16 March 2013

My First Quilt Pattern - Bilimbi

I am so excited today I am posting my first pattern designed by me. 

Last year I created this quilt for my youngest son. I even finished it up for him for Christmas instead of adding it to the pile of unfinished. 

I bought the fabric a couple years years ago because it was too cute to pass up Heather Ross Fish in bags and Fish out of bags.  Who could not love this fabric, there are even little names under the fish and bags. Too Cute!  I paired it with some Kona Tomato and a Blue/Red/Black Plaid print that I found at Joann Fabric's. The background is Kona Ash. 

I have been waiting for the right pattern to use it in but nothing really called me.  Then I decided I would just design something myself and see how it goes.  I love how it turned out and when I posted it to the Modern Quilting Facebook page, the lovely ladies in the group said I should sell the pattern.  Did not expect that. 

I thought about it and a lovely lady from the group offered to help me with my fabric requirements.  I have finally finished the pattern and even made another quilt using different fabric just to make sure my measurements where correct. 

For this quilt I used Origins fabric line by Basic Grey for Moda.  The background is Kona White and the gray lines are Robert Kaufman Quilter's Linen in Stone. 

You can purchase your own copy of my pattern over at Craftsy. My husband named it for me, he thought it should have something unique.  So my first quilt is called Bilimbi. Which is the name of an Asian Fruit, that looks like an elongated grape, not really related to the quilt but it works and I like that nothing else will share the same name.  

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. 



  1. Congratulations to you with this great looking quilt pattern! I really like the design!

  2. Congratulations, it really looks good.

  3. Hey, this is really neat. Love the pattern!

  4. Love this Abby!! Congrats on your first pattern :)

  5. This is super!! Congratulations and looking forward to the next one :)