Monday 14 March 2016

MisDirection Pattern Release

Last year I was lucky enough to have one of my quilt designs - MisDirection - selected to be included in the 2015 QuiltCon Magazine. And this pattern is now available to purchase in my Craftsy store and my PayHip store!!!

Misdirection explores the versatility of the half square rectangle, taking chevron quilts to a whole new level. Inspired by the Sixties, this quilt features bold bands of colour and negative space created with low volume prints. It is a great quilt to showcase free motion quilting in the ample negative space, and could be made using either prints as in this version, or solid fabrics. The 10-page pattern includes full instructions and diagrams to make a 72" x 72" quilt. 

I had an awesome group of testers who worked through this pattern for me. I love each and every one of these versions - they are great examples of how different this quilt can look based on colour and fabric choice!

First up is Jess's version. I love how these saturated colours pop against the low volume background. And Jess obviously had a ball quilting the negative space - it's a great example of how much fun you can have with the quilting on this quilt!

I love how different Jen's quilt looks with a darker background. Jen used solids for her quilt, and it has resulted in a very graphic, bold quilt. I love this version!

I love how Ella's version has the chevron dissolving into the background - and it's such a fresh combination of colours.

Leslie's version of MisDirection is just lovely - by using several different values of each of the three colours, the quilt top has so much sparkle! It's such a great colour combo, too!

Kirsten's version is absolutely spectacular - I love that pop of lime green against all the neutrals. And how amazing is the texture from the straight line quilting?

And last but certainly not least is Leanne's fabulously summery version. This one makes me think of watermelon, it's so fresh and pretty!

A massive thank you to all of my pattern testers, you've all done such an amazing job with this pattern. I love to see people's versions of my patterns, so if you make this quilt, please use #misdirectionquilt and tag me (@elvengardenquilts) if you share it on social media!!

xx Jess


Cathy Melancon said...

I just saw this pattern on Craftsy and looked up your blog! So glad I did and how fun to see thr many versions of your quilt! Congrats to you for an awesome pattern!!

Lisa J. said...

All the versions look great!

Kirsten said...

Congratulations on the pattern release Jess - love all of the different versions of this very modern design!

Kris said...

Hey Jess those are wonderful!
I have a bloglovin question for you? I noticed that lately my blog pics on the bloglovin list are blurry and I just noticed yours is too. I am thinking there is something we are doing with our photos that end up fuzzy on the blog list but are fine when you go to the blog itself. Any ideas? I often use picasa to fix and edit some pics then save it and upload. Let me know if youhave any thoughts on this. I contacted blogger and they have no answer.