I bet you weren't expecting a blog from me until....well...pigs would be flying right? Yes, it's been a while. I am not going to go into a long and boring list of excuses for not posting for over 6 months. The important thing is I am still here, I am working, breathing, taking care of my family and myself. I will tell you more about what has been going on around here soon, but now I just want to show you this:
This is my newest book that came out in May. It includes 9 quilts that all are made with big blocks. They are simple in construction even though they might not look like it. Most of them are stash friendly so you can just dig into your fat quarters and whip them up. Multiple sizes are offered for each of the quilts.
Here are some of the quilts in the book:
Charm Shuffle is made with Charm Squares. I used Kate Spains Terrain fabric line for it and just love how it turned out.
When we photographed the quilts, the crabapple trees were in full bloom in Minnesota and they just made the quilt look so perfect there. Sneaky photographer caught me in the pic!
There is a lot of Scandinavian influence in this book as I went back to my Icelandic roots. The Nordic Visions quilt is one that is very close to my heart. I used fabrics out of my newest fabric line, Reflections for the quilt. Just 3 colors but very striking.
Carnival uses fat quarters and I had fun digging in my stash for red, grey and blacks. The huge blocks make a big statement and come together fast.
Easy Hex is a quilt that is made from fat quarters, using a 60 degree triangle ruler. There are two versions of this quilt; Easy Hex Split shown above where the hexagon blocks are separated with a background triangle. Easy Hex Scrambled is shown below.
Both quilts are easier than they look. If you have never done a quilt with 60 degree angles, this is a great one to start with because there is no matching of seams on the bias cut edges! SWEET!!!
The book has been getting great reviews since we introduced it at quilt market in May. Hopefully you have been spotting it in your local quilt shop. If you haven't and are interested in a copy right away, click here.
I will be sharing more pictures from the book this week and who knows...maybe a giveaway!!
Check back....if anybody is still out there:)