Its been a long busy summer, with so many things that I just cannot share at the moment. So I thought I would carve some time out and do something that I could share with you!
Meet “Going Up”
I used some of my favorite fabrics from my stash, and it was lovingly pieced by Holly Broadland @hollybroadland . The quilting is a medium grey thread, and Joan of Maple Leaf Quilters did a great job straight line quilting this on her long arm for me.
Going Up is one of the patterns from the book that never was. I finally got motivated enough to illustrate it and try to take some pictures (solo outdoor pictures with a white quilt on a sick day? Yeah, that was really smart of me) But they turned out not half bad and I was rewarded with a visit from an actual real live bumble bee. I took more pictures of him than I did the quilt!
That bumblebee was exactly what I needed today. I have been sick for a few days, and feeling overwhelmed with responsibilities at home and at work. Watching that little guy, standing in the warm summer sun, I felt a peaceful calm fall over me. I was able to relax and enjoy the moment. It has been a dry, hot summer with severe drought conditions, so its no small miracle that we have these teeny tiny flowers for him to enjoy. Some shots even show the pollen as it bursts from the flower while he works.
I feel busy as the little guy for sure!
Going up is available as a free download from my Craftsy Pattern Shop. I have some other great patterns there too, so have a look around and enjoy!
5 thoughts on “Going Up- A Free Pattern Download”
Stacey I m doing the whirlpool quilt and I need one yard of the blue material. Unfortunately, the shipping arrangements are too expensive to justify the purchase. Is it possible to use surface mail as it would be much more reasonable. If so please let me know and I will provide my mailing address. Thank you for your consideration.
hi! Unfortunately I do not sell fabric or supplies for the kits, that is all done through AQS. Thanks for writing!
When things are to much, I enjoy sitting outside on our front porch and just listening to nature. It really is amazing how it calms me down and I end up feeling happy and peaceful. I am glad that you had the chance to embrace the moment and let everything fall away. Your quilt is wonderful, thank you for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful creative day!
I feel sad that your book deal fell through! Thank you for sharing your quilt pattern though; it’s much appreciated!
Thank you Lisa, and you are welcome =)