Monday, June 20, 2011

Ruffle Crush--My First Quilt Pattern!

I'm so happy to finally be launching my Ruffle Crush quilt pattern! The PDF pattern is available to purchase at my Craftsy shop here. (There's also a link to the shop in my blog sidebar.) It is an instant download and will be emailed to buyers as soon as payment is finalized. Making this pattern has been a long process for me, and I want to share a little bit about the quilt--I made the first Ruffle Crush quilt last year for my sweet sister-in-law Amy T., using Moda's Blush fabrics by Basic Grey.

Here are some photos--front of the quilt:
Throw-size Ruffle Crush Quilt

This quilt is about 50" x 70". Close-up of some of the gathered strips:
detail shot, Ruffle Crush quilt

The back (directions for this pieced back are included in the pattern):
Ruffle Crush Quilt Back--Throw Size

I did the first diagrams and fabric calculations for this one while I watched the very last episode of Lost on tv last spring. :)

I gave Amy the quilt for Christmas last year and after thinking about it for a while, I decided to submit it to some magazines for publication. I sent my submission to just one magazine... and they never emailed me back. Then I decided that actually I wanted to write up the pattern and sell it on my own. I got out the original drawings and figures and decided to make the pattern in two sizes. I drafted a baby quilt size and decided on a color scheme using mostly Kumari Garden fabrics by Dena Designs. Here's the finished quilt:

Ruffle Crush Baby Quilt
photo by Katrina Coleman
The ruffle strips in this quilt are Moda Grunge in the color "Decadent," and the charm squares came from my stash. All other fabrics are from the Kumari Garden line. This quilt is about 40" x 53".

Here are some details on the pattern:

*It's available in my shop and is on sale for $8.50 until June 27, 2011 (next Monday). After that the price will be $10.
*The pattern includes directions for two sizes—baby quilt (40” x 53”) and throw quilt (50” x 70”).
*This pattern is a 27-page PDF file that includes lots of photos, cutting and layout diagrams, and two suggested backing options for the larger quilt size. 
*Three tutorials are included with the pattern—Detailed Gathering Instructions, Straightening Fabric Edges, and Matching Large Scale Prints. 

The fabric requirements for both sizes of the quilt are available in the pattern description over at the shop.

Ruffle Crush Baby quilt
photo by Katrina Coleman
Finally I'd like to thank Katrina Coleman, who took the photographs of the Kumari Garden Ruffle Crush quilt. She is a local friend who's just getting her photography business started and I will let you all know as soon as her website is ready!


Audrie said...

Congratulations Vicki!!! :)

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

Yay for you! Way to take initiative. This is such a cute pattern.
I will be adding it to my wish list!

Kim U said...

I am so happy for you. I love the picture with the frame! This is a great pattern!!


Candied Fabrics said...

Totally awesome! You've inspired me to finish my own pattern!

kelliemorgan said...

congrats! That is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Wow you are quite amazing 27 pages you go girl! I am adding this to my wish list!

Tam said...

Love the quilt, Vicki. I'm gonna stroll over to your shop this weekend and purchase the pattern. Great idea and always fun to see and learn something new and different.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on your first pattern Vicki!

Unknown said...

That's adorable! Congrats on your first pattern!

Sharon said...

Way to go, Vicki! I hope you make a million bucks.

Beth@seasonsofhome said...

It's beautiful. Good job.