I am so pleased to announce that my Dune quilt is now available for download from the shop tab and Fandom in Stitches.
While I do have all my fabrics for this quilt pulled and I will eventually be making one for myself, I had to rely on a tester to get it out in a timely manner. I cannot express enough appreciation for my tester, Angela Gross, who did a fantastic job pulling it together, making suggestions for corrections, and sending me photos as needed. She was also a lovely person and a joy to work with.
This is the work of art she put together based on the pattern:
The quilt pattern includes all the blocks below:
Angela added the entire Litany to her quilt, although the pattern contains only a few lines. If you are interested in stitching the longer version, please contact me and I can walk you through how to get the fonts to add more to your quilt.
I should also express my intense gratitude to artist Mitch Hicks, for allowing me to base my Fremen eye block on his art piece, "The Fremen Child." Any changes I made to his image were intended to facilitate the piecing of this block, but the idea and base image are entirely his. This piece has been used by permission. You can view it and more of Mitch's art here.
I hope that you all enjoy this quilt as much as I did designing it. If you happen to stitch it up, please send pictures so I can share them here!
I mean this in a figurative way, but soon it will be quite literal. There are going to be some big changes around here that I am excited to share. First and most drastically, our family is beginning a long journey across the Atlantic to settle in our new home in Germany! This will be our first time living out of country so the idea of it is both intoxicating and overwhelming.
At the same time, I am closing down my original blog and opening this website as a place where I can collect all of my quilt designing materials under one roof. I will continue to blog my progress here and there, but my focus has shifted to providing easy access to both available patterns as well as patterns that need testers. I believe this website format will be much more conducive to that.
While I will be packing our entire house within the next month and will be without the ability to sew this summer, I will have lots of hotel downtime available for designing. I hope some of my testers are looking forward to a lot of new opportunities in the near future.
I look forward to building this website with the patterns I have been working on over the last few months, and I hope that you will stop by regularly to see what is new.