When Melissa posted about her Eyes Crossed quilt I commented that sometime this year I needed to make a quilt for my nephew's little guy,and this looked like a winner.
My fabrics all cut and ready,the larger squares are from the Bots & Bolts fabric line. I won a 6 piece fat eight bundle during the For the Boys hop. The smaller squares and rectangles were pulled from my stash.
posted here where you can also read about and see all the other testers versions.
After reading through the pattern for the first time,my thought was,oh man,what did I get myself into! Don't get me wrong,this is a great pattern,and as you can see it turned out just fine. What I had a hard time with was the layout. This is where all of Melissa's pattern pages really came in handy for me.
Included in the pattern is a page with a close-up of the original layout,so you can see the fabrics and placement of them very well. Of course there is also a page with all of the required supplies,which also includes a few abbreviations & notes. The page with the cutting instructions has a picture "swatch" of each of the original fabrics used and the corresponding fabric letter.
As always the directions are clear and concise with pictures of each step to make your block. The one thing that I would suggest if you feel a little overwhelmed with trying to decide on the layout would be to make yourself a key. At the bottom of the coloring page I made a key to help me. Using a colored pencil I drew a rectangle and colored it in,then wrote the fabric that color represented inside the rectangle with a regular pencil.
The pattern makes a 60 x 60 quilt but,Melissa was gracious enough to let me change the size down a bit. So my quilt top measures 48 x 48. Let me tell you that the name of this pattern is perfect,because your eye just does not know where to land. At least that is my feeling.
Once the layout decision was made and the fabrics cut this top went together rather quickly. You can purchase the pattern from Melissa's Craftsy shop for only $7.50
Thank you S0 much for letting me test for you once again Melissa,after I got over my layout issues it was a cakewalk!