Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Book Give Away - Rotary Cut Applique with Leaves Galore Templates by Sue Pelland

I'm giving away a copy of Sue Pelland's book Rotary Cut Applique with Leaves Galore Templates. I posted about the give away here, unfortunately Google+ had a stupid requirement that you join Google+ in order to comment. Understandably I only had a few comments. I have disabled that requirement and hope you'll comment to win this great book. If you left a comment on the other post you will, of course, be included :) 

Here are a few quilts I've made using the Leaves Galore Template.


Here is the book you'll be winning!

Leave me a comment about the last quilt you made for someone else. I'll announce the winner in my next blog post.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Fiberactions - Colors in your closet

Our most recent Fiberactions challenge was to use our closet for our color palette/inspiration. I have a lot of black and white, a ton - so I focused on the other colors in my closet, which the majority are periwinkle blue and a little pink and turquoise. 
Winter Blues 32" x 28 "

 I used 5 different batiks in the background to create the setting sun. I cut the pine tree branches out of two large pieces of Mistyfused fabric. I'm liking this cut-fabric method. I cut the holes somewhat purposefully but also somewhat willy-nilly :)

I quilted the sky and ground using the fabrics motif using pink Aurifil cotton thread to try to blend the fabrics/colors. 

Check out the other Fiberactions Challenge quilts on the blog

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Quilt Alliance Twenty Contest and a Book Giveaway!!!!!

 I made a quilt to support the Quilt Alliance. The theme was Twenty to celebrate their 20 years documenting and preserving quilts.

Twenty Seeds Sewn 20" x 20"

I used my own hand dyed fabrics, purchased hand dyed fabrics and commercial batiks. The seeds and reeds were cut using my Leaves Galore Template. I used Mistyfuse to fuse the seeds and reeds. I used a blanket stitch to appliqué and quilted free motion bubbles in the red spaces. I embellished with Swarovski crystals.

In honor of this I'm giving away a copy of my friend Sue Pelland's new book Rotary Cut Applique with Leaves Galore Templates. It's a book filled with  great ideas and beautiful quilts! Leave me a comment telling me about the last quilt you made for someone else as a gift and I'll choose a winner! 

There will be an auction on eBay in November of all the Twenty quilts click here to see all the quilts