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!