Thursday, June 15, 2017

Rock Solid + A Giveaway!

Calling all fans of solids & Kona cotton! There's a new book available now that is dedicated to the love of Kona quilts & I'm a contributor in it! Introducing Rock Solid from Martingale. 

Quilt Details 
Fabric is Kona Solids by Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Spectrum
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 4/28/16
Finished on 7/8/16
Quilt measures - 60" x 72"

Here are a couple of the quilts from the book.

Tribal Beat by Angela Walters

Zoomer by Elizabeth Dackson


I took some process photos to share with you when I made the quilt last summer.
Picking the Kona colors for the quilt.

Then it was time to select thread. My general rule of thumb is to always sew with a medium gray thread. That being said, if I am sewing large areas with similar colors, I will change my thread when piecing to reflect those colors.
For this quilt I pieced the blocks with 6 different threads to best match to the six color families. I used the same thread to sew the color family rows together. Then I sewed the sections together with a medium gray thread.
First 3 rows are complete. I also made a mini 1/4 scale quilt at the same time.

4th row added...
5th row added...

These are the 6 Aurifil 50wt threads that I used for piecing, from top to bottom:
Binding cut & ready to go!
My finished quilt, Spectrum. I love the quilting that Angela did.
And now for the giveaway!

30 Fat Quarters + Binding + a copy of Rock Solid! Everything you need to make your very own Spectrum quilt!

The Rules

1. Leave ONE comment to enter. Make sure your contact info is in your profile or that you leave it in the comment.

2. In your comment tell us: What is your favorite color of Kona cotton?

3. Comment entries must be left on this blog,, to be valid. Comments sent via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media will not be counted.

4. Simple as that!!

You have till 5PM PST on Sunday, June 18th to enter. 

Winner will be selected by 

Good luck + thanks for stopping by today!

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Alphabet Soup Bonus Blocks!

I hope that you’re enjoying Alphabet Soup! Here’s some great ideas for how to include Bonus Blocks in your Alphabet Soup projects. 

Fill out your information below to receive the bonus blocks via email.

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