May 8, 2016

Upcoming Pattern - Brick Cottage Lane {a Not-So-Sneaky Peek!}

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Here's a not-so-sneaky peek at my next pattern, Brick Cottage Lane!  The pattern includes traditional as well as strip piecing instructions to speed up the process! As usual, I've included instructions for as many sizes as possible - in this case 6 - Baby, Small Lap, Large Lap, Twin, Queen, and King!  You'll also find easy-to-read charts and diagrams, as well as clear instructions in my patterns - I've done the mathy/techy work, so you can have fun choosing fabrics and sewing it up!


The quilt above is on my design wall, and the rows have not been sewn together, but I couldn't wait any longer to show you!  My fabrics are Bonnie and Camille fabrics - Miss Kate, Hello Darling - as well as Gooseberry by Vanessa Goertzen and a few other prints tossed in.  Oh, I ♥ those dots, florals, checks, and colors!  The backing will be a Gooseberry print in diagonal red/white check which conveniently comes extra wide for my twin-size quilt!

I've wanted to write this pattern for many months, maybe even six months, but I couldn't wrap my brain about how to strip piece it.  I'm a strip piecer at ♥ in order to save time so I can get more quilts made in my quilting time.  I revisited the pattern every month or so in between other projects, and it finally came together in my head how to piece it in strips, and then it took more time to figure out how to create it in EQ7.

Having just read The Fairest Beauty, I really wanted to name this after the Seven Dwarfs, but I couldn't figure out how to make that work.  They had a cottage in the woods, so I did manage to get that word in the title anyway.  This book is a great twist to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  It's good, clean, Christian reading.

Brick Cottage Lane will be released in a few weeks if all goes as planned!  It is in the final editing stage and is currently being tested for accuracy.  I am super excited to share it with you and to see what you create with it!

23 comments :

Gale Bulkley said...

Wow Myra! It's lovely.

Shannon said...

Love your colors and the new name!

Churn Dash said...

The fabrics really show up well in the quilt top. It looks wonderful.

Helen

Yvonne said...

Very lovely. Something I might make in a scrappy colourway!

Quilts By Laurel said...

So pretty! I just love it!! :) (whispering: Gooseberry is by Lella Boutique, not B&C) :D :D :D

weddingdressblue said...

I LOVE this quilt. Please let me know when the pattern is released. That is just my type of beautiful.

Kate said...

Very pretty. Congrats on being almost ready to publish the pattern.

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

Eep! Your upcoming pattern is super cute, especially with all those B&C fabrics. I'm definitely intrigued by how you constructed it, but I guess I'll have to wait to learn more!

gibbygoo56 said...

I love it! The fabrics are cheerful and the pattern is super cute! Its a very sweet quilt.

Jayne said...

Gorgeous! Congrats on the pattern. The name is so fitting! It looks so complicated and I'm glad you figured out all the math. That part drives me bonkers!

Amy Betts said...

Your quilt is simply gorgeous! I am excited to see it finished!

The adventures of Jolly and Happy said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Maartje Quilt said...

So beautiful!! Gorgeous!!

Ally The Speckled Goat said...

This is just incredible! I love it!!

Christine Slaughter said...

This is a great pattern and one I am definitely buying! I think it will be perfect on a bed at the new house! I will keep my eye out for the pattern release! Yay!!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

This is a lovely pattern Myra. Congrats!

Barbara Sindlinger said...

I love this. Can't wait for the pattern.

Sharon - IN said...

What a cute pattern! Thanks for the book recommendation too!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

You have created another beautiful pattern Myra!

AlidaP said...

It looks like a great quilt with a very interesting overall design! Thanks for sharing!!

Rebecca Grace said...

This is a lovely pattern! How wide are the strips -- is it jelly roll friendly? I know what you mean about strip piecing. My first couple of quilts ever were strip pieced following the pattern instructions in the book Quilts! Quilts! Quilts! and I loved how they came together... But whenever I design something myself I end up rotary cutting all the squares, rectangles and triangles and then piecing them because it's not intuitive to me how I would convert to strip piecing. Someone should make a tutorial, "How to Convert Any Pattern to Strip Piecing!"

Alycia said...

It's beautiful!!

Susan said...

That's a really nice quilt - hurry up and get the pattern written!