Giveaway Day/Week: Fabric + Patterns!

May 6, 2015

Hi fellow quilters,

I’m participating in the Giveaway Day organized by Sew Mama Sew.  Happy 10th anniversary to SewMamaSew!

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My giveaway includes lots of yummy Moda fabrics and two of my patterns, Charm Bracelets (QM137) and Coin Bracelets (QM138).  Looking through my stash of goodies, I came across Moda’s April Showers collection designed by Bonnie & Camille.  This, of course, got me humming “April showers bring May flowers:)” and seemed like a perfect fit for a May giveaway!

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The fabrics in the giveaway include a layer cake (10″ square) pack of the entire April Showers collection, two half yard cuts from the collection (large floral & diagonal stripe) plus four fat quarters of Moda Bella solids.

With these fabrics you can make one or more of my Charm Bracelets baby quilts or runners by cutting the 10″ squares into 5″ squares, and adding in some background fabric, or use the 10″ squares to make the larger Coin Bracelets quilt or bed runner.

This fabric collection was a great fit for my Charm Bracelets (QM137) pattern and is featured on the pattern cover.  The pattern includes two runner sizes: small/centerpiece 17″ x 27″ or tablerunner 20″ x 64″, plus a lap/baby quilt 42″ x 52″.

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For larger projects, the Coin Bracelets (QM138) pattern, works with coins (dimes=10″ squares or quarters=fat quarters!).  The pattern includes 3 sizes: bed runner, twin & queen quilts.  Both patterns include easy piecing with stitch and flip corners.  You can sell all my other quilt patterns at Quilt Moments.

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To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment mentioning which quilt you would like to make if you are the lucky winner.   The giveaway closes at midnight CST this Sunday, May 10th, so please leave your comments before then.

The winner is Alli Hirakami!  Congratulations, your bundle of goodies including the patterns and fabric will soon be on its way to you! Thank you so much to everyone for visiting my blog, participating in the SewMamaSew giveaway week and for all your wonderful comments. 

I also have two more big giveaways going on now through May 15th, so please check these out, too!:

1) Visit my guest blog post on Craftsy,  between now and May 15, to see examples of how 3 different large print fabrics are used in kaleidoscope quilt designs, learn more about my “Quilted Kaleidoscopes” Craftsy class, and enter for a chance to win a 3 yard piece of fabric of your choice by leaving a comment on their blog

2) Visit my last blog post, to enter to win a 3 yard piece of beautiful fabric and see my newest kaleidoscope designs.

For an additional chance to win, not required, please sign up to follow my blog, like Quilt Moments on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and/or signup to receive email updates.  You can leave another comment letting us know how you follow Quilt Moments.

I would also appreciate it if you could share this giveaway info on your social media.

Have fun blog hopping and thank you to SewMamaSew for organizing this great event!

Until next time, enjoy all your quilt moments:)

Happy Mothers Day!

Marilyn

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New Keyboard Kaleidoscope BOM Quilts plus Fabric Drawing!

May 1, 2015

Hi fellow quilters,

Visit my guest blog post on Craftsy,  between May 1 and May 15, to see examples of how 3 different large print fabrics are used in kaleidoscope quilt designs, learn more about my “Quilted Kaleidoscopes” Craftsy class, and enter for a chance to win a 3 yard piece of fabric of your choice by leaving a comment on their blog!

Since I love giveaways (who doesn’t?), I’ll do a giveaway on my blog here, too!  Wouldn’t you like some large print yardage to play with?  Keep reading…

I’ve been very busy working on quilt samples for the upcoming spring quilt market trade show here in Minneapolis in a few short weeks.  Keyboard Kaleidoscope (QM102) has been one of my favorite and most popular 4-patch kaleidoscope patterns.  I’ve had several requests for a block of the month version and I’m pleased to share that a Keyboard Kaleidoscope BOM version (QM102BOM), separating the quilt steps into six sections, will be available starting May 18th.

