July 6, 2018

Primrose Path- a Charm Pack Pattern



Before I get to this pretty quilt, a personal update. We've had quite the week over here! This new little one joined the boy club and we have been snuggling non-stop amidst chaos and summer fun. I am so grateful to have him here safely, and am basking in the sleepy blissful fog that is the first month of life. What an exhausting blessing and joy!



I haven't touched a bit of fabric and it's hard to imagine ever having time again! That time will come. He's 10 days old and this is the first time I've sat down at the computer and faced my emails. Yikes. 

Meanwhile, one of my quilts was on a grand adventure that I'm excited to tell you about! 



I have the exciting opportunity this summer to be an ambassador for a new company called Quilt Photography Co. These wonderful folks photograph your quilts to perfection- perfect lighting, perfect colors, perfect "poses" :) Since photographing quilts can be the most daunting part of the whole process for me, I was delighted to take part. Amy Garro is the wizard behind the camera, giving each quilt the white glove treatment- literally! 


Amy does an amazing job of capturing all the different elements of a quilt- a full straight-on shot, the quilting texture, the drape, the binding and backing, etc. I sent her the sample quilt for my pattern "Primrose Path". I've had this pattern in my shop for months, but hadn't ever given it a proper introduction, so this was the perfect chance. 

It's a twin bed sized quilt that features just one Charm Pack and lots of neutral yardage. I used "Gooseberry" by Lella Boutique for Moda, along with Moda Bella 98 white, and Kona Ivory. I wanted the background to be super subtle so the charm patches could really shine. I just love the simplicity of this pattern, it feels so classic. 



The tiny flower quilting was done by Star Bear of Starlit Quilts. If you haven't heard me talk about Star before, she's THE BEST! She has a great Etsy shop as well as longarm services (both edge to edge and amazing custom work). I love sending her quilts because I can just pick a backing from her shop and not have to worry about shopping for and shipping that separately. She always does perfect work and has such an eye for scale, thread color, etc. Thank you Star!
One of my pattern testers Shelley @dixiecreekquilting made hers with a butter yellow background and 1930s reproduction prints. So darling! I also love the coordinating versions Rachel @littlebitsofeverythinginc made for her twin girls. Go check them out!




I had way too much fun mocking this pattern up in different color schemes. You can change it up by inverting the background colors, or using a super dark background. (Please ignore the fact that I made the mockups one row too short. You get the point.)







It would also be great as a classic 2 color quilt. Pick your color! I could never pick one.


Another fun option would be to use all solids and alternate the background color in the blocks like this. Just split the background yardage. Too fun!

You can find the Primrose Path PDF Pattern in my shop. As usual I like to give a little pattern introduction sale to my blog readers. Use the code BABYBOY to get 30% any one pattern now through Tuesday. 



Whew that's a lot for one day! Be sure to check out Quilt Photography Co.'s beautiful work, and if you use their services tell them I sent you. I'm so happy with the photos they've done for me, and I get to show you two more quilts from them this summer! Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by. 




8 comments :

  1. Congrats on your new baby boy! The quilt is beautiful, love the use of the white & ivory background.

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  2. Congratulations! Your new little one is just perfect.

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  3. What a beautiful family, completed by that sweet baby boy! All your quilts, pillows,etc are just gorgeous!

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  4. Congratulations! He's adorable!

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  5. Ahhhh! He's so precious! Check you out with having a baby, running a family, and releasing quilt patterns!!

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  6. Aw~ sweet smiling sleeping baby~ Congratulations! The quilt is so beautiful and thank you for sharing the pattern!

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