June 24, 2015

Sea Star: Pattern Testing + Giveaway



Back in April Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs put out the call for pattern testers for her new Sea Star Pattern. Last Fall I pattern tested her Looking Glass quilt and LOVED how the quilt turned out. So, of course, I signed up for another. Sea Star is a great combination of a plus block and a star block. Following Cheryl's lead I also chose cool colors in a sea theme. I don't have many baby boy quilts on hand, so this one was perfect. 



Just like last time, this quilt was super quick and fun to make. I got in a couple fights with my ailing iron, but overall it was painless. The quilt consists of squares and HST, nothing difficult but a new design anyone can try out! I was able to get the whole top done in one day of sewing. The backing, quilting, and binding was another day. To me her quilts are great projects that offer more pizzaz than basic squares, but are equally as easy and have have such design flair. I really have enjoyed each and every quilt I have made using Meadow Mist patterns.



In the pattern the baby quilt is square, but I went with a 3 by 4 block arrangement to make the quilt rectangular. I like the final size of the quilt.




Check back to Cheryl's blog to see what the other pattern testers chose for colors and the link to purchase this pattern. She has also offered up a pattern giveaway! To enter, answer the question:  What colors would you made this pattern in? Good luck everyone! I will draw and post the winner June 30, 2015.


Looks like this summer has started off with at least one quilting success, I hope to get a couple more projects completed before beginning summer school in the beginning of July.  Enjoy your summer everyone :) 


-Patch & Chels 



39 comments:

  1. I've always been partial to blues, but I think I would like to try this quilt in grey and yellow.

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  2. I would use blues and yellows-perhaps Summer Breeze 3.
    Your quilt is lovely-You did a great job with this pattern.

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  3. Your version is wonderful, thank you so much for testing for me!

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  4. This is just what I've been looking for! I'm planning a quilt for my dad, I've already bought some navy fabrics so I'd make it up in navy and white. Love your version :) x

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  5. Oh it's gorgeous!! I love the colours, they and the pattern are very soothing to look at!

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  6. I love this~your colors are awesome! I'm thinking pinks/purples :)

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  7. Great quilt - I love the colours you used so I would also use a mix of blues and greens!

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  8. Your quilt is really lovely! This is such a great pattern. (I tested too, so don't enter me in our giveaway!).

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  9. I would like to see the background in gray, the plus blocks in red and the stars in blacks and blues. It would make a very masculine quilt!

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  10. I really like the colours you chose. A good friend is expecting a baby girl in a few months so I might choose pink and grey. I agree with you - Cheryl's designs are awesome. I've made a few of her patterns and always loved both the process and the finished product!

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  11. ooh I like the idea of a sea theme fabric pull. This turned out beautifully!

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  12. You chose beautiful colors Chelsea, and the back is perfect!

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  13. I love the back :) And I also love your new script in the header!! It looks very balanced and beautiful with the rest of your blog.

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  14. I really love how you can combine 2 different blocks and get such a great look. This is fabulous and the colors you selected were perfect! If I were to make this, my first choice would be some sort of teals but since I'm already making another quilt with that color, I would make it my son's favorite color red with the addition of black, gray, and white.

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  15. I've recently seen a color palette using pink, orange and light yellow and just love it, so that is what I'd use for this pattern. If I were to make a baby boy blanket, I'd use the colors you chose...love them!

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  16. I live grays and yellows. Your quilt is lovely. Thanks for the chance to win. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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  17. Yours is beautiful, but I think I'd choose blues and purples. Please enter me in your drawing!

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  18. I would like to make this quilt in scrappy grey and yellow tones, on a white background.

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  19. I just love your fabric and color selections! It seems this quilt could work with many different colors -- I'd like to try lime green, orange, and deep royal blue on a pale grey background.

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  20. I would use blues and yellows. You quilt is very pretty!

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  21. The fabric and colors you used are gorgeous! I think I would use some gorgeous blues or white and red!

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  22. I think I would try Red and White.

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  23. beautiful Sea Star quilt!! and I love your tree skirt as well. I would have to do green and navy. I love that combo.

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  24. Yellows and greens would be beautiful!
    mabay1981 at gmail dot com

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  25. Love the fabrics you chose for this quilt! Perfect for a boy :) I'm thinking jewel tones. . . very saturated jewel tones!

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  26. i would make this quilt in shades of teal and gray for the background.

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  27. I love the colours you chose...so I'd definitely use teals in it too!!

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  28. I'd love to use aqua and teal! Love the colours you've used!

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  29. Great color choices and such a beautiful quilt. Happy sewing on the rest of your quilts. rmgsummers@yahoo.com

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  30. I would want to make this quilt in pastels!

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  31. I would make this quilt in the SAME colors you used, lol. Your work is gorgeous and we have a very similar aesthetic. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. I'm thinking oranges or reds and yellows!

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  33. Love the pattern! I like the colors you chose and I think I would really have to look through the stash to decide what color! All of you pattern testers did an amazing job! Love all the choices!

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  34. A mix of greys and pinks would be lovely for a little girl.

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  35. I really like your quilt, so I think I'd use sea colours - turquoise, teal, green and navy. Thanks for the lovely giveaway and great blog. You are very inspiring! :-)

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  36. So pretty! I eod scrappy solids and some greys. Thanks!

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  37. Your version is lovely. I would use, blues, greens, yellows and grey.
    renragjd@gmail.com

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