Sunday, September 16, 2012

Gypsy Dance: It's Finally Here!

Phew! After a lot of careful planning, a ton of discussion, checking and rechecking math, changing things according to my tester's suggestions, and making sure everything was ABSOLUTELY perfect for you guys, Gypsy Dance is here!!

It is available for purchase through Craftsy, and you will get an instant download, so no waiting around for me to email you the PDF if I'm at work or wherever... you get it instantly!

Gypsy Dance is a quilt pattern designed for the intermediate quilter. It requires basic quilting knowledge and is best for someone looking to challenge themselves in a manageable way. Geometric arrangement is at the core of this quilt. Shapes are simple squares and rectangles used in unexpected ways to create a latticework grid displayed in a modern way.

This pattern includes detailed piecing instructions for both sizes of the quilt, with diagrams throughout for both piecing units and assembly of the top. Full cutting charts are included for both sizes. 

Gypsy Dance is scrap or yardage friendly. Fabric requirements are as follows:
Baby Size: 1 1/3 yard total print for front, 1.5 yards total solid for front, 1 yard backing, 1/3rd yard binding. Unfinished block is 9.5"

Twin/ Full Size: 3.5 yards total print for front, 4.5 yards total solid for front, 4 yards backing, and 5/8 yard binding. Unfinished block is 21.5"

This pattern purchase includes an electronic copy of the Gypsy Dance pattern, distributed in a pdf file. 

The pattern may not be reproduced, shared or resold.

Items from this pattern may be sold by individual crafters only, no mass reproductions allowed.

And since a few more versions have been made since we did the Tester's Parade, I thought I'd share some photos!

Jennifer tested the twin/full size top for me, and used LouLouThi for it - hers is absolutely stunning! She posted about it, and also gives some tips for what to do with those leftover triangles you get when you make some of the flying geese in the pattern. Check out her post here.

I also created a second baby size top, which can be seen on the cover of the pattern. I used a ton of scraps from different lines, and a kona pomegranate solid. I also played with some quilting techniques on it - did pebbles for the first time ever, and created flowery medallions in the center diamonds created by the latticework. 

So all the time, effort, and math and it's finally available on Craftsy now!

Don't forget, if you make your own Gypsy Dance, to add it to the Distant Pickles Flickr Group!


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