My new book is here! Fast & Furious Home came back from the printer last week and I am already shipping out a couple hundred pounds of them today:)
I am really happy with how it turned out and excited to show it in Portland this weekend. My bags are packed for an early morning flight tomorrow.
If you are coming to Quilt Market, make sure to visit me in booth #2340. We will have the books there plus some Icelandic Chocolate!! Yes, it is the best in the world in case you wondered:)
I am planning a blog hopping/giveaway event when I get back from market, but until then, here are some pictures of some of the projects in the book.
The book is filled with smaller items that are all done with the "Quilt As You Go" method like the previous Fast & Furious books. This is Brick House Bed Runner, and this is the largest project in the book. Since it is a runner, it still works well using the QAYG method. It comes in 4 sizes and the book includes the matching pillow cases as well.
Well Rounded Table Runner has two versions in the book, with or without borders. It is a simple design but a striking and modern result. I loved displaying it on a wall and this small space was perfect for it.
For a more traditional look, add a border.
This is Broken Glass Runner. It is made with Charm squares and a contrasting fabric. It has a real modern vibe to it and so I loved displaying it in a more vintage setting.
I loved the idea behind the runner so I decided to include Broken Glass Placemats in the book as well. These assorted Kaffe Fasset fabrics gave them a really cool look.
The Log Roll Runner uses some 2-1/2" strip scraps that I am sure we all have laying around. It's a simple, scrappy design but a modern looking finish.
Ring Around the Hexie is one of three placemat patterns in the book. The hexagonal placemat works great on a round table. You can also just make one mat and use it as a candle mat or table topper.
The sweet treat placemat is a fun one to make to brighten up your table.
Make a few adjustments to turn it into a celebratory mat for a birthday or other celebrations. How fun would this be for a teacher to use in the classroom. A student would have a special treat getting to use it on their birthday.
There are two different crib quilts in the book. This is Hey Princess, so masterfully modeled by Allie:) What a cutie. I might be in a little trouble because I was teaching her to jump on her bed for the pictures.
This is Three Square Circus and the cutie in front is Ryker. This quilt is perfect for those fun novelty prints that are available in the shops. It can be adjusted for either gender, according to a kids interest.
Ryker didn't disappoint with his modeling either. At only 6 months he is a pro!
I'm gonna stop right here, even though there is more in the book, a total of 16 projects. I have been sharing some pics on the GE Designs Facebook page so make sure you hit the "Like" button there to keep up with all the updates.
I will be posting from Quilt Market on the Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram under @gedesignsgudrun so check that out if you are there. There is a very exciting thing happening at Quilt Market....Saturday morning, which has my stomach in knots, both from excitement and anxiety! Stay Tuned....
In the meantime, I would love to hear what you think of these projects:)
And the book is available here right now: GE Designs Kit Shop