Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I Love My Testers!

I sent 'Stars Over Cedar Creek' off to my group of testers about a month ago and they all did a fabulous job. I want to share with you their results while working on my pattern. They all had suggestions on how to improve and correct the pattern and I took everyone's input and came up with my revisions. After a few cups of coffee, a case of diet Mountain Dew, I'm pleased with the results. The pattern has been sent off to my sales reps and has been posted on my selling sites. So ladies.... Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!  I am thrilled with their quilts! It is so much fun for me to see the quilts done in different fabrics... I hope that you enjoy the pictures as much as I have.

  Adele sent me these pictures...

I love the fabrics that Adele used on her test quilt.

Here is a close up of the fabrics and the borders.

Adele's 'Stars Over Cedar Creek'

 Margaret sent me these pictures....

Here Margaret is planning out her fabrics from her Civil War stash.
I love how she used fabric scraps to plan out her blocks. What a wonderful idea!

The blocks in process....

'Stars Over Cedar Creek'

Margaret.... thank you! (shhh... I'm in love with your beautiful quilt and home) Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. I love being able to put a face with the quilt!

Laurie sent me these pictures....
Laurie sent some wonderful detailed pictures.... here are some of them.
(Block A)

Block B

Block C

Block E

Block G

Block H

 Here are Laura's blocks, all labeled. Labeling your blocks is the key to putting this quilt together.

Laura's quilt, isn't it beautiful. Love the colors!
'Stars Over Cedar Creek'
I am in love with this new quilt and am pleased with how versatile the design can be. It uses a total of 8 fabrics (this includes two 'neutral' background' colors and does not include the borders). It can be easily adapted to several fabric lines. I used Townhouse Gardens by Paula Barnes from Marcus Brother but it would work up beautifully in any reproduction fabrics. As you can see my testers did a lovely job using fabric that they had on hand from their stashes! My new pattern is available on the Quilt Doodle Website, Etsy, Craftsy and also wholesale though Pattern Peddlers. I hope that you give this pattern a try. 

Happy Quilting,


  1. The quilt looks great, and I love Margaret's home too!

  2. The quilts are beautiful and it is nice to have others try them out to see if there are problem areas in the patterns. I am not a good pattern reader, I just look at the pictures and figure it out, lol.


  3. This quilt looks great. If you ever need additional testers please let me know. I'm fast and reliable. Thanks!