Thursday, January 23, 2014

Gray Matter - A Finished Quilt and My First Pattern

My First Quilt Pattern - Gray Matter
I did it. 

It has been months in the making but I finally finished my first pattern. 


The pattern will be available as a PDF and is 9 (single sided) pages long.  It includes detailed instructions every step of the way and full color step-by-step diagrams for laying out and sewing the blocks.


Included in the pattern is 3 different size options:
Throw Size: (51.5" x 66")
Twin Size: (68" x 82.5")
Full/Double Size: (82.5" x 97")


For the cover quilt I used a variety of dark, medium and light greys with blue as my accent color.  I also pulled a few fabrics that gave the overall impression of grey but contained white and blue in them as some of my medium greys.  The quilt is backed in a dark grey bubble print and bound in a black Michael Miller Krystal print.


I quilted the quilt using straight lines  about 1/2" from each side of the large triangle.  In addition I created spirals and small triangles on all the black squares. 


*** I want to put in a big thanks to Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts and Susan of The Bored Zombie for proofreading and encouragement in getting this pattern done.  Without them I don't think I would have tried making a pattern, so THANK YOU SO MUCH.   Please go check out their blogs, they both have some serious eye candy and awesome posts that are well worth your time! ***

If you are interested in buying my pattern you can find it in my Etsy Shop here!


Thanks for reading!  I hope you are having a wonderful warm week!

Elise

18 comments:

  1. Congrats!!! I've been thinking of writing one up that I have, but I have NO idea where to even start. Great job for getting out there and doing it! And it's beautiful!

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  2. I ADORE the colours and fabrics on this! It looks fantastic! Well done for making your own pattern, very clever!

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  3. Yippee! I am sew happy for you, Elise! And very proud! Love seeing the big finish. Your quilting perfectly accentuates the design. Congratulations!

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  4. Very nice design. Congrats on your first pattern!

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  5. Oh, I love it!! There could be so many possible color combos. Great job and Congrats on your first pattern.

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  6. Stopping by from WIP, sharing the love..

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  7. Congrats. I love it. Very very cute. I love the snow shot too.

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  8. That is a great quilt!! Congrats!

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  9. Man! I knew this was going to be a rock star, but it is really something all quilted up! Nice one for sure. Might have to put this one in my queue!

    You're welcome! I'm happy to help! :)

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  10. Love that colour scheme, kind of cold and icy looking. It's a great looking quilt, in any case!

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    1. Thank you so much! The colors really work with the weather right now huh lol.

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  11. LOVE. THIS!! the pattern, the colors- everything!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  12. Woo hoo! Congratulations, Elise! It's beautiful!

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  13. Great quilt! I hope to write a pattern this year but it seems so daunting, so it's wonderful to see others trying it for the first time and having success! : )

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  14. Refreshing color with the grey and the backing is fun!

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  15. Really loving the fabrics you used for this cover quilt. Congratulations on your first pattern!

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  16. Popping by for a visit via GYB. Congrats on your first pattern. I love your color choices.

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  17. Love the design, colours and every thing about this quilt. Well done. Congrats on first pattern. Hope there will be more.

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