Sunday, November 08, 2009

"Between Friends"

Do you remember this quilt - it's my own pattern and came about completely by accident a couple of years ago. I had numerous people ask me for the pattern but there was no pattern - I made this up as I went along. :-)


My friend, Carol at Brown Quilts 4 Me asked for some basic instructions. So, with instructions that were probably 'clear as mud' she created the quilt and was thrilled with it (says it's one of her favorites). She basically tested my rough instructions. LOL Lizzie asked for the pattern as well and she was able to make not one but two beautiful quilts with very basic information. Check out her blog to see pictures of "Darlene's 16 Patch".

In the meantime I've had numerous people ask me to please write the pattern. So, after many promises it's done - I made the quilt again with "Simple Abundance" by Moda and yes with lots of help from my sweet DH, Ron I have written the pattern

"Darlene's 16 Patch" is now called "Between Friends" and I am dedicating it to Carol Crago at Brown Quilts 4 Me because she was very instrumental in getting this pattern written. She tested my rough instructions and then proofed the final pattern. Carol - thank you so much for your encouragement. I need to thank Lizzie, as well, she's been incredibly encouraging. Ladies, YOU ROCK!!!

One of the first things you'll notice about the pattern is that it's Fat Quarter, Jelly Roll, Layer Cake and Charm Square friendly. I'm a huge fan of Moda fabrics and have often referred to myself as the Poster Girl for Moda LOL Do you think the Movers & Shakers at Moda will notice that my pattern can be made with so many of their precuts? I'm just a little fish in a big pond so it would surprise me if anyone notices. Big Sigh! :-)

The free pattern for "Between Friends" is available here
If the link doesn't work please send me an e-mail and I'll forward the pdf directly to you. The pattern is FREE however I hope that you'll give me credit when you use it. Thank you!
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Disclaimer: I'm not a pattern designer so please bear with me if you happen across an error in the pattern. Be gentle we tried!
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I appreciate your visits - please let me know whether or not you've opted to download our pattern. And, I'd love to see a picture when you finish the quilt.
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In Friendship!

66 comments:

Karen said...

Wow!! Your "Between Friends" is wonderful! And you made the pattern to share! :0) Now I know your MOJO is truly back! LOL Thank-you for sharing this pattern. I think it's great!!! :0)

Pokey said...

Darlene, I love the name, and I love the quilt. I have admired its simplicity, and the fact you put it 'on point'. Thank you for sharing,
I hope to try it one day!

Stina said...

Thankyou.. I think the downloading worked just fine... I have to make it... I loved the name..and will think of you whenever I make it.. :o)

paulette said...

Hi Darlene!
It is so nice to have you back again! I missed you!
As soon as I opened your blogged I ohhhhed and ahhhed your quilt! Thank you so much for sharing the quilt pattern and what a great name for it! I have down-loaded it for future use. I just love it!
Thanks again!
Paulette

Cara said...

I've downloaded the pattern and can't wait to try it.

Quilt Hollow said...

Wonderful girlfriend...absolutely! Loved it the first time I saw it. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

I'm singing and dancing...the pattern is going to be enjoyed by so many people!

Winona said...

Darlene, Thank you for blessing us with this wonderful free pattern. I just downloaded it, but won't have time to work on it for a couple of months. It does look like a wonderful pattern to use up some of my many, many scraps. Thank you, again. Winona

Julie in the Barn said...

Oh my gosh, Darline. What a super nice thing to do. I have downloaded your lovely pattern. I just love scrappy quilts and that's how I'll make this one. Don't know when, but sometime soon, I hope. Thank you so much.

Richelle said...

You are too sweet to share! "Between Friends" is gorgeous! I have down loaded it and hope to get to it soon. Thank you so much for sharing!

Beth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! You are so generous to share the pattern with us! Now I want to start another new quilt :) I just might have to sew this one up sooner rather than later :) Thanks for keeping my mojo front and center :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thanks for Between Friends Darlene! I did download the pattern and will let you know when I make it.

