Thank you to everyone who gave me such wonderful feedback and encouragement on the release on my first ever quilt pattern - Charm Dash! I was a little overwhelmed by everyone's kind words and even more overwhelmed that some of you actually bought it! Hoorah! If you missed my post last week, then you can check it out HERE. And just because we all love pretty pictures, here is the pattern cover photo....
Now, in case you don't know, getting a pattern ready to be released to the world is rather time consuming! It is also a little stressful, and comes with a
little lot of self-doubt. Well, this was my experience anyway! A few things made the process a little easier for me:
1. Supportive quilty friends
2. Understanding husband and children
Some of my supportive quilty friends offered up their time to test the pattern for me. Others proof read it for me, and gave me incredibly constructive feedback to make the pattern more user friendly and in turn, better. I could not have asked for more!
So today, I am sharing with you some of their fabulous work!
My number one cheer leader, Angie from Gnome Angel, took my first draft written instructions to see if they made any sense whatsoever. I was beyond thrilled when she sent me through a photo of her finished block. Angie used some much loved AMH and Cotton + Steel. I am so looking forward to her finished quilt top!
Emma Hill was one of the first to throw her hand in the air when I put the call out for pattern testers. And, I kid you not, she had four blocks done a few hours later, and ten days later, her quilt was finished and I had this amazing photo to drool over! Emma chose to make a baby size quilt, using a 3x3 layout, which I think works beautifully!
The lovely Lea actually offered to pattern test for me before I was even looking! She didn't let me down, with this delightful fussy cut version. I love the colour palette she has chosen.
Kelli has started her quilt top, using these beautiful fabrics! I love the mix of teal, green and purple!
And a close up just so you can see exactly how yummy the blocks are!
And last but not least, the lovely Susan purchased my pattern to use for her Bonnie & Camille charms! I was so thrilled when she showed me this photo! Perfection!
So - there you go! Some beautiful versions of the Charm Dash, which gives you an idea of just how versatile the pattern is. If you would like to grab a copy for yourself, you can find it in my Craftsy Store or Etsy Store.
And to celebrate the release, I'm having a little old giveaway! I have two copies ready to email to two lucky readers. All you have to do to be in the running, is tell me which charm packs you would use for my Charm Dash pattern? The giveaway starts now and closes 8am Thursday morning. The two winners will be announced later that day!