Over the holiday break, I was able to get a lot of pattern writing done. One of the quilts I am most excited to make and release as a pattern this year is the Beacon quilt.
The first thing I did was sew together a test block to help me finalize the design and sizes. Then I came up with another size and needed to sew together a test block for it… Once the pattern was all pulled together I sat back and thought about the intent behind the design.
beacon (from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beacon)
noun bea·con ˈbē-kən
: a strong light that can be seen from far away and that is used to help guide ships, airplanes, etc.
: a radio signal that is broadcast to help guide ships, airplanes, etc.
: someone or something (such as a country) that guides or gives hope to others
Out of that I created a very purposeful color palette that has a lot of meaning for me in not only the colors, but the names of the colors. This week, my order arrived, and I enjoyed seeing that they play as well together in person as I had hoped.
Kona cotton in Nautical, Torch, and White. I ordered just under a full bolt of Nautical… and I love that it came on a roll. The finished quilt should look something like this:
I look forward to sharing more of this particular quilt’s journey with you soon!
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