Archive for April, 2012
Happy Friday to you all! Hey Girl, (or guy as it might happen) want to win some fabulous fabric?? I thought so. My fabric friend Julie from The Intrepid Thread is giving me two, yes two, charm packs of Summersville by Lu Summers for one of you to win. Look at how fresh and great this range of fabrics is…
All Lu Summers’ prints are her own line drawings. I love the cross hatch – what a great basic to have in your stash. The feel of these fabrics is modern and whimsical, don’t you think?
Ok, here’s the deal! Simply leave me a comment explaining what project you would make with two charm packs. Want another chance at winning? Follow my blog and then leave me another comment saying you signed up! If you already follow, just let me know. Winner will be selected on Sunday, April 29th. Leave email contact with your comment. Good luck!
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#40 is our winner! Byron
“Oh, I love this collection! I would make a baby quilt with the charms.”
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Until recently, I never considered submitting one of my quilts into a quilt show. Overwhelmingly, I make quilts for my family and to give away and I love doing that. But, when the Modern Quilt Guild announced that it would be showcasing works that present that aesthetic at Quilt Market this fall, I got excited and wanted to enter. After thinking about what I loved most about modern quilting, I made this:
The print is one of my favorite Nani Iro florals. I wanted to capture the floaty feeling that the shapes give in the fabric to the overall quilt. I paired the print with a happy orange shot cotton and an ivory background. I had the strips on my design wall for a really long time. I changed their order, and fussed with the space between the fabrics. But when it came time to put together, it went quickly. Never have I felt so confident in my design. It was a wonderful feeling; I felt like I was finally finding how and what I really want to be making. I hoped more than anything that it would be accepted into the showcase.
When I heard that it wasn’t selected, that only 33 quilts were chosen and not to give up, I sighed. I felt a twinge of jealousy. My husband hugged me. And then, I started thinking about my favorite thing. The Next Quilt. And then I was fine. I really did want to have it in the showcase, but it is really ok that it’s not. I made the kind of quilt that makes me happy, and says what I want to say as a quilter. That’s not a small thing, and for that I am happy.