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I'm a fabric designer who loves to bake! I love imagery! Prints, patterns, textiles, fine art, photography...you name it. I love antiques and almost anything vintage. Music lover, collector of 50's 60's Rock n roll / Girl Group records.
One of my closest friends in New York is having a baby and this was the perfect opportunity to make up a baby quilt for her. I am still such a novice at quilting, but really wanted to make her something that came from the heart and that she can keep for a long time. Also I was super excited to make her something using my latest collection Ella’s Wishes.
Of course when there was an opportunity to work on an embroidery project, I gladly took it on. I really do love to embroider, it’s just calming and fun. I chose this cute Pumpkin Time! pattern because I thought it would make for a great holiday decoration in my house when it came time to decorate for Halloween.
This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated! To find out who won, click here: WINNERS. Lucky me! I get to blog about a really cool book, Block Party - The Modern Quilting Bee by Alissa Haight Carlton & Kristen Lejnieks. I’m a pretty modern girl with a real attraction to both new and old. To me, this book epitomizes just that. The modern designs and fabrics mixed with the old traditional concept of a quilting bee. Block Party takes you on a quilting bee journey; learning about a variety of traditional blocks and techniques in a fresh and modern way and learning about how an online community of quilters make up a modern day quilting bee. If you’ve ever wanted to make a cool and modern quilt, this book is for you, it’s a great source of inspiration! And if you’ve ever wanted to share your love of quilting with others, this is a great guidebook on how a bee works and how to get a bee started! One of my favorite aspects in learning about the bee is how the designers would send off packets to the other members, giving guidelines (but not word-for-word directions) and letting each bee member use their own creativity. The end result is a fun and unique combination of all involved.
I chose to make the Quilt As You Go Coin’s Pattern, from our free downloads. I wanted to make my friends’ 3 year old son Anton a quilt. When I saw Teri’s version, I thought it was so adorable. Since I’m still slowly getting back into making things, I wanted to make a blanket, but didn’t want to be too overly ambitious.
Congrats!!! By random selection you have won!!!! You will be contacted by Karen to get your info so she can send you your prize!!
I hope you have fun with it like I did!
Thanks so much to all who commented and participated!!! Jenni
THIS CONTEST IS NOW OVER
I’m very VERY new to quilting, but I decided to make my friends daughter (practically my niece) a pillow for her birthday. I was a bit ambitious with my first project, but I think it turned out rather cute. I used a flying geese block that I pulled from the Jitterbug quilt in Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott, which you can get here at Connecting Threads. I ...