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!



  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. That is a great quilt!! Congrats!

  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! :)

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

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

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

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

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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

  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! : )

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

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

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

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