February 28, 2022
Evenflow is available now in my shop in PDF and Printed pattern formats!
Truthfully, Evenflow is one of those patterns that I never meant to write because it is a derivative of another pattern of mine, Rivermill.
If you recall, last year I was a brand ambassador for Michael Miller Fabrics. One of the things Michael Miller does really well is large scale prints. I really wanted to show off this one print they sent, so I quickly drafted an extra large Rivermill block and made this quilt. I honestly thought that would be the end of it.
But then, I had several people ask me for the fabric requirements. I told them to give me a few days, and I write up a quick pattern extension and get back to them. It hit me that I used a completely different HST construction method. My quick pattern extension was turning into a full on pattern.
I sat on it for a while unsure if I wanted to commit to writing this pattern or moving on to one I have saved in my drafts. Quilters continued to ask for it, so here we are! I added a few sizes and made one tiny design change to spruce it up.
I love love love the end result. It makes such a big impact! I stick to solids on my cover quilts, but this pattern is so fun in prints. It shows them off really nicely.
I used Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Solids for my cover quilt in Terracotta Tile, Miami Sunset, Sweet Macadamia, and Snow (background). I don't typically gravitate towards coral/burnt orange type colors, but these spoke to me. I love the end result!
One of the perks of a big block pattern like Evenflow is that is comes together SO FAST. I can cut and piece the entire top in 2-3 hours depending on how many interruptions my kids make. I was done so quickly and still several weeks out from my pattern release. Instead of moving my pattern release up, I chose to make the back extra special.
I made the original Rivermill for the back! I want to make all of my quilts double sided now. It makes sense. I make A LOT of quilts. I have a stack piled up in the closet waiting to give away or to sell. This way, I could still make all the quilts, but I would have less quilts in a pile at the end. Plus, on a bed, you could just flip it over when you want to change things up. #teamdoublesidedquilts
(Both Evenflow and Rivermill are available in my shop!)
Now for pictures!
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