Today I really want to thank some people.
The quilting community is such a wonderful place full of inspiration, encouragement, and support. From your local guild to the online quilt world of blogs, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, you have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful, talented quilters and sewists all over the world and I have been fortunate enough to meet a wonderful group of people who have generously helped me out with launching my first pattern without hesitation so I wanted to give them a special thanks.
My pattern testers were fantastic and created some really beautiful versions of my pattern. It was so fun to see my pattern recreated with so many different looks!
You can get a copy of Kyndra’s beautiful Starburst Pattern on Craftsy, too!
This next beautiful version is by another talented quilter in the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild, Monica Smith of Dandelion Stitching Company.
The next is by Shauna Trueblood who I met through her comments on my blog and she generously offered to test it out. I really love the blues she used.
Instagram friend Susan Lake did this bright and pretty version. She is not only a talented quilter but a knitter as well and makes the cutest socks!
This next version is by Zrinka Beric from Owls and Co. This was her first full quilt and she did an amazing job.
Zrinka makes the cutest dolls as well as bibs and burp cloths. You can find her stuff on Etsy. Aren’t these adorable?
Here are my test blocks.
I also want to thank my fellow bloggers who helped me with by Star Crossed Blog Hop announcing my pattern and hosting giveaways. You met Kyndra above.
Next up was my friend Melissa Miller who blogs over at Missouri Mel. She is a talented quilter and sewist I met through St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild. Her blog is a fun mix of quilts, giveaway round up, and right now a 1930’s Swap and a 1940’s Sew for Victory. Check out this cute apron she’s sewing.
Next up is my friend Kristy Daum who is another very talented quilter and pattern designer as well as the President of the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild. She blogs over at St. Louis Folk Victorian. You can get your own copy of her patterns at Etsy and Craftsy!
My friend Casey York of Casey York Designs came next. I also know Casey through the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild. Casey is talented sewist and quilter who specializes in applique and blogs at The Studiolo. Casey’s book Modern Applique Illusions comes out November 1st. You can preorder a copy right now at a 31% discount on Amazon. You can read more about it on her blog.
You can also get your own copies of Casey’s wonderful pattern store on Craftsy where she has some amazing designs!
Cindy frequently wows the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild with her incredible work.
Last but certainly not least in my blog hop was Kelly Smith from Live Love Create. Kelly is also a very talented quilter, pattern designer, as well as making some amazing children’s clothing for her kids. She is currently hosting a Craft Book Sew Along and you can find her featured on Moda Bake Shop!
I also want to thank my friends Paula Baker, Casey York, Kristy Daum, Mary Claire and my sister for giving me their opinions and suggestions on all the ideas they sent their way!
And special thanks to my local quilt shops Janie Lou Quilts and OSewPersonal for picking up patterns in their shops! You can see the quilt hanging at Janie Lous and there will soon be a sampler at OSewPersonal done in April Showers by Bonnie & Camille for Moda.
Now, one more thank you – and another chance for you to win a copy goes to Lindsay Conner of Lindsay Sews and Craft Buds. Lindsay is author of the new book Modern Bee 13 Quilts to Make with Friends. This is a fun book and the inspiration for the huge Instagram ModernInstabee 2014.
Thanks again to all of these wonderful and talented ladies!
Have a wonderful day!