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Thorn Quilt and Pattern Release

Today is an exciting day for me for many reasons. You know I have mentioned that secret sewing is hard in the past. Well, Thorn is a “secret pattern” that I have had created for over a year that I finally get to publicly share with you today!


I created the Thorn quilt pattern as my 2016 Patreon pattern, and as such it was only available to those who signed up to support me via Patreon for $1 per month. Alternatively, those brave enough to pay $12 for a “secret” quilt pattern could also purchase it through my pattern shop.

Thorn is a quilt block based design, and the way the block interacts with itself makes for very fun secondary design options depending on the layout you choose. I offer many different layout options for baby, lap, full, and queen size quilts but the possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

Thorn Baby Quilt

Thorn Baby Quilt

I made a baby quilt version of Thorn, and I chose to quilt it with an all over swirl flower motif to play off the “every rose has a thorn” idea. I used 50wt Aurifil 2024 (White) for the quilting. The white background is Kona White, the colored piecing for the quilt are Peppered Cottons, and the binding is leftover wide Artisan Shimmer backing fabric.

Thorn Baby Quilt

Thorn Baby Quilt

The backing is more Kona White, which lets the quilting shine. I machine sewed on the binding using 50wt Aurifil 5003 (Wine) on the top and 2024 (White) in the bobbin.

Thorn Baby Quilt

Thorn Baby Quilt

The public release of the Thorn digital quilt pattern also marks the release of my 2017 Patreon secret pattern. To celebrate the public release of these quilt patterns, Thorn and the 2017 Patreon secret pattern will be on sale in my pattern shop for $8 through Saturday, February 18.

26 thoughts on “Thorn Quilt and Pattern Release

  1. congrats! Great job! love the color!

  2. Mary says:

    I really like the sharp angles and all the options. Great pattern!

  3. Congrats Yvonne! I was just about to mention all the possibilities, but realized you already said that! 🙂

  4. Cindy says:

    Congrats on a beautiful pattern!

  5. Lisa says:

    It’s a beauty Yvonne!

  6. This is gorgeous. The block construction feels so “you!” Congrats!

  7. I love all the different layout possibilities of this pattern. The colors you used in the baby quilt are so nice. Congrats on a new pattern release and great pattern!

  8. jayne says:

    I love the secondary design created! It’s really beautiful and eye catching! Congrats! The fact that you can get so many different designs with one block is always a plus with me!

  9. Alison says:

    This is so gorgeous, Yvonne! I love it! So striking and simple!

  10. What a great idea and a beautiful quilt – love that you do 4 sizes too. I hate to tell you but contains has an extra “s” on the fourth line on the pattern cover.

  11. Laura says:

    Once again you have designed a perfectly symmetrical quilt! Love, love love!!!

  12. Paula S. Pike says:

    This is so lovely! I will have to add this to my ‘to-make’ list for 2017/2018.

  13. Audrey says:

    Oh, this is so lovely! Your points look so sharp and perfect! And I love that you added the pictures of different variations–that’s a lot of fun! 🙂

  14. Shauna T says:

    very cool pattern, I love the colors and that just turning the blocks leads to different designs.

  15. kittywilkin says:

    Very cool, Yvonne!! And what fun to see your “secret pattern” from last year… I’ve been eager to see this all together and it’s as cool as I imagined! I like the bottom middle arrangement, although it’s very Lent-y in my Catholic brain 🙂 I also really love the layout you chose. Congratulations on yet another fun pattern release! <3

  16. The versatility of this block blows me away, Yvonne. In the sample layouts you provide, I see tiled floor, a succulent, a design I’d expect to see in a house of worship, and so much more. This must have been hard to keep under wraps! Congratulations on the full reveal!

  17. Congrats on the pattern release. I like the different layouts. Very striking.

  18. Great pattern Yvonne. You have a flair for developing with great angles and secondary patterns!

  19. Tish says:

    Congrats on finally being able to share it with everyone. One of the things I have loved about this pattern is all of the great layouts of this block. I look forward to seeing what this year’s pattern is 🙂

  20. This is beautiful. I love the purple. 😉 I especially love the meaning behind your quilting design choice and name of the quilt. The different layouts are really neat.

  21. Congrats on a beautiful pattern!

  22. All of those secondary patterns are so fun, Yvonne! What a great design. I love the idea of selling a ‘secret’ design…did you have many buy it that way?

  23. What a beautiful pattern Yvonne and I love the colours you made it up in. The flower quilting motif works wonderfully.

  24. Vera says:

    Congrats! I like there are so many options to choose from! Well done!

  25. gsyanne63 says:

    A beautiful quilt and fabulous pattern, the quilting really complements it too great job xxx

  26. It is such a lovely quilt and pattern that is definitely on To Make list. Take care, Mary.

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