Last month I had the lovely honor of being asked to test a new quilt pattern, the Dawn Blossom Mini, by my friend Caroline Greco of Nightingale Quilts.
Despite my insanely busy schedule, I said yes. I couldn't help myself!
I LOVE a good star block, and I love even more an unexpected secondary pattern in a quilt design. This is one of those patterns. So, one day when I had a little break in the sewing action, I pulled together some fabric and sat down to work.
Now, having just made a huge move from Seattle to Atlanta only a few months before, I didn't have a whole lot of fabric to choose from. (Sadly, most of my stash is still in our storage unit in Seattle.) I was pretty happy that this pattern only asked for a background plus five other fabrics.
That was definitely doable.
The Dawn Blossom pattern is made up of sqaures, rectangles, half-square triangles and flying geese. The instructions were very easy to understand, were clearly illustrated and not at all confusing. (Which is good because I am, technically, still fairly new to quilting.)
|Teeny tiny HST!|
|Super duper, itty-bitty, teeny tiny HST.|
Don't worry, that last HST is just a trimming, but isn't it cute??
There was a lot of cutting and sewing, but that's my favorite part. I love to get lost in the creation process, it's where I do my best thinking. I forgot to take a picture of the final layout before I stitched it all together, but here is the end result.
|let's all ignore that one little pink HST stuck out there and waving hello. he's obnoxious...|
I have already put the queen sized Dawn Blossom quilt on my Wish List. I will make it. I love this pattern so much. Caroline has several beautiful and unique designs to offer. I really love her modern-traditional hodgepodge style. Plus, she's pretty dang funny.