**NOTE** This Giveaway has ended! Congrats to our winner, Sue!
I was feeling really tired and a bit down in the dumps when I opened this large white envelope on Tuesday morning to find…
My QUILT is on the COVER of the May/June 2015 issue of Quiltmaker Magazine, soon to be found at a newsstand, shop or bookstore near you!
I have had to keep this quilt under wraps for so long that I really did forget about it.
If you remember back in December ((Oh wow, that rhymes!)) I was getting ready to teach a “MYSTERY WORKSHOP” in Plano, Texas over New Years, this was it!
It is a two block quilt, perfect for a one day mystery and we had a lot of fun playing in the scraps, swapping strips and sewing up a storm.
You will find the full instructions for Garden Party in the soon-to-be-released May/June 2015 issue.
You might recognize the main block…that is Hot Cross Buns from my Addicted to Scraps column in the Nov/Dec 2010 issue. 2010!! My how time flies.
And it does take me a while, but I have wanted to make each block from the Addicted to Scraps column into actual quilts, and that is what I’ve been working on for some time now behind the scenes.
Finished quilt on my fence at Quiltvilla!
Do you remember when I took a trip to Sunriver Oregon last June and stayed with my friend Randy? I brought all of the chain blocks with me, I had plenty of red/neutral strips, but she brought along HER bag of strips for me to work with. It was sure fun playing with scraps that were not my own, and I was able to finish the quilt center while on that trip with her in Oregon.
I put on the borders, did the quilting and the binding while at home!
I have NO IDEA how long I”ve been hoarding that red border fabric, just waiting for the right quilt!
More block detail!
Of course in this issue you will find many patterns for great quilts, including my friends Jo & Kelli from Jo’s Country Junction and my North Carolina friend, Scott Murkin! It’s a great issue, you are going to want this one!
And…of course…don’t forget my Addicted to Scraps column block!
In this issue: Idaho Square Dance!
There are so many possibilities for this block! And it is easily built as leaders & enders if you can keep cut squares and rectangles near your machine for easy grabbing while you are working on your current project.
This block is based off of an antique quilt in my collection. I found it one day while antiquing in Twin Falls, Idaho around 1996. I’ve always loved it and wanted to do something with it, but the quilt top I have is too fragile to quilt, so the only way to go about it is to make my own! Now you can too, following the instructions in the May/June 2015 issue of Quiltmaker.
And I can do better than that.
I’m going to give away a copy!
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I’m off to Maine this morning! Yes, I packed my cold weather gear. Besides, we will be sewing INSIDE, not out in the cold so I’ll be good!
I will be drawing for our lucky winner on Tuesday morning, April 2nd before my flight home.
Good Luck Everyone!