Stand Quilt – 3rd Pattern in Resolute Collection
Awake , Arise , and… what’s next? Stand. I’m here tonight to show you my newest pattern design, the Stand Quilt . It’s the 3rd pattern in my Resolute Collection, which is a small collection of quilt patterns inspired by simple but powerful words. A few favorite definitions of “stand” are “to remain upright in a moral sense, to be fixed or steady, to endure, or to maintain one’s ground”. Life offers us countless opportunities to stand, therefore, we must choose where and how we do it.
Stand is a simple design, made complex as block sizes grow and shrink. Standing for something that matters is a lot like that. A simple act, but we have to grow and shrink the ways we do it if we want to make a difference. It’s simple but complex. Easy and hard. Consistent yet changing. It’s a two color quilt, making fabric selection simple (3.25 yards per color). It also has an option to remove the borders on the left and right sides. If it gets tedious, you can skip them. I’ll share photos of a quilt like that soon. With the side borders, it measures 56″ x 64″.
This pattern collection has been fun for me to work on. In many ways, it’s me, being more “me” than ever before in my quilting. Bringing together things I love deeply: quilts, and words, feels very authentic. I’ve loved words all my life. Choosing a word, or a sequence of them, based on where I am and where I wish to go, bridging multiple facets of life, was fun. And totally ME. It’s probably a series I could continue forever, but I won’t.
Picking a word and then designing a quilt for what that word means to me, was challenging. A challenge I enjoyed thoroughly. I’m sure all of us would design something totally different if this was a group exercise. But I’ve enjoyed the process, learned good things, and each design has surprised me in its own way. I used my scraps to design the quilt back.
I’m learning to be intentional and careful about what I stand for and how I do it – big and small ways, obvious and subtle, private and public. The Stand Quilt pattern is now available here in my Etsy shop . I hope you’ll make one with me!