Posts Tagged ‘Third Weekend In October’

Focus Friday – Third Weekend In October

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Ooops! Focus Friday was supposed to keep me on track, but we did a road trip on Friday and I totally forgot! Then I got busy over the weekend. This was supposed to be a no brainer, since it was the third weekend in October and I happen to have a pattern by that very name!!


I designed Third Weekend In October to be a contest quilt and it made the rounds and did very well. It is all pieced, partially using unique foundation papers and my quilt is all hand quilted. I started getting requests for the pattern, but I resisted for several years because this quilt which is meant to look like fallen leaves, has no repeated block and I thought that quilters would be frightened of the graph that lays out the design. You work the individual units, then sew them together into nine patch blocks. From there on out you are in familiar quilter territory – sew the blocks into rows and the rows into a queen sized quilt top.

I finally gave in and produced the pattern and I am so glad I did! It has been my all-time best seller and continues to claim that distinction, having sold well over 30,000 copies!!

Third Weekend In October – approx. 85 x 110″  pattern $8.00 To order, click on Patterns in the side bar.
The sample quilt is not for sale.

Books are done!

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

The books are DONE! And this year is caught up so far, too. One of the things I love about this time of the year, is when I tally all of the numbers and get to see the totals of the patterns sold. It is always gratifying to see the end of year figures, especially on Third Weekend In October. It was released in 1997 and has consistently been INNOVATION’S best seller having sold a total of 27,396 copies in the 10 years that it has been available!

patterns.jpgThose other patterns are still waiting to be folded, here they are, waiting for me. That’s my quilt storage bed in my studio storage area next to the patterns along with some unused hanging rods, and stuff. I need to load the tax program on the computer so I can carry on with that chore, and I still need to come up with a new pattern idea! No rest for the weary.