Saturday, January 30, 2016

Pocketful of Sunshine Pattern Release

Let me just say it's long overdue.  But I'm still doing a happy dance at the release of my first quilt pattern!  You've seen this quilt before:

I made this last spring.  I blogged about it here.  It's the second version of Hidden In Plaid Sight which I made in the winter of 2014.  Both were stitched and quilted on my Bernina Artista 180.


I used Hidden In Plaid Sight as the sample in the Craftsy class Dot to Dot Quilting with Angela Walters, as those charm squares are perfect places to practise those designs. ;-)  When I uploaded photos to the class site, I had a few people ask me for a pattern.  I was pretty surprised, in a most pleasant way.


The pattern is now available through my pattern store on Craftsy here!   It is free.  Hidden is a little bigger than Pocketful, but once you have the pattern, it's pretty easy to make it bigger.  A humongous thank you goes to Jasmine at Quilt Kisses, and Judy at Quilt Paradigm who proofread the pattern for me.

I have a couple other patterns at the in-process stage which I will upload once I'm finished them.  Watch for a pattern for Blue Ribbon Stars in two sizes (again I got requests for a pattern, and that makes me smile) and for Dayna's Shadowed Stars quilt of which you've seen glimpses.

Craftsy is doing it again...tempting us to purchase gorgeous fabrics at terrific prices.  They have a sale on all weekend, where you will find some pretty amazing deals.
http://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=321162&m=29190&u=1074126


There is yardage, there are precuts, there are kits...and more.  If you click through from here, or on the images, and make a purchase, I do get a small commission on your purchases, since I am an affiliate.  Thank you so much!
Check this out! Whoa...
http://www.shareasale.com/m-pr.cfm?merchantID=29190&userID=1074126&productID=611650256
Tula Pink's butterfly quilt is on my bucket list; click here to see the kit.

 Thanks also to those of you who asked for a pattern (I never thought I'd be doing this one day)!  Enjoy the freebie!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

23 comments:

  1. I love your new quilt pattern! Being a new follower, I hadn't seen it before. It is just charming.

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    1. Haha! Charming! And it is made of charm squares! I want to do another one where you leave the squares whole; maybe I'll call it charming!
      And thanks for following me. So sorry I can't respond to you by email but you are a no-reply blogger. :-(

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  2. Thank you for the pattern, it is so kind of you.mbeautiful quilt ideas 😀 x

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    1. Thanks Sue. Sorry I can't respond by email; you are a no-reply blogger.

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  3. I LIKE it. Going to go add it to my stash of "gotta try this" quilt patterns. Thanks for sharing this.

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  4. What a great pattern. It would be ideal for a beginner. Well done on taking the plunge. It's something I've thought about doing but haven't had the courage. xx

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  5. Thanks, Sandra!! I really like this pattern ... now will add that to my ever increasing bucket list of QTM (Quilts To Make). Checked out your stars, too, and they are definitely Whoop Whoop worthy. Have a great day and give that cute Rocco a hug from me.

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  6. Congratulations!! That is awesome that you got such great proofreading help, too. :)

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  7. Congrats on your pattern. Only one small problem...I haven't figured out how to add more hours in a day yet. And you come out with this must try project.

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  8. Yay for you! Lovely pattern, and the other ones you have in the works are lovely quilts too. Cheering for you over here! I know all about overdue, too...I have three patterns in the works that were supposed to be off to testers sometime in January, but life got in the way. There's always next month...

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  9. Congratulations on your pattern!! Your quilts are beautiful.

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  10. Congrats on your first pattern release! If you would like me to review your patterns, just send them over :)

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  11. Congrats from me as well. I uber impressed.

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  12. Congratulations, Sandra! It's an awesome pattern and I will add it to my Craftsy library right now! Whoop whoop!!

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  13. I still think it is super exciting. I'm so glad I could play a small part in your goal.

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  14. Congratulations and thank you for offering the pattern for free. Love the dot to dot quilting you did on your quilt - and look where it lead!

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  15. I love the pattern! What a great use for charm squares. Your quilting on both quilts is to die for. It's the perfect pattern for practicing free motion.

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  16. Congrats on publishing your pattern, Sandra! Love it! (And your quilting is amazing too, as always!)

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  17. That is so neat that people have asked you for patterns, but I'm not at all surprised they did Sandra. Pocket of Sunshine is a beauty! The quilting you did is wonderful and I pinned it twice, so people could see the close-up too!

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  18. Congratulations on publishing your first pattern! I'm sure there will be many more to come! I really like the design, and especially the layout of the blue version. So pretty!

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  19. How did I miss this post? I love it. It is beautiful. Congratulations and thank you for giving it away. Honestly, it is a simple quilt but your quilting takes it over the edge and makes it shine and sing!!!
    Looking forward to your next :-)
    Hugs,
    Preeti
    http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com

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