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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Testing, testing...1 2 3

Yep, I got back into some pattern testing! It's just so darn much fun. Everyone has a new thing to teach you, on this quilting road we love to travel.

This time, Connie over at "Freemotion by the River" let me play with her new design...Aruba Sunset.

Once I took a look at the pattern, I knew just what fabric I was going to use for my focus fabric.
This is a piece that I had been saving for that perfect project...
A piece that I snow dyed a few years back.
With all the snow that many of us have been seeing lately, what was more appropriate.
Unless of course, your in Aruba!

Now if your going to use snow dye fabric, you might as well show off  your project in all that snow too! Let me just tell you, we haven't had much for snow at all this winter...til about a week ago, and then the skies opened up! We have nothing to compare to my east coast friends, but that being said... I know I am sick of shoveling. I can't imagine how you all feel.

So there you have my pattern testing sample.
Connie, I think for this one, I have to rename it...
Something like "Arctic Sunrise".
What do you think?

Thanks for letting me play. 
I loved learning a new technique for that center star!
Pretty cool!


  1. this looks great! glad you are on her list of testers too, I need to get more patterns going too.

  2. Wonderful quilt. Lovely in the snow:)

  3. It's beautiful, Joan and the photos on the snow are lovely! The snow dyed fabric looks like gemstone.


  4. Lovely quilt design and fabric. Makes me think of Sioux Indians, for some reason. Congratulations on a great finish!

  5. It is lovely and your fabric is gorgeous!!!
    Your pictures look great in the snow!!

  6. That is gorgeous. Those fabrics are amazing.

  7. It turned out beautifully! Great colour choices...reminds me of a winter night when the sky is cobalt and the Aurora Borealis is pink. Connie must have been thrilled when she saw this!!!

  8. Stunning! And so beautiful against the snow! blessings, marlene

  9. The fabrics you chose are absolutely beautiful Joan and it looks wonderful! Thanks so much for testing for me!


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