As I made the Regatta Quilt and linked it to the Blogger's Quilt Festival in October 2014 never did I imagine the positive feedback I got!
More than half of all comments I received for this quilt are gone though because I changed the settings of my blog from 'Blogger only comments' to 'Everyone comments' at the beginning of 2015. Unfortunately that meant that all previous comments have vanished, but I opened up my blog to everyone to comment on future posts and that is a good thing.
I never thought that the very first quilt top I ever made would reach such an enormous amount of people.
The original blog post has been pinned over 14,400 times until now and counting! It has almost equally as many views on my blog. In fact this is by far my most viewed blog post of mine. More than two years after it was originally posted it still is the most popular post every year.
With the rising popularity of the Regatta Quilt requests for a pattern came in. I was completely overwhelmed by these requests since firstly I never intended to write any quilt patterns nor did I know how do do that. And secondly the Regatta quilt kind of happened accidentally. I could never write a pattern how I actually made it.
But I had so many other ideas and quilts I wanted to make and, honestly, that pattern was not my number one priority. I never would have thought that so many people wanted to make a similar quilt though. Requests kept on coming in.
The more people asked and the more I needed to tell them that the pattern is still 'in progress' the worse I felt. I attempted this pattern about four times. I knew without making another Regatta Quilt I would not be able to write a proper pattern. Since this is not a block- based design there has to be whole quilt.
So I made another quilt! And a pillow! More about the quilt later.
And today I can finally release the pattern. And you know what? I had fun writing it!
At this point I need to thank Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs for her Pattern Writing Blog Series, without that there still would be no pattern! If you're stuck writing a pattern I can highly recommend reading through Cheryl's blog series!
And I also have to thank you for your patience! I still hope that some of you will make the quilt. I know that releasing a pattern some two years late in this industry is a killer, but I don't see myself as part of an 'industry', I just want to make quilts. And I promise if there is any future requests for another pattern it will not take that long!
Now, because you all needed to wait for such a long time I'm giving the pattern away for free. I don't intend to make any money from the pattern, I would be just happy to see a few versions of the quilt. So if you do make a Regatta Quilt and if you'd like to share please use the #regattaquilt on social media such as Instagram. That would make me a really happy girl!
Pattern download here.
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the pattern!
I am also linking this to Cheryl's Best of 2016 Linky Party because this is my biggest achievement of 2016 for sure!
Also linking to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish Up Friday!
Congratulations Daniela! This is such a great accomplishment, and so well done! Woohoooo!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so I much, Sarah! Wooohooo indeed!!Delete
Wow, I guess sometimes the simplest designs are the best! Amazing reception on that regatta quilt.ReplyDelete
Popped by from the best of linky party.
Thanks for your kind comment, Tami!Delete
Aloha Daniela! Wanted to let you know I love this quilt - was probably the first one of yours that I pinned. How fabulous that you have made a pattern (major accomplishment). No surprise everyone loves it - it's so different! Thank you so much for the pattern too - this is definitely on my "to do" list :-) Am relatively new to the quilt world and have been so inspired by your work. Wishing you a fabulous 2017!! VirginiaReplyDelete
Happy new year to you too! And thank you so much for commenting. Let me know when you have your version of the Regatta Quilt finished!!Delete
Lovely! So nice you can provide a pattern for your wonderful quilt. Congrats!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Debbie, much appreciated!Delete
Love this quilt and thank you for sharing a pattern! Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
You're very welcome! Happy new year to you, too!Delete
Congratulations! This is awesome quilt :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Saija!Delete
toll, dass Du die Anleitung fertig hast.So beginnt das neue Jahr doch gleich wunderbar. Wenn ich über meine favorisierten Farben nachdenke, würde er am Ende wohl genauso ausehen wie Deiner. Er ist einfach traumhaft.
Vielen Dank, liebe Mareike! Ich kann's gar nicht abwarten andere Versionen des Quilts zu sehen! Bin sehr gespannt!Delete
Your quilt is wonderful and congrats on the release of your first pattern!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Cheryl! As I said without your brilliant blog series on how to write a pattern there would be no pattern!Delete
Happy New Year and Congratulations Daniela! This is fantastic quilt and I can understand that it's so loved and drag so much attention! Well done to start pattern writing! x TejeReplyDelete
Happy new year to you, too, Teje!Delete
Thank you so much for posting this pattern! I have always appreciated your quilts, and love that I might have the opportunity to make a similar design. :)ReplyDelete
What a great pattern! So pretty. I would like to make this quilt in a larger size, for a double bed. Do you have recommendations for how much fabric to purchase? I have plenty of white Mona fabric. I am wondering if two jelly rolls would be sufficient? Please let me now your thoughts! Thanks!ReplyDelete
Hi Nancy, I know that some quilters made a bigger version with two jelly rolls of each the white and the colour. You don't cut the jelly rolls strips and the 'zig zag' is then in the centre of the quilt. And you can add rows to add extra lengths, ideally it's another three white squares, so that the 'zig zag' is complete. Hope this helps! Have fun!Delete