Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Testing a Few Patterns

Thanks to my new Instagram addiction, which may require an intervention soon, I got the opportunity to test a new pattern by Diane who blogs at From Blank Pages. The pattern is called Rockstar and it is amazing!
This is actually the second pattern I've tested for her; about a month ago I tested her Star Gazing pattern… and then started writing a blog post about it, and then got distracted and never published it. Oops! More on that later. Here is my little Rockstar block.

I LOVE it! It’s the 6” pattern so it’s pretty small but totally doable. I believe the pattern will also be available in 9”, 12” and 18”. There are a couple different blocks in the pattern and they all mix and match so you really get a lot of design options! Consequently, I have added about six more quilts to my quilty bucket list. Oi!

Okay, seriously, be still me heart. This is how my block looks when repeated. It is so different from any of the design options Diane provides and I’m so happy about that. Not that Diane’s suggestions aren’t gorgeous (they are!) but I really wanted to challenge myself with this one. The last time I tested a block for Diane, the Star Gazing block, I made one of her design suggestions in the exact same color way she used. Here it is. I love this one too!

Like I said though, with the Rockstar block I really wanted to stretch my creativity. I think I pulled it off. :)

Until next time...