Today after church, I was approached by a member of my congregation who is also a quilter. She noticed my Sew Fresh Quilts page on facebook, was wondering if I would be interested in doing some volunteer quilting for Victoria's Quilts. Of course I told her I would love to, and since she had brought some bags of fabric along, I am now looking forward to this being my next project.
I've been making great progress on the Soft Kitty baby girl quilt and am almost finished the quilting. Should be able to get some pictures up here tomorrow!
It was on January 20th that I started a Sew Fresh Quilts facebook page. And am pleased to have gotten some interest from other quilters. Yesterday I posted a message offering a free pattern. I am looking for a few volunteers to try one of the two patterns that I have written up, and then to give me some feedback.
Honestly, I have never bought a quilt pattern. I have seen a few patterns in magazines and books that I have borrowed from the local library. But I don't know what is normally included in a pattern. I wonder if most of them only provide the instructions for making the top. Or if people would love to have more information than that. I've heard of the dreaded "Quilt as Desired" and thought maybe most quilt pattern purchasers would prefer to have the instructions to complete the quilt right from start to finish. Maybe with some different options.
So I am offering the first ten people who are interested in a free pattern to leave a comment at the end of this blog post. I can then reply to your comment by emailing you back with the pattern in PDF form, being an attachment. All I ask is that you at least read the pattern and instructions, and even if you don't end up making the quilt, email me back and let me know what you think. Is there too much information in the pattern? Is there a mistake or something missing? Is there anything that is not explained properly? And any other questions or comments will be greatly appreciated.
These are the two quilt patterns that I have available:
Enchantment pinwheel quilt which is in a twin size - 60" x 80"
Fall Leaves quilt which is couch size - 60" x 72" but could easily be enlarged to twin.
So, if you are interested, please leave a comment, letting me know which pattern you would like to try, and I will get back to you promptly. Happy quilting!