MCM #18 – Pattern Release Day

I’m so excited to finally be able to share this finish and pattern release with you!

Say hello to SPINNING:

Spinning - New Quilt PatternYou guys have been so patient and sweet…thank you so much for your support as I worked on this project and shared tiny sneak peeks with you. 🙂

Needless to say, I am in love with this quilt. The colors really speak to me. They remind me of sandy beaches, cool ocean water and salty sea air – it’s been way too long since I’ve been to the beach. This quilt takes me there is some small way.

You can read more about the fabric choices in this post.

Spinning Pattern New QuiltThe cutting and piecing are super fast and easy, which is my kind of quilt pattern! The blocks finish at 12″ and look more complicated than they are. The design is perfect for chain piecing, making the top finish even faster.

New Quilt Pattern - Spinning - Quilting DetailI chose to do straight line quilting on the diagonal. I really wanted the focus to be on the blocks and piecing and not the quilting. I think the straight lines give the quilt a very modern feel and highlights the design itself. To add more interest, I spaced the lines unevenly. You can see that detail better in the next picture.

Straight Line Quilting DetailThis is the back. I used the same Bella Fog that was used in the piecing.

Straight Line Quilting with Superior MonoPoly ThreadI used Superior’s Mono-Poly thread for the top and Bottom Line in the bobbin. I love the way the thread just blends in and all you really see is the texture. I use Mono-Poly thread in a lot of projects for that very reason.

“Spinning” includes instructions and fabric requirements for four sizes: Baby, Lap, Twin and Queen. I made the Lap size and it finishes at 60″ x 72″ which is perfect for cuddling up with a good book or movie.

In the sample quilt I used three fabrics and a background solid. You could add a fourth color/print easily and it would change the look of the pattern dramatically. See that Fog square in the picture above? What if you introduced a fourth color – like the Natural shown here:

Spinning Quilt Design Alternate Colorway

…or changed the palette completely. Using Quilter’s Linen again (*love* this stuff!), in Iris, Orchid, Berry, and the Bella Fog:

Spinning Quilt Design Berry Colorway

There are so many possibilities – and we haven’t even touched on trying it with prints!

The pattern is available as PDF in my Craftsy and Etsy pattern store, at an introductory price of $6 through Sunday, May 8th.

Yes, Mother’s Day!

If you know a Mom who loves to quilt this pattern would make a great gift. Just add some fabric and your quilty Momma will love you more than she already does. 🙂

So there’s my crush for this week! It’s a big one, don’t you think?

New Quilt Pattern Spinning

Because this post is so long and picture heavy already, I am not going to add more pics of highlighted links from last week. I hope you were able to visit everyone who linked up. There are so many great projects in the works!

And now it’s your turn to share what you are crushing on this week. Your crush can be anything that inspires you to create or any project you are working on that has you excited to spend time in your sewing space. You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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Linking up with Let’s Bee Social and Finish it Up Friday


About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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32 Responses to MCM #18 – Pattern Release Day

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  3. Congratulations on your pattern release, Beth! I hope it sells well. I think it will because it’s stunning! You have some great ideas for changing colors, which I hope you’ll use and show us the outcome. I have no doubt that they would also be beautiful. I especially love the movement in your quilt and think that you made a smart choice with the straight line quilting. It lets the beautiful pattern shine! Congrats again!

  4. dezertsuz says:

    Congratulations on this great pattern. I just love it. I’ll just crush on it second hand today.

  5. thebiasedge says:

    Congrats on your new design. Beautiful quilt. Thanks for dropping by my blog.:)

  6. Kaja says:

    Wow, this looks great. I love your colours but it is fun to see what the other options would look like too. Congratulations on the new pattern release.

  7. This is a stunning design, Beth! Congratulations on the pattern and the beautiful finish. Love the colours you chose. And it is great to see samples of other colourways for the pattern. Very SWEET!

  8. Preeti says:

    Congratulations Beth. It is a gorgeous pattern

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  10. Your new pattern is so pretty – congrats!

  11. Julie says:

    I love your new pattern and the colors are perfect. Congratulations!

  12. Lynne Tilley says:

    That is so utterly gorgeous!! I can’t tell you how beautiful I think it is. Fabulous!

  13. Your pattern looks awesome! Nice job!

  14. Jasmine says:

    I love your quilt! It has turned out beautiful. Congratulations on your new pattern.

  15. Quilting Tangent says:

    Congratulations on your preety new pattern.

  16. Congratulations on your newest pattern! It looks great

  17. Oh, what a lovely quilt. It does remind me of the beach too. Wishing you great success with your pattern! Nice way to start your week, I am sure. 🙂

  18. Congratulations, Beth! It’s a beautiful quilt and perfect name too!


  19. Bonnie in Va says:

    Love the colors in your Spinning. It does give the feel of the beach for sure. Wonderful that you have a new quilt pattern to share.

  20. Congratulations on the pattern release, Beth! I love the quilt in this colorway (but I bet you could guess the blues would sing to my heart!). 🙂 On a somewhat related note… Mother’s day really snuck up on me this year.

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  22. Alycia says:

    Congrats on the pattern release – it looks great!

  23. Tish says:

    Congrats on another great pattern! I totally get a beach vibe from this quilt too. I love those blues.

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  25. Karen Goad says:

    I always thought that thread was hard to work with but I just used it one time and it was constantly messing up my machine – that was about 8 years ago that I used it though, have they changed it do you know?

  26. lapaylor says:

    congratulations and much success!

  27. Lisa says:

    Congratulations Beth. It’s a beautiful pattern. The quilting is a perfect accent.

  28. Kate says:

    Congrats on the beautiful new pattern. Love those cool colors you used, it definitely suggests beach, sun and sand.

  29. Ali says:

    This is an awesome design, and I’m putting it on my to do list! Wish I had time to make it now…congratulations x

  30. What a wonderful pattern – I want to make this!

  31. Cath says:

    Congrats Beth…..I love the design and adore the colour choices!

  32. Paige says:

    Beth, congrats on your new pattern release! What a great design and love the colors!

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