Sunday, 11 November 2012

Show and Tell Sunday – Pattern Testers

 No new stash additions for me this week (but if you have some, be sure to link up with Fiona@ Finding Fifth!) and very little sewing happening of late, so there hasn’t been much for me to show on my blog of late. Sad but true.

So instead, I’m going to show what other people have made! Specifically, those fabulous people who have volunteered to be pattern testers for me! They have done such a great job and I really appreciate my pattern testers! I have lots of ideas of things I want to draw up to paper piece, but just not enough time to actually try them all out myself.

Without further ado, let’s see what some of these clever gals have been up to! (There have been more pretty pictures sent into me, my gmail isn’t cooperating with letting me find them. Sorry - I know we all love paper pieced goodness!)

Pine Trees!
I think they’d look cute with snow capped trees too! This pattern will be coming soon.
Pine Trees by JanPine Trees by Susie
The one on the left is by Jan of Art Friendzy and the one on the right by Susie of Susie’s Sunroom. Don’t they look fab!

Quilter’s Cottages!
Cottage by BethCottage by Heidi
Left one is Beth’s from Plum and June, and the right one by Heidi of Fabric Mutt. I love seeing the little details added to these blocks! This pattern is already listed in my Craftsy shop.

Japanese Cuisine!
Chopsticks by AngelaRice Bowl by TabathaTea Set by Taryn
Chopsticks by Angela of Sewing with Squeak, Rice bowl by Angela of Bending Pins and Tea set by Taryn of Pixels to Patchwork.

These patterns were originally designed for the girls in my paper piecing bee, Wombat Stew (you can see the originals we’ve made in our Flickr group). A big thank you to Jane, Lara and Marieka for the inspiration, ideas and sketches for these! There’s still one more to come from the gorgeous Fiona too.

These patterns will be available soon. They go with the Sushi platter that is already available in my Craftsy shop. Here are the tester versions of that pattern too!

Sushi by HeidiSushi by Kelly
Left is by Heidi of Fabric Mutt and the right is by Kelly of Jeliquilts.

A Stork!
Stork by JanStork and boat by Jan
Jan of Art Friendzy tested this one for me. I’m including the picture of what she used her stork block for. Don’t you love it with the boat?!

And last but not least – Too Pretty for Pickles, which I’m pretty sure I’ve posted my versions a time or two (hehe!) but must share Juliet of Tartan Kiwi’s. I love the colours she used.

Too Pretty for Pickles by Juliet

So there we have it! Some of the work done by some fabulous pattern testers. Thank you girls for taking the time to try out my patterns and giving me great feedback. I so appreciate your help!

Made something with one of my patterns? Show me show me! I love seeing what people have made. Look! I’ve even started a Quiet Play Flickr group. Come join me so I don’t feel like a complete loser in a group by myself. Winking smile


  1. O tis totally the season for those three trees to come out and play! You have been quietly designing some pretty cool blocks girl!

  2. It's such a pleasure to make your patterns, Kristy. They're so fabulous!!

  3. what great testers you have!!! I love what Taryn has done with the kettle!

  4. I love the trees, especially with the snowy background. I will be snapping up that pattern when it comes out!

    No fabric purchases though, you are slipping!

  5. I love trying new patterns so I'm available anytime you need one tested :)

  6. Awesome interpretations! The trees and cottages are my favorites!

  7. Your patterns are so awesome and seeing what the others have done is very inspiring!!! Can't wait for your tree pattern to come out and I can't wait to have my leg be normal so I can sit at my machine to sew!! Happy Sunday! :)

  8. They all look so great! I was supposed to also do the tree one and it totally slipped my mind. Do you still want me to make one? I can!

  9. ALL are absolutely fabulous. Especially loving the pine trees and the Japanese tea set. Drool! xo

  10. Fantastic blocks!Love the houses and the sushi trays!


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