Friday, January 8, 2010

Bricks and Stones Quilt Pattern

Writing a quilt pattern was on the list of things to do in 2010.   I can hardly believe it myself that I have accomplished one of my main New Year's Resolutions within the first two weeks of the year!

Writing a pattern posed as one of those almighty mental hurdles, and after much encouragement from family, friends, and blog readers, I decided earlier this week just to start writing.  I have been best buddies with my computer ever since (although we certainly had our ups and downs!).

Bricks and Stones Quilt Pattern - PDF File

The Hope Valley Quilt featured in the GiveAway post has been renamed Bricks and Stones Quilt.  The pattern is suitable for beginner to intermediate sewers, and includes step by step photo guide and many of my own tips and hints to enjoy success in making this quilt. The pattern comes in a PDF format only and is available for immediate download upon receipt of payment ~ from my Etsy Store.


Thank you also for your incredibly positive response to my GiveAway post!    Good luck to everyone who has entered the draw, and to those of you who have not as yet already done so, it is not too late to leave a comment on the GiveAway post, and be in the running to win the actual Bricks and Stones Quilt. 


All Red Pepper Quilts patterns are now also available here:


Rita

34 comments:

  1. Congratulations! That's ONE beautiful quilt!!!

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  2. Just ran over to Etsy and purchased! Love the quilt, Rita! See, now I'll have the quilt to keep for myself (when I win it!) and can be kind a make one for someone else. :-)

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  3. Rita-Congrats on your first accomplishment for the New year. I just purchased the pattern on ETSY, and of course I have all of the fabric in my esty store. But of course, I still would very much love to win the one you made, it would be such an honor to have your work in my collection. Plus one of my new years resolutions is to finish my UFO's so I don't know when I'll ever be able to start a new quilt. Love the quilt, love the fabric, lover the pattern! Great job, very inspirational.

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  4. congratulations on reaching such a major goal!!! it is fantastic

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  5. Congratulations to you for writing this pattern! What a beautiful design and as you know I think your work is wonderful! Best of luck to you in your pattern writing endeavor. Off to Etsy!

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  6. Whoa Rita....been busy!:) That sure is a nice way to start the new year!:)

    Love the new profile picture and header pic....one day I hope to own a RPQ!!:)

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  7. Congratulations on writing your first pattern. As a fellow pattern writer, I know how great it feels to bring your vision to life to share with others.

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  8. Oh I'm so glad! I'll order one come pay day!

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  9. Loved it.Must get some more practice before I tackle this, though. Within a short time, I hope.

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  10. I have been wanting to do a quilt like this! I'm a new quilter!

    I think it's beautiful!

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  11. I am so happy you chose Brick and Stones as your first pattern!! It is amazing!! Congratulations! Humm, I wonder, should I wait until after Monday to buy the pattern?

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  12. Just incredible. Congratulations! I'm putting this on my list for sure.

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  13. Congratulations on your accomplishment...especially in such a short time! I'm headed to Etsy now. Actually, my first time to purchase anything, ever on Etsy. Still wouldn't mind winning your giveaway though!

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  14. Love the quilt! The fabrics really make this quilt pop!

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  15. That is one very pretty quilt. Count me in!
    spamtrap27@internode.on.net

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  16. Rita , A thousand congratulations . That first leap into patterns really makes your head hurt - but it will get easier.... The quilt looks beautiful.

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  17. How exciting Rita! Can't wait to see all your quilts as patterns :-)

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  18. Congratulations Rita! I know how tricky it is and fantastic that you have the first quilt pattern down.

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  19. Congratulations on writing your first pattern and achieving a new year's resolution so early on in the year. Your quilts and your blog are truly inspirational - I never would have started my own blog in December without you and the bloggers you like to read have become some of my favourites too.

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  20. Woohoo! How exciting! Congrats on already meeting a goal for 2010!

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  21. Congratulations on your first pattern - we are fortunate that you are sharing your expertise, too!

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  22. My what a beautriful quilt! You are so amazing! Thanks for letting us in on the drawing as well.

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  23. Well done Rita!! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy...heading over to etsy now x

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  24. Thanks so much for making your pattern available on Etsy. I couldn't click through fast enough to purchase it! So now, even if I don't win your giveaway I can make one of my own. Maybe I'll cut in to those fabulous feedsack reproductions I've been hoarding....

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  25. Your quilt is awsome and beautiful and I would really enjoy winning it. I have only been reading blogs for a few weeks and have really enjoyed reading the sewing blogs.
    Lynn in TX
    lynnintx@hughes.net

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  26. Patterns are not easy to write. Good for you!

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  27. well congratulations! I thought about writing a pattern for the airplane quilt I've created and working on but when I mentioned it to hubby, instead of saying, cool, I got a funny look. Then he said, I don't think it's all that special. Thanks hun. Good for your support system! I'm just going to have to teach hubby he was wrong for me. Maybe in 2011, though. ;)

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  28. Congrats on your first pattern! Thank you for your detailed instructions, I think this will be a perfect project for me. Thank you also for the tip re moving the needle position if you don't have a 1/4" foot, that will certainly make life easier!

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  29. Wonderful Rita. This quilt is lovely!

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  30. well done! I'm so happy to see you will be writing quilt patterns and pdf! woohoo

    well done on taking the leap and I know you'll be successful!

    Corrie:)

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  31. The pattern looks wonderful. Writing a pattern is still on my to do list! I can't believe I missed out on the quilt giveaway. I guess it doesn't count that it's not the 11th yet in the USA! LOL

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  32. Congrats on writing your first pattern. The quilt is lovely.

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