Quilt pattern: Wildwood
[Update 25 Jan 2018: Wildwood will soon be available as a PDF pattern. If you’d like to know when it’s released, sign up to the blog or follow me on Instagram!]
When I started my Sunday sketch series, I always figured I’d eventually develop one or more of the sketches into quilt patterns. But it’s much easier to post a sketch every week, trawl Instagram to see what everyone else is making, and spend ages daydreaming about quilts than it is to put yourself out there with a pattern of your own. It wasn’t until my quilty friend Alyce encouraged me to submit Sunday sketch #9 to a quilt magazine that I replaced all that thinking with some actual doing.
Fast-forward ~6 months, and the design has now been transformed into Wildwood, a quilt pattern published in issue 48 of Love Patchwork & Quilting.
I am a huge fan of Love Patchwork & Quilting‘s vibrant style, contemporary quilts and magazine design (my day job is in editing and publishing, so I care about layout and formatting!), so I’m beyond chuffed to be a part of the latest issue.
Issue 48 went on sale in the UK on 24 May, which is my dad’s birthday. He died before I started my quilt-making journey, so he never got to see any of my designs or quilts. I like to think that the timing of this issue was his way of saying that he’s celebrating with me 🙂
Hello! I absolutely love this quilt! My aunt wants to make it for me but we are having trouble tracking down the pattern. Can you help? I see it’s in issue 48 of love patchwork and quilting, but we cannot seem to find that issue and it’s not available online! Thanks so much!!
LPQ has more info about how to buy the magazine:
Thanks so much for your interest in the pattern!
I love this quilt! I’m buying fabric to make it now. I’m interested in what fabric you used for the backing. Also, it looks like you did a custom quilt pattern, correct?
Thanks Cydney! I used Carolyn Friedlander’s Widescreen in Black for the backing. I quilted ~0.5″ away from both sides of the diagonal seams in matching thread… basically echoing the zig-zag effect all over the quilt.