Watch is a twin-sized quilt suitable for a confident beginner. The pattern will be released soon, and the best way to find out about it is to sign up for the newsletter. Anyone subscribed before the Meteor Watch quilt pattern release will receive a special exclusive discount on their purchase.