So in some crazy alternate universe I have managed to successfully release two patterns this week – TWO!! It has been a chaotic few days personally with Abby having some significant complications from her ACL surgery on Monday and large amounts of work done with Hannah’s new school so they could understand what her heart condition looks like for her and what that means for a school day. With everything going on it seems my brain decided to kick it up a notch and finalise the patterns that have been with testers. Now I just have to hope the momentum continues long enough for me to get the next 3 I have designed drafted!
A few of you have been waiting patiently for the Pinnacle Quilt since I spoke about it in my Rocky Mountain Wild blog post last month and I can tell you the end result is just beautiful. I made my second version using the Timberland by Riley Blake Designs which has just hit stores and, as predicted, it was perfect for this design.
Those deer – sigh.
I opted to use the option for snow-capped peaks for this Cot-size version and I love the final look. I do wish I added a few more snowy peaks but I was playing it safe. To quilt I decided to keep it really modern and do a grid design, which was lovely and quick while still being striking – always a bonus! To bind I used Confetti Cottons – Butterscotch.
I headed to my favourite coffee shop to get photos of the two quilts together because that barn door is pretty much the perfect backdrop for every thing. I just adore everything about the whole scene.
I picked up this gorgeous painted chair on my local marketplace for $10. I think it is going to feature in many of my photos moving forward.
Now lets talk a bit about the Pattern itself:
First of all, you can purchase it right here.
The Pinnacle Quilt pattern is a modern design that suits a large variety of fun fabrics. It contains 16 pages of detailed instructions and images to ensure you get the best results you can from the project.
It is suitable for a confident beginner with familiar blocks and easy to follow color diagrams
Instructions are included for some fun additions including snow-capped peaks and sashing.
It comes in 5 size options:
Mini – 24″ x 24″
Cot – 36″ x 36″ (fat quarter friendly)
Large Cot – 48″ x 48″
Throw – 60″ x 60″
Bed – 72″ x 72″
(these completed sizes do not include sashing)
A colouring sheet and fabric key are included to help with the design process.
My testers, as always did a fantastic job with their versions really highlighting the versatility in the pattern in regards to fabric choices.
Jaime created her version in this stunningly modern pallet. It was such a clever take using the 2021 Pantone Colours of the Year
Sarah put so much extra effort into her version adding snow and embroidered castles and dragons.
Cleo always uses amazing fabrics and I loved her take, especially with the very fine border added.
Elisa cleverly used large scale print for her quilt – I cant wait to see it finished.
Kassie did a stunning version in pinks and greens with added sashing. She also cleverly created this You Tube video showing how to use Inkscape to create a digital pattern mock up.
I love this photo Jac sent in which shows her using the colouring sheet and key that comes with the pattern.
And last but not least is the AMAZING Shannyn. I saved her divine version for last because she went next level, using the leftover HST blocks and leftover fabrics to make this amazing Kaleidoscope top as well.
So there you have it – a new pattern, beautiful fabrics, clever friends and fun photos. It is safe to say that creating the Pinnacle quilt has been a joy from start to finish.
You can purchase your own copy of the Pinnacle Quilt right here.