The Keyboard Kaleidoscope BOM version (QM102BOM) will have large photos of three quilt examples in current fabric lines with the fabric information and suggestions inside the pattern.  Here’s a sneak peek at the 3 quilts.

The first sample is twin size featuring Timeless Treasures Bellagio collection designed by Chong-a Hwang.  I used the large floral paisley, coordinating smaller prints in the collection plus many java blender batiks.  I love mixing prints and batiks.  The twin size quilt is made with 8″ blocks and has a keyboard border on the top and bottom in addition to the on point keyboard around the large kaleidoscope center.  A queen size quilt has the same layout and is made with 10″ blocks.

QM102BOM TT Bellagio sneak peek

Keyboard Kaleidoscope QM102 BOM Bellagio Large Floral CM3655

The second sample is twin size featuring Timeless Treasures Imperial Garden collection designed by Chong-a Hwang.  I enjoyed picking out coordinates in shades of blues and aqua to highlight the large beautiful Asian floral print.  The Craftsy guest post shows a close-up photo of the main large print and 4-patch kaleidoscopes in various sizes.

Keyboard Kaleidoscope Imperial Blue QM102

For my third sample quilt I used a really large floral print called Lavinia designed by Philip Jacobs for Westminster Fabrics to make a king size quilt.  This is one of the fabrics that I used to demo the 4-patch kaleidoscope process in my “Quilted Kaleidoscopes”  Craftsy class and fell in love with it, so I was really excited to use it in one of my kaleidoscope designs.  Here’s an image of the full 24″ lengthwise repeat by full width of fabric of the Philip Jacob’s Lavinia print.

PWPJ064-Natural LAVINIA full repeat & WOF

I had fun using some of the Kaffe Fassett’s Aboriginal Dots blenders and Shot Cottons that I showed in class plus added in even more colors and shades, and a light blue Spots fabric by Kaffe for the setting triangles.  Can’t wait to try this quilt out on my king size bed after quilt market.  Thought it would be fun to show you this Keyboard Kaleidoscope quilt draped over my piano, but as you can see, it is huge and dwarfs my parlor grand!

QM102BOM Westminster PJ Lavinia sneak peek

And now for the fabric drawing!  I’m lucky to work with fabrics from many great companies and I would like you to have some fun trying out the 4-patch kaleidoscope process.  You can also dig into your stash of large prints that you’ve been saving for some day or buy a large print at your local quilt shop.  You only need four lengthwise repeats to start making 4-patch kaleidoscopes!

Large Print Fabric Collage & Giveaway

For a chance to win a 3 yard cut of one of the four fabulous fabrics shown in the photo above, leave a comment picking the fabric you would like to win (from top to bottom in photo):  1) Oriental Traditions by Robert Kaufman, 2) Glimmer butterfly by Timeless Treasures, 3) Papillon pastel floral by Moda Fabrics, or 4) Japanese Chrysanthemums by Westminster Fabrics.  Can’t choose one?  Simply say “Surprise Me!” and I’ll do the “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe” for you.  After all, I bought these fabrics so of course I love them all!  I’ll pick a winner Monday, May 18th when I return from quilt market.

For an additional chance to win, not required, please sign up to follow my blog, like Quilt Moments on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and/or signup to receive email updates.  You can leave another comment letting us know how you follow Quilt Moments.  I would also appreciate it if you could share this giveaway info on your social media.

One more thing!  Please check out this Stitchin’ Heaven Quilting Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean.  Come join me, and fellow teachers Debby Maddy & Nancy Mahoney on this fun adventure!

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Until next time, enjoy all your quilt moments!

