( aren’t those toes the cutest?)
( aren’t those toes the cutest?)
QUEEN OF QUILTING,
GIVEAWAY CLOSED- Robby H. has been notified
Welcome to the first stop on the Oh Scrap blog hop.
Oh Scrap was just the working title for this book, but it stuck in a good way.
My how time flies.
Pic courtesy of Fat Quarter Shop
Back in January, Carrie Nelson and I were on a road trip and stopped by to see Kimberly at The Fat Quarter Shop. Kimberly decided to start a series of Q& A with Kimberly videos and we were the guinea pigs. We had a great time visiting and answering questions from online viewers. I mentioned the log cabin quilt that I made back in the 80’s. I have had several people ask me to show the quilt so I dug it out of the playpen from my grandson’s house.
Today is Mini Charm Mania as the Moda All- Star designers share their projects from their newest collaboration with Martingale Publishing.
Visit each of the designers listed below for a chance to win your own e-book and possibly some other goodies along the way. I have included a few of the projects throughout this post but be sure and enter on each designers blog post. Read more
Man oh man!!
Seems like yesterday.
Cliche but true.
The 25th Anniversary issue includes what Jody Saunders references as the DREAM TEAM.
She isn’t talking about the designers even though they are pretty darn special if I do say so myself.
I am NOT going to spoil who the dream team is. You will just have to see for yourself!
I have had the privilege of reading this magazine since the beginning when I searched for anything that had the word quilt in it or on it!
Then wam- bam, 25 years later one of my quilts was chosen to be in this publication
alongside some of my quilting idols and friends.
and Amy WalshThis is one of my all time favorite quilts for many reasons but
mainly for the community that has shared their version of this quilt with me.
While I was making the quilt, I was probably cursing since it seemed like I was sewing for months with no end in sight,
but the final result has brought me such joy.
A very striking color option by Monique Dillard.
My second favorite pages are page 8 and 9.
These two pages are chock full of stats from the past 25 years.
The right hand page has a picture of all the issues from the past 25 years in one nice neat stack.
I can’t even begin to imagine all the great designs, products, articles, designers and fabrics that are featured in these pages.
The hours of inspiration, education and therapy that quilters have experienced just thumbing through the pages.
Gives me goosebumps!
I want to give a shout out to Lori Eggers and Chris Neubauer.
I see your picture on page 9. It is nice to put a face to the names.
Great job, ladies!
Get this magazine on newsstands first week of Feb. and flip to page 4 to see the DREAM TEAM. I think you will agree!
Then see page 66 to make your own version of my Tone It Down quilt.
I am blessed.
My daughter is the middle child. She has two older brothers and two younger brothers.
If you have read many of my posts you know I am into birth order. Jillian has so many different traits that it is hard to define her into a certain birth order. She is the middle child, she is the only daughter so that is like being a first-born and sometimes the only child comes out in her. So with this being said the main trait she carries is the girl with the biggest heart which has nothing to do with birth order at all.
So the answer was a quilt, but just what quilt was the tough part.
The quilt is fun and fast to make with 1 moda layer cake and 3.75 yds of background fabrics.
She loves Lella Boutique’s fabrics so it was easy to choose what fabrics to use.
After the quilt was quilted I decided it needed to add a bit of embroidery which was not the smartest move.
Embroidery through the quilt with Snuggles on the back did not make for the best stitches but she loves it no matter what.
This pic is a better pic for actual color and also to show the snuggles on the back. Once she has used a quilt with snuggles on the back that is all she ever wants to use! Have you tried different textures on the back of your quilts? Flannels, snuggles, lawns, denims, wovens? It is so much fun that there are so many options now. Remember when the only thing quilter’s used for their backings was muslin? How boring!
If you want to make this quilt for the person with the biggest heart in your family, here is the pattern.
You will need 1 moda layer cake and 3.75 yards of background.
Perfect for a Valentine’s day project!
– Love yall.