Pattern Testing

This past week I had the honor of being a tester for Bella of Created by Bella. She has designed a windmill quilt block and is hoping to sell the pattern in her Etsy shop. My job was to follow the instructions and note anything that seemed confusing, etc. and to photograph the completed block. 

I am excited for Bella, because she has a sweet design, and it will make some very nice blocks for a baby quilt or table runner! She did a great job on her instructions, and did a fine job on her illustrations. With a few final tweaks, she was soon ready to publish.

I found this experience to be so interesting! I was motivated to sew the perfect quilt block (does that ever happen?) and because of the notes at the beginning I was especially careful to measure each and every seam. There were a lot of them, because this is an intermediate level block, but I only had a question on one step, and she quickly solved that. I was tickled with my finished block, and while I work through my queue, will be considering what I want to do with this unique block…..a pillow,  a table runner, an entire quilt? It will be fun to ponder!

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    1. I have always looked at the quilting magazines references to their testers, Laura Boehnke in particular, and thought how much fun it would be to do that, so this was really fun to do. Today a pillow sounds good, but I’m going to let it sit for a bit and simmer, I may have a different plan In a month or two.

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  1. I saw this design and your stitching of it on Bella’s site – what a lovely design, and how wonderful to be able to test it for her! A great opportunity for both of you. I really love your interpretation with the different fabrics.

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