I hope you all had a wonderful holiday start to your July! We had a great week of seeing family and friends and of course the usual Independence Day festivities! I am back now and ready to introduce to you a couple of my new designs. These 2 pattens were just a couple of the pattern line I introduced at Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis this past May. I thought it appropriate to start with my little Welcome quilt as a beginning of the intros to the 6 patterns available. I had a lot of fun designing this quilt to hang in our foyer to welcome my friends and family to our home! Here it is “Sugary Welcome”.
This little wall hanging is made up from a few fat quarters of Flower Sugar 2 by Lecien Co. and involves raw edged applique and a little foundation piecing. I am not usually a fan of foundation piecing but when I was taught to use freezer paper as my foundation paper while working on my Dear Jane quilt, I totally changed my mind! Stay tuned as in the next couple of weeks I will be posting a tutorial on how to use this method for the pineapple block. I am also including this in the giveaway , which I will tell you more about at the end of this post!
The next quilt that I will introduce you to is “Irish Folk Dance”. This quilt was a dream to make using Anna Maria Horner’s Little Folks Voile line. Such soft fabric and has a great feel after it is washed too! I used strip piecing for the chain block and added some blanket stitch applique with the petals. Here are a couple of pics of this quilt:
I will introduce the other 4 quilts later but if you are interested in them please check them out here.
I have also been working on some new designs and some old projects. With the heat setting in and us spending more time at the pool, I pulled out my hexies to work on. Of course I decided I needed a new hexie project and so I grabbed some paper pieces and my Cosmo Cricket Early Bird fabric and away I went!
I am hoping to finish it up and will post pics when it is done- just a little project for some instant gratification!
I also have promised a post market/happy summertime giveaway…..are you ready?
These, are the goodies I am giving away
The first is a copy of Sugary Welcome by Quilt Nook Gal Designs and accompanying it will be the lovely stack of Flower Sugar 2 fat quarters! The second is a stack of French General’s line Maison De Garance in fat eighths. And third someone will get that cute little bundle of Mini Charms from Robert Kaufman– would be perfect for hexagons or a charm quilt! I believe it includes some of the new lines they are releasing including a few of Tufted Tweets!
So now you know what the giveaway’s are, now how to be entered! There are 5 ways in which you can get an entry:
Simply leave me a comment and tell me what new lines of fabric you are looking forward to coming out.
Become a follower (see the google follower box on the left hand column) of my blog and let me know
Blog about the giveaway and let me know.
Retweet my blog tweet and let me know
Follow me on twitter and let me know (you can find me on twitter by clicking the twitter icon in the right hand colum)
So there you have it! I am excited to see who gets the goodies! I will leave the giveaway open until Monday July 19th at which time I will tally up the entries and announce the winners! Good luck and thanks for visiting me!
I hope you enjoyed the introductions and I will be back with more and some other things I am working on!
Until next time,