Monday, July 11, 2022

What's Happening In My Studio

4-Patch Blocks by Thistle Thicket Studio.
Oh my! Has it really been over two months since I've posted on here??? I have been busy in my sewing room and on the farm but I really need to drop in more often. So, to that end, I thought I'd catch you up on what I've been up to.

Pattern Writing by Thistle Thicket Studio.
First off, I am so excited to announce that I completed a 12-week pattern writing course taught by Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side. During the course, we learned how to calculate fabric requirements using industry standards, writing cut lists and instructions, pattern layouts and formatting, marketing, photography; and then all those things like tech editors vs. pattern testers and selling online vs. distributors. It was great to have someone to bounce ideas off of and someone to edit and organize how I write patterns. I met some other great pattern writers in our Zoom classes and I look forward to keeping in touch with them as we all move forward.

Valiant Quilt by Thistle Thicket Studio.
Best of all, I have designed and written two new patterns. I completed the pattern testing for one and it is now in top form ready to be quilted. Yay! And I am getting ready to start pattern testing the second one. I hope you stay tuned in as I will be announcing the launch of those patterns later (hoping for September!).

Family Reunion QAL with Thistle Thicket Studio.
I'm also co-hosting Moda Fabric's Family Reunion Quilt Along using the newest Moda Bake Shop book "Rollin' Along". Most of the Chefs featured in the book are also hosting and we are all making the Family Reunion quilt from the book. It's not too late to get a copy of the book and join in the fun! Rollin' Along is available in local quilt shops or on ShopMartingale.

Commissioned Custom T-Shirt Quilt by Thistle Thicket Studio.
I also completed a commissioned t-shirt quilt and pillow for a retirement gift for a former colleague

Flowers In The Garden at Thistle Thicket Studio.
In between pattern designing, pattern testing, and co-hosting, I've been busy in my garden and we completed a successful wheat harvest here on the farm. I even managed to go on two shop hop day trips with quilty friends!

I'd love to hear what you've been up to lately, but I've turned off comments for awhile on my blog because of all the spam/bots. So share with me on Facebook @ Thistle Thicket Studio or on Instagram @thistlethicketstudio, or email me! 

Happy Quilting!