A few months ago, I volunteered to be a pattern tester for Kristy Daum from St. Louis Folk Victorian. I had only been quilting for 3 months at the time, so I sent her this long (and probably unnecessary) email offering my services and explaining the values of having a new quilter as a pattern tester. I practically jumped up and down when Kristy wrote back and said she'd be happy to have me participate. I waited in anticipation for her email with the pattern, refreshing my inbox every 5 seconds (well, maybe not quite that often) on the expected day of delivery.
And boy was I pleased when INDEX showed up.
|INDEX, a new quilt pattern from Kristy Daum, available at her Etsy shop in both PDF and paper versions.|
INDEX is a great pattern. Kristy wrote it specifically for use with jelly rolls, which I think is wonderful because I always have trouble deciding what to do with jelly rolls.
Though you can certainly use any cut of fabric (except charm squares), so the possibilities are endless.
The pattern is so clear and easy to follow. It includes:
- Materials Needed
- Cutting Instructions
- Detailed Step-by-step instructions along with helpful diagrams
- Information (Material/Cutting) for 3 quilt sizes including Lap, Twin and Queen.
And, my favorite part, INDEX comes together very quickly. I made the six blocks below using a variety of Kona yardage in no time, including the cutting. The pattern lends itself perfectly to chain piecing, so you'll have a finished quilt top faster than you can even say "INDEX." (Well, almost).
Now, for the giveaway! Kristy has generously offered a free INDEX pattern (PDF version only) for one lucky reader. To enter, just leave a comment. Any comments are welcome, though I would appreciate suggestions as to how I should finish my test blocks. They're still just 6 lonely, separate blocks waiting to be pieced together, but I'm having trouble deciding how to combine them (i.e. If I do a mini quilt, what shape should I do? Should I make more blocks and go for a lap size? Or maybe pillows for holiday gifts? I've also toyed with the idea of making these same blocks but reversing the colors, so the coal would be the I shape and the colors would be the background. But that still brings me back to how to complete the overall product. You see my dilemma?). The giveaway will be open until midnight (EST) Monday, November 5. I'll try to remember to announce the winner on Tuesday, but please be patient with me if I forget.
And remember to check out the other blog hop participants for more chances to win:
Sunday 10/28 – Kristy Daum
Wednesday 10/31 – Halloween (no giveaway today - go get some candy!)
And, as always, if you don't win INDEX during the blog hop, you can purchase a copy from Krisy's Etsy shop, KristyDaum. The pattern is available in both PDF and paper versions.