Metamorphosis Quilt Pattern

My Metamorphosis quilt pattern is now available!!

I've been working on this pattern for the last few months and this release couldn't have been better timing. When I first started drafting the design, news of the coronavirus coming to the US was just starting to emerge. I remembered feeling terrified and I instantly wanted to create something happy. With it also being spring time, I toyed around with different ideas including different flower themed quilts, but I ultimately landed on creating butterflies. Who doesn't love butterflies?!

After sewing with the curves in my Retro Ornaments quilt pattern, I knew that I wanted this pattern to have curves as well. Except, why not make it interesting and introduce a new skill? Ladies and gentleman, I'm excited to introduce the exciting and fun HALF CIRCLE to Lo & Behold Patterns. I really love using a wide variety of skills in my patterns, so any time I can add a new one, that gets me really excited! We've done orange peels, strip piecing, quarter circles, orange peels, half square triangles, equilateral triangles, trapezoids, and more. And let me tell you, half circles aren't nearly as bad as you think they'll be....I promise! In fact, we created a quick little video tutorial to walk you through the process.

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One of the reasons why I wanted the butterfly wings to be half circles (as opposed to two quarter circles pieced together) is because this is such a great way to display large cuts of your favorite prints! Small and large scale florals and geometrics are perfect for these wings. I also found myself really loving the bold pops of color that solids can offer. 

For the cover quilt, I really wanted to choose happy, bright colors that would evoke an emotion of cheer. I went to my Robert Kaufman Kona chips and picked out tones of yellow and orange. I landed on these colors. 

From top to bottom, they are: 

  • Tangerine
  • Persimmon
  • Mango
  • Ice Peach
  • Lemon
  • Grellow 

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For the Background of the quilt, I briefly thought about using Kona Snow or White, which are typically my go-to "whites"....however, with these colors being so bright and saturated, I decided to go with a neutral that would "tone down" the vibrance of the quilt. I went with Kona Ivory, and I love it! I'm definitely keeping this color in my back pocket!

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I used one of my favorite neutrals for the butterfly bodies... Leather. It's such a rich and pretty shade of brown/pecan/rust.

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I finished piecing this top right before my birthday. Having a birthday during a global pandemic can be pretty lonely and sad! We made it special by going on a walk and treating ourself to some pottery by my favorite local potter. 

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I sent this quilt top to Walker Quilt Co for her to work her "custom quilting" magic! If you remember, she also did the quilting for my Retro Ornaments quilt, which is a similar concept to this quilt. We went back and forth on ideas until we finally landed on this. 

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The background has a gorgeous resemblance of church windows (she also did the quilting on my Church Window quilt, BTW!). The quilting within the butterfly wings mimic outlines of butterfly wings, which really adds so much to the overall aesthetic of the quilt! I couldn't love it more!

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I absolutely LOVE everything about this. Andrea is a true artist and I'm so glad that she quilted this quilt for me!

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This quilt pattern is scrap, fat quarter, 1/4 yard and 1/2 yard friendly. There are 4 sizes: Pillow, Baby, Throw and Bed. Since the pattern is block based, you can easily customize the size by adding or subtracting blocks. 

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To celebrate the release of Metamorphosis into the world, all patterns are 25% off! No code needed. Discount expires Sunday night, 5/3 at midnight EST. 

Want to make a quilt just like the cover quilt? We have a few quilt kits in the shop. 

Be sure to use the hashtag #metamorphosisquilt and #loandbeholdpatterns. I'd love to see how you use this pattern! :)

Happy quilting!

Brittany

 

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