In September, I’ll be releasing my first quilt pattern. I designed this pattern as part of Elizabeth Chappell’s 2022 Quilt Pattern Writing Course. It’s been almost a year (!) and I am so excited to finally be sharing this quilt pattern!
For the course, we were challenged to create a block-based quilt. I started by drawing some sketches on graph paper and was really excited by this slightly wonky mountain shape that emerged.
I re-created the block in EQ8 and then completed the pattern in Adobe Illustrator.
I love the mountain and valley shapes that this design evokes and as I started playing with fabric, I thought about the beautiful colors that I see reflected on the mountains.
“Alpenglow” is the term for light reflected on mountains at sunrise and sunset. Here, in central Colorado we see the alpenglow in the morning. It's a peaceful time filled with the potential of the day ahead.
For this quilt, I curated a bundle of orange, pink, purple, and blue solid and print fabrics, all from Art Gallery Fabrics, inspired by the colors of the sky and mountains at sunrise.
I worked very hard to make this quilt pattern accessible to makers of all skill levels and especially for beginners. I remember how much I wished I had step-by-step instructions when I first started quilting, and that’s what I’ve tried to create for here to make this pattern easy for anyone to make.
I hope this quilt pattern brings you those same feelings of peace and potential I feel when seeing the morning alpenglow.The Alpenglow Quilt pattern will launch on Mon., Sept. 4. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know about the pattern release!