A little over a year ago, I was approached about contributing to a book featuring Kona Cottons. I immediately responded with a “yes” and happily submitted ideas and made my quilt. Fast forward, and I have copies of We Love Color in my possession!
I spent a few hours yesterday looking through all the quilts, there’s so much great company in the book. I’ve been a little impatient, wanting to know what everyone else made. There is a wide variety of quilts, and so much inspiration!
I will have to share more pictures later, the quilt is on the way to Market, (without me) to promote the book. But here’s a quick peek -
A picture, of a picture, of a quilt isn’t the same at all, but hopefully you get a good idea of my piecing and the fab quilting that Natalia did for … Read More »
No doubt you’ve seen this book around the last couple of weeks! I submitted two blocks for consideration in Modern Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Designers and both of them have been included. Which also means that I have a copy to give away to one of you!
While designing I hoped to create dynamic blocks on their own, but also be able to visualize them as a quilt of one block. So I thought I would share my sketches with you!
First is Pixel Peaks -
With this block, I was inspired by a rug I had seen at a friends house. Super simple construction, it’s just a matter of cutting the pieces, but if you wanted to make a whole quilt, it could easily be strip pieced! … Read More »
There’s a few new books in my collection, and I thought I’d see where you would like me to start!
Take a look -
From the top -
100 Pretty Little Projects: Pincushions, Potholders, Purses, Pillows & More
Deploy that Fabric: 23 Sewing Projects Use Military Uniforms in Everyday Life
Stash Happy: Felt: 30 Fun Projects for Felt (and Fabric) Lovers
Sew the Perfect Gift: 25 Handmade Projects from Top Designers
Word Play Quilts: Easy Techniques from the UnRuly Quilter
Simple Graces: Charming Quilts and Companion Projects
Sew Decorative: Quick and Easy Home Accents from Sew News
Strip-Smart Quilts: 16 Designs from One Easy Technique
That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2012
Anything catch your eye, that you would like to know more about?
I LOVE thumbing through new books! No matter how long I’ve sewn, there’s always something new … Read More »
In making preparations for our trip to Washington, I knew that a trip to Martingale was in order! Having worked with these ladies to publish and now begin marketing my book, there’s been lots of emails, but no face to face meeting. So we fixed it! Grandpa volunteered to stay home and play with the kids while Joe, my mom, sister and I had a field trip.
Can you see the rain? Ya, it was a very wet day!
Karen gave us the tour and introduced us to people around the office.
There are quilts hanging on all the walls! This one is from Marie Osmond’s Heartfelt Giving: Sew and Quilt for Family and Friends just out last month.
We also were able to meet the in-house photographer and see where he brings projects to life, … Read More »
Yesterday, I was looking around Martingale’s website, I figured my book would be listed soon. All the final details had come together last month, it was just a matter of time! My patience paid off, look:
That’s it, my book! If you click on the cover, you can sign up for an email when it releases, I did, and read more about it!
We still have a couple of months until all is revealed, but it feels so great to share this with you!
You all are a bunch of readers! I asked and you recommended a lot of books. Now to find some time to read a few :)
Here’s the list –
The Time Traveler’s WifeThe Hunger GamesSomeplace to Be FlyingThe Lovely BonesThe Story of Edgar SawtelleHave a New Husband by FridayWater for ElephantsDown the Common: A Year in the Life of a Medieval WomanCatching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)Ahab’s Wife: Or, The Star-gazerThe Pillars of the EarthJuliet, NakedSomeone Knows My NamePeople of the BookRunning with Scissors: A MemoirDream When You’re Feeling BlueWe Are All Welcome HereHome SafeBack When We Were GrownupsDigging to AmericaOdd ThomasRizzo’s WarA Quiet Belief in AngelsHow Shall I Tell the Dog?: And Other Final MusingsRough CountryHalf Broke Horses: A True-Life NovelThe Floor of the SkyThe ProfessionalNine DragonsFried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A … Read More »