What better way to start the holiday season than with a 12 Days of Christmas celebration?
QuiltShopGal is hosting 12 days of fun giveaways……and I’m so happy to be her first sponsor!
You’ve got to check it out!
Well, I’m a bit late telling you about Spring Market, but better late than never, right!
My new fabric collection for Benartex’s Contempo is called Kitchen Love and is all about the heart of the home, the kitchen, inspired by vintage appliances and delicious confections. You’ll find little aprons, delicious words, tea cups and tea pots, mixers, bowls, sweet cupcakes, cherries… in vibrant teals, aquas, greens, a touch of orange and pink, and a black that make for an awesome background print in one of the quilts. There’s even a fun and quick apron panel great for Christmas gifts this year! I created several applique patterns for this collection: Kitchen Love, the quilt in the center of the image above, is a “sweet” quilt with delicious treats, a vintage mixer, scale and clock, cherries and cupcakes, and is embellished with a small amount of hand embroidery and tiny buttons made to coordinate with the fabric. The quilt to the left is one of the quilts in the “Live Simply” pattern pack and includes the “Eat” wall hanging below and four placemats; the wall sign “Home”, the tea pots and tea cups runner, and the little aprons quilt below are part of the “Tea Time” pattern pack. All patterns are now available in my shop.
This is the free pattern I created for Kitchen Love, available this summer.
On the left, you can see my friend Amanda’s beautiful booth… I want to make all of her new patterns!
Kitchen Love will ship to your local quilt shop this August/September.
Stay tuned for a Kitchen Love Giveaway next week!
I’m so excited to tell you about a fabulous book, The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book, written by my friend Amanda, an accomplished quilter and spokesperson for the Bernina longarm.
If you’ve ever finished a quilt top and wondered how to quilt it, this book gives you 155 Mix & Match Designs, broken down by allover designs, blocks, sashing, borders, and individual motifs, beautifully illustrated with step by step samples of how to quilt 30 traditional blocks.
The book is filled with quilting tips
plus a fun table runner with several quilting versions to get you started.
And to top it off, there’s an index of designs by block
and by design family, making it super easy to mix and match designs.Love, love the spiral binding!
The free-motion ideas can be easily quilted on both a domestic machine or a longarm, and for great practice and inspiration, you can download the companion Free-Motion Quilting Idea Sampler epattern made with the blocks in the book.
I joined the The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book, Sampler, and App Facebook group and have started making the sampler using my Soul Blossoms fabric.
And guess what, you can win a copy of Amanda’s great book! Leave a comment and tell me what inspires you to quilt. I’ll chose a winner at midnight this Monday, 11/16
For more inspiration, visit the other blogs in the tour…
I drew the little dresses,