April 16, 2020

Intersections Pattern Release

It's pattern release day! It's also Thursday, in case you've lost track, lol. And yes, the only reason I know that is because my watch also tells me the days of the week. We won't discuss how often I have to check that lately 😏 Anyway, I am happy to finally get to introduce you to Intersections!
Intersections quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
Intersections was supposed to hang in Island Batik's booth at Spring Quilt Market, but that's not happening now, for obvious reasons. It is in the Island Batik spring/summer catalogue, though, so that's fun. I have said many times before that Island Batik's Foundations line is my favourite and that's the line I used to make Intersections. The Foundations are wonderful because they are mostly tone-on-tone, so they read as solids from a distance, but up close they have wonderful texture.

Intersections uses traditional piecing, foundation paper piecing and raw-edge applique, combined with bold diagonals, to create a fun, modern design.

Of course, I used Aurifil threads in 50 wt to piece and quilt it. I used 5005 for the teal orange peels and 2780 for the blue ones. It was fun to plan out quilting designs that would flow from one orange peel shape to the next so I could quilt entire diagonal lines in one pass.
Intersections quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
I used 1135 to quilt wishbones in the yellow shapes. It was tricky getting them to turn in the V parts and I don't think any two of the four Vs are quilted exactly the same. In hindsight, I should have done something different at the point of the V, like a large loop maybe, just anything that would have been easier to quilt nicely and consistently. Maybe next time!
Intersections quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
 I love where the various elements intersect!
Intersections quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
I quilted a simple stipple in the black, using Aurifil 2692, but it really doesn't show up well in pictures. Trust me, it's there, though.

I had fun taking some up close, emphasize-the-diagonal kind of pictures before I mailed it off to Island Batik.
Intersections quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
Intersections quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
The batting is my go-to Warm and Natural and I used the blue Island Batik as the backing. The lines in the blue remind me of cracks in ice. As always, I love how the quilting looks on the back. Seeing how the different threads show up on the back is one of the reasons I always match my bobbin thread to my top thread.
free motion quilting | DevotedQuilter.com
free motion quilting | DevotedQuilter.com
 As usual, I'm celebrating Intersection's release by offering it at a reduced price now through April 24th.

Buy Intersections now!


This is now my 5th pattern release for 2020, so I'm halfway to my goal of 10 patterns by the end of the year. Whoop whoop! I have plans for more (so many plans, lol), so I'm feeling quite hopeful that I will meet my goal 😊

In completely non-quilting related news, my oldest son, Aiden, released a short EP of traditional songs today. It's called The Quarantine Sessions and you can find it on Spotify, Apple Music and all the other places music can be found these days. You can search for him by name, Aiden Parsons, or by the album title. I am so proud of him for using this time to release some new music! Since I have absolutely zero musical talent (he gets his from his father), I am regularly blown away by his musical ability.

Pick up your copy of Intersections today! And please pin this image to help others find my patterns 😊 Thanks so much for your support!
Intersections quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com

I'm linking up with NTT, TGIFF, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop and Beauties Pageant :)

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the pattern release and getting halfway to your goal of 10 published patterns for the year!

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  2. Congratulations! It's a great pattern. I love how the colours pop on the dark background. I never know what day of the week it is...one work day just blends into another...and when you add an occasional weekend workday, it really messes me up.

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  3. Congrats on the fun pattern release!

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  4. What an awesome pattern! Those colors just pop. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  5. The quilt looks beautiful. I love the design and how the colors pop! Congrats on the pattern release. I also had one last Sun... what a fun coincedence.

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