MCM #28 – Floating

I have a super big crush today and I’m extra excited to share it with you.

Today is the day I release my very first quilt pattern called Floating. I like this quilt. A lot!

Floating Pattern

I have been working on this project for a while and it has been so hard to keep quiet about it. I have been busy writing, and testing, and rewriting, and testing again. It has been a fun process that I enjoyed a lot.

Floating Pattern Quilting Detail

The pattern uses strips and four different fabrics, plus the background. There are instructions for five sizes – baby, lap, twin, queen, and king. Lots of sections can be chain pieced which is a real time saver.

Floating Pattern close up

This is an easy pattern; there is only one block design to piece, and the placement of that one block creates the overall design.

I also made a baby size version using metallic prints by Timeless Treasures.

Timeless Treasures Fabric Floating PatternThe floating boxes are more subtle with this fabric line, but you can see the design works well in solids and prints.

Look at this beautiful version made by my friend Shellie Hood. She used contemporary prints in a darker color palette, and her top is beautiful. I want to thank Shellie for being my very first pattern tester.  Her hand quilting is absolutely beautiful – this girl has some mad quilting skills!

Floating Pattern

I also want to say a special thank you to Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs. She has been so helpful to me in the editing of this pattern, and I really appreciate her proofreading and math skills. Thank you Cheryl!

Floating is available on Etsy and Craftsy. It will be on sale for $6 for the next two weeks through August 2.

Pattern Front

To celebrate my first pattern release, let’s have a giveaway! I will be giving two readers a PDF copy of the pattern. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment. Easy, peasy! The giveaway will be open all week and I will announce the winners next Monday.

Also, if you link up to Main Crush Monday, you will automatically be entered into the giveaway. So let’s see what you are crushing on this week! I would love to see what you are working on or what has you excited to be in your sewing space. Remember, your crush can be anything sewing/quilting related – new fabric, a new tool, a new technique you’ve learned, or any project you are working on. Come join the party!

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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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49 Responses to MCM #28 – Floating

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  2. Dara Wamsley says:

    Congratulations on your pattern. I wish you the very best with this design as well as others that I’m sure are to come.

  3. Cathy says:

    Absolutely beautiful – many congrats on your first pattern!

  4. Shelor says:

    Beautiful quilt! This one goes on my to-do list!

  5. Your new pattern is stunning! And Floating is the perfect name!

  6. pennyguglie says:

    Love the pattern in the blue and green. It would so do well for my godson.

  7. annbee2013 says:

    Great pattern, beautiful Colors . Very generous to give away a pattern

  8. carol collins says:

    You hit the spot when you did this pattern. it is beautiful. thanks for the chance to win one. thanks beth

  9. Karen Thurn says:

    Very nice quilt pattern. I’d give it a 10!

  10. pamelajs56 says:

    I am loving your FIRST pattern! Very pretty in those colors.

  11. Ellee says:

    Congratulations on your wonderful accomplishment! Floating is an awesome pattern!

  12. Congratulations! The pattern is awesome and the fabrics are gorgeous. Thank you for the giveaway.

  13. Sherri Snider says:

    Its beautiful Beth!! I love it in your color choice and Shellie’s!! Just think soon we’ll be coming to see you at the quilt shows!! You’ll be the star!! Congratulations! I’m so excited for you!!

  14. Congratulations on a fabulous pattern! I look forward to the other fabric combinations others will assemble in making their own version of this pretty. : )

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  16. mindingmomma says:

    I can’t believe how the different colors make it look like such a different quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

    mindingmomma at aol dot com

  17. Marly says:

    Congratulations, this pattern lives up to its name and the rings really seem to float on the squares. You’ve made it in my favourite colour combination too – blue and green. This I must make too!

  18. Anita says:

    Congratulations, it is a gorgeous pattern!

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  20. Brandy says:

    Wow, what a great pattern! I’m excited for you, and love the different colorways you shared.

  21. Nancy Hilderbrand says:

    love your quilt I actually felt like I was floating

  22. Beautiful pattern, congrats!!

  23. Susan says:

    I love this pattern! You are entering the market with a smash hit, I think. Optical illusions are one of my favorite things, and this has that feeling. Love the colors and the quilting you did, too. Thanks for the giveaway. If I don’t win, I’ll have to go buy it. =)

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  25. Shelly says:

    Wonderful! You have it all in this one, colors and that design just pops right out!

  26. mlhummy says:

    This is a beautiful design!! I love the colors you chose.

  27. Gina says:

    Great quilt. I love the dark version. The pattern could be adapted to make a matching cushion aswell. I love patterns like that

  28. Kate says:

    Congratulations! It looks like a very fun and versatile pattern.

  29. marcie mcdonald says:

    Great pattern. Good job.

  30. Congratulations Beth! It is a wonderful pattern and I can see it done in so many fabrics. Patterns are a lot of work – great job on getting it done!

  31. Anne Beier says:

    Congratulations on publishing your first pattern!! And, it is a beauty. I am so excited for you 🙂

  32. Julie Stocker says:

    Woohoo! I’m so happy for you, Beth! It’s a great day for your first one.

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

  33. Jasmine says:

    Congrats on your first pattern!!! It looks amazing. I love the colors in your big quilt.

  34. mumbird3 says:

    Awesome pattern!!! Congratulations!!

  35. Myra says:

    It is a wonderful feeling to get that first pattern written, tested, and published! It may become an addiction for you as it has for me!

  36. That’s awesome Beth! I know it’s a lot of time and work to get that first pattern out. I just released my first one today too! It must have been hard to wait for the testers to finish their versions, and so exciting to see what they came up with 🙂

  37. soma1773 says:

    Congratulations Beth!! It is a lovely pattern.

    -Soma

  38. Bonnie Irby says:

    I love it! Congratulations!! It’s really nice that you include extra sizes in the pattern. I can’t wait to try it.

  39. quiltingitout says:

    Congratulations Beth! Your quilt is gorgeous and the pattern has really got me thinking about different colorways that would work with it.

  40. Barbara Bailey says:

    What a beautiful quilt! I’m always amazed at what a creative mind can imagine and then bring it to life! Lovely!

  41. lapaylor says:

    Beth, it’s awesome! What a graphic design. I seldom do block quilts but this one is intriguing with the weaving of colors in and out. I want to do it! Congratulations, many more to come I trust. LeeAnna

  42. Congratulations — your new pattern looks like a winner! I love seeing how you can get a completely different look with the same pattern just by changing the color palette.

  43. Esther G says:

    Congratulations! It looks like a fun pattern.

  44. Aileen Armstrong says:

    Beautiful, love the colors!

  45. RuthB says:

    Congratulations on your pattern release! very exciting!

  46. Lynne Tilley says:

    OH my, it’s so beautiful!

  47. maartjequilt says:

    Congratulation with this beautiful pattern and finishis. I love the solid version with the beautiful quilting.. You pattern test did a great job too.

  48. Janie says:

    Love this quilt. Congratulations! Looks great in many fabrics!

  49. Congratulations, Beth – it looks great and how awesome to go through your first writing experience, have it tested, and proof read by a great pattern writer, too. 🙂 What a great thing to be crushing on this week!!!

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