Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Winner, lucky number 24

Thank you for the great responses to our blog post on May 18th and for stopping by for a chance to win a copy of Sherri Lynn Wood's new book.  Go out and get a copy to amaze yourself with the quilts you will be making.

Our winner is...

Congratulations Tamie, you were lucky number 24.  Hope you will enjoy this book and can't wait to see the quilts you will make.

Again, thanks to all of you who made a comment.

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters and me

Thank you for stopping by today to read about my experience of being a test quilter for The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, by Sherri Lynn Wood.  Last year, I was one of the score testers.  The interesting part of this book is to get you to be creative by not providing patterns, but to inspire you to make a quilt using your creativity.

I procrastinated a little bit to start because this was out of my comfort level.  I love my rulers.   I was lucky to be in Sherri’s Round Robin Improv at the 2013 Quilt Con and learned so much.  But I will be the first to say I am not comfortable with just sewing strips without a plan, but I am learning and trying to relax. My quilt started with a lot of strips and here is what I love to call my noodles.

This quilt also used some primary colors and all solids, which I like and don't use too many brights in my quilts.  Here is my finished quilt using the String score from Sherri's book and yes, that is Sherri Lynn Wood in the picture!

It is a wonderful book with beautiful pictures.  Now you have a chance to win a copy of The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by leaving a comment answering the following question:

Have you tried quilting without your rulers yet?

We will select a winner on May 25, 2012.  Thank you for coming by and please continue on the tour.  

May 2Sew Mama Sew – Score for Floating Squares Gallery
May 4 STC Craft – Score for Rhythmic Grid Gallery
May 4Plaid Portico – Score for Strings Gallery
May 6During Quiet Time – Test Quilter Amy Friend – GIVEAWAY through May 10
May 11Studio Notes – Test Quilter Penny Gold – GIVEAWAY through May 15
May 13Quiltville – Score for Modern Block Improv Gallery and GIVEAWAY
May 15Peppermint Pinwheels – Test Quilter Stacey Sharman
May 18Quirky Quilts – Test Quilter Kim McPeake
May 20PoppyPrintCreates – Score for Patchwork Doodle Gallery
May 22The Last Piece – Test Quilter Sara Fielke
May 25Cauchy Complete – Score for Layered Curves Gallery
May 26Diary of a Quilter – Score for Bias Strip Petals Gallery
May 28Getting Stitched on the Farm –Score for Improv Round Robin Gallery
May 29Spoonflower – Score for Showing Up Gallery
May 30Fresh Modern Quilts – Test Quilter Rossie Hutchinson

Monday, May 11, 2015

Goodness, it has been a while.

Hello all,  it is time to update you on a finished quilt.  Yes a finished t-shirt quilt that is now living in Chicago.  It was scary mailing it two weeks ago, but now it is with its new owner.

A quilt for Suze
This quilt was made for Suze by her Mother, Clare.  This was our first client that we only communicated through emails, which is unusual for us.  Our friend Kathy of Kathy's Kreations quilted this one for us and did an amazing job.

Detail of quilting on Suze's quilt.
Clare and Suze, it was a joy working on your quilt and we hope you love it.