Happy Friday! Before we get to our main focus for today’s post, just wanted to show off the lovely blocks we received this week from Barbara Lee for our Jolly Jabber Block Lottery! She made up our Designer Mystery block designs in black and white, and they’re just gorgeous. Thanks, Barbara! The lottery runs until June, so keep sending in your blocks!Gudrun Erla of G.E. Designs has just released a few new patterns and a book that we L.O.V.E. They use precuts (for you Bake Shop lovers), and they are just so fun and unique and neat. Just…really. Go check them out LOL!
I am extremely excited about sharing with you my new products. After a little break from writing books I decided to get back in the saddle this year and now I have a brand new book back from the printer; Fast & Furious – quilting as you go. As the name reveals it is a book filled with “Quilt As You Go” projects that are all really “Fast” and easy to make. The book has 17 projects in all shapes and sizes; table runners, baby quilts, place mats, bags and coasters. Most of the projects are designed with the use of the ever popular precuts in mind (Charm squares, Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, Honey buns and Fat Quarters). The table runner on the cover of the book is Afternoon Snack and the bag is called Strip To The Beach Bag. It is a nice, big bag that can fit all of your stuff whether you are hitting the beach, yoga class or quilt club. All you need is a Jelly Roll and some lining fabric. Both of those projects are made with my new fabric line called Glow from Red Rooster Fabrics which will be introduced this spring and in stores in the fall. Here are some samples of the other projects in the book.
Tea Time Honey, Skinny Minnie and Honey Catchers coasters were for example all made from a single Honey Bun (1-1/2” strips)! For these projects I used the wonderful line of fabric from Fig Tree called Patisserie. These projects are just so fresh and the fabric makes them so romantic. I will be using mine on the patio this summer sipping pretty drinks and serving baked goodies.
Tree Time placemats are done with the leftover layer cake pack I used for the Stack’Em Up runner. The fabric I used is Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey and I have to say it is one of my all time favorite Christmas lines. I will definitely be stocking up on it here at the Fat Quarter Shop to make some Christmas goodies of my own.
There are three baby quilts in the book and this one is so fast and fun. It is called Sweet Chirps and is made from Feathered Friends fabric by In The Beginning fabrics. My little model is my adorable neighbor Quinn, he just loved playing on the quilt. You can make the quilt with only 8 fat quarters or a Layer Cake pack!
I also have two brand new patterns that I will be introducing at the show. Strip Maze is an addition to my strip pattern series. The pattern includes 3 sizes and is made with 2-1/2” strips only! Fast and fun with a little bit of a contemporary feel.
Moon Glow is another new pattern and includes a Twin size quilt with a table runner version also in the pattern. The quilt is simpler than it looks but looks stunning on a bed. Both of my single patterns are made from the Glow fabric line.
See the rest of the projects from the book at my blog.
Thanks to the gals at the Fat Quarter Shop for giving me the opportunity to share with all of you and thanks to you for reading.