Friday, June 2, 2017

Pattern Release/Give Away-Star Blossom



Today is the day.  It's finally here!  I couldn't think of a better way to kick off the month of June than by finally releasing my and Dave the Quilt Engineer's first pattern, Star Blossom.  The Star Blossom block is one of David's many block designs and together we were able to bring the pattern to life.  This is the first full length quilt pattern I have written and I have to admit, I feel like I've accomplished something.  Hopefully, this will not be our last collaboration.

Pictured left to right: baby with extra border, lap size, and baby/hall hanging

The Star Blossoms pattern is beginner friendly and includes fabric requirements and cutting instructions for baby, lap, full and queen sized quilts.  It also includes two blank color pages (one block baby and four blocks lap), so that you can print them and test out fabric colors or even audition free motion quilting motifs.  The PDF pattern is listed for sale in my Craftsy Shop for $10.  However, to kick off the pattern release it will be available for download for $8 until Sunday June, 11th. 



I want to take a second to discuss the sizes of the quilts.  The baby quilt measures 38" square, the lap measures 64" square, the full measures 94" square and the queen measures 96" x 122".  After the 38" quilt (the scrappy black, red and grey quilt in the above picture) was pattern tested, I realized it was really too small for a baby quilt (although it would make a great car seat or stroller quilt).  So I've included in the pattern, fabric needed to add a 2" smaller inner border to increase the size of the baby quilt to 42" square.




It's been hard not to share progress of these quilts with you, so today I want to talk about the cover quilt (I will discuss the blue baby quilt on Wednesday and let David tell you about his red and black quilt.).  I chose to work with Cluck Cluck Sew's Dixie for Windham Fabrics.  I just love the pinkish reds with the turquoise fabrics. 


I knew when I first started piecing this quilt how I wanted to quilt it...simple straight lines.  I thought lines would give the quilt wonderful texture and allow those beautiful fabrics to be the star of the show and I have to say they did not disappoint.  The lines are stitch 1/2" apart using Aurifil #2021 50wt and it melted beautifully into all the fabrics.  I quilted them on my Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen and used a ruler to keep my lines straight-ish.  Proving that your lines do not have to be perfectly straight to give the overall effect you desire. 


It's true, everyone in this house loves Aurifil thread.  Caroline always tries to steal it.



I also want to give a HUGE thanks to a few special people who volunteered to pattern test for me; Sandra at mmm!quilts, Beth at Cooking Up Quilts, Jen at A Dream and A Stitch, and Anja at Anja Quilts.  Each of them will be sharing their version of Star Bloom over the next few days and I will link to their posts as they become live.  All of my pattern testers (except Dave) will be hosting a give away for the pattern so make sure you hop over to their blogs and check out what they have to say. (Another huge thank you to Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs for reading the pattern and for all her helpful suggestions)

Sandra at mmm!quilts--baby quilt
Beth at Cooking Up Quilts--queen size (I will love her forever for that)
Jen at A Dream and A Stitch--lap quilt
Anja at Anja Quilts--baby quilt
Dave the Quilt Engineer--baby and lap

Now on to my give away.  To celebrate the launch of this pattern I would like to give away a PDF copy of Star Blossom to three lucky readers.  If you would like to win a copy of the pattern just leave a comment below.  Maybe tell me what colors you would make the quilt in.  I still have so many ideas for making this quilt, it makes my head spin.  If you are a follower of TishNWonderland, feel free to leave a second comment below to tell me how you stalk follow me (Bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter) for a second chance to win.  The give away will be open until midnight Sunday June 11th and I will announce the winner on that Monday.  If you are a no reply blogger make sure you leave your email address so I can contact you.

I'm so glad I can finally share with you what I have been working on.  If you win/purchase the pattern and make Star Blossom I would LOVE to see what you create.  I hope you will tag me if you post to Instagram or please feel free to email me pictures.  Thank you all for stopping by.  Next week I will share more details on the baby quilt and the free motion quilting that went into it.


Even Mr. Gracie, the neighbor's duck, couldn't get enough of the quilt.  He couldn't quack enough about it.


Today I'm linking up with Main Crush MondayFinish It Up FridayTGIFF and Can I Get A Whoop! Whoop!

69 comments:

GranChris said...

I really like your yellow and green a lot. The only thing I might change is make it 30's fabrics.

GranChris said...

I follow on BL

Paige said...

