Kristy, asking if I was interested in being a pattern tester for her newest project. Well, d'oh! A new quilt pattern? A secret project? Why wouldn't I?
A little later the draft instructions arrived in my mailbox. Kristy asked me to follow the directions and "make a few blocks." I didn't know what I'd do with a few blocks and decided to go ahead and make a baby quilt. I was determined to do it from stash and scraps, and was delighted when that proved to be the case.
Kristy's instructions, as always, are clear and easy to follow. I'm spatially challenged, so I had some shaky moments orienting the blocks, but got it right and was pleased with my efforts.
I haven't quilted my U-Turn yet, but likely will this winter and then have it ready when a baby quilt is needed.
U-Turn is a great pattern. It has a masculine sense to it, IMNSHO, and masculine quilts aren't easy to find. I could see it made from homespuns. I could see it made from batiks for a stunning effect. I could even see it in Kaffes. Here's the one I made from scraps:
Oh, and in appreciation for my testing, Kristy has offered a pdf of U-Turn to one of my readers. Interested? Leave a comment telling what fabrics you think you would use, and you'll be entered in my drawing. Quick turn-around (U-Turnaround?) time on this, friends: We'll be drawing the winner late on Monday.