Monday, January 12, 2009

Our newest pattern

Humboldt County: Where the Redwoods meet the Sea

That's the name of our newest pattern. It is a BOM (Block of the Month) for our store's Scottie Dog Quilt Club. Without borders it measures 48" X 60". We've used patterns from many sources over the years...Thimbleberries, Marti Michele, Quilt Country and more. The local group decided that this year they wanted to do a Row Quilt. After looking together at several options we decided Liz & I would design a star Row Quilt. We were up to the task and about a week before our January meeting (the first Tuesday evening of each month) I showed Liz the star block we should start with.

Liz said she had a germ of an idea and would sketch it out. We should have saved that rough was soooo rough. I took it home and spent a few hours on EQ6 and voila! Our first draft was born, not much different from the quilt you see here. I showed it to Liz the next day and we tweaked a few things. I must admit that the Light house is still not perfect and there will be curved flying geese (sea gulls!) flying across the now-empty sky, but we are so proud of this quilt. One of the interesting things about our design team is that often Liz and I cannot tell where her design begins and mine ends, it is truly a collaborative effort.

The SDQ Club LOVED the quilt. I don't think one person was sorry we'd not done the star row quilt. We have had several inquiries from out-of-towners wanting to get the patterns. You can join the Scottie Dog Quilt Club by mail! Patterns will be sold for a monthly fee of $5 and 50 cents for shipping . Let me know if you are interested. We will be offering kits sometime in the future, but for now, just the patterns are being offered. The patterns are in color and each month you will receive directions for a portion of the quilt.


BevH said...

I love it! And I definitely want the pattern! I'll send a check this week.

jen duncan said...

That is just SOOO clever of you, and just an all out fabulous pattern. WAY TO GO you two!!!