Congrats Tish (and Dave) on your first pattern release! It's fabulous! I think it would be wonderful in Christmas prints!

Paige said...

I follow via IG and Bloglovin!

Nancy J said...

I really like Dave's block in those deep colours, and would use dark purple, medium blue, and a deep teal, on a palish grey background. No wonder you have been so busy, and so many good wishes and congratulations to you both for a combined achievement. Three on the line together is a fabulous photo.

Nancy J said...

And, I follow you on Blogger.

Said With Love said...

Congratulations on the pattern! I love the secondary pattern too ❤️

Said With Love said...

Oh and I totally stalk you on IG under @anneboundy 😂

Adrienne said...

Congratulations on the great pattern!

Vicki in MN said...

Congratultions on your pattern release you guys!! I think a red,white, and blue would make it a great 4th of July quilt, I would do the small one for a wall hanging.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Really love how this came together. Well worth all the hard work

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Sure don't you know I stalk you which and every way - not creepy at all - blog , Instagram and Facebook

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Hi, Tish! Great job on the pattern release! It's a beauty. I just set aside some teal, navy, gray, and white fabrics that would be stunning all cut up into this quilt.
kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I follow you on Bloglovin. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Congrats!! and it is a beautiful pattern!! I would make it in patriotics first - and then plaid.... I like to see what quilts look like in plaid ;-)

Jayne said...

Congratulations Tish...and Dave! What a gorgeous design you both came up with. It isn't easy writing patterns, so my hat is off to you for that! Love your photo shoot too!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Congrats!! It was my pleasure to test for you and Dave. And I had fun. Looking forward to your next pattern.

Shelley said...

Congratulations!! Super fun pattern!! I think it would make a fun Christmas quilt ... Red, aqua, pink and a little green.

Shelley said...

I follow on IG!!

Shauna said...

So so cute, I think I would make it in Purple, grey and black.

lalaluu said...

I follow you on Blogger, Bloglovin, and Instagram.

Shelia Wood said...

I love your choice of Allison's fabrics, they're perfect! Not sure about no reply blogger so I won't take any chances.
Shelia stitchedfromtheheart2@gmail.com

lalaluu said...

Funny that you chose the Dixie line by Alison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew. I have fabrics from her Hazel line (there is actually a print that reminds me of a blouse that my grandmother, named Hazel, used to wear!), and this would be a wonderful pattern to show off those beautiful fabrics! Congrats on your first pattern, which I hope will be the first of many!

Shelia Wood said...

I follow via IG @stitchedfromtheheart2 and bloglovin.
Shelia stitchedfromtheheart2@gmail.com

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Oh well done Trish, I am so happy for you. I would make it in navy and green on a white background for a lovely contrast. I really like the red one you made. I agree with Paige, it would look lovely as a Christmas quilt.

Allison said...

It's a great pattern Tish and the fabrics you choose are lovely. Thank you for sharing a bit about the process of getting your quilt design and pattern from draft to tested and ready to go.

Jen said...

Congratulations! It is an amazing pattern and I look forward to your next one. Reach out to me anytime for testing. :) Thanks for including me in your new adventure!
It looks like we feel the same way about the design and all of the color ways it can be made in. :) I asked my readers to answer the same question. Haha

Marlene said...

Congratulations on the pattern release Tish (and Dave). I would make a little girls quilt with pinks and purples. Really like the red one you made.

Marlene said...

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Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

I follow you on Bloglovin. I think if I were to make this one, I would probably use lavenders with blues and/or greens. It is really a beautiful quilt design. --Andrea

Stitchin At Home said...

Congrats on your first pattern! It is a beautiful quilt Tish and as always the quilting is fantastic.

Patricia said...

I would use red, white and blue baby quilt for the 4th of July and a Christmas quilt would be pretty.
patsystitch@gvtc.com

Patricia said...

I follow you on Bloglovin.
patsystitch@gvtc.com

Lisa J. said...

This is a really beautiful pattern Tish and Dave. I would love to win this pattern but if I don't I'll buy it! i like the colours you have made it in.

somethingrosemade14@blogspot.com said...

First of all Congratulations on publishing your first pattern and am really impressed you collaborated with your husband. I think this would be one area which my hubby and I wouldn't play nice with each other. If I were to make this quilt, I can see it with aqua, red and navy and definitely have other fabrics in my stash which would be perfect for your pattern.

somethingrosemade14@blogspot.com said...

I follow you on Bloglovin!

