So tonight is the night! I have been sharing peeks of my Piccolo Prism quilt for a while now on Instagram and Facebook and today the stars finally aligned and I was able to get her finished. Part of the delay was a massive confidence issue on my part, switching over to patterns is a big leap and one I have not taken lightly. While I am learning the ropes I feel like I am living with the constant internal struggle that I may not be good enough at this. Possibly not the thing you want to read, or I should admit, when I am about to try to sell you all a pattern but there is a really positive side to this – I work super super hard on them. I over think it all from every angle, stress, worry, stall and then finally I have something I am confident I will buy, read and understand. I am aiming my quilt patterns at anyone who wants to make a quilt – it isn’t about being the most perfect quilter in the world who can piece perfectly because that has never been my platform. It has always been about making fabric shine, having a touch of quirky detail, being easy and fast to sew but not losing visual impact. They are the sort of quilts I like to make and I really hope you guys do too.
Piccolo Prism is the perfect quick sew quilt. Even as a beginner you should be able to piece this in a weekend. There is a bit of concentration required to be able to create that secondary pattern but so long as you follow the steps it is quickly achievable. To make it even more foolproof I have included 2 colouring pages you can print and use to design your own before you start in order to ensure the process is correct. The quilt only uses 2 simple blocks – a square and a traditional hourglass – the trick is simply in how you assemble them to get the pattern.
You may recognise the same pattern in the Taking Flight quilt kit I did for Amanda Brandl -that it is because it is just in a more generic form. Also this quilt is slightly smaller at 60″ x 60″ (150 x 150cm) square and designed to fit more neatly on a half yard bundle. I loved the pattern so much I wanted to create a more generic version of it that you could use with your favourite fabrics too. And you probably recognise the location now too –
For this version of the quilt I used the Wild Bloom range by Bari J – I loved the bright happy colours and there were so many beautiful prints to choose from for those feature squares, it was the perfect fit in the end and I am glad I went with my gut and chose a vivid, fun range to work with.
Are you a member of my Facebook pattern group yet? We are currently a very small bunch but oh so friendly. Tonight to celebrate the release of this pattern I will be giving away two copies of both this and my Kaleidoscope pattern – so now is the perfect time to come over and say hi and make sure you comment on the post with the pattern cover.
You can follow the progress of this pattern on Instagram with the hashtag #piccoloprismquilt – I will be checking it regularly too to find completed tops to share.
And I have decided to list the actual quilt used in this photos for sale. Why? Well I have so many quilts here not getting the daily love the deserve, this one deserves a home of its own to sit prettily in. You can find more details here.
And last but not least of course the link to the pattern is right here. I am so looking forward to seeing everyone’s spin on it. Here is a photo of my lovely tester Joanne’s version – she went for a way more subtle look and it is just lovely especially with the pop of yellow and all those amazing fussy cut tigers.
Until next time. Happy shopping, happy fabric selecting and happy quilting.