Thursday, January 31, 2013

Introducing... Orion!

Oh guys, I am so flippin' excited to share this with y'all - please meet Orion!

Eeeek, I love it so much!! I was lucky enough to receive some of Lizzy House's new line Constellations from Andover Fabrics (check out their Facebook page and give'em a thumbs up if you like what you see) and this pattern was totally inspired by the fabric. I knew that I wanted to make a quilt, and I knew that it just had to have some stars. Then the idea of paper pieceing arrows sort of just popped into my head out of nowhere and so Orion was born - named after the Orion constellation also known as The Hunter. I know that you can't tell from the picture but this baby is 57" square - the stars are, obviously, huge!

The back features even more Constellations fabric as well as some Kona Ash (used in the front also) and my extra little arrow that I pieced while testing out the templates I drew up.

The test arrow is a bit scrappier than the ones on the front of the quilt, but still has at least two Lizzy House prints in it!

More arrow-love! I have to admit that I had a lot of fun drafting up the templates for these babies and I am so happy with the way they turned out!

Yes, this is what it's all about...

Action shot! Hehehe! It was so seriously windy while I was taking all of these pictures that (once again) the quilt was pulled off the fence and I had to chase it down. Fun though, even if a little cold.

The pattern including step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and the paper piecing templates is now available as a PDF in both my Craftsy and Etsy shops (remember: if you purchase through the Craftsy shop it is an automatic download and you don't have to wait for me to email it to you) - woot!

The pattern features instructions for two different sizes - the lap (pictured on the cover) and the double/queen (finishes at 84" square); there is also a couple of extra little ideas in the pattern for utilizing portions of the pattern in different ways. The pattern does assume that you understand the basics of paper piecing, but if not, there are a lot of really great tutorials (including video tutorials) on the net - that's how I learned myself.

And now the two winners of a free copy of the pattern! For guessing the correct pattern name first the winner is: Kasey of Stitch Bake Run and for just being an awesome follower of my blog the winner is: Needle and Nest (sorry, I don't have your real name). Please email me ladies and I will email you your copy of the pattern - I hope you enjoy!!

Just another big thank you to Andover for being awesome - you guys totally rocked my world!!


  1. Love this quilt! Congrats to the winners.

  2. KAYE. I adore this design! I want to drop what I'm doing and make it right now!!!!!! Off to buy the pattern. :)

  3. Great pics, Kaye! It was great to see it in person, and I can't wait to see the way people interpret your pattern!

  4. It is beautiful! I love the arrows!

  5. This is a beautiful quilt and a great use of these fabrics!

  6. Kaye, this pattern is amazing! Even as I write this, it is being printed (thank you, Craftsy, for immediate downloading!).

  7. SQUEEE!!!!!! I just got done running on the treadmill (catching up on blogs is a great cool-down!), so I was already feeling great- this is probably the only thing that could make me even happier than a runner's high!!!! Thank you so very much- off to send an email!
    Such a cool pattern- thank you so very much!!

  8. I absolutely love this, Kaye!! Those arrows are incredible!

  9. Great looking pattern Kaye! Love it!

  10. I love the arrows...would you consider selling the pattern just for the arrows...pretty please?

  11. This is a gorgeous quilt, love the arrows!