Marilyn

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Quilt Walk – Kaleidoscope Symphony BOM

March 9, 2015

Hi Fellow Quilters,

Have you heard of a Quilt Walk?  Neither had I until Sharon Huse of Old Alley Quilt Shop in Sherburn, MN invited me to come to their quilt walk in January.  This is an annual event they hold across the street at their community center to celebrate the completion of their block of the month.  People walk around and enjoy the quilts in their full glory displayed on the hardwood floor.   Here’s a photo of Sharon and me in the midst of all the beautiful quilts in the basement of the community center.

1a Sharon & Marilyn Quilt Walk

Old Alley Quilt Shop is owned by Sharon Huse and Becky Detert and yes, used to be the town’s bowling alley!  The shop celebrated it’s 10th anniversary this fall.

1 Old Alley Quilt Shop

I was delighted that they chose my Kaleidoscope Symphony book for their 2014 Block of the Month (BOM) project.  My friend Lou Ann Weflen came along with me to see the quilt walk.  She pieced the cover quilt shown below on the book so it was great we could enjoy this event together.

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Sharon taught the BOM class at the shop and it was wonderful to see that over 30 people finished their quilt tops.  It was so fun to see the variety of fabrics used.  The idea behind the book is to make 9 different blocks with 4-patch kaleidoscope centers and then choose a quilt size that you wish.  Most of the ladies made the queen size quilts which includes 18 blocks (2 each of the 9 blocks) and some made throws.  Some ladies even made 2 quilts!  In most cases, the fabric used in the wide border is the fabric used for the block center kaleidoscopes.

Sharon took photos of all of the quilts for me (when my phone battery died!).

Warning, lots of quilt photos ahead:)!  Enjoy a virtual quilt walk…….

1b Quilt Walk Sherburn Jan 2015

1c Quilt Walk Sherburn Jan 2015

1d Sharon Huse Teacher Kaleidoscope Symphony

Sharon Huse’s quilts (teacher & shop owner)

1e Sharon Huse Closeup Queen Kaleidoscope Symphony

Close-up of Sharon Huse’s large quilt

1f QM501 Sharon Huse Wallhanging

Sharon’s throw

1g QM501 Sharon Huse Tabletopper

Sharon’s topper

2 Carole Rudig WIP Kaleidoscope Symphony

Carol Rudig’s work in progress.  Great to have an example of how the quilt goes together.

3a Barb Jones Kaleidoscope Symphony

Barb Jones

3b Barb Jones Closeup Kaleidoscope Symphony

Barb Jones close-up

4a Roxy Brummond Kaleidoscope Symphony

Roxy Brummond

4b Roxy Brummond Closeup Kaleidoscope Symphony

Roxy Brummond close-up

5a Barb Mager Kaleidoscope Symphony

Barb Mager

5b Barb Mager closeup Kaleidoscope Symphony

Barb Mager close-up

6 Kathy Miest Kaleidoscope Symphony

Kathy Miest

7 Jo Emery Kaleidoscope Symphony

Jo Emery

8 Connie Risty Kaleidoscope Symphony

Connie Risty

9a Nickole Bowie Kaleidoscope Symphony

Nickole Bowie

10 Barb Plumhoff Kaleidoscope Symphony

Barb Plumhoff

11 Pat Ruhnke Kaleidoscope Symphony

Pat Ruhnke

12 Janell Johnson Kaleidoscope Symphony

Janell Johnson 2 quilts

13 Jean Morris Kaleidoscope Symphony

Jean Morris

14 Terry Luetgers Kaleidoscope Symphony

Terry Luetgers 2 quilts

15 Dana Faber Kaleidoscope Symphony

Dana Faber

16 Lynn Barta Kaleidoscope Symphony

Lynn Barta

17 Karen Senne Kaleidoscope Symphony

Karen Senne

18 Leslie Walsh Kaleidoscope Symphony

Leslie Walsh

19 Nina Walter Kaleidoscope Symphony

Nina Walter

19b Nina Walter Closeup Kaleidoscope Symphony

Nina Walter close-up 2 quilts

20 Linell Jacobs Kaleidoscope Symphony

Linell Jacobs 2 quilts

21 Karla Kuipers Kaleidoscope Symphony

Karla Kuipers

22 Evelyn Lucht Kaleidoscope Symphony

Evelyn Lucht

23 Donna Kock Kaleidoscope Symphony

Donna Kock – her 1st completed quilt, congrats!

