Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Pattern Release: Gridlock & Giveaway

Giveaway now closed:  Winner selected randomly by my eldest:
AnonymousAnonymous said...
The quilt is beautiful Clare!
Please contact me Leeah  with your postal address so I can get the pattern to you asap!  (I will redraw a new winner if the prize is not claimed)

 I am SUPER excited to announce the release of my latest pattern called Gridlock.

'Gridlock was inspired by a beautiful window. After playing around with ideas, the design evolved and Gridlock was created. Gridlock comes in two different sizes.  The small size is suitable as a baby quilt or large table topper. The large size is perfect for a single (twin) bed. Choosing masculine or gender-neutral fabrics ensures the quilt is versatile enough for everyone!'

 What is most exciting for me is that it was shown on the Riley Blake booth at Houston Quilt Market and also here in Melbourne (beyond excited).

This pattern is my new favourite but it didn't come without it's challenges.  You see Gridlock and I have a love/hate relationship- keeping it real here.  I Love the design but hate how long it has taken me to write the pattern (all part of being a pattern designer really).  You see I had the pattern completely written and did a test with some scrap fabrics and decided the construction could be simplified so rewrote the whole pattern (diagrams and all).  Did another test and found yet more things that could make the pattern easier to follow and the quilt easier to put together.   Finally I had written the pattern to a point where I was prepared to cut into the beautiful 'Enchant' fabrics (no one wants to waist beautiful fabric!).  Now I am so very happy with how the quilt is constructed and absolutely love the final design - just not the time it took to get to my end result. 

I love how these Willow fabrics give the quilt a completely different feel.

 A HUGE thanks to my mum who was beyond awesome in helping me to capture these photos of Gridlock.

If you would like to win a copy of this pattern just leave a comment on this post by the 12th December.  Be sure you leave a email as a way to contact you should you be the winner.  

Willow for Riley Blake Designs.

If you would like to purchase this or any other Clares Place pattern contact your local quilt store and ask them to get one (or more) in for you.  If you are interested in stocking Clares Place patterns in your store please contact my distributor Creative Abundance.
Also if you would like a kit of this pattern get your local quilt store to contact Mill House Collections (The Australian Riley Blake Distributor) and order one in for you as they will be kitting it with the exact same fabrics I used :)


Gill said...

Fabulous pattern - I'd love to win a copy!!

Allison said...

Beautiful patttern. Nice to know how hard you work to simplify the pattern so that others can enjoy making it.

PamelaJ said...

Lovely pattern I'd like to win it ! A new quilt to make would be great !

Anonymous said...

The quilt is beautiful Clare!

Jan said...

lovely pattern - I'd like to buy a copy but the page with the list of current stockists is now working.

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