Happy day!!! I have finished my first quilt pattern. Here is a copy just for you! The quilt is called ‘Open’ and is a modern take on a traditional Snowball 9-Patch. Instructions are included for a lap size quilt finishing at 63″ by 63″ and a baby size quilt finishing at 45″ by 45″ for those oh so modern babies out there.
The pattern has been proofed by another very generous quilter. She gave me lots of actionable feedback that was perfect and turned my pithy instructions into a pattern that quilters could make a quilt from. A million thanks to her!
Below are some glamor shots of this brand new quilt.
I used this quilt as an opportunity to throw in all of my current favorite fabrics. That Newsprint yardage by Zen Chic for Moda is my absolute fave in the background department. It may not have been low-volume enough for this project, but I didn’t care because I love it so much.
These happy little kitty faces pop up every so often on the binding. A fun little surprise for anyone cuddling this quilt on their lap.
I decided to spiral quilt this lovely; spiral quilting seems to be my go-to machine quilting technique. The texture that is created is so wonderful its hard to keep your hand off. I used my Spiral Quilting Template to get the spiral started; it makes a neat little start if i do say so myself.
One last shot just for fun and well hey, most of the time this is the way this quilt will look. All crumpled up and getting loved.
I hope you enjoy perusing my pattern and if you happen to make one I would love to see it. You can tag me on Instagram using @thismomquilts or tag your quilt using #openquilt.