24 Shelley Busche Kaleidoscope Symphony

Shelley Busche

25 Kay Maclay Kaleidoscope Symphony

Kay Maclay

26 Darla Harries Kaleidoscope Symphony

Darla Harries

27 Carolyn Eigenberg Kaleidoscope Symphony

Carolyn Eigenberg 2 quilts

28 Esther Nelson Kaleidoscope Symphony

Esther Nelson

29 Jean Nelson Kaleidoscope Symphony

Jean Nelson

30 Belva Henrickson Kaleidoscope Symphony

Belva Henrickson

31 Carol Friesen Kaleidoscope Symphony

Carol Friesen

32 Debra Engman Kaleidoscope Symphony

Debra Engman

Hope you liked this virtual quilt walk!

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting with Sharon and the ladies who made the quilts, and of course had fun visiting the quilt shop afterwards.  Thank you Sharon for inviting me to attend!

Next post I’ll share some photos from the quilting cruise from which I just returned.  It was a fun cruise with almost 30 quilters making Kaleidoscope Symphony throw size quilts.

Enjoy all of your quilt moments!

Marilyn

Quilt Moments

Giveaway Day: 12 yard Fabric Kit, Book plus Pattern of Your Choice!

December 8, 2014

Hi fellow quilters,

I’m participating in the Giveaway Day organized by Sew Mama Sew.  Since I have lots of goodies and couldn’t decide on just one, I decided to include THREE great prizes in the bundle!  My giveaway includes a Twilight Kaleidoscope Kit with 12 yards of Robert Kaufman fabric, my Kaleidoscope Symphony book, and a Quilt Moments pattern of your choice.  The photo below shows my Twister Illusions pattern as an example, however, you can choose any one of my 40 patterns on the website.  All together, this bundle of goodies is worth over $175!

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If you are visiting my blog for the first time, thank you and welcome.  My name is Marilyn Foreman of Quilt Moments patterns.  I live near St. Paul, Minnesota with my hubby and 3 school age kids.  I’ve been quilting for 18 years and started my pattern business 8 years ago soon after leaving my full-time job to spend more time at home with the kids.

I love all kinds of fabrics, especially brights, and my first passion is designing patterns containing easy four-patch kaleidoscopes which are made by chopping up beautiful large feature prints into simple strip sets of various widths and then sub-cutting them into square sets…no fussy cutting needed!  I also enjoy designing patterns for pre-cuts and scraps, patterns for panels, and patterns featuring the fun Lil’ Twister tool.

Here’s an example of some of the four-patch kaleidoscopes I made this weekend using the new Imperial Garden Blue fabric designed by Chong-a Hwang for Timeless Treasures.

Quilt Moments 4-Patch Kaleidoscopes Imperial Blue

Now, let’s talk about the goodies in the giveaway bundle and how to enter to win!

First, the Twilight Kaleidoscope kit with 12 yards of fabric.  My Craftsy class called “Quilted Kaleidoscopes” demonstrates my kaleidoscope process in detail, shows tons of fabric examples, and includes directions for four projects including two runners and two quilts.  The Twilight Kaleidoscope kit included in the giveaway is featured in the class.  Click here or on the photo below to see more information on the class.  The link gives you a 25% class discount.

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Second, with the skills learned in the class you will be able to make any of my kaleidoscope patterns including the designs in my Kaleidoscope Symphony book, which is the next item included in the giveaway.  The book includes directions for 9 different blocks including optional kaleidoscope centers and contains many projects from topper and runner up to queen size.

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Third, the giveaway includes a Quilt Moments pattern of your choice.  You choose your favorite pattern.

