Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fun things in Fabricland

A few fun things. Fun thing #1: A couple of weeks ago I shared the bindings I did on a bundle of quilts for Vanessa Christenson's booth at Market. (I also helped cut out two of the quilts but the real heroics goes to my friend Pink for doing the piecing and quilting.)
I snapped a couple of quick pics before they went home to Vanessa. You can find the patterns for her quilts here, including these called To The Point. The fabric comes from an ombre block panel that will be part of Vanessa's upcoming collection Color Me Happy.
Fun thing #2: Are you looking for a fun, new quilty-project? Check out the sew-along to go with Lori Holt's Quilty Fun book tour and sew-along, hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop.
I got a sneak peak of Lori's new book and it is full of so much inspiration, not to mention multiple patterns that can be used with her block designs. (Also, I love that quote about "being the boss of your own quilt" because I heartily agree.)
 These apples are on my "to-do" list for next fall.
Lori's is a gifted designer and teacher - her instructions are so well done. The Fat Quarter Shop quilt-along will create a unique sampler quilt, using the blocks from the book. Each week there will be a new portion using the one of the blocks from the book.
Fun thing #3: I was offered the chance to sample the new subscription called Quilty Box
(who could say no to that?) and I must say, I was even more impressed than I anticipated. The contents of the October box included a bundle of Art Gallery's Minimalista fabric, Aurifil thread, Jaybird Quilt's new Sidekick ruler and pattern, needles and a fun surprise. Each month there is a different theme and contents. They're just getting started, but so far, so good. You can find out more at Quilty Box.
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Fun thing #4: I am one of the guest "Stashers" playing along with the Stash Match game at Ali's blog this week. If you can guess which Stash goes with which quilter, you could win an amazing fat eighth Honeycrisp bundle from Westwood Acres.  Click here to play along.

14 comments:

Lynn said...

Lots of fun Quilty things, thanks for sharing. I like that quilt box , maybe a Christmas gift idea!

Montse said...

Wooowww Amy! Really nice news! Thanks for the ideas and to share it. Congratulations for your participation in Stash Match! I'm happy for it. Best regards! Montse of lesmiliunaidees.blogspot.com

Melissa at Missouri Mel said...

So much fun but so little time! :\

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

Love those triangle quilts!

Maria Wallin said...

Love the triangle quilts, so pretty! =D
The quilt box looks like so much fun, hope they can find a good international shipping alternative soon =D

Hilary said...

I saw those quilts at market! They are so beautiful in person!

dolores said...

Ha! I just can't imagine why in the world you would want to do an apple quilt?:) Haha!! xox

AZ Smurfette said...

LOVE LOVE the monochromatic quiltz!

Katy Cameron said...

Lots of fun round your way!

amy smart said...

That's what I was thinking. A great gift to a quilty-friend. Or yourself. :)

amy smart said...

Truer words were never spoken. I have more project plans than I have hours in the day.

Cille said...

Great quilt... So many inspiriring thing going on :)

Ginny said...

Lot's of great projects! Love the ombre quilts! And I will have to check out Quilty Box - sounds fun - who doesn't love happy mail ;)

Cynthia said...

What fun things you mentioned! I'm doing Lori's Quilty Fun Sew Along, I'm really excited about it :) I really want to make the apple quilt too!