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The day is here! I am thrilled to introduce you to all of the lovely people who tested the Star Lake Quilt pattern!
There was an overwhelming response from the group of testers who wanted to take part in this release, which made my heart very happy. I’m so thankful for each of them!
My favourite part is seeing their incredible creativity and sharing their quilts with you! They are such a wonderful bunch and I am blown away every single time!
With that being said, let’s meet the Star Lake Pattern Testers!
Meet Summer of @squats_and_runningstitches
Summer is a whiz at working with colours and unexpected combinations, which I really admire about her! These warm colours are so stunning, and my favourite part might just be the striped fabric she added to this mix of solids!
Summer also has a limited number of kits in stock for this version available now in her shop!
Meet Oon of @grape.soda.studio
You know how much I love peaches and blues - so, I obviously loved Oon’s colour choices for her Star Lake! She used Ice Peach, Peach, Creamsicle, Fog, Delft, and Storm. Also, she used her Babylock Sashiko machine for the quilting, which looks hand quilted. So amazing!
Meet Jennifer of @jeniferdyck
As a pro of scrappy quilts, Jennifer did not disappoint! She used 17 different gorgeous spring-y colours to make this rainbow wall hanging! She also hand quilted it with the most perfect little stitches!
Meet Claire of @madejustsew
How adorable is this wall hanging made by Claire?! She is known for making quilts with such sweet colour combinations and, once again, these colours are *chef’s kiss*.
Meet Joel of @beckerhandmade
Joel made the cutest, teeny tiny version of Star Lake using 1.5" HSTs, which he then sewed onto the back of a jean jacket. What a COOL and genius idea!
Meet Liz of @foreveryoungquilting
I LOVE that Liz decided on a two-colour wall hanging, but then added a little pop of colour right in the centre! She hand quilted it with Perle cotton and then framed it - isn't it perfect?
Meet Anna of @TheHackneyQuilter
I was really hoping someone would make an all-blue quilt… since, you know…Star LAKE! And this one that Anna made is absolutely beautiful!
Meet Kendra of @piecefabricco
Something I love about Kendra is that she always takes risks and tries such interesting colour combinations! (Probably helps to have a shop filled to the brim with amazing fabric to play with!) The purple colour is “Cosmos”, which is the Kona Colour of the Year! I love that she found more muted/neutral fabric colours to complement it to ensure the purple didn’t look too “bossy”, in her words!
Meet Katie of @crestview.quilts
Isn’t Katie’s quilt just so sweet and whimsical? And she added such a lovely touch of free motion quilting! The best part is that she had previously sworn off free motion quilting, but I’m so glad she changed her mind and went for it again with this one. Makes me want to give it a try myself!
Meet Jaimie of @jaimiequilts
Jaimie always makes the most striking quilts! This one shows that neutrals can be just as stunning as a colourful version. I also love the subtle touch of texture she threw in with fabric. And just wait until you see it hand quilted!
Meet Jennifer of @piperautumnfabrics
I love this bright and bold Star Lake Jennifer made using both prints and solids! It literally GLOWS!
And good news! She has quilt kits for this version available in her Etsy shop!
Meet Sarai of @sarai_hobbies
I LOVE working with Sarai as a pattern tester because she always uses such pretty florals, which is normally very different from what I use! Everything she does is so soft and pretty. And can you handle how cute her goats are?!
Meet Nikki of @wovenandwoolly
Nikki made this very fun two colour version using black and a rainbow splatter fabric! Just goes to show that there are no rules when choosing solids versus prints!
Meet Mary (Mar) of @sewmaryhappy
Mar chose these punchy prints that are so much fun! Look at that green! And don't you love how she incorporated the selvedge edge of the fabric? I was so inspired I did the same for one of my quilts!
Aren't they SO GOOD?
If you haven’t already, you can grab your own copy of the Star Lake Quilt pattern here!
If you decide to make your own version of the Star Lake Quilt, I'd love it if you tagged me in your photos because I truly love seeing them! And don't forget to use the hashtags #starlakequilt and #blanketstatementpatterns!
Have questions about this pattern or any other ones in the shop? Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you out!