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment picking your favorite Quilt Moments pattern so that I can include it in the prize bundle if you are the lucky winner of the giveaway!  You can scroll through all my patterns on my website.  The giveaway closes at midnight CST this Friday, December 12th so please leave your comment before then.

The winner is Mary Peterson!  Congratulations, your big bundle of goodies including the Twilight Kaleidoscope Kit, Kaleidoscope Symphony book, and your pattern choice Twister Illusions, will soon be on its way to you! Thank you so much to everyone for visiting my blog, participating in the SewMamaSew giveaway week and for all your wonderful comments.  Happy Holidays!

For an additional chance to win, not required, please sign up to follow my blog, like Quilt Moments on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and/or signup to receive email updates.  You can leave another comment letting us know how you follow Quilt Moments.

I would also appreciate it if you could share this giveaway info on your social media.

Have fun blog hopping and thank you to SewMamaSew for organizing this great event!

 

Until next time, enjoy all your quilt moments:)

Happy Holidays!

Marilyn

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Twister Shimmer Quilt for Kona’s 30th Anniversary

November 20, 2014

Hi fellow quilters,

Today is my turn on the Robert Kaufman’s 30 Quilts for 30 Years blog hop to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Kona cotton.

I was so excited to be invited to participate in this fun project.  I’ve enjoyed reading the other designers blog posts about their quilts and getting to know more about the designers and Robert Kaufman Fabrics.  Can’t believe that there are now a whopping 303 Kona colors.  Isn’t that amazing!

I would like to talk about the process of making my quilt and I have a giveaway, too, so keep reading for a chance to win!!!

My quilt for the 30th anniversary is called Twister Shimmer.

QM135 kona twister shimmer 30th ann bh

The original colorway that I used to create the Twister Shimmer pattern (QM135) last year is shown below.  I had fun using my Kona color card to choose a range of shades in four colorways.  The pattern includes a chart showing the 22 Kona fabric ID#’s.  My friend Karen Ytzen pieced the quilt and it was hanging in my booth last year at Houston 2013 quilt market.

Twister Shimmer QM135 with Kona FQs Houston 2013 Market

For the 30th anniversary version, instead of hand picking Kona colors, Nichole at Robert Kaufman suggested that I feature one of their pre-cut fat quarter bundles.  This was a bit of a challenge since I wasn’t sure a bundle would contain enough shades of four colorways needed for the quilt, however, the Sunset fat quarter bundle has a nice variety of shades and can be broken into four groups so I dove into this yummy bundle!

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The bundle contains 23 fat quarters.  I used 22 of the fat quarters plus Kona Black for the background.

Twister Shimmer QM135 30th Anniv Sunset FQ placement

I created a grid of squares following the fabric placement guide.  For this 72″ x 72″ throw size quilt, 5″ squares are sewn into a grid and then cut out with the Lil’ Twister tool designed by Marsha Bergren of Country Schoolhouse Designs.  This popular tool is very easy to use and quite addictive.  It’s so fun creating designs that look difficult yet are very easy to piece.  The Twister Shimmer pattern also includes many other quilt sizes.  If you use the larger Midi Twister tool and 6-1/2″ squares, you can make a queen or king size quilt.  And, if you want to make smaller projects you can use the Primitive Pinwheel or Itty Bitty Primitive Pinwheel by Primitive Gatherings to create a 41″ wallhanging or 23″ miniature.

Here’s some Lil’ Twister cutting in action….

Twister Shimmer QM135 30th Anniv WIP with Lil Twister 1

Twister Shimmer QM135 30th Anniv WIP with Lil Twister 2

Magically, after cutting out with the Lil’ Twister and sewing the units back together, the square grid turns into the Twister Shimmer quilt!

