I’m sharing all about my newest pattern, the Diagonal Dazzle quilt. Read on to find out all the details about the pattern, the release sale and the giveaway!
The Diagonal Dazzle Pattern
The Diagonal Dazzle pattern is officially LIVE in my shop!
The pattern writing, sewing, and testing process has been long, but so worth it! And I couldn’t be more excited to finally tell you all about the Diagonal Dazzle quilt, and share both pattern tester versions, and details about the sale, giveaway, and subscriber promo code.
The Diagonal Dazzle comes in 2 versions. The first, the regular version, can be created in 3 different squares sizes, 24″ wall hanging, 48″ crib size, and 72″ full version. I’ve also created a wall hanging that’s hung using a fun tutorial – you can see my wall hanging Diagonal Dazzle here!
Below is my 72″ regular version quilt, which was actually the second version I sewed. I used patterned fabrics for this with a lot of pink – not my usual choice. But I love how it turned out!!
And here’s the first quilt I made, from the bonus version, in Kona Solids (Aloe, Banana Pepper, Ultramarine, and Snow). I really love how bold the design is!
The bonus version uses alternate methods to produce bonus HSTs, which can then be used to make a bonus quilt, 41″ x 54″. It’s such a handy throw size for the couch, kids, or pets, and you can layout the HSTs however you wish. I chose a random pattern with a border, as you can see below.
There are detailed instructions in the pattern to explain the difference between the 2 versions, and lists of pages to print for each particular version to save paper. As well, there are labels on each page so you always know you’re following the right instructions!
More About the Diagonal Dazzle Pattern
Diagonal Dazzle quilts look great whether they’re constructed in solids, patterned fabrics, or from scraps. Your own fabric choices will make various parts of the design pop and enhance the delightful diagonal lines that draw your eye around the quilt, as you’ll see in the tester versions below.
The Diagonal Dazzle Quilt pattern is for intermediate quilters, as it requires, time, organization, and precision. However, the full tutorial, diagrams, and tips will support a confident beginner with some experience in precise piecing.
This is a 43 page PDF only pattern. You will find the following included:
- Yardage requirements
- A comparison of the different versions and pages to print for each
- Colouring pages
- Printable labels for organizing cuts and sub-units
- Overview “cheat sheets” for handy reference for both versions
- Cutting instructions
- Detailed assembly instructions with diagrams for most steps
- Many helpful tips for achieving precise results
Amazing Pattern Tester Versions
I had the best group of pattern testers! As a first time quilt pattern designer, I occasionally felt like I didn’t know what I was doing. But my testers were so supportive and enthusiastic, and also full of great ideas. My pattern is so much better after receiving their input.
I’m profiling each tester and their version below. The testers have been sharing much more on their own IG profiles as well, so do check them out!
(Note: Bonus quilt tops were not required to be completed by the release date)
Now I cannot wait to show you their versions – in no particular order:
Aimee created the only scrappy version so far, and I was excited to see how it would turn out. When I saw the completed top, it exceeded all my expectations! The pinkish-purple, teal, and blue colour palette is amazing and electric, and the patterns are so well balanced around the quilt. I’m going to have to make my own scrappy version someday now.
Aimee made the 72″ square regular version.
See and read more: Aimee has a wonderful blog with all her sewing adventures and projects (and showcasing her great eye for colour), The Sewing Scientist. She’s even just published a post about her Diagonal Dazzle quilt. You can also find her on IG as @sewingscientist.
Lynn created this beautiful version of the Diagonal Dazzle that I love in blue, coral, aqua, and white – perfectly suited to the beach-y vibe she was going for. I also really love how she customized the colour layout to alternate colours. It’s a great way to personalize the pattern and make it your own!
Lynn made the bonus version, 72″ square + bonus quilt.
See and read more: Lynn can be found on IG as @lovinfromtheoven2010 and she’s hard at work on her own first quilt pattern! Go check it out – you won’t want to miss it!
Tammie made her version in a patriotic red, white, and blue colour scheme for summer decor. The little blue squares criss-crossing the quilt make me so happy! I’m not even American and I can envision sitting out with this quilt for a picnic and July 4th fireworks.
In fact, I told Tammie that when I was brainstorming a name for my pattern, I thought of the little diagonals radiating outward like fireworks, and that led to “Dazzle”.
Tammie has a longarm quilting studio and has already quilted her version in the most beautiful design! She made the 72″ square bonus version (plus bonus quilt).
