I am joining Jessica Dayon on a book blog hop
for her new book, Seasons to Taste. I received an advance copy and had a hard time picking which one to make. I choose Sunkissed. I love the yellow and white but
how could I scrap it up some?
I knew the colors I wanted to use, so I started with scraps from one of my quilts in Sisterhood of Scraps and combined them with a quilt that will be in Scrap School this Feb. Pulling these fabrics was fun to think about and how different they look with a few added fabrics.
Originally some of the colors I added were a little out of my comfort zone but they added some “clash factor” took on a life of their own.
Even the trimmings look dreamy!
Adding Low Volume for backgrounds and sashing allowed me to do a deep dive into my fabrics and include a huge variety of lights.
And while I was at it I had fun creating a pieced back. Maggi Honeyman worked her magic on the quilting!
In case you missed it here are the other people on the blog hop.
Seasons to Taste is available now from your favorite book retailer.
I am obsessed about everything Farmhouse. ( thank you Joanna Gaines)
Love the fresh look.
Love the timeless style.
Love the classic simplicity.
I have hunted for vintage grain sacks/ toweling and paid big bucks for it. When Moda started making toweling many years ago it became a basic but people still asked what do I do with it? Moda’s toweling is available by the yard, hemmed on 2 sides and assorted designs
and fabric weights.
In steps Jenelle Kent, taking toweling to a whole new level as shown in her new book, Farmhouse Fresh.
Adding appliqué is just one way to bling your toweling.
There is nothing more classic than making pillows from the toweling. The variety of fabric weights make substantial pillows. Adding buttons, ties and even embroidered panels take the projects to the next level.
The toweling is generally 100% cotton so it is great to combine with your fabric quilting fabrics.
I love this blue stripe and the tech organizer.
I desperately need to make a sewing machine cover and this one is calling my name!
Are you intrigued? There are more projects but I wanted to share that due to the popularity of toweling, Jenelle has designed a few fabric towelings that are 60″ wide. Duvet covers, quilt backs, home dec and so much more, but more on that later.
Farmhouse Fresh has 11 different projects and includes the embroidery stitches for everything. Any of these would make perfect birthday or hostess gifts for that special person on your list.
I have a book compliments of Martingale Publishing and I am going to
add a 3 yd chunk of toweling to sweeten the deal.
Leave a comment and tell me which project is your favorite.
Be sure and follow all of my friends that are on the book tour for more info
All good things must come to an end. Today is the last stop on the Oh Scrap blog hop. Martingale Publishing is place to be, so visit them here. But before I finish my posts I want to tell you a few things about the quilting book world from the world as I see it.
My mom always taught me that you can read people by their eyes. I am reminded of this every time I see Jane. Her eyes, her sweet smile and her gentle spirit drew me to her the first time I met her. I also think she was handing out the famous snack of Aussie’s, Tim Tam Bars.
Teresa quilted the Splendid Scraps quilt shown above.
Teresa Silva, Maggi Honeyman, Natalia Bonner, and Abby Latimer are the magic makers-machine quilters that brought my quilt tops to life., Thank you for that!
Both Teresa and Natalia have quilting books that overflow with inspiration.
The real artistry in the quilt world is the quilting. The stitching of the quilt top, batting and backing, the quilt sandwich that is secured together with the finest of stitches and design.
in the late 1980’s Gary and I went to the Texas State Fair for some Fletcher’s corny dogs. Gary had his corny dog and I came home with a Gammil Quilting machine. I was going to save so much money by quilting my own quilt tops and maybe even quilt for other people. What a joke!!
This was before there was any classes, training or support on how to use such a gigantic piece of furniture. Once the machine jammed and I called around looking for help with no luck. The guy at the sew and vac said he had never worked on that kind of machine but bring it in and he would see what he could do. At this point, a few months had passed and I was so pregnant that even if the machine worked I wouldn’t be able to reach the handles.
