Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Evergreen State Quilt + New Pattern

Hi! I'm excited to show you my new quilt pattern, "Evergreen State." It's available as an instant PDF download in my shop at Craftsy.
I came up with the beginnings of this design earlier this year when someone on a blog was giving away Christmas fabric but you had to describe what you would make if you won the giveaway. I didn't get picked for that giveaway but decided to go ahead with the quilt anyway. I thought about this quilt a lot when I first broke my finger this past summer and couldn't do much of anything at all. I love this fabric line--it's Blitzen by Basic Grey. Their fabrics always make such beautiful quilts.
I went with a gray backing and included some funky scrap strips in the back too. I used almost all the trimmings from the pieced triangle blocks in those three skinny strips. Sometimes I get a little crazy with my scraps. (The pattern only includes instructions for a plain back. If there's interest maybe I can do a pieced quilt back tutorial here on the blog some day.)
I really enjoyed doing the free motion quilting, too! It took a while, as usual, but I am so happy with the results. The teardrop-shaped design is new to me and I don't feel like I can change directions easily while quilting it (most of my shapes go one way) but it was fun to do something new with my quilting.

I did a few different designs in the pieced triangle/tree blocks too. The quilting shows up much better on the quilt back.

A few details:
*The pattern is a PDF download and the cost is $8.50. It's available here.
*Fabric requirements are listed here.
*The quilt is throw-size, 52" x 73"
*The pattern includes photos, diagrams, and printable templates along with instructions for making the quilt. If you want, a 45 degree triangle quilting ruler is useful, but it's not required.


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful quilt! That pattern is great with Blitzen fabric.

Terri said...

I love the colors, especially the green with gray.
The back is absolutely beatuiful with the free motion all over.
Nice Job Vicki

Sonia B said...

Lovely quilt and great quilting!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

It's darling!

Sharon said...

Very nice, especially with the Christmasy fabric.

Cara said...

I love Christmas quilts! It looks great, and I love the name of the pattern as well! :)

Marsha said...

Your quilt is just beautiful. It really pops and the quilting is wonderful.