I thought I would share a little bit about how I designed the Penny Quilt Pattern. When I am working on designing a new pattern, I usually go back and look at old ideas that I have rejected.
A couple of years ago, I did a mockup similar to this pattern, but it wasn't on point. I switched it up and made it on point and a little off center and all of a sudden the old idea (that I wasn't that excited about) was a new idea that I was VERY excited about!
The first mockup I did of this version was of the cover quilt - it was the perfect collection to test out in this pattern because the prints have variety in value, shade, and scale and they pack a lot of punch. I wanted to make sure that the pattern could work with bright and this collection is bright and colorful!
The cover version of the Penny Quilt is made with Stay Gold by Melody Miller. I have been a huge fan of Melody's ever since her original Typewriter prints - they pre-dated Cotton + Steel and were printed on linen and they are still one of my favorite prints. Her collections have gotten progressively more beautiful and I always look forward to seeing what she has next.
One of my favorite aspects of Melody's fabrics is that they involve a lot of color and pattern but don't look busy - I am a sucker for bright fabrics.
I went a little overboard on photographing this one! The quilting was done by Heidi at Piece and Joy Quilting and it is gorgeous.
If you are wondering what the quilt will look like with colors that are a little less bright, I have another version of the quilt to show you tomorrow. Here is a little sneak peek.
If you would like to make your own copy of the Penny Quilt Pattern you can pick up a copy in the shop.