Thursday, July 31, 2014

destiny's trail pattern

First and most importantly, the winner for the Project Sewing Room: essential wanna haves drawing is...lucky visitor No. 3 - Janarama! Congratulations! Yeah! I will be contacting via email for your address of where to send your surprise package!

Now on to today's post:
I started working on a really cute baby quilt pattern last fall and sent it in to a magazine to see if I could get it published. I never heard back from them, so I thought enough time has gone by; it's time to publish on my own. This pattern is for those of you who like a challenge. Although it is just a baby quilt, you might struggle a bit, because there are lots of points to match up. It uses three basic blocks and has several different patterns that jump out at you.

You might remember that I posted a picture of this at the beginning of the year? I barely gave any details away other than a dotty nine patch block. Here is the finished top:

And this is my work in progress. Looking back at the quilt on the wall, I think it would have been better to quilt this in circles rather than in straight lines. I am a little more confident I could do it too! :-)

BUT, I wanted the mod pods to come out more. Can you see one? Maybe it would have been better if I had used a turquoise colored thread for the quilting?

 Or do you see the star? You can also highlight the star with echo quilting.

I changed the name to Mod Pod Nine Patch while making this quilt, thinking about the pod chains that I wanted to stand out. I had to change the name back though. I think Destiny's Trail Nine Patch is more suited. What do you think? Which name is better?

You can find more pictures here on flickr.

Thanks for dropping by. And if you are interested in this pattern, check it out on Craftsy.



  1. What a way to start the day. Thank you Karen! I love surprises. : )

    Your baby quilt is very pretty. I like the name Destiny Trail's (without the nine patch) the best.

  2. Love it!! So "fresh" and pretty.

  3. Hallo Karen,
    das sieht richtig gut aus!

  4. OMG, I love this pattern!! I like Destiny's Trail for a name the best. Now, this is another of those patterns that I could easily stop everything for!! You should stand right up and take a bow!!

  5. Liebe Karen,
    Mir gefällt auch der Name "Destiny's Trail" am besten! Dein Baby Quilt ist wunderschön, die Farben sind richtig frisch wie eine Meeresbrise - Toll!!
    Liebe Grüße


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