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!
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!
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!
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!
One lucky Pile O’ Fabric reader will win a PDF copy of the Hemispheres quilt pattern.
Enter to Win:
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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