QM135-Twister-Shimmer-RK Kona 30th Anniversary

After completing the quilt top, I sent the quilt off to long arm quilter, Kristi Ryan, who did a wonderful job with the quilting.  She used a silver thread in the colors and black thread in the background.  Since we were on such a tight deadline and Kristi sent the quilt directly to Robert Kaufman, I haven’t seen the completed quilt yet, just in photos and I really like the results!

Closeups of Kristi’s quilting…

Twister Shimmer Kristi Ryan quilting closeup 1 web

Twister Shimmer Kristi Ryan quilting closeup 2 web

The Twister Shimmer pattern is very versatile and you can play with shades of your favorite colors to achieve the look you want.  Play with your Kona color card or Kona fabric stash to create your very own quilt palette.  For example, here’s an example of what the quilt looks like using shades of two colors, red and blue, rather than four different colors, and adding white for accent.  Wouldn’t this make a great patriotic quilt?

Ask for the Twister Shimmer pattern at your favorite quilt shop (they can order it from distributors or me) or you can order it here.

Twister Shimmer Kona Patriotic

Thank you for visiting my blog and have fun with the blog hop and enjoy all the designers posts.  The complete schedule is listed in my last blog post. One of my favorite quilts in the Lookbook is Raceway by Alyssa Lichner.  I love the curves and the overlapping effect.

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Robert Kaufman is doing a grand prize giveaway at the end of the blog hop which will include 3 of my twister patterns that work great with Kona solids and RK blenders like Fusions including Twister Shimmer, Twister Sparkler, and Twister Illusions which are all shown here:

Microsoft Word - QM135 Twister Shimmer Cover Back 2013-11-13

QM134 Twister SparklerCover

Microsoft Word - QM131 Twister Illusions Cover 2012-12-7

And now for today’s giveaway!  I’m giving away a Kona Sunset charm pack compliments of Robert Kaufman and also a Twister Shimmer pattern.

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For a chance to win these goodies, please leave a comment before 10 a.m. CST November 21st.

Giveaway now closed.  Winner is Cindy M., congratulations!

Happy 30th Anniversary Kona!  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy all the other designers blogs on the hop!

Until next time enjoy all your quilt moments:)

Marilyn

Quilt Moments

30 Quilts for 30 Years Kona Designers Blog Hop

October 31, 2014

Hi fellow quilters,

Robert Kaufman Fabrics is hosting a big blog hop including all 30 designers who were invited to make quilts celebrating Kona’s 30th anniversary.

The hop runs November 1st through December 3rd so join in the fun visiting all the designers blogs and Robert Kaufman’s blog to get many chances to win lots of great prizes!

All 30 quilts are beautifully displayed in a lookbook which you can see online on their website:

RK Kona 30 Quilts for 30 Years Lookbook

My quilt is Twister Shimmer.  I used 22 Kona fat quarters plus Kona black and the Lil’ Twister tool.  I’ll talk about the fun & easy process of making the quilt and show more photos on my blog hop day which is November 20th.

QM135 kona twister shimmer 30th ann bh

Here’s the full schedule for the blog hop.  Start hopping and join in the fun!
Week 1:

Saturday, November 1st: Johanna Masko

Sunday, November 2nd: Alyssa of Aria Lane

Monday, November 3rd: Dorie of Tumblingblocks

Tuesday, November 4th: Megan of Canoe Ridge Creations

Wednesday, November 5th: Daniela of Cozy Quilt Designs

Thursday, November 6th: Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts

Friday, November 7th: Anita Grossman Solomon

Saturday, November 8th: Debbie of Esch House Quilts

Week 2:

Sunday, November 9th: Alex of Teaginny

Monday, November 10th: Darlene Zimmerman

Tuesday, November 11th: Nichole Ramirez

Wednesday, November 12th: Rita Hodge of Red Pepper Quilts

Thursday, November 13th: Lee of Freshly Pieced

Friday, November 14th: Julie of Jaybird Quilts

Saturday, November 15th: Latifah of The Quilt Engineer

Week 3:

