Today I am releasing my Mad Dash Quilt Pattern. It is now available in my payhip and craftsy shops.
Over some time, I had started to collect a significant amount of scrap and panels of Maze and Vale low volume, hand printed fabrics. Saving them for the perfect quilt. After playing around with dashes, inspired by the lines in a text document, I came up with this design.
In my head, I could envision the recently released Art Gallery Fabrics soft Denim for the dashes, and the Maze and Vale prints for the backgrounds.
I love how this quilt turned out. I have two layers of batting and denim on the back as this is now our picnic blanket.
The pattern includes 3 alternative sizes. The pattern testers did an amazing job. I love their choices.
Photo Credits to each of the testers:
1. Debbie's Pillow (IG: @aquilterstable);
2. Katherine's Lizzie House quilt (IG: @katgraycraft);
3. Jacqueline's quilt using solids (IG: @jskarritt);
4. Molly's in a great woodsy palette (IG: @lane33andhalf)
Name: Mad Dash
Design: Original Design (Payhip or Craftsy)
Fabric: AGF Denim Studio, Maze and Vale Low Volumes
Backing: AGF Denim Studio
Binding: AGF Textured Denim
Dimensions: 60 x 60″
Quilted: Sarah @ Crinkle Love
I would love to see any makes with the pattern. Tag me on Instagram (@ml_wilkie) or use the hashtag #maddashquilt
This pattern, “Daughter’s Love” is now in my Payhip and Craftsy shop. The pattern includes this size 70 x 70″, a proposed color layout, and also provides suggestions for 60 x 60″ (small lap-sized quilt), 40 x 50″ (Baby Quilt), 20 x 20″ (mini quilt or pillow).
This pattern is so special to me and is a chance to give back. All proceeds for this quilt, over the next month, will be given to the Cancer Society New Zealand, who provides accommodation and support for New Zealander’s during treatments (all fees will be covered by myself). If funds are sufficient, I will also donate money to another cancer society based in the US.
To give everyone some background, this quilt was created as a gift to my Mum. To give her comfort during chemotherapy, when I could not be there. She is battling against a brain tumor which has now been upgraded to Stage 4. In the past week, she has been re-cooperating at home from a 7.5 hr surgery to try to remove what they could of the tumor.
I did get the chance to spend this week with her in New Zealand, supporting her and my Dad. And guess what, my quilt was in use which is so fantastic to see – gave me warm fuzzies and put a smile on my face.
Anyway, I hope you will help me give back and support those who support others that are going through an incredible hardship and journey. OOXX
It has been a long time coming, but I have finally started to finish off a few patterns that I had planned to release over the summer.
The first pattern, I am releasing is “Abstract Triangles”. This is the first of three in the series, with the other two being released in November. This design is one of my favorites. It was inspired by the Bauhaus art movement and by succulents. The pattern is a little different as it combines some exact measurements with some “free” piecing (no measurements provided, but instructions on how to trim). This pillow or mini quilt finishes as 26 x 26″.
My pattern testers did such an amazing job. I am so amazed at how their versions of this pattern turned out.
Wyna (IG: @wtodd141) made this great mini quilt using a neutral palette with a pop of yellow.
Wendy (IG: @wendybzquilting) made this fiery version using an Alison Glass print and bright solids. It reminds me of a volcano readying to blow.
Cheri (IG: @thefiberchick) used a variety of prints effectively to make this amazing result.
I definitely need to make this again with a different color palette and with prints after seeing these great interpretations.
If you are interested in the pdf pattern, you can find it here of payhip or here on Craftsy. Feel free to check out other patterns in my payhip shop, which you can reach directly from my blog (see “shop” menu item).
WINNER is Kris from Sew Sunshine. I will send you an email shortly with the pattern.
Would you like to win a copy of this pattern? You have two chances to win. Leave a comment below on “what art movement or artist or other source in which you find inspiration for designs/quilts”. For the second chance to win, hop over to instagram (ml_wilkie) where you can tag a friend per comment.
I will randomly select a winner for the pattern this Sunday 6pm EST.