Wednesday, March 19, 2014

First Test Quilt

Ok I'm so happy to show ya'll the quilt I did for Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts.  I was very excited when she selected me to be one of her pattern testers.  The quilt is called Bright Sky and is a giant one block quilt. Yes that is right one block and it makes a 64 x 64 quilt.  When I got the pattern my excitement faded fast and I just got scared.  That was one big block, but Alyce has very clear instructions, and since the pieces are big the cutting went very fast.

I know I teased ya'll with some of the photos of the pieces as I worked on them, but now you get to see the finished top.  It isn't quilted yet, but I hope to get that done soon.  If you're a follower you might recognize the fabric of the center block.  It was the backing of my Skipping Squares quilt.  I loved it so much I just had to use it again.

I will admit I struggled a little bit with this one, because some of those pieces were very large bias cuts and my sewing isn't always the best.  Alyce modified the instructions to help those like me that struggle with bias edges, and I know that if I make it again it will be easier.  

Overall it was really very simple to put together, because there are not many pieces to it.  The instructions are well written and easy to follow.  I love my version but if you want to see some options check out this post Bright Sky Quilt Pattern Testers where you can see all kinds of options.  Although I think I like Alyce's radiant orchid one best.

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