Last fall I purchased a Hello Darling layer cake on a great sale (check out Lou Lou's Fabric Shop, her daily deals are amazing!) and couldn't find a layer cake pattern to use that I was really crazy about. So, I started doodling around on graph paper, exploring the different ways one could chop up and arrange 10" squares. I came up with the following pattern, which I named "Primrose Path", a name I thought was terribly clever considering primroses have 4 petals, the Irish Chain element created a "path", and it was an allusion to my quilting mania/addiction.
After I'd sewn it up and posted it on Instagram, several people expressed interest in the pattern. I began looking into writing a pattern for it. Luckily, before I got too far, a kind soul informed me that this very pattern already existed over at Missouri Star Quilt Co. (You can find it here.) They have wonderful patterns and tutorials, a few of which I have used, but somehow I had never noticed this particular quilt among them. So that was that! Even though it didn't come to much, I still consider this my first pattern :)
I backed it with the gingham duvet cover from the bed in my teenage room growing up. Considering its size and girliness, it didn't have much of a future in this boy house, so I'm happy it found a useful home on the back of this quilt. Whenever I snuggle this one the backing reminds me of happy times growing up with 5 sisters. It's definitely the girliest quilt in this house!