Monday, August 24, 2015

Mega Zebra in Profile- A Pattern Release

Good News! The wait is over!
Thank you to everyone who has waited so patiently. 
The 40 Inch Zebra In Profile Pattern is finally available.

As you will no doubt understand when you see the patterns, these zebras have a lot of detail to them. It takes a lot of time and energy to ensure that I am releasing the best possible version of the pattern.

There are a couple of things that I need to tell you about this particular pattern.

The first is that when you purchase the pattern, you will receive not one but two versions of the pattern. Please make sure that you use the version of the pattern which matches the supplies that you have on hand.

One version is formatted specifically to work on letter paper. The other version is formatted to work on A4 or legal paper.

I normally format my patterns to work on both A4 and letter paper at the same time, but I noticed that if I formatted this pattern for letter paper, there were 30 pages of pattern pieces. If I formatted this pattern for A4 paper, there were only 24 pages of pattern pieces. This seemed like an awful lot of unnecessary extra cutting and pasting for those of us not in the US/ Canada.

I will not take this approach with every pattern, but where there is a big discrepancy, I may decide to do this again.

The other thing that I must confess is that (apart from the scale) this version of the pattern is identical to the 20 inch zebra in profile. Normally when I release two separate versions of a pattern, they are slightly different. I make changes to the pattern to make it works better in large or small scale. I thought about altering this pattern, but honestly it wasn't necessary. Feel free to buy the smaller version and scale up, but I have done all the hard work for you here and I suspect that the small investment will save much sanity!

My testers did an awesome awesome job. I am super excited to show you their work.

Paul of Evildemondevildog out did himself by sewing not one but two zebras. First off he went for a traditional zebra with a rainbow background.


Then he went a bit crazy and made a rainbow zebra. It is no small feat to make a pattern like this work with a low volume background, but Paul did it with style! It was so wonderful watching Paul's zebras coming together and seeing the excited reception that they received.

Alissa decided on solids for her zebra. I love how bold and graphic the design appears in her version. didn't she do a great job!?!

Leonie is a wonderful friend and one of my most trusted testers, she also happens to have a zebra loving daughter so there was nobody better to ask to test this pattern. She has tested both of my mega zebra blocks. I can't wait to see this finished quilt.

One of the things that I love the most about sending patterns to testers is that it is my first chance to see how people interpret the pattern. Meredith made me smile, I love the way that the sun is shining in a clear blue sky over the zebra in the meadow.
If you want to get your hands on my pattern, you can find it in both my Etsy and my Payhip stores. It will be available at a reduced price for a limited time.

If you are feeling lucky, then hop over to Evildemondevildog on instagram. I have teamed up with Paul to offer a giveaway. I will provide a copy of the pattern, Paul is providing some fat quarters to set you up for a rainbow zebra.

3 comments :

  1. Wow they are gorgeous! Hard to pick a favourite! Such a cleaver pattern Juliet x

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  2. Love the zebras. Paul's zebra is being used as the profile picture of "Karlene Clover" on Facebook.

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