Kaaren said...

Are you kidding me???

This is absolutely gorgeous, Darlene!!! I printed if off so fast my printer was smoking. I know exactly the fabrics I'm going to use and as soon as I get these Christmas gifts done, you know what I'll be doing.

WTG my friend. Thanks so much for the design and pattern.

You R-O-C-K!!!!

Karen said...

The name of the quilt is quite appropriate. Looks like a great quilt and please don't down rate your design abilities. You did a very good job on the quilt and the pattern from what I can see. I will use the pattern soon. Glad Carol motivated you to doing this.

Carrie P. said...

Such a great pattern you came up with. I am going to definitely download it. Probably won't make one this year but maybe next. Thanks for sharing it. The quilts are beautiful!

Ronda said...

Thank you so much for sharing you beautiful Between Friends Pattern cant wait to get started!!!! I think pattern designer is in your future.

Carolyn aka Silkquilter said...

I downloaded it. It will be some time before I can try making it though. Thanks for your work.

Carol said...

Thank you so much Darlene. I loved this quilt when I first saw it and I still love it. I like the name you chose for this quilt and the size is perfect. I will definitely make this quilt. Simple Abundance fabric looks great with this pattern, I just love that fabric. Thank you to your husband too for his help with the pattern. I will let you know when I make it.

passingdowncrazy said...

Thanks!!! That quilt has been on my favorite list for a while.

Allie said...

Darlene!!! This is wonderful! I really love how you did this quilt, and thank you so much for sharing! I've downloaded it and added it to my list - I'm going to ask for lots of precuts for Christmas!

Ginger Patches said...

Oh I am soooo excited about this!! I love this quilt and I can't wait to make it~ thanks to you and Carol for encouraging you. You are such a generous soul to put it out there for free : ) I was totally going to buy it!! Thanks big sis!!

Anne D said...

Thanks for a great pattern. It downloaded without any problems. I love it and cant wait to make it.

Lori said...

The quilt is fantastic! And knowing the pattern is only a click away-very generous! How fun to work together with your quilting friends to create!

Darlene B said...

I did download the pattern, but can make no guarantees that I'll get to this anytime soon! It will be added to my Want To Do pile....Sure wish I had more hours in my day!

Nanci said...

It's a great quilt to get rid of all those little scraps we have in our stashes...I love it..No worries about error here...I'll be lucky to be able to follow any kind of instructions...

Melissa C said...

Thank you so much for the pattern. I love the on point setting.

Shiree said...

Hi Darlene, that is such a wonderful quilt, thank you so much for sharing your pattern. And what a wonderful name, I have downloaded the pattern so that I can use in the very near future (once I get all my Christmas projects and a few WISPS completed).

Quilter Kathy said...

It's lovely Darlene! But I absolutely can not start another project. I am drowning here in my UFO's. Don't tempt me!

Karen said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful pattern. Looks great to me. Love that it's precut friendly too! I downloaded it with no problem and would really like to make this in the New Year.

Kim said...

Yay! I heard a rumor that you were back in Blogland! Congrats on writing your first pattern! It's a beauty!

seamstobeyouandme said...

Lovely pattern Darlene. We all appreciate you sharing it with us. It can be made several ways, scrappy, fun, elegant. Looking forward to making it! Cindi

Mary said...

Oh I just Love how your pattern evolved and "Between Friends" is a perfect name. Love your quilt and your blog, very inspirational! Keep up the great work, Hugs, Mary

Quilt Rat said...

Mary at Quilt Hollow sent me over. I love scrappy quilts and this one is wonderful. I have downloaded the pattern.......think I'd like to make a miniature version. Thank you for sharing.
Quilt Bloggers ROCK!!!!

Sherry said...

Hi i love your Betewwn Friends quilt I did try yo download it but I was not able to if possible could you please send it to me. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Millie said...

I love that quilt, the soft colors and the simplicity. Welcome back!

Lizzie said...

