Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Hooray for progress, and a question

For the last few weeks, I've been preparing for the release of a few new PDF quilt patterns in August, writing, re-writing, and building diagrams. I've almost finished up three of them now, only to remember that one of the quilts isn't entirely finished yet! Remember this pile of fabric?

Pulling some fabrics for a new quilt whilst waiting for the fedex man to being me my damn computer #widrn tagged by @sewcraftyjess tagging some #thestashbash peeps @mikesmunk @needledfig @sewhungry

Well, it's a complete quilt top now, and it was all basted and folded up in the corner of my sewing room. Yikes! I'm hoping to find some time here and there this week to get it all quilted up, but here's a sneak peek of this one, a paper piecing pattern I've been calling Confetti Stars.

Confetti Stars - sneak peek! Confetti Stars - sneak peek2

Naturally, now that I'm in pack-and-purge mode, I've managed to misplace my list of wonderful, generous people who have volunteered to test patterns, so please leave me a comment here if you're interested in testing for me. Make sure to let me know if you're free to test a pattern for me over the next few weeks! If you're not, that's okay, I'll add you to my list all the same, and ask you when the next batch of patterns is ready for release. Each of the patterns has several different size options, so you don't necessarily have to make a huge quilt, not to worry. Also, not all of the three patterns are paper pieced, so if paper piecing isn't your thing, you can still help!

Speaking of paper piecing, have you been following along with the Paper Pieced Meet 'n Greet at 13 Spools? My interview was just posted, and there's also a great giveaway for my Wheel of Fortune PDF pattern, so pop on over and check it out! The giveaway ends tonight! Have a great day :)

55 comments:

  1. I would love to test for you, but I don't paper piece and I am fairly new. So if you want a beginners point of view I would be glad to help.

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  2. I would be honored to be chosen as a pattern tester, now or in the future, and love paper piecing. I'm a great editor but do not have a blog. Flickr is http://www.flickr.com/photos/48470039@N04/

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  3. I would love to be a pattern tester!! I'm not available for this round, but please keep me on your list. Thanks! Elizabeth Curtis lzbth1977@gmail.com

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  4. I would be glad to test your pattern. I recently learned to paper piece and completed the Project of Doom Harry Potter quilt about a month ago. Paper piecing is fun!

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  5. I would love to test your pattern. I am a huge fan of your lucky stars patterns and I am experienced with paper piecing and I am available this round. My blog and email should be available via my profile. I am excited to see the finished quilt!

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  6. i would love to test for you... gooberific@yahoo.com

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  7. I would love to be involved in something like this! I am available after July 14 - Please contact me! p.paquette614@gmail.com

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  8. I love paper piecing and would be honored to assist you with pattern testing. Please add me to the list. Oh, and as an aside - I LOVE STARS!! *blush

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  9. I'd LOVE to test your patterns! I can help anytime! :)

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  10. I would love to help you as I love paper piecing.

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  11. I would love to help test a pattern for you!! I am available in the next few weeks - could definitely do a small quilt, but potentially a larger one depending on the pattern complexity. My email is HootnHaller @ gmail

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  12. Looks like you have a lot of takers!! Please put me on your list for later projects--I would love to help out. I've tested paper pieced patterns before. Love it! Good luck on your patterns--the sneak peak looks great :)

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  13. I love those fabrics. Can't wait to see the big finish.

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    1. well that didnt post right...

      I would love to be a tester. we are also moving right now but I would love to be On the list for next time.

      Anestinthemaking at gmail dot com

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  15. Please add me to your list of testers! I'm packed this round, but can make time from August on. :)

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  16. That confetti star block looks amazing! I think I even have the perfect fabric in my stash :) I would be thrilled to help test out a pattern anytime.
    Cheers,

    kelsey at everydayfray dot com

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  17. Thanks for posting Elizabeth!! And add me to your list of testers :). Not for this round, but def want to be in sometime in the future! I can pretty much do whatever :)

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  18. I'd be happy to test for you. I'm a very capable paper piecer.