It is State Fair time again, we tracked back to the state fair with a 5 yr old, 3 yr old and a 6 month baby. Headed directly to the Gammill booth for some direction.They were so kind and bought it back from me for exactly what I had paid for it the year before. They would pick it up from my house on their way out from the show. I needed the bedroom now for baby #3 and who was going to have time to quilt with 3 kids under 6?
We all paid a visit to Fletcher’s Corny dog stand and came home with corny dogs, great memories and a pocketful of $$.
The above story conveys how much I think the quilting makes the quilt and that is not a talent that is in my wheelhouse.
Sherri from A Quilting Life is not only a prolific blogger and pattern designer , now she along with her daughter Chelsi are also fabric designers for Moda.
Sherri is a huge fan of American Jane fabrics and made my Burgoynne Surrounded quilt when it was introduced in the first American Patchwork and Quilting quilt-a-long series. This quilt changed my life which is why I included it in Oh Scrap and tell you more about that in the book.
Today on her blog, she talks about making this quilt which is included in Oh Scrap and has also been re- featured in APQ’s Best quilts issue on newsstands now.
I hope you are not tired of listening to talk talk talk via the blog but I am so honored and humbled by the people that I have had the opportunity to meet in my quilting life that I want to talk about them.
I have also had the opportunity to meet Sherri’s husband and he is also the nicest guy. He actually glows with pride when he talks about Sherri and Chelsi
I am lucky to be able to work in the same industry that is also my hobby- quilting!!
Time now to hop on over to see what Sherri has to say.- Enjoy!!
I have so much to say today so please bare with me!! or is it bear with me?This quilt is called Izzy Squared. I believe the official name is Granny Squares but my grands call me Izzy.
My niece couldn’t say Lissa so she called me Izzy, and now that nickname follows me, hence the name of the quilt. The diversity of this quilt is so great that I included instructions for 3 different sizes in the book including the king version shown here.
My daughter lives on a farm and this quilt was just calling to be photographed on her white fence, but Buddy thought the photo shoot was all about him. ( thank you Jillian)
I love their red barn so I used red centers and red corner squares. pop! pop!
I can’t wait to get it quilted with 108″ red/white buffalo check on the back. yum! yum!
My daughter actually sent me a text when she sent the pictures and said, ” I think I may want to start sewing again.” (insert chin drop to the floor) She hasn’t sewn since she was 8 years old and made a quilt in Jackie Galubenski’s quilt class. She did win a ribbon at the Dallas Quilt show. Incredible!
The stop today is at the Moda blog, so this is a perfect opportunity for me to thank a few people for believing in me.
I owe everything to Mark Dunn and Cheryl Freydberg for believing in me. Hiring me and allowing creative freedom to constantly say, What if??
Would you hire this?
I want to also thank Carrie Nelson for helping me out when I got all tongue tied. She has become the voice of Moda/United Notions and shares her brilliance with all of us and encourages me daily.
So many people from work offered to help, remember the majority of this time I was recouping after surgery and couldn’t drive. I jokingly called it house arrest. Susan Stiff, Tammy Vonderschmitt, Chelair Etter, Holly Hickman, Debbie Outlaw, Debbie Duckworth would bind, press, stitch or rip if I needed them. Just knowing such friends are also people you work with is what makes my job so joyful.
This crew is a great scrappy bunch!! I love each and every one of them especially John Atkins!! He is the one flirting with the nun!
Oh Scrap was born.
The baby size version of Izzy Squared made the cover. Red centers but print sashings give the two quilts a complete different look.
Start collecting Moda Mini Charms, throw them all up in the air and magically you will have mini charming quilt.
Share your version of any of these quilts by sharing them online using #ohscrap or #modalissa. I can’t wait to see what you create.
Hop on over to the Moda Cutting Table to be entertained by our Carrie Nelson. If she says anything nice about me, it probably isn’t true.