Archive for May, 2015

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

Quilt Moments