REVIEW: Harvest Sky Pattern

Some of you have followed the progress of the Harvest Sky quilt.

So, after using the pattern, here are my thoughts:

1. Great directions!  She guides you through cutting, building components and assembling blocks with precision.

2. The pattern makes one size quilt, about a twin size, but could be easily changed up.  Just make a few more of each block.  In my case I wanted a large throw and left off borders.

3. Squaring up isn’t my favorite, but it does improve results.  Some of the components are to be squared up to a certain size.  Don’t skip this step.  It produces puckers.  It takes longer to rip it out than it does to do it right the first time.

4.  Scrappy love!  This is a great scrap quilt pattern.  Sometimes it is nice when you can just cut all your scraps to a particular size, say, 5-inch squares,  and go for it.  But, the pile I started with this time would have had a lot of waste.  If you have a variety of scrap sizes, this is a really good pattern to use.

So, all in all, I really like the pattern.  It is a keeper and you might expect to see another Harvest Sky quilt here in the future.  The designer, Emily Bailey, is a Utah girl, so I don’t know if her patterns, Aunt Em’s Quilts, are available in your area, but you can check them out on her blog/website:  Em’s Scrapbag.

3 thoughts on “REVIEW: Harvest Sky Pattern

  1. I love your version! It’s so different than the one on Em’s website, which I also love. Thanks for sharing your pretty scrappy version. I agree about squaring up your blocks – if you don’t have time to do it right, when will you find time to do it over? I found out the hard way one time…..

  2. my favorite motto is: If not now, when??? and that especially goes for squaring up blocks..i love the pattern..really like your more pastelly version…i have so many scraps and fully intend to order the pattern from her..thanks for showing us your finished top..so pretty…

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