Melody Lutz said...

Whoohoo on publishing your pattern and an awesome one it is! I'd go with blues, purples and greens.

Melody Lutz said...

I also follow on Instagram

linynp said...

Congratulations on your new pattern!! It's lovely! Wouldn't it be fabulous is a Christmas color theme blue red and white?

Afton Warrick said...

It's a great design, and I suspect it will be a big hit.

Afton Warrick said...

I follow you on Bloglovin'.

Lauriejo said...

Love the quilt pattern! I think it would be great with any fabric, although I would love to see it in batiks.

grammajudyb said...

I saw the pattern name and thought squash blossom. So maybe I'd do it in Southwest colors. Aqua, rust, ivory, and maybe some blue. It would be awesome in R,W,B also, like a few others said. PS: I just found you by clicking on your link at Crazy Mom quilts. I'll be adding your blog to my bookmark page of quilty sites.

KaHolly said...

Tish, , it's absolutely delightful! Congratulations to you both! I'm fancying lime green and an aqua combination right now, with a splash of orange right now. I think it would work with this sweet pattern.

Karen said...

Congratulations on a beautiful pattern. I think I would like to make it using a grey background and bright colors.

Cheryl said...

Congrats on the launch of such a beautiful pattern!

Bonnie said...

Tish this is a great quilt! If I don't win a copy I'll need to stop by your Craftsy store to pick it up. I would love to make a baby size (or the wall hanging size) for the main quilt to hang in my living room. I'm guessing red, celery and maybe grey. Need to think about it a bit before I finalize this in my head. Nice job!

Thistle Thicket Studio said...

Congratulations Tish! The quilts look awesome! I love your design!

Heide said...

congrats! What a great looking pattern.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Tish,
How wonderfully exciting for you! Both of you! It is a lovely quilt and I am especially partial to straight line quilting - it is within my wheelhouse comfort zone. It looks so good - congrats. ~smile~
Roseanne

works4me said...

Congratulations on your first (of many) quilt pattern. It looks wonderful. For some reason, I see Halloween. I have a great TOT cream spider web fabric for the background and over 400 other Halloween fabrics to choose from for the rest. I have not made a Halloween quilt in several months so must be going through withdrawal. lol

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I would make the quilt in oranges, yellows and grays.
Karen fkmac@comcast.net

Rina Mason said...

Congratulations on the pattern! I think it's beautiful and looks like it's fairly easy and fast to make. I would make it in blacks and white. Also follow on bloglovin.

Sue said...

My biggest congratulations to you and Dave on a stunning quilt pattern! Hope it does well :-)

tamara gassen said...

Congratulation on such a beautiful quilt pattern. I love the color combination you used. With such a great design the color possibilities are endless ❤

quilter said...

Very pretty pattern, I would like to try it in greens.
Cork@pa.RR.com

Anna @FreshDewDrops said...

Congratulations on your first pattern!!! What a very cool block! I have some blue and yellow Fig Tree fabric that might be perfect for this block.

Anna
a4nelle@yahoo.com

Jenine Wells said...

I would make mine in teal and hot pink and black

Lois H said...

I would love to make your pattern in red, white and blue to gift to a military friend that served 3 times in VietNam.

Judy Pheanis said...

I love the colors as they are! Congratulations!

Preeti said...

Congratulations Tish and Dave on your new pattern release. I wish you both success in your new endeavors. This is definitely something to quack about :-D

SoCalGal said...

Love this design and colors. I might try red, white and gray. Congratulations!

Puppilalla said...

Hey, fabulous, congratulations to you and Dave to the pattern release. Hip hip hurray!!!

Barb Tazelaar said...

What a great quilt! Thanks for the chance to win.

Barb

tazelaar@mtcnet.net

pat said...

Attractive layout

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Emily said...

It's a beautiful pattern, Tish! (And Dave!) I really like the blue and yellow that you used, and I like Dave's red/gray/black version. I think this would be lovely in all kinds of color combinations!

You mentioned 38" being too small for a baby quilt--I actually like smaller baby quilts. And at the moment, my son (age 3) loves smaller blankets, so 38" doesn't seem too small to me.

Emily said...

I follow you on Bloglovin' and have been since last year's new quilt blogger fun. I love the way you write!!!!

allthingzsewn said...

I love the baby quilt and the duck. Congratulations on your first pattern. If I don't win the pattern I will be purchasing it.

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