10 February 2013

Free Quilt Pattern

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!


salamanda said...

I would love to look at your enchantment pinwheel quilt. I used a pattern for my first quilt and then made up the next two. I am doing the Bee in a Bonnet row a long but have discovered I get frustrated sewing smaller pieces ( perhaps because my skills still basic).

Lorna McMahon said...

Hi Sally, Thanks for inquiring about the Enchantment pattern. I have sent you a private message through Google plus. Let me know if you are able to email me directly in a reply. If my email does not show that way, I will post it here. PS. Hope you can always enjoy your sewing... life is frustrating enough already!

sherryberrybim said...

I looked at the picture of your Enchantment Pinwheel quilt and think it would be great for my grand-daughter's bed. I would be glad to look at the pattern and let you know what I think.

Lorna McMahon said...

Thanks so much for asking, Sherry. I have sent you an email. Talk to you tomorrow!

Karin said...

Hi...I am also in the process of writing up a pattern. If you followed my blog then you would have seen that I made a mistake with the direction of my fabric and now will have to do it again as it requires a different approach in the construction. Anyway, maybe we can exchange patterns once I've written mine up as well...I have published patterns in some magazines over here (sounds a bit show offish, but that is not what I mean...), so I have some experience in the write up and if nothing else, can help you with format etc.

Lorna McMahon said...

Oh Karin! I would totally love it if we could do this.... I have no (well, if I don't get distracted) problem following my own instructions, but wonder if anyone else would. I am heading over to your blog now and will be your newest follower! Thanks for responding.

Susan said...

Welcome to blog land. Love your autumn leaves. I would be glad to look at your pattern and maybe in the future you can do the same for me.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I found you via Simple Sew and at a great time, hehe. I would love to have a copy of your Fall Leaves quilt pattern. I love the fall season and your quilt is beautiful! Thank you so much!


Lorna McMahon said...

Thanks for your interest, Susan. Hope you got the email alright. Talk to you later!

Lorna McMahon said...

Hi Jodi! Thanks for dropping in! I appreciate your interest in the Fall Leaves pattern and have sent you an email. Talk to you soon.

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