Jennifer might win the award for fastest finish and she was a great help in the first weeks of expanding the versions of my pattern. She produced this very striking version in Cloud9 and Art Gallery fabrics. I really like how she used mostly solids in navy, turquoise, pale pink, and grey, and then added in coordinating patterns in strategic locations. I also love how the navy squares lead my eye around the quilt.
Jennifer made the 72″ regular version.
See and read more: You can find Jennifer on IG as @jenmocabeequilts and be sure to look for her amazing paper piecing projects!
Kristine created a really beautiful version in small scale patterns in blue, purple, green, and pale pink. Those little diagonal squares are perfection! And you can thank Kristine that they are now strip-pieced in the pattern 🙂
I loved seeing all the progress photos she shared as her quilt grew through the sizes from wall hanging to crib size, to full size. In fact, Kristine plans to add on another row and column to create a 96″ square quilt more suitable for a queen bed. I cannot wait to see it!!
Kristine created the 72″ bonus version (plus bonus quilt).
See and read more: You can find Kristine on IG as @journeyofkristine where you can see all the beautiful and colourful projects she has on the go!
Vanessa was my first tester to try out the newly created crib size and caught many errors, for which I’m grateful! She also created a beach inspired version in beautiful royal blue, white, and seashell prints that has me longing for a trip to collect seashells at the beach. It’s a great example of how different parts of the design are emphasized based on your fabric choices.
Vanessa created the 48″ square crib size, 4 blocks instead of 9.
See and read more: You can find Vanessa on IG as @_vanessa.griffin_ where she shares so many incredible quilts!
Jennifer’s version is such a pretty quilt that instantly makes me think of spring flowers, strawberry shortcakes, and tea parties. The soft coral-pink, green, and neutrals work so beautifully together, and I’d love to hang this on the wall in my home for spring!
Jennifer made a 48″ square crib size, but also made a bold wall hanging version in scrap solids that she shared on IG.
See and read more: You can find Jennifer on IG as @jensewquilty where you’ll fall in love with all of her quilting and sewing projects!
Jessica created a beautiful and harmonious version in soft green, gold floral and neutrals. I really love this example that shows how the design looks in a softer and less bold colour scheme. Doesn’t this quilt just make you want to snuggle up with a good book and a cup of tea?
Jessica made the 72″ bonus version (plus bonus quilt).
See and read more: You can find Jessica on IG as @jess_quinnquilts where you’ll find so many other fantastic quilts!
Judy of Ottawa
Judy lives in the same city as I do, and has previously pattern tested for me for the Blooming Along Basket pattern. I love how the design pops on her Diagonal Dazzle quilt top using bold and bright solids. The colours are perfectly placed to contrast the blue diagonal squares with the various shares of pink. It’s so striking!
Judy constructed the crib size, 48″ square.
See and read more: Judy’s not on social media, but you can see her felt Blooming Along Basket in this post about choosing felt colour schemes.
Abby’s beautiful floral-inspired Diagonal Dazzle is constructed in soft pink and green, deep red, and small pink floral. It would look perfectly at home in the garden, at a tea party or a spring picnic.
This version is also a perfect example of how you can change which parts of the design pop with where you use each colour in the design. Here, the background colour is a deeper colour than the other fabrics, but I love this effect too!
See and read more: You can see more of Abby’s quilts, including a progress post with a super helpful tool she recommends @_abbyquilts on IG.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF MY TESTERS!!
Ends Sunday, April 10! Have you entered yet?
I’m giving away 3 pattern bundles including my brand new Diagonal Dazzle quilt pattern, as well as my felt embroidery thread catcher basket pattern, the Blooming Along Basket.
It’s easy to enter – just share one of the slides from this Giveway IG post in your stories and be sure to mention me @mixmeasuremake so I can see it. One entry per account. Entries close Sunday, April 10 at 11:59 pm E.T.
3 lucky winners will be chosen at random and announced on Monday, April 11, and contacted via DM.
I will never set up a separate account for a giveaway or ask for your payment information.
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Head to the Shop!
You’ll find the Diagonal Dazzle pattern, (as well as the pattern bundle with the Blooming Along Basket) listed in my shop.
They are both on a great sale for the release, which ends Easter Monday, April 18 at 11:59 pm ET.
Lastly, I want to thank everyone for their support of my first quilt pattern release and any love, shares, or comments.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the pattern!
All the best,