May 18, 2012

My First Pattern!


I’m super excited to share my quilt with you here at the Bloggers' Quilt Festival. My festival quilt marks a huge turning point for me and my quilting. 

Last year I finally discovered all you talented, enthusiastic quilters in blogland. A little late arriving, but so glad I finally made it to the party. A quilter for 15 plus years, I’ve never quite felt the connection to other quilters that I feel now as I discover more and more of your inspiring blogs. I’ve been more excited and inspired than I’ve been in years. So this year, I decided to join you and play along. My hat's off to Amy for creating this great online event.

Bloggers' Festival marks the introduction to my newbie blog and my very own quilt business, SpringLeaf Studios. And my festival quilt, Facets, is the very first of my pdf patterns to be released for sale. I have to tell you, it’s super exciting and scary all at the same time. I hope you like my quilt as much as I like looking at all of yours.


I’m a designer at heart and by training, so when I design a new quilt, I’m always exploring all the hidden potential within that design. There’s always more than one way to do something and I love looking at all the options. Simple changes to colors, fabrics and placement can make significant changes to the look of a quilt. One of the goals with my patterns is to share my process and explorations with you so that you can envision more possibilities beyond the featured design. 

The Facets pattern comes with 2 versions, optional sizes, plus 8 additional ideas and a bonus pillow project that's made from the trimmed leftovers. It’s like getting one pattern with endless possibilities. Pattern is available at Craftsy and will soon be available through my Etsy shop. Check it out.








Lastly, I want to thank you for sharing all your inspiring work with the rest of us. No matter your level of experience, I believe we all have something to offer. You never know when your own little idea might be just what someone needs to give them inspiration to make something beautiful. And nothing is more beautiful and meaningful than something made by hand and with our heart for those we love. That’s what quilting gives to me. The opportunity to share my creativity and make the world more beautiful. : )

Here's a final shot of both quilts. Don't you just love that striped chair? My talented daughter, Emily, redid it last summer for her apartment. Love it!


33 comments:

  1. that's so beautiful! I love how it looks so different with the different fabrics choices

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  2. A beautiful design! Best of luck in your new venture. :)

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  3. Gorgeous! Love the fabrics you've used.

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  4. This is marvelous. Wonderful color usage.

    Hope you visit my blog too,

    margaret gunn
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  5. Wonderful quilt! Great colors. Good luck with your new pattern, it's a beauty.

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  6. This quilt is gorgeous. Thanks for visiting my blog. I am glad to have found you and will definitely keep an eye on your wonderful creations.

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  7. Striking design--love its energy. I found blogland only three years ago and like you, was happy to get a connection to other quilters. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story.

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  8. Lovely to visit you and see your work :-) I had a look around and admire your studio-I have the dining room table. I enjoy being in the thick of things, but it would be great to have a room all set up where i could leave stuff out. I have an Emily too!

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  9. love your quilt [especially the stripes...and your studio and all your stuff!!!!

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  10. This is a beautiful quilt and pattern! I don't design like you but when I do look at new patterns/designs, I'm always challenging myself to think of it in different colorways or fabrics.

    Welcome to blogland!

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  11. Oh my gosh....I love your quilt and the pattern! Wow...it's definitely right up my alley with the large-scale florals you've used. And, the colors are "to die" for. I'm a new follower via google reader...thanks for leaving me a comment so I could find you!

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  12. It's beautiful! I love the contrast of the black against the bright colors.

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  13. Wow! Congrats on the new pattern - very cool! And welcome to blog land! ;-) Beautiful quilts you have there!!

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  14. So interesting to see all the pattern variations.

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  15. wow, that looks awesome! i love, love, love the pattern!

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  16. Wow, Anne I love your kaffe quilt...the black makes the beautiful bright colours pop.
    thank you for your visit to my blog.
    Julia ♥

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  17. Neat to see the creativity of your daughter, how she covered the chair. I love the black and whit, the modern look, it is so clean and crisp. Well done.

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  18. the placement of fabric/color is just perfect - it gives your quilt a luminesent look, like a glowing rainbow! good luck with your pattern selling venture :)

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  19. wow--love your pattern. how interesting to see it in different colors and fabrics and in ways! thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  20. What a different the fabric makes! I love how you show the differences.
    Good Luck with your pattern!

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  21. Love your pattern and beautiful quilt. Good luck with the new business

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  22. What a cool pattern! Congrats!

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  24. It is amazing! I just love how well it goes with the lovely chair :-)

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  25. Wow Anne, your quilt is stunning! Congratulations on making your first pattern. I will be following your blog. Welcome to blogland!

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  26. Love it Anne, and the other colorways available. I see one in there that speaks to me. Ahhhhh....

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  27. Love it Anne, and the other colorways available. I see one in there that speaks to me. Ahhhhh....

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  28. Another beautiful quilt Anne which I found via Pinterest.

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