Friday, November 4, 2016

Pattern Testers Finishes

The last couple weeks have been an absolute whirlwind with my new pattern release, two giveaways, and preparing for my upcoming sewing retreat... and I realized that I had not officially shared what my pattern testers came up with. They not only came up with some really fantastic projects, but gave me the feedback that I needed to make improvments on my pattern that hopefully translated into a very clear, understandable, and usable pattern. It's always nice when credit is given where credit is due, don't you think?

1. I love Elina's idea to put my pattern on point, and her well thought out details and accents complete this beautiful cushion.

2. Melanie used her blocks to make a lovely fall decoration table runner. Bold oranges, reds, and pinks are just one of her signature color palettes.

3. Mareike really pushed the limits on how far this design can go. Her soft color choices are calm and soothing.

4. I love Julie's bright and bold mustard and berry combination, and the grey accents set just the right tone.

5. Wendy's use of  the Alison Glass' Art Theory panel for the center circle appliques was simply brilliant!... and a few of my favorite Sun Print fabrics make it even better!

6. Tracy incorporated my favorite, Basic Grey grunges, in her mini that she made for me!?! I love the metallic thread quilting that she used to highlight the design.

7. Friederike managed to make not just one pillow, but two! She used some of my all time must-have Carolyn Friedlander prints in this one, and beautiful Alison batiks in her second one.

8. At first, Saija noticed that she had picked from the same color palette that I used in my quilt, but these more subtle shades give her beautiful cushion a totally different look and feel.

9. Who would have thought that leopard print and stipes would so totally work? Laura's combination with a clear blue make this pillow she made for her son really pop.

10. Bold contrasts of black and white set off Heidi's take on my pattern. She also had the idea to add an extra smaller circle to mini, which gives a very nice extra added touch.

A really, really, big, warm, and heartfelt thank you to all my pattern testers for such lovely and inspring projects!


  1. Hi Allison,

    haven't seen the number nine before, this is fun, too. Great to see all these individual results at once.

    Best Mareike

  2. What a neat idea to put them all in a mosaic, so interesting that they are all the same but totally different. Amazing also how the use of fabric design can change the look too. Thanks for a great pattern and the opportunity to test it.

  3. How lovely to see all the variations of this fun pattern Allison!

  4. Your pattern testers have done a marvelous job on your wonderful pattern! I hope I'm able to be a pattern tester next time ;-)

  5. It's funny how different quilts you can make with the same pattern! All of them are lovely :) It was pleasure to be a tester !

  6. It was fun to test it out and really interesting to see a bit more from behind the scenes :)


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