Pattern Testing, Blog Hop & A Giveaway!


I was delighted when Terri Stegmiller asked if I’d test one of her patterns along with some other talented quilters. I was given her adorable “Butterfly Moments” pattern to do with as I please.

Now, I have to tell you – I LOVE Terri’s work, so I was more than a little intimidated wondering what I would do to her pattern. You read correctly: not with it – to it.  I’m amazed at how she layers all that mixed media goodness together to make such eye candy!

I had several ideas, but I thought this would be a fun gift for one of my younger friends, so I chose some bright prints and a black and white polka dot background.  I embroidered the letters by hand, but, as you can see, this background probably wasn’t the best choice…they don’t show up very well.

To make things easier I fused the pieces on the background then free-motioned the “outlines” to give it a coloring book feel. Then I quilted it with a swirly free-motion design and ta-da! A super bright quilt for a little girl’s wall.

This pattern was so easy  it could be adapted for any variety of techniques. I’m thinking it would make an adorable penny rug! The possibilities are endless, and you can see the other quilters’ versions by clicking on the links below.  To make it even MORE fun, each blog will be giving away one of these adorable patterns by Terri.

All you have to do is comment below for your chance to win here.   IMPORTANT: The pattern will be delivered by email, so be sure to include your email addy in your comments!

You’ll have your pick between “Paws in the Garden” or “Butterfly Moments.” I will be drawing a random winner this Friday, December 13.

Paws In The GardenButterfly Moments

 Make sure to visit everyone for more chances to win!!


  1. What beautiful work and a neat pattern!! I would love to win one, thanks!!

  2. Your cat is lovely. The colors are great.

  3. Jeff A;;en- Kantrowitz says:

    LOve Terri’s Work and this new pattern just brings smiles when I look at it. Paws under my garden is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I love your colors and your black dot background! This is a great pattern!

  5. I just love Paws in the Garden! Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Both cats are darling!

  7. Lisa McGriff says:

    I think your version is PERFECT! I love all the whimsy of the pattern and you color choice are spot on! I think it would make a great pillow!
    lisamcgriff (at) Hotmail (dot) com

  8. I love how pure and simple your project turned out! The striped binding really gives it some zing 🙂

    As for me, I’ve got some great ideas for Paws in the Garden – thank you for offering the giveaway!

  9. Bonnie Larson says:

    Love the kitty expressions. I have two at home that look the same… Thanks so much for sharing.

    • It’s my pleasure, Bonnie – thanks so much for visiting! Be sure and leave your email so we can find you if you win. 🙂

  10. I would love to win one of Terri’s kitty patterns-thanks for the chance

  11. Really fun to see the pattern done up in different techniques and colorways. would love to win one of the patterns.

  12. This hop has been lots of fun and I love seeing your cheerful quilt made from Terri’s pattern. Now I will see you on FB too. December Delights…

  13. Sherry Hill says:

    I loved seeing your version of the pattern with the kitties. The colors you choose are colorful and fun. It is just a little thing but I love the green striped binding of your project.

  14. Love your version of Terri’s quilt pattern. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

  15. CATHY JONES says:

    I love them both and what you did with the Butterflies, but still would have to choose Paws in the garden.

  16. I love your cute tester projrct! My email is denny1600 at gmail dot com. Thank you!

  17. I hope for good luck =) I love cats! Thanks for the opportunity!

  18. Pat Bandura says:

    love the simplicity of your rendition. would love to win

  19. Very cute! Butterfly Moments is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win

  20. Debra Neiman says:

    I just has to be PAWS IN THE GARDEN! You did a great job on the kitty. I am happy to follow you on FB. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  21. I know the perfect friend I would make one of the PAWS quilts for. thanks for sharing.


  1. […] Visit Terri’s blog for more free patterns, as well as tips, tutorials, inspirational projects and more!Needless to say,  SewCalGal is excited to share insights on Terri’s new designs:NEW DESIGNS REVEALED:Time to let the Cat Out of the Bag…..Terri has just released two new designs:Terri used mixed-media techniques in making her beautiful pieces of art using these designs.  Her techniques were published in the August/September 2013 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.  With the copy of that issue you could replicate her style of art using these design patterns, or you could make these designs your own style using a variety of mixed-media products, or even using raw-edge applique.  I’m confident how ever one creates with Terri’s designs, they’ll come up with something that is whimsical and fun.  To celebrate the release of these new designs, Terri is hosting a blog hop event where participating bloggers will share what they created using these new designs.  And, at each stop in this hop you will have a chance to win a PDF copy of one of these two new whimsical kitty designs.  Here is the line up for this fun blog hop: Terri Stegmiller SewCalGal Jill Buckley – The Quilt Rat Teresa Raleigh – A Quilt and a Prayer Marsha Leith – Cool Quilting Snoodles – Lily Pad Quilting Judy Applegarth – ScampAlot Margie Kraft – Margie Quilts Joy Manoleros – Bjoyful Studio […]

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