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New Pattern Launch -- RetroBlock Quilt Pattern

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Hooray Hooray — it's pattern launch day!!!

Super thrilled to announce the 3rd pattern in the Mid-Century Modern quilt line—RetroBlock has launched!

You can purchase it HERE !!!  


A mid-century modern quilt hanging over a railing with water and mountains in the background

RetroBlock quilt is a reimagined mid-century modern design—from an era where sleek lines were juxtaposed with organic shapes, resulting in bold, large-scale patterns.

My first two mid-century modern quilts (blogged here and here) didn't scratch my retro itch, they merely accelerated it, and I see at least 1 or 2 more patterns in my future along these lines.

As with the previous quilts, RetroBlock also meets the essential elements of mid-century modern:
  • — Minimal ornamentation
  • — Form follows function
  • — Uncluttered, sleek lines with both organic and/or geometric shapes
  • — Mixing different, and sometimes, contrasting colors and/or materials.
I have been looking to create THE mid-century modern pattern ever since I had this learning experience.  This may not be the replacement quilt, but it is clearly the quilt that I was meant to design and create.


For me—as with most of my quilting—the nod to the mid-1900's comes with a look to solid fabrics in vibrant colors.  Putting a retro vibe onto the backs of both quilts.



But as I learned from a group of very talented, creative, gracious and committed quilt testers—there's a lot more to mid-century modern than solids baby!

Clockwise from top left:  Janet @patchworkandpaws, Jenn @mountainviewquilts, Julie @jwestin1959, and Brenda @endofthebolt 

Clockwise from top left:  Susan @quiltmod519, Roxane, Janine @lilbeanquilting, and Carolyn @micko_mum

Clockwise from top left:  Cassie @cassie_quilts, Lyn @lyncauwels, and Monica @monicab96

Time to take a minute to acknowledge quilt pattern testers.  They are truly the unsung heroes in a quilt pattern launch.  

Quilt pattern testers give freely of their time, material, knowledge and expertise.  They quickly help you understand if any key dimension are mis-typed, find what spell check missed (or rather mis-corrected), they catch inconsistent hashtags, let you know when you do something right and when you do something wrong.  These talented people provide me, and you, with versions that help get our creative juices flowing and they provide feedback on what level (beginning, intermediate or advanced) the pattern should be targeted to quilters.  

In a nut shell, quilt pattern testers are the ones that ensure that when you purchase a pattern, you are buying something that has been well thought through, revised for clarity and tested for accuracy. 

πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘  and πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ for quilt testers!

Thanks for joining me today to learn about the RetroBlock Quilt Pattern.  It's available in my Etsy shop.

Have a great weekend!

Best,
Lisa













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