December 7, 2015

A New Series: Pattern Writing by Meadow Mist Designs

I'd like to give you all a heads up about a new blog series starting in January. It's called the Pattern Writing Blog Series written and hosted by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs.

Cheryl will be taking us step by step through the process of writing a quilt pattern starting with design all the way through to a fully developed pattern. She will be working through an actual pattern as she talks about each step in the process with a free pattern at the end of the series. Some of the topics she plans to cover include; design, pattern basics, text, math, illustrations, testing, and finishing.

Along the way she is having several pattern designers join her for a round table discussion about their own pattern writing process. Designers include Amy of 13 Spools, Christa of Christa Quilts, Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts, Soma of Whims and Fancies, Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl and myself.

I'm thrilled to be participating and certainly look forward to learning new things from Cheryl and all the other designers.. If you've ever thought of writing your own patterns, or are just curious about what goes into the process, then join Cheryl and learn how it's done. Follow her at Meadow Mist Designs and myself here at Springleaf Studios. Just click the Bloglovin link below or one of the other choices along my sidebar.

There will be giveaways at the end too, so don't miss out.   : )



  1. What a great idea for a blog series! I look forward to learning more from this group (and you!).

  2. Thanks so much Anne for posting this!!

  3. Very good idea! I'll be watching...

  4. I can't tell you how excited I am about this series!!

  5. You probably need to come to QuiltCon after all, so we can talk to the wee hours of the night about this very topic. :)

  6. What an honor for you to be among those offering guidance about pattern writing! Congratulations! Unfortunately, I know of too many quilters who need these lessons! I could name a few right here. But, in the interest of not embarrassing anyone, let me just wish you lots of fun with this. Because I know about pattern-writing from first-hand experience, I know you're biting off an elephant trying to explain it all.


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