You read that headline correctly!! Today I’m launching Lady K Quilts PDF pattern shoppe on Etsy with the release of my SUMMER LIGHTS Quilt. I am beyond excited yet nervous about it all because it’s a huge step for me. I understand that the market is flooded with new quilt patterns daily it seems. Between magazines, other Etsy shops and free patterns on blogs, there are a plethora of designs to choose from. I have released patterns in magazines as well as some free ones here on this blog, but I have felt the desire to step into the ring of downloadable patterns for a while now. Today I’m making it a reality.
With the launch of SUMMER LIGHTS, I hope to give you a pattern that will allow you to create your own quilts using the beautiful larger prints in your stash or that you’ve been eyeing to buy, paired with solids or complimentary prints that will showcase those coveted pieces. In my case I showcased the animal prints in Tula Pink’s ALL STARS collection from Free Spirit. Using the ALL STAR COORDINATES and KONA SOLIDS I created a palette that makes for a great secondary design in the alternating blocks around the main blocks using the animal prints, as well as a cool lattice design that runs through the quilt.
The two blocks I used to make this all happen are rooted in traditional design. I believe, like in dance, music, and art, learning the basics in order to create something fresh and new is very important. Half Square Triangles and Flying Geese units make up these blocks. I also believe in enjoying the process. My designs are not going to be weekend makes. They are going to take a little more time but I believe that that time creates a relationship with the project. Putting your heart into something makes for an even more special make. I love every step of making a quilt top. Fabric selection, pressing, cutting, sewing, trimming, borders, assembly, binding, they are all such important steps in the process. I admit I have a longarmer work their magic on the quilting of the quilt but that’s just my personal preference. All that said, you will make something that hopefully will teach you something or at least give you a new idea or a nice reminder of how things are done.
In my patterns you will get well written and sensible instructions, diagrams, a coloring page, and hopefully a finish that you will love. Lady K Quilts patterns are tested by quilters of every level of experience to ensure cohesiveness and clear understanding. In addition to these valuable people, I work with Kerry Bogert of Maker Books for editing, format, and that professional industry eye I want to be sure my product is ready for sale. Grab your PDF download copy of SUMMER LIGHTS here.
Creating original quilt designs is one of my favorite things to do. I have a number of designs in different stages of development to eventually offer as patterns to you as well. Thank you!!
– Lady K❣️