Friday, September 25, 2015

New Pattern: DUSK + a Giveaway!!

Hi Everyone! How is everyone? I hope you're well! Ever since school started at the beginning of this month, things have been non-stop! I'm finally starting to feel like I am finding a little time to relax, and it's so nice!

I want to let you know about a new pattern that I released this week! It's called Dusk!

I think it was the beginning of this year, that Leila contacted me about creating a pattern for her. She sent me a photo of a paper art star that her friend made. It was beautiful! and a new challenge since it was a 9 pointed star! I'm not sure there are very many patterns out there with 9 pointed stars. Maybe there are...?

I originally came up with this design,

 A black and white mock up! I really love this!

I created a fabric version in this color scheme that I am super pleased with!
Except that there are WAY to many points that meat in the center!! 
27 to be exact!!
That is a LOT of bulk to deal with.

And actually, I still haven't gotten past this point. It's hanging on my wall with a bulging center. lol. ;) I'm still debating what I even want to do with it. 

Anyway, I knew I needed to simplify things a little. I created a few different drafts and ran them past Leila and Carla, and finally came up with two that we liked! I still need to polish off the second design, but I'm so happy with this first one!!

I decided to create a color wheel with it - which the color placement isn't perfect. I'm hoping to talk about that more in a later post.  But it sure was fun watching it come together!

The pattern looks complex, but it's actually really quick and easy! It makes up faster than my Celestial Star block, if you can believe that! (ok, maybe that's easy to believe. That is a block that has a lot of pieces to it!)

The pattern includes two different finished size blocks: 18 inch and 24 inch. Both sizes are included in the pattern, so you don't have to worry about which size you want. :)

Would you like to give it a try?!

The pattern is ON SALE for 20% OFF until Saturday night!

You can find it on Craftsy (US only), my Bigcartel Shop, and Etsy (available for EU buyers!) 
The price is already marked down, so no coupon code is required!

Would you like to see what all my AMAZING testers made with this pattern?!! Of course you do!! ;) Get ready for some awesomeness! I had quite a few... :)

In no particular order, and with Instagram handle in parenthesis:

By Alissa (@alissalapinsky)

By Jill (@crafty_giraffe)

By Sandy (@upstairshobbyroom)

By Christiane (@raven2006)

By Kathy (@kathythecraftingchemist)

By Jada (@blackvelvetstitches)

By Sarah (@sarah_jwh)
Notice how Sarah changed up the center by joining a few sections together?! Love it!

By Sara (@swolfmomof3)

By Christine (@neeneeheeb)

By Sara (@supersara20)

By Wendy (@wendybzquilting)

By Susanne (@selbermacherin) She has a giveaway posted on her blog HERE.

By Corri (@speedyartchick)

By Re (@reprazeres)

WOW!! I LOVE them all!! What do you think?! They are all so different, yet all so amazing! If I had to pick a favorite... I'd pick ALL of them! Thank you everyone for all your help!! If you are on Instagram, I hope you'll stop by and share your love with each of these amazing ladies! :)

Don't forget,
The pattern is ON SALE for 20% OFF until Saturday night!

You can find it on Craftsy (US only), my Bigcartel Shop, and Etsy (available for EU buyers!)

Thanks!! I can't wait to see what everyone makes with this block!!
Be sure to tag your photos on Instagram with #fbpPatterns and #fbpDusk!

I almost forgot... Would you like to win a FREE copy of the pattern? 

Let's do something different. To Enter:
  • Pin your favorite Dusk block to Pinterest
  • Leave a comment here with a link to your pin on Pinterest!
That's it! I'll pick a winner on Monday 9/28/15

Good luck!!


How to pin an image and get the url to your pin:
On a computer: hover over the image you want to pin. Click on the "Pin It" button that appears in the upper left corner of the image. Follow the instructions in the pop-up window. After you pin it, click on the "See It Now" button. This will open a new window or tab that takes you to your pin. Copy the URL and paste it in a comment on this post. :)

On your phone or device: (This is how it works on my phone). When you are on this post, click the share button from the app on your device. Share to Pinterest. Click on image you want to pin. You'll need to open Pinterest on your device to get the link. Then share it here.

IF you aren't on Pinterest, leave a comment here and let me know. That will count as your entry! :)


  1. Love your new pattern!

  2. My favorite is Alissa's:

  3. WOW - the test blocks are perfection! I am loving this one and have pinned it to Pinterest:

  4. Really great star. Love all the different color ways, but here's my fav

  5. Is there a code to use for the 20% off? I'm not sure of the regular price so I can't tell if I'm getting the discount :)

    1. There is not a code. The price is already marked down. Thanks!!

  6. Beautiful pattern! I love this one:

  7. here's my favorite! So cute!

  8. Hi there Diane,
    I just love your FPP designs!
    Here's my link:
    Quilty Huggs,

  9. Here my favorite, made by Re:

  10. Love it!

  11. They are all so amazing, hard to pick just one! Love the new pattern!

  12. It was so hard to pick, which says a lot about your fabulous collection of quilters. But here is my pin:

  13. I would pin them all, but I am only pinning one for now. Gorgeous pattern, cdahlgren at live dot com I loved and made the Celestial Star four blocks into a wall hanging and love it too.

    1. Congrats Cindy!! picked you as a winner!!

  14. They are all so different and so beautiful, that it's hard to pick one favorite!
    I picked Sandy's star and pinned it here:


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