HI Darlene, I just stopped in to check out "the" pattern. nice. Please check my url. When I clicked it said I didn't exist. Sad for me. I have decided to make a 3rd quilt using this pattern using the new Rouenneries fabric. This pattern is wonderful and I love it. The first two I made are at the quilters right now. As soon as they are ready i will shoot you a picture. Glad you are back! Lizzie

Lizzie said...

Darlene, Of course as soon as I wrote the last comment I checked again and I do exhist. Thanks for the kudos. YOur pattern if fab!

Lizzie

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I do remember this quilt -- I absolutely love it! You're so sweet to share the pattern. I love the new name, too!

Becky said...

Love your quilt! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! I've downloaded it to my computer. It's on my future projects list. Again, thank you!

Christina D said...

Thank you, thank you! I am so glad for you that you are back in the groove. I can't wait to try your pattern and the name is Perfect!
In Friendship...

Kathie said...

looks wonderful!
congrats on your first pattern, hope your working on your second one ;)
Kathie

Joyce said...

WELCOME BACK! I missed you!

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern. Looking forward to your someday pattern line:)

julieQ said...

What a wonderful pattern! I can easily see this one as a leader/ender for me...

Yvonne said...

Awesome quilt....sweet of you to share with us. :)

Micki said...

The quilt is just lovely!
Micki

Wendy said...

Thanks so much Darlene, I've always loved that pattern and now I can make one for me...:-)
You picked a great name for it "Between Friends".
Have a great day,
Wendy

Rose Marie said...

I loved this pattern the first time I saw you working on it and still love it. I've downloaded your pattern and will enjoy making one too.

Rose Marie said...

.... oops ..... where are my manners? I forgot to say 'thank you' for sharing your pattern. You never know ... this might lead you onto a different path when you least expect it.

Jackie said...

The name "Between Friends" fits the story of your pattern perfectly! I've downloaded your pattern for future use. Thank you for your generosity!

Ima Baglady said...

Thanks for the pattern! Glad you are blogging again. Kisses for the wabbits from my furry quilt testers.

Katie said...

Darlene, I downloaded Between Friends and I want to make it now! Thanks for sharing this neat pattern!

Jeanne said...

Thank you so much, Darlene, for the wonderful pattern. I'm itchin' to try it very soon.

Janet said...

Wow Darlene, what a fabulous pattern and I do hope Moda notices. I'm printing that one off right now! Thank you so much for sharing it.

Leah said...

I really like this quilt... it appears that the link for your pattern is no longer valid :(

The Speckled Hen said...

Love this pattern and saw it on several other blogs. Unfortunately, the link appears to be broken. Hope it will be up and running soon.

Kathryn said...

I saw your quilt made by "Mary on Lake Pulaski" and intend to download your pattern. Thanks for making it available. Kathie L in Allentwon

Kathryn said...

Comment #2: I tried to download it, but it wasn't there. Could you email it to me? Many thanks. kathryn dot laposata at gmail.com

evelyn said...

I would love a copy of your pattern Between Friends. I think is would look great in the 30's prints I have collected. The link did not work for me. Thank you

PatchMe said...

I would love a copy of your pattern Between Friends, too but the link dosen't work.
Thank's and greetings from Germany
Nina

Karen said...

Found this through the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Would love the pattern, please :)

CJ said...

I just saw a quilt that Mary on Lake Pulaski made using this pattern. I have clicked on the link but it says it is no good. Can you forward the pattern to me? I have a few layer cakes that I am trying to decide what to do with...
Thank you!

Angela said...

I love this quilt and am wanting to make one also. Can you email me the pattern or let me know if it isn't still available. Thank you!

Stephanie Zito said...

I love this pattern too! Can you email me the pattern also or let me know if it is still available. Thanks so much!

Erin Marsh said...

I would love a copy of this pattern but the link isn't working. Would you be able to e-mail me a copy? Thanks!

kathy said...

Please send an email of the pattern Between friends. Love this pattern!!
Thanks in advance, kathy

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