The Radiate Quilt Pattern is playful mix and match pattern that is FQ and 1/4 yard friendly. The movement in the blocks is reminiscent of opening a gift box or it reminds me of a magic carpet that sparkles (like Aladdin of course). The pattern is available in my shop today!
I designed Radiate almost a year ago but hadn't found the right project or fabric to make me want to create it. That is, until, I offered to design this pattern for the Ruby Star Society 2019 Spring Market Release. I originally thought I'd use solids for my cover image but after seeing how amazing the Speckled line looked in this pattern, I knew it had to be the star. Also, this is a forever basic so this fabric should be around for a long time. Speckled ships November 2019.
I am so grateful that the RSS ladies decided they wanted this quilt and pattern to be made as a sample for their booth at market. Having a quilt pattern actually be made and hang at market is pretty thrilling! Here are a few photos I was sent of it hanging at Spring market.
Making quilt samples for market is always a bit stressful because most of the time the fabric comes in last minute so the turn around time is pretty tight. I think I received the fabric, then Alysson and I tag teamed sewed the sample. Michelle, my local long armer quilted it and we shipped it in about 5 days. And I love how it turned out.
Speckled is such a fun basic. I believe there are metallics in each color and there are 32 different colors! It is SO GOOD. Also because we were on such a tight turn around, I barely got any photos of the process.
Michelle quilted this baby in a day and I am SO in love with her quilting. Michelle does all free motion quilting and these little curves remind me of little rainbows almost. Kinda fitting for a "radiate" quilt, am I right?
This Radiate pattern is block based and chain piecing can be a great way to speed up the process. After the blocks are all made, then some will get cut in half and quarters to be sewn on point. The pattern is for an Advanced Beginner purely for the final construction of the quilt top. If you have made a couple quilts and feel successful sewing straight lines, then you can easily tackle this pattern. I also provide three quilt sizes, Baby, Throw and Twin.
How about some quilts in the air photos from our photoshoot?! These photos are always so fun to shoot but I seriously end up winded and sweaty by the end. haha
I will be back soon with two more blogposts - one for the Bella Solids version and one for the baby one and my tester versions.
Don't forget to grab your pattern, as a PDF or printed version. Also all regular priced items are 20% off, discount automatically applied at check out through Monday September 9th!