March 02, 2024

Hot and Cold Pattern Release, Plus an Anniversary Sale

It's a big day here at Devoted Quilter headquarters - it's a pattern release day and it's my 11 year blogging anniversary!
I decided this was a good time for a logo update. I created my first logo by myself in 2019, using Canva. I didn't know what I was doing, and it showed. This time I used Looka, an AI driven logo design website, where the AI knows what it's doing so I don't have to. I'm so happy with the new look!

A lot sure has changed since I published that first post in 2013. Back then I knew almost nothing about working on the computer beyond basic word processing; Paul had to teach me how to transfer pictures from the camera to the computer, and I had no idea how to edit or resize the pictures! While I'm still no computer expert, I have learned to do so much because of the blog and pattern writing.

The biggest change, though, is this incredible online quilting community I connected with through the blog and then Instagram. I love you, my quilty friends! I love seeing the things you're making, discussing fabric choices or quilting designs, and learning tips from you. You are a constant source of inspiration and one of the reasons my to-make list never seems to get any smaller. I enjoy my quilting so much more because I get to share it with you.

To celebrate 11 years of blogging, my annual Anniversary Pattern Sale is on now through Friday, March 8th. Visit my pattern shop to save 25% off all patterns, no coupon code needed.

I'm also celebrating the release of my Hot and Cold pattern today. Hot and Cold was originally published in Make Modern magazine back in 2022, and I finally have it ready for release in my own shop. And yes, it's included in the Anniversary Sale!
Hot and Cold quilt pattern |
Hot and Cold makes a 60" x 72" throw size quilt (my favourite size!) using the classic pineapple block in a modern setting.
Hot and Cold quilt pattern |
The pineapple blocks are paper pieced, and the pattern includes what size to cut each piece of fabric, so there's no guessing whether the piece you've cut will fit or not. This is an advanced beginner pattern, and assumes knowledge of how to paper piece.

Hot and Cold has lots of negative space, which lets those pineapple blocks shine, and provides a canvas for some fun quilting. I quilted swirls in the negative space for fabulous texture, and to add curves to all the straight piecing lines.
Hot and Cold quilt pattern |
For now Hot and Cold is only available as a PDF pattern. I'm thinking about redesigning the look of my print patterns, so I'm holding off on printing new patterns until that's done. The logo redesign was kind of a 'if you give a mouse a cookie' thing, as that has prompted the pattern redesign. Trying to figure out how I want them to look is the hardest part!

Don't forget to shop the pattern sale now through March 8th 😊

Thank you for being part of my quilting, blogging, and designing journey! I'm looking forward to seeing what we make and learn next!

1 comment:

  1. Happy anniversary and congratulations on the new pattern release! So glad you took the leap and we connected. :)


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