Monday, January 14, 2013

Lucky Squares Quilt Pattern Testing

Sometimes being a technical writer by trade has its perks. Like when you get to take a break from writing and editing software documentation and instead edit and test quilt patterns. I’ve recently had the opportunity to edit Kati’s first two patterns as well as test and edit Jessica’s pattern that she released today.

I haven’t finished making the quilt from Jessica’s pattern yet, but I thought I’d share some of my process photos. (Some of these are from Instagram – I’m @pitterputterstitch if you want to follow me – so please excuse the blur factor.)

When I first showed the pattern to the mister, he loved it. Since I’ve never made a quilt for him in the three years I’ve been quilting, I thought it was high time I do. So, we checked out my stash and he picked a fat quarter bundle of Lizzy House’s Castle Peeps line that I’ve been saving for a couple years. I think the bright colors of this line really lend themselves well to Jessica’s pattern.

I set to work cutting the fat quarters,

Cutting Squares

chain piecing the 2.5” squares,

Chain Piecing

adding some of the sashing strips,

The first three blocks

and piecing the blocks assembly-line style.

Pattern Testing_Lucky Squares Quilt

I’m making a twin size quilt for the mister, so I have 47 blocks to go. If you’re interested in purchasing Jessica’s pattern, she has it on sale right now for $6.50 from Craftsy and her pattern shop. She also posted some photos of her quilt and quilt tops that other pattern testers sent her on her blog today, so check those out.

Also, if you’re looking for anyone to edit a pattern for you, I’d be happy to help out.

I should have a sign that says, “Will edit for fabric.”

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Kati released her second pattern today. Head over to her blog and check it out too.

7 comments:

Kirsten said...

This will be amazing in these fabrics - so colourful!

Jo said...

Nice! I love Castle Peeps. I made a rag quilt from that line.

bruinbr said...

Perfect fabric choice! Love Castle Peeps!

Jessica Kelly said...

Thank you thank you thank you! I can't wait to see your castle peeps version come together!

Barbie Mills said...

This is looking so cute! I really love this pattern too.

I don't think I commented on your last post--I love how your sister's quilt turned out with the binding! I love how it's just a little scrappy.

natalia said...

Simple but very pretty!

dagan said...

How did you become a techinical writer? What was your degree? I'm interested in becoming one myself.

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