Friday, April 21, 2017

Introducing Softly Circled!! (And a fabulous giveaway!)

Here she is! Pattern 10 in the PBJ family: Softly Circled!




Let's just enjoy her beauty for a moment, and the fact that my 15 year old daughter requested to keep this one. Did you hear that? Angels started singing. It's bright, it's beautiful and it's hers. 




Look at this gorgeous sample. I made this one using the Renaissance fat quarter pack from Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics. If you have never heard of them, you are missing out. This fabric looks like suede but is 100% cotton and just butter to work with. Guess who is sponsoring the giveaway??!!  



YES! Cherrywood Fabrics has generously given an 8-steps bundle of fat quarters of their gorgeous Renaissance fabric. Oh. My. Beautiful. 


The colors are just rich. 
Lets take a look at a couple of testers quilts and then we'll get back to the giveaway.




Here is Sandy's version. I love that she used two colors, but used different values of blue. 



Sharon chose to do just two colors as well, this time keeping the circles all one color.  Isn't it funny how the same pattern takes on a life of it's own with each quilter?



This pattern requires the Corner Beam® ruler from Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design. Templates are included if you prefer, but the ruler is so easy to use and speeds up the process. No affiliation here, I'm just a fan of good rulers, not so much of templates.



For the lap size quilt I used 2 packs of the 8-line Renaissance. I had 3 extra fat quarters and decided to make 3 more circles for the back. I think I love it as much as the front!


  


Lets talk giveaway!!  The giveaway runs through Monday, with a winner being announced Tuesday. You will be contacted through email, and I will send out your 8-line Renaissance fabric. Good luck!


Happy Stitching!
Jen

Through April 28th only the introductory price is $5.00!

Find it on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PatternsByJen?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Find it on Craftsy: https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/patterns/softly-circled-pbj-110/490924

a Rafflecopter giveaway





64 comments:

  1. Great Pattern-you're right. love the different looks, as defined by the quilter! This fabric looks wonderful! Thank you, Susan

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    1. Thank you, Susan. I love how each quilt can take on a life of it's own through different fabric choices.

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  2. Nice giveaway. Lovely rich fabric.

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    1. Thank you, Geri. I'm really excited that Cherrywood Fabrics joined the fun.

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  3. Jen,

    I love it. I love how based on our choices of colors, patterns can take on a whole different look.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! Our own personalities really come out in our quilts, don't they?

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  4. I like the pattern! and love the Cherrywood fabric, I have
    looked at it for about 3 years, but never bought any. Thanks!
    cork at pa.rr.com

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    1. Thank you! The fabrics are so nice to work with, I hope you get a chance sometime to use them.

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  5. This pattern is awesome and the fabrics too. Love it!

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  6. Loved the story of how everything fell into place for this pattern.

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    1. It was a pretty amazing week. :) Thank you!

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  7. It is a great quilt! I love seeing the different color options. Great choices for your samples! Each quilt would appeal to a different set of quilters. :)

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    1. I'm so grateful for my testers. They really add to the whole process and outcome.

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  8. Great design! Made better with Cherrywood!! I have not seen this ruler, might have to check it out!!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I'm really loving the Cherrywood version. Thank goodness my daughter likes the other one better. ;)

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  9. Such lovely colors! I like the dark background the most 💙

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  10. Bravo on another great design.

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  11. What a great pattern! Thanks for showing samples as well. I love seeing how different the same pattern looks just by changing the color theme.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, each quilt can look so different!

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  12. Jen, this is absolutely fabulous. I used to live in Brainerd, and Cherrywood Fabrics are a dream to work with. _Nancy N

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    1. Thank you! They really are lovely to work with. I need to do that more often.

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  13. What a wonderfully versatile pattern! Congratulations!

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  14. The quilts are so pretty, and I love all the other happiness happening with this pattern Jen! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Brandy! It was such a great week! :)

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  15. Thanks for introducing me to Cherrywood Fabrics!!! I love your dark quilt with the shades of red.... gorgeous❤️❤️❤️

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    1. You are so welcome! You will love it!

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  16. Hi! I love this quilt! Hope I win some Cherrywood Fabric!

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  17. It's beautiful, Jen! I really like the first one, with the white background and bright colors! The back of the Cherrywood version is lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Emily! That rainbow one will definitely brighten up my daughters room!

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  18. Oh, sew beautiful!! I first saw Cherrywood hand dyed fabrics at one of the shops during the Minnesota Quilt Hop last year. They sure are pretty! Karen

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    1. Thank you! Yes, those Cherrywood fabrics are pretty amazing.

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  19. The quilt is absolutely lovely!!

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  20. Beautiful quilts. I really like the second one.

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  21. While searching for a piece of denim, I found two bins of Cherrywoods! They truly add demension to projects!

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  22. I have heard a lot about Cherrywoods. This new pattern is so fun!! On my "need" list ;)

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    1. They are fabulous, really and truly. :)

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  23. Jen, another beautiful design! Your daughter's choice is my favorite! Love it!

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  24. I love your pattern and the Cherrywood fabric is beautiful. I love when the back of a quilt turns out just as pretty as the top. Thanks for the giveaway. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you, Linda! Yes, I'm kind of proud of that back. :)

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  25. Wow, the back looks stunning! I think that is my favourite 😀

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    1. I know what you mean. Which side goes out? I think you just have to rotate it, LOL!

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  26. This is a beautifully striking pattern, and it looks good in all of these fabrics. Thanks Jen, for all the eye candy and the chance to win this beautiful fabric. I love the name "Softly Circled" too!

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    1. Thank you, Pamela! I appreciate it. :)

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  27. This is so gorgeous, Jen! You are a gifted designer.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jen, that is so kind of you. :)

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  28. This pattern is fantastic! Great job creating it Jen!!!

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  29. I love the back just as much as the front! Beautiful quilt and pattern!

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  30. Lovely pattern - just love those solids!!! so delicious!!! churcae(At)auburn(dot)edu

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    1. Thank you, Allison, they really are yummy to work with. ;)

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  31. Beautiful quilt....Your daughter gave you the greatest compliment!

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