There’s one thing you need to know about me, if you haven’t figured it out already.
I LOVE QUILTING … everything about it, every single part of the process. From designing the quilt pattern, to picking the fabric, cutting it out, marking pieces if needed, assembling the blocks, and yes, I even love attaching and hand-stitching the binding. Seeing a finished handmade quilt on the back of my couch gives me warm fuzzies. Seeing my hubby or one of my kids snuggled under one of my handmade treasures makes my heart melt, even more so when they’ve picked a common favorite and argue over who gets to use it.
I have especially enjoyed dabbling with designing my own patterns and today I have a brand new quilt pattern to introduce … Sophie’s Triple Treat.
If you’ve been following along on Instagram lately, you know that I’ve been working on a very special quilt pattern.
Earlier this year our daughter and her family moved from California here to Virginia. It has been so much fun having them close by, especially since they are the parents of our only two grandchildren. The oldest has popped in for visits to the blog here and there as my special little helper. Today you get to meet the youngest, now 8 months old. We are completely loving every moment watching him learn to roll over, sit up, crawl, put everything in his mouth that he isn’t supposed to, etc. A couple of months ago, we were all very surprised to find out that grand-blessing number 3 will be joining us late January. It’s a completely new season for us and we are embracing it and loving every single moment of it.
Of course, this also means that new quilts are needed! My daughter picked up one of my layer cakes one evening, sat down with a sketching tablet and began to draw out a quilt pattern. It was a very simple pattern and as I started working with it, I realized that there was enough left over from the original pattern to make a second quilt and a mini. I decided to put it all together into a pattern.
I love how the simplicity of the quilt pattern brings out the wonderful colors and designs in the individual fabric pieces.
This is a great pattern for beginners and these projects all go together very quickly. All three projects are made with one layer cake (42 – 10″ squares) and 2 yards of background fabric (white/cream), plus batting, backing, and binding.
I’ve given several alternative layouts for the half-square triangle quilt and the mini. I’ve also included diagrams for how I machine-quilted my projects. You can easily finish one of the lap quilts in a day.
As a special treat for my quilting friends, I’ve set a special introductory price for the pattern. This special pricing is only available through the end of August. The downloadable PDF pattern is available on both Craftsy and Etsy.
I would love to see the projects that you make with this pattern. You can send pictures to me at lani (at) simplyfreshvintage (dot) com.
I can’t wait to see your creations!