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Hemispheres Pattern and a Quilt Along at City Stitches

As most of you know this February my husband and I launched our pattern design company Aria Lane. Throughout the year we have been focused on building the foundation for our business. One of the things we have been working on is the Aria Lane designer program. We want to give independent designers an opportunity to publish patterns without having to go through all the difficult steps of publishing a pattern. Publishing quality sewing patterns takes a lot of dedication, time, and work. Our goal at Aria Lane is to come along side the designer so they can continue to do what they do best; design, sew and write, while we deal with the logistics.

Today I am excited to congratulate our very first Aria Lane Designer, Megan Nichols from City Stitches, on her first published quilt pattern Hemispheres. Hemispheres is a truly versatile quilt pattern - the sky’s the limit! Changing up the colors and fabrics can change the look of the design dramatically. Perhaps you want to stick to the “hemispheres” look as shown or how about accentuating the pinwheels, or even the scallops!

The Hemispheres pattern includes easy-to-use instructions, two alternate color suggestions, quilt top coloring sheet, templates, pieced quilt top instructions, pieced coordinating backing instructions, and quilting suggestions for your own Hemispheres wall hanging, crib, throw, twin, queen, or king size quilt.

The PDF version of Hemispheres can be purchased now at Aria Lane and the printed version will be available for purchase after November 4th at Aria Lane or your local quilt shop!

Hemispheres Quilt Along

Megan is hosting a Hemispheres Quilt Along at her blog City Stitches. Because of the amazing versatility of the design, Hemispheres makes a perfect quilt for a quilt along. We can’t wait to see what you will do with this pattern!

Quilt Along Schedule

  • Oct 21: Color and Fabric Choices/Cutting Tips
  • Oct 28: Piecing with Pins
  • Nov 4: Piecing with Glue
  • Nov 11: Piecing Freehand/Curve Master
  • Nov 25: Quilting
  • Dec 9: Link Up
  • Dec 10-12: Voting
  • Dec 13: Grand Prize Award

Quilt Along Fabric Bundles

If you love the idea of using multiple solids similar to the quilt shown in the pattern, but are not sure where you can get your hands on multiple colors than we have a great solution for you! Tammy at Marmalade Fabrics has put together Rainbow Kona® Cotton Hemisphere Bundles for each quilt size!

Quilt Along Prizes

Marmalade Fabrics will be providing a few prizes during the course of the Quilt Along as well as an amazing Grand Prize, a rainbow stack of 40 Robert Kaufman Kona® Solids!

Follow Along and Share

Share your progress in the Hemispheres Quilt Along Flickr Group or on Twitter and Instagram using hashtag #hemispheresqal. Also be sure to grab a button for your blog!


Pattern Giveaway

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One lucky Pile O’ Fabric reader will win a PDF copy of the Hemispheres quilt pattern.

Enter to Win:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post and tell me what fabrics you would make your Hemispheres quilt out of.
  • Extra entry for Aria Lane newsletter subscribers.
  • Extra entry for Aria Lane Facebook followers.
  • Be sure to use the Rafflecopter widget to record your entries!

More Pattern Giveaways

Some fellow blogger friends will also be posting about the Quilt Along over the next two weeks and each day one of them will be giving away a free PDF Hemispheres pattern! Check the schedule below to see where you need to go each day to enter for a chance win a pattern!

If you are anything like me (too anxious to wait) and want to start your quilt right away then head on over to Aria Lane and get your Hemispheres pattern and start planning! I will be making the Wall or Crib size of the quilt and will be sure to share my progress as I go.




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