Friday, December 28, 2012

And done!

Dear readers, I've been really busy the last couple of days, making the final adjustments to my first quilt pattern (woo hoo!), coming up with a company name, figuring out yardage requirements, and adding a second sizing option. Whoa! Lots of good stuff, I'm pretty stoked!

All of this means, I think I'm ready to publish it. For the moment, I'm thinking Craftsy and Etsy. There's a bit of logistics stuff to figure out - Paypal accounts, blah blah, but I'm hoping to put the pattern up in 2012. (Three days, Reethi - get to it!)

I was incredibly embarrassed by how lame my original pattern name was - so much so, I'm not even going to tell you what it was. Trust me, it was the lamest thing ever. And therefore, many, many thaks to Kay, Jean and Sophie for your suggestions for pattern names. All your entries inspired the final name. Kay's comment about "No Start, No End" prompted me to think of the concept of Infinity. I loved both Connections and Pathways - in the end, I went with Pathways, but I'm holding on to Connections! I think it'll come in handy for the next kolam-based quilt.

Enough talking Reethi - let's get to the picture, shall we? Here's the cover page of the pattern, featuring my mom's completed quilt top. (Well, she still needs to attach a border, but I got impatient.)


Kay, Jean, Sophie, I'll send you the pattern if I have your email address. If I don't, will you send it to me, please? And of course, if you do make it, I'd love to see pictures. Though there are a lot of steps, the quilt is easy enough to sew - it's all squares and rectangles, no curves, no triangles.

5 comments:

cidell said...

Congratulations! That's a great name and a lovely quilt.

sophie (monbouton) said...

Congratulations! It's wonderful to see the birth of new crafting business! Many good wishes to Global Nomad Quilt Company! I'm very proud to have contributed in a small way..

Kay said...

Congratulations and Goodluck!

Love the name of the quilt and the name of your new business!

Gillian said...

You made a quilt pattern? Wow! Congratulations!!!! It looks lovely!

Claire S. said...

It's beautiful, Reethi ! Good luck with the new company.
We're heading home tomorrow - out for dinner tonight with the crowd. Sorry I never got a few hours freed up to meet up :-(
Happy New Year !