Sunday. November 16th: Elizabeth Hartman

Monday, November 17th: Erica of Kitchen Table Quilting

Tuesday, November 18th: Karrie of Freckled Whimsy

Wednesday, November 19th: Valori Wells

Thursday, November 20th: Marilyn of Quilt Moments

Friday, November 21st: Cortney Heimerl

Saturday, November 22nd: Shayla and Kristy of Sassafras Lane Designs

Week 4:

Sunday, November 23rd: Shea of Empty Bobbin Sewing

Monday, November 24th: Carrie Strine

Tuesday, November 25th: Rachel of Stitched in Color

Wednesday, November 26th: Liz of Lady Harvatine

Saturday, November 29th: Carolyn Friedlander

Week 5:

Sunday, November 30th: Elizabeth of DonÕt Call Me Betsy

Monday, December 1st: Emily of Carolina Patchworks

Tuesday, December 2nd: Ken Kaufman

Wednesday, December 3rd: Grand Finale!

 

Good luck with the hop.  Each day a designer will host a Kona giveaway so you have many chances to win.

Enjoy all your quilt moments,

Marilyn

Quilt Moments

 

Quilt Moments 3 New Patterns + Houston Quilt Market

October 24, 2014

Hi fellow quilters,

We’ve been very busy preparing new quilt samples and patterns. The Houston quilt market starts tomorrow!

We wish we could be there to see all the great people and all the new quilting goodies.  We’ll have a booth at the spring quilt market in Minneapolis.

 

Here are the  3 newest patterns that will be available soon.

You can see more info about the patterns: size options, fabrics used, etc. at What’s New on our website.

QM139-Panel-Twist-Cover-Web

Panel Twist QM139 – great for large prints or panels and the Lil’ Twister tool.

QM140-Spinning-Wheel-Runner

Spinning Wheel Runners QM140 – pick a large print and have fun making easy 4-patch kaleidoscopes with squares and rectangles.

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Spinning Wheel Quilts QM141 – includes 4 sizes throw to king.  More fun with easy 4-patch kaleidoscopes!

Here’s a peek at the fabrics I used for one of my Spinning Wheel Runner samples

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The fabric is called Sausalito Cottage by Holly Holderman for Lakehouse Dry Goods and it is in quilt shops now.  I just love these large hydrangeas.  The 14″ ruler is shown along the selvage to give you an idea of the scale of the fabric.  The hydrangeas are about 6″ in diameter.  The lengthwise repeat of the fabric (along the selvage) is 12″.  To make any of the Spinning Wheel Runners you only need 4 repeats of a large print (at least 8″ repeat) so in this case you need 1 1/2 yards.  You will have some fabric leftover that you can use for a border or piece together for a scrappy backing.

QM140-SpinningWheelRunner-LHSausalitoCottage

This is the tablerunner size of Spinning Wheel Runners

QM140-SpinningWheelRunner-Closeup

Here’s a close up of one of the large blocks.  It looks difficult, but trust me, it’s very straightforward.  It is made completely with squares and rectangles, and the easy 4-patch kaleidoscope technique of layering and cutting strips from four identical pieces of large print fabric that I use for all my kaleidoscope patterns & book so you’ll be addicted before you know it!  Same process for the Spinning Wheel Quilts, just more blocks and more fabric:)

Here are the quilt samples that are on display in fabric company booths at the Houston quilt market.

QM135-Twister-Shimmer-RK Kona 30th Anniversary

Twister Shimmer (QM135) version made completely with Kona’s Sunset Fat Quarter bundle and Kona black yardage.  Made for Kona’s 30th Anniversary.  Pieced by Marilyn Foreman and quilted by Kristi Ryan.  Stay tuned for the 30th anniversary blog hop starting November 1st.

The quilt is in the Robert Kaufman booth at market.

QM139-Panel-Twist-Twin-TT-F

Panel Twist (QM139) twin version made with Fantasia and Tonga Carnivale batik collections by Timeless Treasures.  Pieced by Marilyn Foreman and quilted by Sandi Moser.

