It’s Pattern Day

Categories: PatternsBy Published On: March 13, 202033 min read722 words1 Comment

I just wanted to share a few of my patterns with you.

I have been working to get a bunch of my patterns released because I have so many coming out for Market.

I am hoping that Market will not be affected by that stupid virus that is going around. I was a vendor at Sew Expo in the Seattle Area when a patient died from it. So attendance was low. I barely broke even on my expenses. That was disappointing.

I was supposed to vend in a show in Snohomish, WA this weekend. The how has been cancelled. I am also supposed to vend in a show in Tric-cities, WA at the end of this month and everything is hanging in the balance. It’s disheartening for everyone. But I understand that we can’t take our health for granted.

That was one of those crazy risks I took. I have a boat load of inventory that I bought to vend at shows. When they get cancelled there’s is jut not a whole lot that I can do about it.

But let’s move on to happier things. I published this pattern called Destination:

Destination reminded me of airport hubs. When I designed it I kept thinking “orbit” but it wasn’t feeling right. So once again I ask my friend Sally and she had mentioned a word ….I can’t remember what it was….but I immediately thought “Destination” and it worked. What I love about this quilt is that it works up so easily. It is so much easier than it seems.

You also have to know that the airplane was not harmed in the photography of this quilt. My husband is holding it from behind. It’s a vintage plane that is parked in our airport all of the time. Fun fact is that we used to have a military base here. It is no longer here …but the streets, airport ect were all left behind when they deconstructed it. So the airport is still in use. Another fun fact that I just recently found out was that a movie was filmed here using our airport and strip called “Always”. I faintly remember it from the 80’s. I didn’t live here. But kind of a cool fact. Famous people were here in little ole Ephrata for awhile.

I made Destination using Cotton Couture Solids by Michael Miller Fabrics. Being an Ambassador has been so FABULOUS! Seriously, They are really helping me get my pattern business up and going in more than one way. I am so thankful that I decided to take a leap of faith and apply. I was just sure I wouldn’t be accepted. I wasn’t experienced enough. I didn’t have the social media following. I told myself all sorts of things. But I still  set myself up to be rejected on a chance that I wouldn’t. I am so thankful they accepted me.

A few more patterns:

Polka Party is a fun desin to use our favorite blocks. Dots and Stars…how is that not a full on party?

Box Spring is fun. This can be made with a collection, Scraps, or stash. Quick, funa nd easy to accomplish.

Sift is a favorite of mine. I know that this is really modern and not everyone’s cup of tea. The scale of the dots aren’t really depicted in the picture. They are 18 inches across. Each dot uses a fat quarter…..( if you piece them. There are also applique instructions if you prefer that method….and you will need a bigger cut for that). Sift is a perfect quilt to pick your favorite fat quarters and show them off. I designed it with a net in mind. The net is catching all of the good parts and sifting away the unnecessary. I was able to use some fat quarters in my stash and make this. I loved the whole process. It’s been awhile since I have been able to just play in my stash and make something that wasn’t for something else.

I have more to share soon. I a just getting samples made and testing patterns. I hope you all have a beautiful day!

If you are interested in any of my patterns. I offer them as Digital Downloads or regular paper. They are in my ETsy Shop, Here.  

Be Blessed,

Charisma

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  1. SYLVIA MAZZIA June 27, 2021 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Hi, would like to purchase Polka Party pattern, please advise. TY

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