Friday, August 2, 2013

The Way The Crow Flies - A New Finish and Pattern!!!

I am so excited to share my newest finish and pattern with you.  I have had this concept sketched up for months and now it is finally finished and ready to share.  So , here it is . . . The Way The Crow Flies, my newest pattern!!   It is available at both my Craftsy and Etsy shops and since it is brand new, I listed it on Sale!!!!  But we will get to that in a minute, first I want to tell you a bit more :)


Oh my goodness, I am just so excited with how this turned out.  I just love it!!!   When I first saw Simply Style from V and Co. I knew I wanted to make a pattern with it.  Something to sort of match my Simply by Design pattern I created using her first line Simply Color.  So I played for a while and came up with a rainbow of "chunky" geese and decided to call them crows.  Don't you love how they are flying all this way and that way :)


And a bit about the pattern.  It is suitable for beginners and up.  The cutting doesn't require a template, just a long ruler ;)  The pattern even includes a coloring page so you can plan the color layout that suits you.  And of course, there are endless color options to play with :)


And like all my other patterns, it comes with size options!!!!  The Way The Crow Flies has options for a Baby, Twin, Queen, and King size quilt.  All are the same layout, just different size "Crows".  The quilt I made is the Picnic size :)  


Now of course, you don't have to use Simply Style to create this quilt, this would be a great quilt for busting some of those larger scraps you have.  Fat Quarters and Eighths work great and give you lots of variety!!  But if you did want to make one just like mine . . . you can find all of the  Simply Style yardage at The Intrepid Thread,   Fat Quarter Shop,   and  Southern Fabrics.


And just a little quilting detail.  This is the second quilt I have done on the new long arm.  I still have a lot of practice to go until I get feeling super comfortable, but I am happy with how it turned out.  I did "organic" lines echoing the triangles (there organic because I couldn't keep them straight, memo to me, buy a ruler.)  Around the Triangles, I did swirls in coordinating colors.  And oh my goodness, changing thread colors is a little more complex on the long arm then on my domestic machine :)


And that just about wraps it up.  I hope you like The Way The Crow Flies as much as I do.   I think each new pattern becomes my new favorite.  And I can't believe this is my 8th.  Hoolay!!  Thank you to all of you great readers for your constant support of me and my quilting dreams.  You really are a huge part of all of this!!!

So, before I sign off, I will leave you with one more link to the patterns.  As mentioned, I have listed them on sale for $5.00.  They will be $5.00 until next weekend (or when I remember to change the listing) and then be listed for the original price of $8.50.   So, if you would like The Way The Crow Flies pattern, get it soon while you can save a few dollars ;)  They can be found in my Craftsy Shop as well as my Etsy Shop.




Thank you again, and as always, have a Happy Quilting Day!!!

Linking this happy, happy finish  to Amanda's and Sarah's
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24 comments:

  1. This is a great quilt. I have Simply Color that would look great with this too.

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  2. Congrats on a great new pattern!

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  3. I love this! It is truly adorable.

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  4. Very cool! Love the chunky geese. :-) Congratulations!

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  5. It's fantastic Melissa - and the quilting on it is just right! (Now I better get of the computer and go do some quilting myself, LOL!!)

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  6. Absolutely love this quilt! Will have to try the pattern.

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  7. I love it! But then, I love all your patterns. :-)

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  8. This is a lovely design. I also love this fabric range and her previous one as well.

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  9. Very unique design. Great job.

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  10. Wonderful pattern, Melissa! I love it.

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  11. Congratulations Melissa.......beautiful pattern!

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  12. it is just beautiful. Congrats.

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  13. A beautiful pattern, love Rainbow quilts!

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  14. Great looking pattern. I love how it curves along.

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  15. Love the movement of this quilt, not to mention all the great colors. Nice job!

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  16. Love this! Just ordered from Etsy and downloaded it to my computer! I am a scrappy sort of girl so I can see making this with white crows and using scraps on each side of it to make it very colorful!

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  17. Congratulations on your new pattern Melissa! It's a gorgeous quilt and the Simply Style was a great fabric choice :-)

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  18. Oh I love it. It is wonderful!!

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  19. Such a pretty quilt, Melissa! It has lovely movement! Whoop whoop!!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa