This is my original version of the Iceberg quilt from the Polar Bear Country ebook. The pattern is a little bit of a brain teaser, so I thought I better ask a few others to test the pattern before releasing it. I’m glad I did, although on the whole it was ok. But the testers spotted a couple of errors or made suggestions which make it a better pattern. So hooray for excellent testers!
My testers very kindly let me share their photos of their quilt/tops. One of them is quite different from mine and I think it turned out pretty amazing!
First up, Nicole made her top from a mix of solids and prints. I thought it worked so well that I when I worked through the pattern to test it myself, I was inspired by that. See my second top at the bottom of the post.
Ruth, a fellow member of the London Modern Quilt Guild, did her version in these beautiful pastel colours. Isn’t that fabulous? I really love her quilting too and the great name she gave her quilt because of the colours she used: sodafloat. Check out her blog post about it here. :-)
Lynette, also a member of LMQG, made this scrappy version using only fabric from her stash. It is absolutely gorgeous.
I am so excited that the quilt works both in solids, as in my original idea, and in prints – or a combination.
Here is my second version. I used mostly prints for the iceberg itself and solids for the sky and water. In this version I used fabrics from my stash, so part of the iceberg in the water is lighter than I would have wanted. But I still like it. :-)