Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Block Flower Pattern Release (and Giveaway!)

Since showing you my Block Flower quilt a few months ago, I've had a wonderful group of quilters testing the pattern for me - and I'm delighted to say it is now available to buy in my Craftsy shop! It will be available at a special introductory price (50% off) for the first two weeks :o)



The 10 page pattern includes full instructions and diagrams to make a 78" x 78" square quilt. It is a fat quarter friendly pattern, and is perfect for using large scale prints. It is a beginner friendly pattern, but would also be a fun and quick quilt for more experienced quilters to put together. 

I absolutely love seeing what other people do with my patterns, so it has been really exciting seeing how each of my testers have interpreted the pattern and made it their own. I think the range of quilts they have produced really shows how versatile this pattern is. 

Leslie (aka @iheartdl on Instagram) made her version using these fabulous Charley Harper fabrics. I love how she has used colored background for the blocks, it gives the quilt a completely different look! 


Karen (aka @peaceloveandquilts on Instagram) made her version using loads of Denyse Schmidt prints. I love the colours she has chosen, and the fact that she has used a variety of colours for the low volume backgrounds. 


I had to include this little mosaic of Karen's daughter playing around during the photo shoot, too. It's refreshing to know I'm not alone in chasing children away from carefully posed quilts ;o)


My gorgeous friend Ella (who blogs at Throw a Wench in the Works) made her quilt using solids in cool colours, paired with white background and beige sashing. I love how calm and soothing this quilt is, and the fact that Ella made this as a charity quilt :o)


My friend Serena (who blogs at Sew Giving) did an incredible job with her version. Serena chose to use dark sashing within the blocks as well as the between them, and use the same dark grey for the accent HSTs - and it has given the whole quilt a completely different and really striking look. I really love this version. 


And finally the lovely Leanne (who blogs at Daisy and Jack) made her version using Nouvelle by Art Gallery Fabrics. I love how feminine and pretty Leanne's version is :o) 



A huge, huge thanks to all my testers for doing such a brilliant job. Each of these ladies will be offering a pattern giveaway in the near future, so be sure to hop on over to their blog or IG account if you'd like to win a copy!

I'm also offering up a copy of my pattern as a giveaway today. If you'd like to enter, please just leave a comment and I'll draw a winner at the beginning of next week. If you buy a copy of the pattern and end up winning, I will refund you :o)

If you are a no-reply blogger, please make sure you leave your email address - if I can't contact you, I will have to redraw. I have been recieving a LOT of no-reply comments lately - if you haven't heard a reply from me, it is probably because I can't. My friend Adrianne has a great tutorial for how to fix this :o)

I will have another pattern release later this week (my ROundabout pattern), so stay tuned for that one too!!

xx Jess

45 comments:

Teatime Creations said...

Very pretty pattern.

Willit Neverend said...
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Willit Neverend said...

I always enjoy seeing how people make a pattern their own. I particularly like the look of the one made with solids.

Beth said...

I learn so much about color and design choices from other quilters. Thanks so much for showing the many different, wonderful versions.

sandyandcosmo said...

Always looking for new patterns. Thanks for the giveaway!

Dianne W said...

I love seeing different peoples interpretations of your pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Wow, they all did such a wonderful job. I love patterns that are versatile like this one is. CDahlgren at live dot com

Gina said...

Love big block quilts . Great pattern Jess. Well done to all of your testers, looking at their versions shows the versatility of your pattern .

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Each one is wonderful...thank you

Susan said...

I like big block quilts. I also am always amazed at the different looks different fabrics make in a quilt. I especially like the solids and the one with sashing within the block.

Debbie said...

Great pattern.

Bonnie58 said...

Great pattern. Thanks so much for sharing

Shelor Robin said...

Wonderful pattern. Thanks for the give away. robinsheloratearthlinkdotnet

Gill said...

What a great pattern - and all the versions look so different! I especially like the Charley Harper quilt!

Toohey said...

Beautiful pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!

CapitolaQuilter said...

So glad you included all the versions, they look different but great, each and every one. Looking forward to seeing your next pattern released too.

barbara woods said...

would love to win, thanks

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I love how they all look soooo different with just a different placement of colour/fabric!! Awesome!

Karen Thurn said...

The same pattern and all the quilts look different but each are lovely. Count me in to win this wonderful pattern. I'm not sure if I'm a no-reply or not so I'll just leave my email. kthurn@bektel.com

Catherine said...

They are all so different and all so lovely!

Suz J said...

Isn't that just the greatest thing about quilting in general? - the way each quilt will look so different depending on the fabric choices and placement. Absolutely amazing.

Nicky said...

You have to love a pattern that is simple to make yet can look so different! Well done Jess

dutchcomfort said...

Congrats Jess, it’s a beautiful quilt and lovely to see all the versions!

Michele said...

Yeah for you Jess. They all turned out fabulous.

Lucy said...

Great pattern! I'm always on the lookout for projects that use large-scale prints.

Linda said...

What a beautiful design!

Linda said...

What a beautiful design!

Linda said...

What a beautiful design!

Linda said...

What a beautiful design!

Linda said...

What a beautiful design!

Sara said...

What a beautiful pattern! This is very versatile and I'd love to try it out. Thank you for the giveaway.

Karen said...

I love this pattern. I especially like the way Serena made hers.

Marilyn said...

Would love to try out this pattern! Just in case marilynrobin at gmail.com

Linda Fleming said...

I love to see the different quilt layouts!

Sheppard said...

This is so great. Thank you!

Crafty Coffin said...

Lovely pattern! I have some fabric I've been saving because the prints are so large I don't know what to do with them - this might be the perfect project.

Katy Cameron said...

Lovely job all round (although please don't enter me as I have no time right now, and someone else more deserving should get a chance)

Pat O said...

What a beautiful pattern! I'd lovde to be the happy owner.

EmileeHope said...

Great pattern & love all the very different test pattern results!

Jessica said...

Congrats lady! Still want to make this for sure when things calm down!

DeborahGun said...

many congratulations Jess. Such a pretty pattern :-)

Jill R. said...

What a great pattern! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Karrie S said...

I love your pattern! I need a new quilt for my bed and this pattern would be great for it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy :)

-karrie
ksmith8@emich.edu

Kelly O. said...

I'm a pattern junky! I would love to give this one a try! thanks for the chance to win!

tim said...

LOve this pattern. I think I might give the Charley Harper a go, It is very pretty