I did not anticipate writing and releasing a pattern for my Q3 “just for fun” quilt, but I received enough requests for a pattern that I decided to work backwards from my normal workflow process to release a quilt pattern. Normally I like to write the pattern and use the pattern as I make the quilt. That, in addition to sending the pattern to a technical editor, gives me the confidence that I am releasing as error free a pattern as I can manage. Thankfully, I had a lot of photographs of my process and I have a fantastic technical editor. 🙂
Long story short: today I am happy to announce the release of the Signal Trace digital quilt pattern!
Fabrics & Materials
Signal Trace is a confident beginner pattern that is perfect for using up fabric in your stash and/or scraps. I used a variety of blue prints for the background and lime prints for the accent when I made the cover quilt.
I quilted the cover quilt on my domestic Juki TL-2200 QVP Mini with a lime green 50wt Aurifil thread in 1231 (Spring Green). I marked diagonal lines through the corners of each block and used my walking foot to quilt a 6″ square diagonal crosshatch. The pattern includes a Coloring Page that you can use to plan your own scrappy color layout or quilting plan.
Signal Trace Pattern Details
Signal Trace is the perfect pattern for using up fabric in your stash and/or scraps. The baby size cover quilt was made with an assortment of (8) blue prints and (4) lime green prints. The pattern includes illustrations showing the most efficient ways to cut from Fat Eighth or Fat Quarters, and the pattern offers 4 sizes: Wall, Baby, Throw, and Queen.
Signal Trace Sizing / Finished Measurements
Wall: 24″ x 24″
Baby: 48″ x 48″
Throw: 72″ x 72″
Queen: 96″ x 96″
I would like to thank Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs for her technical editing and consultation.
Pattern Release Sale
To celebrate the Signal Trace pattern release, the pattern is on sale for $10 through Monday, September 25th. I can’t wait to see what you create with your stash!