Hi friends! I am so ridiculously excited to finally introduce you to … Kismet!
Earlier this winter, the magnificent Pat Bravo of Art Gallery Fabrics asked me if I was interested in designing a quilt based on her new Dare fabric line. The biggest thank you goes out to Pat for providing the beautiful fabric for the quilt and for dreaming up such an beautiful collection!
Kismet has a special place in my heart, since it was one of my first designs ever drafted in Adobe Illustrator rather than EQ7. It was one of those organic designs that just seemed to magically come together … almost like it was just meant to be … hence the name, Kismet.
I started with my favorite Moroccan star block, layering on star tips and stripes as I went along. The squares segments seemingly appeared out of nowhere creating a fun, secondary (ternary?) pattern. I seriously feel like my quilting muse must have been hanging around as this one came together!
When creating digital designs, I really love layering shapes and motifs on top of each other, so that the eye detects different patterns depending on where it looks and how much of the larger picture it takes in. It makes for some complicated quilt designs and lots of seam intersections to line up … but I have to say that this is one of my very favorite quilts, to date!
A huge thank you also goes out to Darby of the Quilted Squid for the fantastic (and ridiculously fast) long arm quilting! She really is the best!!
If you’d like to make your own Kismet quilt, the digital pattern is currently available in our craftsy shop. A printed edition of the pattern will also be available a little later this summer – so if you’re a shop owner and interested in placing a wholesale order, please contact me.
This pattern definitely ranks in the realm of intermediate difficulty … not because it requires any special skills or tools, but because it requires precise cutting and piecing, and it takes a bit of patience to make sure all those seams hit right where they are supposed to hit.
I’m very excited to also share that we currently have three different Kismet kits in shop!
We’re offering the original palette featuring Pat Bravo’s Dare prints, along with a second version featuring prints from Alisse Courter’s Enchanted line and a third version featuring prints from 1Canoe2’s Tucker Prairie line. All three kits are available in our web shop and in our etsy shop, and contain the 12.75 yards required for the 84″ x 84″ quilt top, plus binding.
The kits are currently on sale for $119 (reg. $159) + shipping for the month of June.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!