Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I love a great pattern!

I love pattern testing, especially when the designer is someone I've gotten the pleasure to meet in person or someone I've interacted with a bunch online.

One of my favorite peeps to pattern test for is Jess at The Elven Gardens.  Not only is she fabulous, her patterns are gorgeous with super clearly written directions.

I just tested for her newest pattern, the Starjump quilt, which just released on Monday.  It comes in three different sizes: crib, lap, and queen sized.

I loved it so much that I made two versions of the lap sized pattern.  One is still waiting for me to quilt it.

One version is rainbow and is going to be gifted to a lovely friend who needs to be reminded how much he is loved:

rainbow quilt


Here's the back:

rainbow back

The second version is going to live with me.  I'm not usually a coral/turquoise gal, but the Art Gallery fabrics I used for this version are buttery and fab.  I haven't gotten to quilting it yet, mostly because I want to try something different and I'm not yet sure of what my quilty plan will be.


pattern testing

Jess is giving me a copy to give away to a reader.  If you want a chance, just leave me a comment on a quilt you're excited to try this spring.  If you want to grab a copy of Starjump (and you don't get lucky on the win), Jess has it available on her Payhip shop.  I'll leave the giveaway open until 6pm EST Sunday, March 22 and will pick a random number then!  Please hop back to Jess's and check the other folk's versions.  They are all so different from each other.  A mark of a good design if ever I saw one!

10 comments:

  1. How fun! Great job testing for you, and great job with the pattern for Jess!

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  2. Oh - forgot to answer the question. I'm looking forward to trying an old quilt-along from Melissa at Happy Quilting. Need to go cut pieces for it!

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  3. I love both versions of the quilt and would have a hard time choosing which one I like the best. I am looking forward to two different BOM's that are from past years and also think that if I don't win a copy of this pattern I really need to get it and add it to my to do list. I might even start it first as it looks fast and fun to make. Rina

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  4. I love both versions of the quilt and would have a hard time choosing which one I like the best. I am looking forward to two different BOM's that are from past years and also think that if I don't win a copy of this pattern I really need to get it and add it to my to do list. I might even start it first as it looks fast and fun to make. Rina

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  5. Looks like a super pattern. You did her proud!

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  6. Love BOTH versions - looks like a really fun pattern!

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  7. I love both versions, but the Rainbow is my favorite and the back, wow! I'm looking forward to beginning a Dogwood quilt for my mom's birthday. Glad I found you through Jess' Starjump pattern testing :)

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  8. Love the rainbow one! I am looking forward to doing a simple Irish chain sometime!

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  9. Comments closed for contest.

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