Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Bricks and Blocks pattern release And GIVEAWAY

In 2013, I had a couple of ladies contact me about making some quilts. I told them I would, and they described what they wanted. I couldn't find a pattern, so I decided to come up with my own. This is what I came up with:

All done and my little grandson loves it. 

Twin size. Super heroes. Made by my daughter Jennifer for her little guys first birthday.  She chose to tie this one. Love it.

Well, I got the quilts done, and I had made notes, just in case I ever wanted to do them again.
Fast forward to earlier this year, when I was reading a newsletter from a fellow Quilter and learned about a pattern writing series hosted by Cheryl over at  I started reading it, and decided why not finish writing the pattern I had started before. So, I wrote, sent copies to my daughters and revised. Then I had 1 of my daughters do some computer drawings. Yes, they both proof read  again, could understand everything and then it was time to test. I asked both if they would make 1 up. They were more than willing to.
Crib quilt from the pattern. Will be backed with green fleece. Made by my daughter, Krystal. I will quilt this on my machine quilting frame.

 We did a quilt along on the blog, and made sure all revisions were made.  Everything went well.
Queen sized quilt that my daughter is hand quilting. This was done during the quilt along  just before the pattern was released.

Up close look at some quilting, as well, as the fabric.

Then I got this crazy idea why not publish it as a pdf. So, I had one daughter working on figuring out how to do craftsy and get our pattern on there. I enlisted the help of my daughters as I work full time.

So then we had to get a quilt done for the cover. 1 is sitting in my quilting room waiting to be quilted. 1 daughter was tying hers for her little guys first birthday and the other daughter is hand quilting hers. So, I asked my daughter who was tying hers if we could use it for the cover. She was more than willing.

our cover quilt.

GIVEAWAY TIME:  how would two of my readers like to win a pdf of the pattern? All you have to do is leave a comment, then we will use a random number generator to choose 2 winners.   The contest will go until August 10th.  If you want to purchase the pattern, you can do that here.   The sizes include: crib, twin, and queen. Please share with your friends.


  1. Kathy, this is no small feat! Congratulation to the publication of your first pattern. =)

  2. Great job on finishing your quilt pattern! I have like 3 in the works. I just need to get past that testing phase. :)

    1. Thanks Jen. I have at least 1 more in my head, maybe more.

  3. Congratulations on your first pattern publication. May it be beginning of many more. A fun design to showcase those great novelty prints.

    1. Thank you Cat Lady. I hope there are more to come. I love quilts where you can showcase novelty prints.

  4. Sounds like it was a lot of work so great job on putting the pattern all together. Karen

  5. Congrats on your first pattern!