Friday, July 7, 2017

Gradient Stars

Introducing the newest pattern from PBJ: Gradient Stars

Made from 18" blocks, this quilt comes in three different sizes; 46" x 64", 64" x 82", 82" x 100" (above).

It started off as a simple sketch. 

When I put that into a program, I felt it was too simple. 

So I added more. 

Then changed what I added.

When adding color we get this beautiful block that, when put into a full quilt, becomes a beautiful quilt.

Gradient Stars uses two rulers from Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design (no affiliation). The Corner Beam® and the VBlock®.

When made in just one color the whole pattern changes. 

Enjoy these quilts from the testers.

Karen's version of Gradient Stars is bright and beautiful.

Brandy's quilt adds the coolness of winter with her Santas.

 Julie used this gorgeous grey as her background. It really sets off the stars.

Victoria changed hers up a bit. I love it set on point. Next week she will share how to change up a pattern to make it yours.

Gradient Stars is now available as a digital download from Craftsy and Etsy, at a special price through July 10th. Paper patterns will be available July 10th from Etsy. 

Happy Stitching!

Beginners Unite! A beginner's quilting series will resume next week on Tuesday!

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  1. Lovely, delicate design. Lends itself to so many colour ways. Great design Jen ☺

  2. I love this design! Beautiful photography too!

    1. Thank you, Raewyn. Photography is by Kelly from Handmade Boy. She does an amazing job.

  3. Jen, this is beautiful! Love seeing it in so many color ways. Congrats on this pattern release.

  4. Very nice!! Striking!! thanks for showing the different colours! You give me inspiration...


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