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.

Evenflow Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

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. 

Evenflow Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

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!

Evenflow Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Evenflow Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Evenflow Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Evenflow Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Evenflow Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Evenflow Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Evenflow Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Evenflow Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Evenflow Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Evenflow Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch QuiltsEvenflow Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Evenflow Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Evenflow Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts