I just put the finishing touches on my first quilt pattern: Cross Stitch Sparkle. The pattern comes in 6 sizes from Wall-hanging to King and uses 4 different groups of fabrics. I include backing instructions in the pattern and it comes with a blank design sheet so you can audition different color schemes.
If you love half square triangles this is the pattern for you, but I will let everyone in on a secret. I don't love HSTs. I don't mind piecing them so much, it's the trimming that gets to me. I've outlined 2 different methods for making HSTs in the pattern and I created a page detailing some optional tools that make HSTs go quicker and with less hassle.
I am offering a one week pattern release sale: 50% off the regular price. Grab yours on Craftsy. Offer expires at midnight EDT on October 7. After the sale, Cross Stitch Sparkle will be $9 and it will be available on both Craftsy and Threadbias.
I'd love to see customer images. Tag #xstitchsparkle on social media. Be sure to check back on Friday for pictures from all of my awesome testers. There are already so many beautiful versions out there!