Wednesday, 16 October 2013

WOW: Lily Rose is Launched

WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays
 
 
Today I'm delighted to launch my latest pattern Lily Rose with my Yahoo BOM members. I spoke about 'Lily Rose' in this post a few weeks ago, about my inspirations and how the design developed. It's one of those quilts that just grows on you. I am in love with the patchwork-ness of it and I love that as a wall hanging, I'll be able to see my favourite scrappy fabrics on display all the time.
 
Lily Rose is a wall hanging and for the first time, I am offering this quilt in two sizes: the original size (which is 54 x 58") and a half size (which is 27 x29"). Both sizes will be available for free to members of my Yahoo BOM Group and I recommend the half size to experiences applique quilters only. The original size has been styled for beginners - the applique shapes are basic and just right developing your skills without being overwhelming. The full size pattern is suitable for beginners. If you are a beginner, select your applique style before starting and don't forget to view my applique tutorial on freezer paper turn edge applique here.

I was planning on releasing this quilt as a BOM over 3 months which would be a nice end to the year, but have decided instead to release the complete pattern at once. I just felt that there would be too much confusion in the group with 2x file sizes being released over 3 x months so the complete pattern will be available outright for 1 month.
 
I have so many quilts, and such a long Quilt To Do List that I decided I'd prefer a miniature style quilt (and I confess, I have a spot in mind for it already so this made my decision easier). Of course, at 27 x 29" the half size pattern is not a true quilt miniature, but I do think it is charming and I am going to really enjoy the challenge of making the pattern in half size.
 
You know how I was all undecided about fabrics and colours (sounds familiar?) I have settled on the colours listed in the pattern now. Of course, you will make it to your own style (and I was seriously considering a red and white version...and might yet sway back to that idea.....except I have so many lovely stash busting scraps that it would be a shame not to use them).
 
Apologies for the late posting this morning: I'm having technical issues!
 
 
What's Your WOW ?
 

7 comments:

  1. glad to see you are up and running - tech problems are such a pain. I am busy finishing up several projects and hope to get back to Love Entwined soon - the Lily Rose quilt looks charming!

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  2. Don't you have too many projects to handle right now? As I read your blog one quilt after another comes by. And all the other things you do. I'm quite sure you don't sleep at night :-)

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  3. This is a beautiful pattern. I LoveLOVE that it is smaller. I am in awe of LoveEntwined and the people who are creating one. But I think this is something that I can actually tackle. THANK YOU!!

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  4. Lily Rose is just beautiful! How talented and generous you are!

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  5. Oh, Esther, that quilt is gorgeous.

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  6. Esther thank you for yet another wonderful quilt pattern. Just love your dedication to the art -- you continue to inspire us all!

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  7. Esther is this pattern available for sale?

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