QM121-Elegance-Throw-TT-Vienna

Elegance (QM121) throw sample made with new Vienna collection by Timeless Treasures.  Pieced by Marilyn Foreman and quilted by Sandi Moser.

The Panel Twist and Elegance quilts are both in Timeless Treasures booth at market.

Until next time, enjoy all your quilt moments!

Marilyn

Quilt Moments

 

 

Quilt Cruise Kaleidoscope Projects

September 19, 2014

Hi fellow quilters,

More info on the Quilters Quarters Quilting Cruise  on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Sea’s Caribbean cruise February 22 – March 1, 2015.  I’ll be teaching classes showing my kaleidoscope techniques during the days at sea and enjoying the many cruise activities and adventures at the ports of call.

Here are images of the Kaleidoscope Symphony quilts that I’ll be teaching.  You can choose your favorite kit colorway.

QM501 Kaleidoscope Symphony P&B Veracruz web

QM501 Kaleidoscope Symphony Veracruz blocks closeup web

QM501 Kaleidoscope Symphony BTR Lola Dark web

QM501 Kaleidoscope Symphony Lola Dark blocks closeup

QM501 Kaleidoscope Symphony BTR Lola Light web

Please come join us on this great adventure!  We all experienced a very LONG winter last year, especially here in Minnesota, so wouldn’t you love to make plans for a warm trip next winter?!  You can find all the information and reserve a spot here.  Time is running out to sign up so please sign up before the end of September if possible.  Would love to see you there!

Enjoy all your quilt moments!

Marilyn

Quilt Moments

Free Quilt Moments Pattern for Batiks

September 13, 2014

Hi fellow quilters,

I would like to share the link to the free pattern I made with Timeless Treasures batiks called Flight Plan.  Keep reading to see images of the quilts and then the pattern link will be at the bottom.

I designed the quilt to work with Timeless Treasures’ pre-cuts called Tonga Treat 6-pack which are 6″ by width of fabric strips of 20 different batik fabrics.  I created images in 5 different batik collection colorways.

Quilt Moments Flight Plan TT Reef 2014

Flight Plan with Tonga Reef

Quilt Moments Flight Plan TT Punch 2014

Flight Plan with Tonga Punch

Quilt Moments Flight Plan TT Harvest 2014

Flight Plan with Tonga Harvest

Quilt Moments Flight Plan TT Cabana 2014

Flight Plan with Tonga Cabana

Quilt Moments Flight Plan TT Boysenberry 2014

Flight Plan with Tonga Boysenberry

Which is your favorite colorway?

The pattern is for a throw size quilt.  If you don’t have the 6-pack pre-cut, you can also use 1/6 yard cuts, 1/4 yard cuts, or fat quarters.

Here is the link to the pattern including all 5 colorways:  Flight Plan by Quilt Moments

 

Enjoy all your quilt moments!

Marilyn

Quilt Moments

 

New Craftsy Class + Giveaway – Quilted Kaleidoscopes!

July 1, 2014

Hello fellow quilters!

I am so excited to share the news that I have an online class available on Craftsy starting today called Quilted Kaleidoscopes.

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Click on the image above or here to get $10 off (25%) the class fee.

Please enter my giveaway for a chance to win a FREE class by clicking hereGIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED.  JTyner was the winner, congratulations!!

In this class I cover all the steps on how to make four-patch kaleidoscope quilts including information on: how to choose the large print feature fabrics, how to find and cut the repeats, selecting coordinating fabrics, making all the blocks, and border options.  The class includes instructions for making two runners and two quilts. One of the runners incorporates easy kaleidoscope pinwheel twister blocks made with the popular Midi Twister tool.

Once taking this class you will be comfortable making all of my kaleidoscope quilts.

Enjoy all your quilt moments!

Marilyn

 


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