Monday, October 06, 2014

Cross Stitch Sparkle Tester Quilts 2 + Giveaway

Still a few days left to get Cross Stitch Sparkle on Craftsy for only $4.50.

I'm back today with more tester quilts. I'm also giving away a copy of the pattern (scroll to bottom of post).

Karri (instagram) made an interesting version of the pattern with fussy cut squares in the center of the blocks.

Cross Stitch Sparkle Quilt

Whitney (flickr) made this awesome Halloween version. I like how the yellow and orange crosses flow into one another and contrast nicely with the black and white background.

Anna tech edited the pattern for me and also made this cool pillow out of one block. She used an upcoming line of fabric from Windham, Sunshine Serenade. This pillow will be on display at Quilt Market. Yay!

Finally, I love all of the tester versions of the quilt, but this one might really truly be my favorite. Cath (instagram) made this amazing wall-hanging version using solids. I had originally envisioned doing something similar with warm, cool, and neutral fabrics, but decided to go with the pink/orange/yellow color scheme instead. Cath brought my original diagram to life.

If you'd like to win a copy of the pattern, enter via Rafflecopter below. If the winner has already purchased a copy of the pattern, I will refund your purchase price. Don't forget the pattern is available for 50% off through Tuesday night!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. All the different versions look so lovely! I would love to make this as a baby quilt in mix of vintage sheet solids and prints. Congratulations on the awesome pattern!

  2. Oh, oops! My biggest pet peeve about quilt patterns is that I never have time to make them right away! And then I see everyone else's lovely iterations on instagram, flickr, and blogs and it can become more difficult to choose my own fabrics!

  3. I hate quilt patterns that assume you are an expert and leave out important detailed steps.

  4. I get grumpy when the designer picks a hard way to do something when there's clearly an easier way!

    But I'm sure yours is great and I can't wait to sew it!

  5. I don't like it when total yardage is not indicated. Some folks only tell you how much you need for each block. Also, I prefer a couple of different sizes. Give me something for the $10 (all that math). Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Accurate fabric measurements when you need squares. I don't like wasting fabric.

  7. Wow those are all great!

    My biggest peeve about quilt patterns is when they haven't been proofed properly. It can make a huge and very frustrating difference when measurements aren't printed correctly, or when instructions are poorly written or incorrectly presented. I'm not a beginning quilter but I can still remember when I was (some 30 years ago). To this day I have a love/hate relationship with machine applique because of a very poorly written pattern!

  8. I think my biggest pet peeve is trying to make a correct pattern that will last so I can easily cut pieces out, I hate the cutting!

  9. I don't like quilt patterns that don't have enough photos and/or detailed steps. I like patterns with coloring sheets and mock-ups using different colors/patterns.

  10. It's so fun to see the different versions! I can't wait to make it.



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