Nine incredible, talented quilters from around the world tested the Alpenglow Quilt pattern. Each quilter had a slightly different take on this pattern. Get inspired from their beautiful colorways and fabric combinations and scroll to the bottom to see their feedback. But first, here are their beautiful makes!
Throw Size Quilts
Kelsey Alumbaugh Bredehoeft @QuiltingKelsey
When a wedding photographer tests your quilt, you know it's going to be gorgeous. Kelsey alternated scrappy blocks of blue and pink and gold to create a stunning quilt that reminds me of dawn and dusk.
Sammy Dahlstrom @SammyDahlstrom
Sammy combined lilac fabric with Prarie Dreams by Kansas Troubles to get the softest-looking quilt I have ever wanted to snuggle with and quilted it with a stunning grid that lets the bias blocks shine.
Melissa David @QuiltingAbovetheClouds
Melissa combined fabric from several Art Gallery Fabrics collections to make this scrappy throw with the most soothing color palette, offsetting her blocks with purple cornerstones.
Jess Coake @JessCoake89
Jess made the most beautiful ombre blocks of greens and blues for the large rectangles and pinks, purples, and oranges for the small rectangles, offsetting the blocks with deep blue cornerstones.
Sydney Nordgren @Stuff.Sydney.Sews
Sydney pulled a gorgeous collection of fabric from her stash to create this lovely, scrappy quilt in pinks, purples, and blues, tying it together with purple sashing. She timed herself to see how long it would take to make the complete quilt top, working in multiple sessions, and the result was just under 11 hours. Strip piecing for the win!
Baby Size Quilts
Tanya Clarke @RoadTripQuilter
Tanya mixed two Christmas-themed jelly rolls from the Comfort and Joy collection by Moda Fabrics and rotated her blocks to create a gorgeous alternate layout of this versatile pattern.
Nik Knott @Vogonverse
Nik used Libs Elliott fabrics to make the cutest, brightest baby quilt! My favorite part is the rainbow layout of the cornerstones between the blocks.
Tracy King @MiddleSisterStudios
Tracy combined Kona cotton solid fabrics to make ombre quilt blocks and used the most beautiful floral sashing to tie them all together!
Katelin arranged her stunning starry blocks to create an alternate layout in what is probably the coolest take on this pattern. It took my breath away when I first saw it!
Thank you so much to this incredible group of testers for making the most beautiful collection of Alpenglow quilts! Visit @DuePinoli on Instagram to see the full collection of tester photos.
Several testers asked for templates to be added to the pattern which I created and included in the final PDF copy of the pattern. If you want to make your own, sturdier templates, you can trace the paper templates onto quilt template plastic.
Everyone seemed to enjoy making the pattern but a couple of testers reported being challenged by the bias-cut edges. If you're still getting your quilting feet under you or you haven't worked with bias-cut fabric much, consider buying extra fabric in case you make a mistake when cutting and using starch when ironing your fabric.
Remember, too, that many of the "mistakes" we see are invisible to others. At the end of the day, quilts are beautiful tools that help us show love and keep our toes warm!
Thank you, once again, to these amazing testers for making this pattern truly shine.
Get your copy of the Alpenglow Quilt pattern and start sewing today! Share your makes on Instagram by tagging @DuePinoli and using the hashtags #DuePinoli and #AlpenglowQuilt. Happy quilting!