Friday, January 15, 2021

Love Boldly Pattern Release / Beauties Pageant 112

I’m thrilled to announce the release of my latest pattern: Love Boldly!

I designed these two-tone hearts back in 2019 for the stripes challenge at QuiltCon 2020. Even once Love Boldly was displayed at the show, however, I couldn’t say goodbye. So I revisited the design and streamlined the construction to make sewing the block faster. (The new-and-improved construction requires less than half of the pieces of the original!) 

Size Options

The pattern provides instructions for three quilt sizes: baby, small throw, and large throw. But if you’re game for a single block—perhaps for use in a pillow or tote bag—there are fabric requirements and instructions for that, too.

Skill Level

Love Boldly is an intermediate pattern. Why? The way I consolidated the construction process is by sewing flying geese blocks, cutting them down, and then resewing them. It’s not rocket science, but it helps to have some good experience under your belt. (If you’re more of a beginner, I recommend my Warm and Cool Coin Quilt or Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt as more suitable patterns for you.)

The technique doesn’t require as much precision as you’d think. First of all, there is just one set of points to match in the entire block. And if you make a cutting mistake, I’ve got you covered: The pattern includes a row-by-row breakdown so you can remedy any rotary-blade snafus.

Bonus Block

The pattern also includes an American flag heart block, just for fun. I plan to use the version I posted last week in a pillow.

Love Boldly is available in my Etsy shop. I have a lot more to share with you about this pattern ... My testing crew sewed some beautiful samples, but I will save those for another Friday post. : )

I hope you all are doing well and have been having fun at your sewing machines. Got a finish this week? Please share it with everyone in the linky below. Thanks!

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  1. Very pretty unique pattern, happy stitching!

  2. Congratulations on the newest pattern release. I know how much work goes into them.

  3. What an awesome pattern, Michelle!


  4. Congratulations on the pattern release! The construction method is awesome and I look forward to seeing how others make it. :)

  5. Congratulations on the pattern. It's a great one.

  6. It is a great pattern with a modern feel to it. I particularly love the flag heart!

  7. Good for you, Michelle! I'm glad your Love Boldly design made it into QuiltCon (a huge accomplishment!) and that now you've turned it into something others can make too. This week I have no finishes. My 2021 objective is to slow down quilt "production" to make things more meaningfully. That means more handwork, and I'm okay with that. Hope your new pattern sells well!

  8. Congratulations on the pattern release, Michelle, and on figuring out how to make the construction more streamlined :)

  9. Those 2-tone blocks are beautiful, well done!


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