Pattern Release: Big Bang!





At a retreat in September I was urged to write a pattern for a quilt that I was working on, and it spurred me to learn Adobe Illustrator and InDesign in order to do the design justice. Since that weekend, I have registered for a Tax ID number, gotten business licenses, developed a logo, written a pattern, acquired a UPC for the pattern, and applied for copyright on the instructions inside that pattern. 6 months ago, I’d never have believed that I’d actually do it, but I REALLY HAVE.



Here is the link to my Etsy Store… At some point I’ll have things set up at, but until then you can get the pattern (either the print version or the PDF) from Etsy.

And here are some previews of the pattern in case you’re interested…

Big Bang Cover Page

And a peek inside the 28-page full-color pattern:

Big Bang Pattern Preview for web


And the back page, should you wonder how much fabric is involved in such an undertaking:

Big Bang Back Page

I have three more patterns already in the writing stage, and several more in the queue. This is by far the most complex one of the bunch, so it shouldn’t take me four more months to generate the next ones. Then again, we are going into the most hectic time of the school year. But I’ll do my best.


In the meantime, I hope you’ll buy my first pattern!



Q1 2015 Finish Along Goals

Twenty finishes in 2014 means I have to up my game in 2015. So let’s GO.

Linking up with Adrianne for the First Quarter of the 2015 Finish-Along! I’m tired of seeing some of these on my list so hopefully I can get them done ASAP.

1. Smoke Damage.

Smoke Damage Cathedral Windows, 2012
Smoke Damage Cathedral Windows, 2012


2. Fibonacci Fractal 2, ready to layer.



3. His. I started quilting it and hated it so I ripped it back out. Still unquilted.


4. Peacock. Layered and terrifying just because of its size. I should do it soon, though — it’s flannel-backed and will be yummy to sleep under this winter.



5. Tessellation Quilt, just to get it off of my list.

Tessellation quilt, unknown start date
Tessellation quilt, unknown start date


6. Underwater scene. Still scared of this but working up the guts to pounce on it.

Storm At Sea Experiment
Storm At Sea Experiment


7. Zebratown. It’s at Mom’s house. I’d have to go get it. And my skill level has improved so much since last time I quilted on it I’m almost scared to look at it.

ZebraTown, 2008
ZebraTown, 2008


8. Hers. I took this down off the wall and put it back in a box so I could use the wall for something else.


9. Placemats using up my leftover fabrics from two quilts… There are 12 placemats and 2 table runners




10. Black Wholecloth quilt. Very excited about this one and I have no idea where it’s leading me at this point.



11. Mystery Quilt from a a few years ago… It’s ready to layer but I don’t have a backing for it yet.

HQH Mystery 2011
HQH Mystery 2011


12. A STILL overdue (and now really REALLY overdue) super-secret supportive quilt for a friend… Layered and ready to quilt. No photos of this one until it has been given to her.


13. Grand Illusion. Backing has been ordered and is on its way. I need to buy more batting because I’m out. Again. This seems to be perpetual.

grand illusion top


14. Where’s the Square Pinwheels. Ready to layer.


15. Pattern test for an Instagram friend’s next book. No photos of this one.


That’s enough, I think!