Make Modern Magazine published my colour block pattern called Storybook.
It gives instructions for a baby quilt (40"x40") made from 5" charm squares and a bed size quilt (90" x 72") made from 10" layer cake squares which I made for my mum. I love how it looks in her bedroom and keep wanting to steal it back!
I've had a second design accepted and am working hard on that at the moment for issue 5. It will be an 84" x 84" (biggest quilt I've ever made myself!) based on this arrows idea I shared last year in the Around the World Blog Hop. I can't show you pattern or in progress details on this one just yet but I'm making good progress.
In the meantime, Make Modern have reduced their subscription prices and are now offering individual magazines at $6.95AU, about €5 which is a great price for a quilting magazine!
One of the other big pluses about publishing patterns in Make Modern, is that after the issue is replaced by the next one, the pattern rights revert back to the designer.
So, I now get to sell my pattern on my own blog! I re-formatted it to add more detail for the layer cake version and lots of photos. Suzanne, in our Just Threads sewing group comes from a Quality Assurance background and inspected the language and instructions thoroughly! She even made a quilt! Suzanne added in some solid fabric to the outer border and had some charm squares left over to make a cushion. Fabrics are Good Fortune by Kate Spain and I love Suzanne's swirly quilting! Thank you so much Suzanne!
Due to the EU VAT laws, I'm offering the pattern through Payhip (who look after all the VAT for me!) and have updated the blog header and added a new Pattern Shop page. It's all very exciting and I have to thank Kristy, Jane and Lara at Make Modern for this and placing me on the path to writing a pattern!
The blog header images are licenced from Clipartof.com and as soon as I saw the Jack Russell and Basset Hound images, I had to buy them - they are the spitting image of Charly and Wilbur and even capture their personalities perfectly.
So while I get cracking on finishing pattern number 2, I hope you will visit Make Modern Magazine and their blog page where you will find previews, prizes and guest posts.
Linking up this week to Thankful Thursday @ Quilting Jetgirl. Next week, fingers crossed I'll have a Night Sky finished Quilt to share in time for Jana Machado's Quilt-A-Long on the 25th.