Friday, 1 February 2013

Fire Hydrant Quilt Block Pattern Now Available!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Felt Pattern Friday to bring you exciting pattern news. (Don't worry, FPF will be returning return next week, with some bears!)

Way back in May of last year, I started working on my very first quilt block pattern. I put together some prototype fire hydrants, loved them, and proceeded to write out a list of step by step instructions for their assembly, as well as detailed diagrams for every step. It was a longer process than expected, but I'm extremely happy with the result.

Pattern now available through Craftsy HERE!

Is this a paper pieced block?
This is not a foundation piecing pattern. The only tools required are a quilting ruler, rotary cutter and sewing machine, which makes it a perfect project to practice your precision cutting and sewing.

Can this block accommodate directional fabrics?
Yes. The cutting and assembly instructions take into account fabrics with a directional design.

Can you make this block using scraps?
Sure! Substituting one of the fabrics with a combination of scraps in the same colourway will give your block even more of a modern look.

Some notes on copyright:
This pattern was released under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence. This means that you are free to share and modify the design, and use it to make items for sale. Having put in the hard work required to sew a fire hydrant from this pattern, I believe you should be able to do what you want with your project. Please do not repost the pattern without my permission or distribute it as your own work.

I am extremely thankful to my testers Megan and Danielle for taking the time to make fire hydrants of their own to help me smooth out the kinks. Their feedback, support and patience are very much appreciated. Check out their awesome work!

Image courtesy of AnnieOak Designs
Image Courtesy of Fresh Off the Spool
If you make a fire hydrant from this pattern, I encourage you to share it through Craftsy's Add a finished project feature. I would love to see it! Here are some of mine. I look forward to making more soon!

1 comment:

  1. I love the yellow one! Congratulations on all of your hard work! I know it will pay off. :)