Deco - Tester quilts, quilt kits & inspiration!

Alright, my friends! I've shown you three of my Deco sample quilts so far, but before I show you the fourth, I want to take a moment to show you pattern tester quilts!

In case you missed it, the Deco Quilt pattern is now available!

If you haven't already read my initial blog post about the two-color Deco quilt that I made, be sure to check that out here. You'll find my inspiration, pattern sizes fabric requirements and other details about Deco.

 

Every time I release a new pattern into the world, I love to do a blog post all about my pattern testers! This talented group of quilters generously give their time, energy and precious fabric to help me make the best patterns possible! Deco was especially technical, so I had a lot of dialogue around certain topics. We went back and forth on certain sewing instructions, diagrams and overall how the quilt comes together. Let's take a look at their beautiful Deco quilts!

First, let's take a look at the testers who are carrying quilt kits. Many of my pattern testers conveniently have online fabric shops, which makes it really easy for you to quickly pick your fabrics and know how it will look before it's finished!

QUILTS KITS

  • Mary of @rosiegirlquilts used gorgeous jewel tones to create this masterpiece! They have kits in their shop to recreate this exact quilt, which can be found here

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  • Laura of @finleyfabric created the most stunning combination of fabrics. I absolutely LOVE the emerald background. I *almost* did something similar for my cover quilt, but I ended up going a different direction. I'm so glad that she took the plunge with this! It really paid off. You can find her kits here.

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  • Claire of @thestitchsaloon is an Australian based shop that ships worldwide! She made a bright and cheery baby quilt and has kits for them in her shop!

 

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LONG ARM DISCOUNT

  • I was extremely excited to have a long-arm quilter test Deco for me! She is so generously offering a 20% off discount to anyone who sends a Deco quilt to her before July 9th. The coupon code is DECO20. Check out her Instagram, @browneyedquilter and/or website for more details. And isn't her quilt stunning?

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Next, we have Katie of @katesmakesandcreates created this gorgeous, kind of moody throw size Deco quilt. She used Kona Leather and Telio Swiss Dot in Rose. An alternative would be Essex Linen in Rose. I absolutely love how this turned out!

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Now let's look at Cat, of @workinghandsstudio. She created this really fun baby quilt for the newest addition of their family. :) I really love how the subtle background print adds a little extra *sparkle*!

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Erin, of @lovesewmodern really knocked it out of the park with these colors! That darker background really makes everything else POP.

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Claire of @claireandhercrafts helped me do a trial run of a certain concept that I was considering for the pattern. You might notice that her baby quilt includes only Block 3B, where as the final pattern calls for Block 3A. Essentially this means that her quilt is missing one of the tiny squares at the very corner of one of the blocks. I ended up changing my mind on this to add more drama to the quilt, and Claire was so kind to do a test run of the first version so that I could see how it looked. Her quilt is still equally stunning!

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Now let's look at Nuria of @fabricstork's baby Deco quilt! She briefly had kits for this but they sold out within a day or two. And rightfully so, isn't this fun??

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Robin of @seamedtobe created a gorgeous Throw size Deco quilt that is just STUNNING! I loveeee how this looks! She used Kona Leaf and Kona Haze as the background.

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Next up, we have Nicki of @wovenandwoolly! She sewed up her quilt before I made a pretty big change in the pattern. If you can see where the corner of her little square are chopped off....that's totally my fault!! (sad day). If you make the baby size, notice that the solid background squares are 1/2" larger than the other blocks. That's to keep those tiny squares fully intact. So you have Nicki to thank for that! :)

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Jenn of @jenn_noon_design was the only tester to use prints with this pattern! She used a few different fabrics from Maureen Cracknell's Homebody collection and I love how it has a vintage "homey" it feels! Nice work, Jenn!

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Last but not least, Sarah from @noodleandbee used Art Gallery Fabrics Honey and Bella Porcelain to create this super rad deco quilt! I love that she used Honey as the background...it really makes the design pop!

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OTHER KITS 

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  • Let me know if you have a kit in your shop and I can add you to this list. :)
  • We also have kits for each of the Deco versions that I made in our shop!

MOCK UPS

This mock-up was actually a contender to be my "cover girl." I didn't have enough bravery to use Zambia Stone as my background, but I still think this is super duper pretty! Here's what I did: (all fabrics are Art Gallery Fabrics PURE Solids)

  • Color 1- Dried Roses
  • Color 2 - Weathered Brick 
  • Color 3 - Mauvelous
  • Color 4 - White
  • Color 5 - Gentle Feather
  • Background - Zambia Stone

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  • Color 1 - Kona Pepper
  • Color 2 - Kona Grizzley
  • Color 3 - Kona Rose
  • Color 4 - Kona White
  • Color 5 - Kona Parchment

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  • Color - Kona White
  • Background - Kona Roasted Pecan

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  • Color 1 - Kona Wasabi
  • Color 2 - Kona Pickle
  • Color 3 - Kona Ash
  • Color 4 - Kona Royal
  • Color 5 - Kona Parchment
  • Background - Kona Cadet or Kona Delft

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  • Color - Kona Wasabi
  • Background - Kona White

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  • Color 1 - Kona Cedar
  • Color 2 - Kona Wine
  • Color 3 - Bella Rosewater
  • Color 4 - Kona Plum
  • Color 5 - Kona Primrose
  • Background- Kona White

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  • Color - Kona Doeskin
  • Background - Bella Violet

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  • Color 1: Kona Ice Frappe
  • Color 2: Kona White
  • Color 3: Kona Aloe
  • Color 4: Kona Bellini
  • Color 5: Kona Gotham Grey
  • Background: Kona Terracotta

Come back tomorrow for the final blog post of the Deco release!

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