Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A Hidden Agenda!

I was thrilled when I was chosen to pattern test for 

Angela Pingel.

I have been a fan for many years!

And her new pattern seemed right up my alley....


Varied blocks, lots of colour and fussy cutting!

I immediately started scrambling through my stash

 for the perfect fabric!

I had hoped all my Heather Ross fabrics might have 

worked, 


but because the pattern called for 12" fussy cuts

 'on point', I just didn't have enough fabric! 

So I settled on my Cotton and Steel stash,


something which I'd added to during a "Quilty 

Wishes" swap last year!

I spent two days cutting out all the pieces,


and waited a few days for some extra fabric to arrive.

Then the piecing of the Square in a Square and 

Pinwheel blocks!


I laid out all the blocks on Sunday and started 

sewing and 'voila'!


It was finished!


I love how it turned out! 


There is so much to look at,

especially those cute teddy bears!



And the colours are so rich and bold!


It's a great pattern, well written with clear diagrams.

If you have some precious fabrics you are waiting to 

fussy cut, this may be the pattern for you!

Just maybe I could have moved those horse blocks apart!

Happy sewing!

SUZ

14 comments:

  1. What a great pattern for an "I Spy" quilt!

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  2. Looks wonderful! I love all the bears, and the rabbits, and oh, was that a bit of a fish swimming by too?

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  3. Oh boy! I like yours way better than the picture you started with. Great job!

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  4. Way to cute Suz and this is sure a striking top. Love all the rich colors and looks like a fun one to make.

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  5. It's wonderful and those horses are just fine where they are! Their closeness adds to the charm of your already charming quilt. Great fabric choices.

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  6. Super job, Susan. A real winner of a quilt!! You excel at handling complex fabric patterns and making them coalesce nicely. You were perfect for this task!

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  7. What a great pattern. I love how it has an impovy vibe. Your fabric selection is perfect. Makes me want to make one too :-)

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  8. Well you have a MUCH better stash for this sort of thing than I do! I have no Heather Ross fabrics, and maybe a couple scraps of Cotton and Steel. I guess I haven't gravitated toward designs with characters on them. Your quilt turned out cute! It is small? Looks like a baby size. Is that what you'll do with this one? Give it to a baby? I'm happy for you to have had a testing opportunity. It's a fun way to try a new pattern before anyone else, right?

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  9. As much as I love Heather Ross, I can see why the Cotton & Steel fabric pull was the one to choose for this pattern. Such whimsical fun!

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  10. What a neat looking quilt, love all the colours.

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  11. Oh, Suz! Your quilt is so amazing in Cotton + Steel!!! Lots of fun prints to feature and I just love the colours, too! Awesome job pattern testing, my friend. You rocked it!

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  12. What a cute pattern with the various size blocks! I love your version of Angela's pattern!!! Who knew there was so much to fussy cut with Cotton+Steel?! I l have always loved their fabric, but now I think I will look at it in a whole new way.

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