March 24, 2015
Pattern Test: StarGazing
I tested this for Diane of fromblankpages and this pattern is the Cadillac version.
One, it is available in 6", 12" 18" and 24". Yes, that 24" is a whopper and the size I tested. I wanted to also use this as a pillow cover, but am not sure if it will make the cut. I think my color choices were perhaps a bit off.
Enough about color and back to the pattern! All of the following is included with this pattern: links to paper piecing and color and design as well as cutting templates, coloring pages, design and color inspiration.
Let's talk about cutting templates. I usually think they are a waste and I don't need them.
But you know that feeling, in the pit of your stomach, when you flip over a piece of fabric and it isn't quite (big, long, tall) enough - ugh! hate that. Well, cutting templates eliminate that completely. Yes, you have some fabric waste, but that is better than having to rip out a seam with a 1.5 stitch length - you hear me?
Another advantage to her cutting templates is that she has exact instructions on how to orient the cutting templates with your fabric if directional.
What I am trying to say is that I appreciate that the cutting templates were included in this pattern. Not all pattern authors include that component.
If you want one, go check out her etsy store here!