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  19. My girls will be at camp next week - I'd love to test a pattern for you.

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  20. I would to test patterns for you in your next go around (starting in August or later)

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  21. I would be happy to test a pattern for you.

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  22. I'd love to test a pattern for you!

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  23. Hi Elizabeth! That quilt is going to be beautiful! Wonderful interview, too! x Teje

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  24. I would love to test for you! I am not on your original list, but would still love to!! carrieboltz@msn.com

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  25. I would love to pattern test! I'm a very beginner at paper piecing, but a quick learner. Very confident at regular piecing! :-D

    brookeali(at)Hotmail.com

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  26. I would love to help you test this in the next few weeks. I'm an instructional designer by trade so reviewing directions is my vocation and I'd be happy to provide input!

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  27. I would LOVE to test for you! Maybe next time around, as my next three weeks are totally full! Here is my blog if you'd like to contact me :)
    http://littlebitsofeverythingqce.blogspot.com/
    Rachel

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  28. Oopps - I called her Betsy rather than Elizabeth - so sorry! That's what happens when I get in a hurry. My apology.

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  29. I would be so HONORED to test a pattern for you!!!! Depending on your deadline date I should be able to test for you within the next few weeks!

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  30. I would love to test a pattern for you!

    Spolgarquilts.wordpress.com

    SPOLGAR89 at gmail dot com

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  31. I LOVE paper piecing and would be glad to test! I'm leaving town these next few weeks but would love to help out with the next batch!!
    shayne (dot) dickson (at) gmail (dot) com

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  32. I would love to help and I am available to test! ericajackman (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  33. You have a lot of people, but put me down to pattern test! I also love your use of text fabrics in the background.

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  34. I would love to test a pattern for you, but if you've already got your testers, no big deal. :)

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  35. I would love to test a pattern for you!!! And I am available! :)

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  36. Happy to help out if you still need someone.

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  37. I'd love to be a pattern tester for you. I'm probably an intermediate paper piecer. My blog is www.stitchfancy.com. let me know if you still need testers!

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  38. I would love to test patterns for you. I can't at this very moment, but put me down for next time.

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  39. I'd love to help you out Elizabeth! Put me down to test, but if full, for next time.

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  40. I believe I was on you list! Please add me to your your new one. I would love to test your patterns!

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  41. I'd love to test a pattern for you, it would be amazing, hopefully I could give you a beginners/ intermediate perspective.. Either paper pieced or otherwise (I'd really test the paper pieced instructions to the limit for sure)

    I can do this time as well with early deadlines, but I'd love to be added to the ;list too.

    Shiv

    Shevvyrox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  42. I'd like to test your patterns. I'm generally available, including in the next few weeks.

    Bobbie

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  43. add my Name to your "test" list THX

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  44. Please add my name to your list of pattern testers. I have worked under very short deadlines. (Laura)

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  45. I'd be honored to test out your patterns and I love paper piecing so I'm up for anything

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  46. If you are still after a pattern tester I would love to help out.

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  47. I'd love to test a pattern or two for you. I could do traditional or paper piecing, I've had lots of experience with both. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  48. Loving the texty background :o)

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  49. I'd like to test for you if you still need more people! You can see my work here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/56295730@N04/

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  50. I'd love to test your patterns for you. I'm a quilting teacher, but also a math whiz and a grammar/spelling Nazi, so that might be helpful!

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  51. If you are still looking for people to test patterns, I would love to help.

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  52. Elizabeth,
    Hi,I am new here. My name is Peggy and I just wanted to comment about being a pattern tester for you. I would love to be a pattern tester for you. I am a shdm who has lots of time on my hands. I love to do foundation piecing and regular piecing. Looking forward to hearing from
    you if I am not too late,
    Peggy S
    craftypeg@yahoo.com

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