Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Jeweled Kaleidoscope Pattern Reveal!


Sometimes when you've been working on something so intensely with no end in sight, once the light at the end of the tunnel moment comes, it's hard to believe when you actually make it out on the other side at the finish line! I've teased, hinted, and showed little sneak peeks for so long, that I can tease and hint no more... now I can finally share my very first pattern - Jeweled Kaleidoscope!


I have to admit that it's been really hard to keep a project like this under wraps! Behind the scenes there is so much going on that can't be shared which gives the appearance of not much going on. Well, the cat's out of the bag and I'm now ready to talk about it... a lot!


The quilt is a combination of foundation paper piecing and applique, and was my first quilt that I sent out to be quilted. If sending your kids off to college is anywhere on the same level as sending off this quilt, then it appears that I really have some work ahead of me!?!


Iva did such an amazing job on the quilting and I couldn't be more pleased. We kicked around several design ideas before we decided on the final quilting... talk about her being patient with this picky customer!?! I really love how she highlighted the circle applique with some incredible ruler work.


The next step is the pattern testing phase and a planned official release in the next 3-4 weeks. I am looking for pattern testers, so if you're interested, then let me know (and if you've tested for anyone before). Now that the silence has been broken, and I can't wait to share more with you over the next weeks!


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13 comments:

  1. Congratulations--- your quilt is beautiful! I love the way the jewels sparkle!

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  2. The quilt is beautiful! Congrats on the finish.

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  3. What a lovely surprise. The fabrics are perfect for the design and your quilter really did an amazing job on the finish.

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  4. Dein Quilt ist wirklich sehr schön geworden und ich hätte Interesse daran, Dein pattern zu testen. Ich hab schonmal ein paper piecing pattern für september's quiltdelight getestet und Erfahrungen mit Applique gemacht. Den Bericht kann ich auch auf englisch schreiben, wenn Du möchtest.
    Ich drück mir mal die Daumen.

    LG Mareike

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  5. It's gorgeous with a capital G! XO

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  6. Love the quilt and the quilting design turned out great - isn't it great that we can discuss and therefor optimize things? Looking forward to testing it.

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  7. This is so gorgeous! I love the pattern and your fabrics! So lovely!

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  8. Love the colors on this quilt and the quilting complements the design perfectly!! Congratulations on your new pattern :)

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  9. Congratulations on your pattern. The lovely colours of your jewels really stand out, you did a great job, it's beautiful.

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  10. I love it! Great colors, great design~well done, congrats on your first pattern :)

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  11. Wow, this is so beautiful, well done on an awesome finish. How exciting getting someone else to do the quilting too. One day .....

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  12. YAY!!! It's fantastic! Congratulations!! Again ;-) (How on earth did you keep your colors straight?) Can't wait for my special email!!

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  13. Oh Allison this is just stunning!!! I love the design, the colours and the quilting. If you are still on the lookout for pattern testers then I may be able to help, depending on time deadline for you and how big a quilt is required. Please let me know if I can help.

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