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Quilt Kit Giveaway & Guest on APQ Radio with Pat Sloan

February 12, 2017

Hi fellow quilters!

Join me tomorrow, February 13, on American Patchwork and Quilting Radio with Pat Sloan.  Tune in at 3:00 p.m. Central Time (4:00 p.m. EST).  If you didn’t catch it live, that’s OK, it’s a podcast so you can listen to it anytime by getting the American Patchwork & Quilting Radio show podcast or clicking on this link in Pat’s blog to listen to the show.  I’m the 3rd guest so my 12 minute segment starts at 28:00 minutes into the program.

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I’m so excited to be a guest on Pat’s show!  To mark the occasion and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I’m giving away a full/queen size kit of the Kaleidoscope Symphony quilt shown below.  This red & pink version seems an appropriate colorway for the season of love…check out this previous blog post to see a fun quilt walk with many, many more examples of Kaleidoscope Symphony quilts made in different fabrics.

Continue reading for more info and learn how to enter for a chance to win the quilt kit!

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During the radio show / podcast, Pat & I will chat about how I started Quilt Moments and also talk about the company, Twister Sisters, which is the new home of the popular Twister tools.  Twister Sisters is co-owned by me and my friend Lisa Amundson of Around the Bobbin.

The Twister Planner is the first pattern that we created as Twister Sisters which is a handy guide that walks you through 15 different quilt sizes runner to queen so you can easily create any size scrappy twister quilt that you wish with the Lil’ Twister tool (for 5″ sqs), Midi Twister (for 6-1/2″ sqs) or the Twister (for 10″ sqs).  You can see the tools and many other twister patterns by Twister Sisters, Quilt Moments, and Around the Bobbin at Twister Sisters.

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In October we introduced a new smaller size twister tool called the Mini Twister tool  which can be used with 2-1/2″ strips and 4-1/2″ sqs.  The fun feature of the Mini Twister size is that you can make 4-patches using four different 2-1/2″ strips and then twist so each pinwheel has four colors for the pinwheel points!  The Mini Twister tool includes the pattern for this fun table runner.  If you are careful with your cutting, you can make a potholder or coasters with the leftover pieces.

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Here is the new Mini Twister Rings pattern by Quilt Moments.

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OK, now for the big Kaleidoscope Quilt Kit giveaway!  For a chance to win the Kaleidoscope Symphony quilt kit shown at the top of the post, listen to the February 13 radio show, and leave a comment here on my blog giving some feedback about the show: something you learned or liked, or any comment about the program.  Comments will be accepted starting at 4:00 p.m. CST February 13 after the show through Wednesday, February 15 at midnight CSTThe winner is Sharon Butera!  Congratulations, the queen size quilt kit and Kaleidoscope Symphony book will soon be on the way to you.  Thank you to everyone for your nice comments.  I enjoyed being on Pat’s radio show.  If you didn’t get a chance to enter the giveaway, there will be more in the future.  Please follow the blog, so you’ll be notified when I do future posts, and you won’t miss any of our news and drawings!

And for everyone, I’m offering a discount on my Craftsy class called Quilted Kaleidoscopes which includes patterns for several runners and quilts, and covers the twister tool techniques and four-patch kaleidoscope techniques, plus lots of info on fabric selection and borders.  You can use this link to get 50% off the regular retail price of the class!  The coupon will appear once you add the class to your shopping cart and is good through May 14, 2017.

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Until next time, please remember to enjoy all your quilt moments:)!

Marilyn

Quilt Moments

Giveaway Day/Week: Fabric, Pattern and Lil’ Twister Tool!

December 9, 2015

Hi fellow quilters,

I’m participating in the Giveaway Day organized by Sew Mama Sew.

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My giveaway includes a bundle of Moda batiks, Quilt Moments’ Twister Sparkler pattern, and the Lil’ Twister tool.  Just add some background fabric and you’ll be able to make the fun holiday Twister Sparkler wallhanging shown in the photo, or use the fat quarters for whatever project you wish!

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The fabrics in the giveaway include a 21 fat quarter pack of the entire Moda Joy batiks collection by Laundry Basket Quilts.  That’s the equivalent of 5-1/4 yards of fabric!  Use some of the red & green fat quarters from the bundle and add some yardage of cream fabric to make the fun holiday Twister Sparkler wallhanging shown in the photo, or use the fat quarters for whatever project you wish!

QM134 Twister Sparkler Joy Wallhanging

The Twister Sparkler pattern includes 6 sizes mini to king.

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The Lil’ Twister tool is used with 5″ squares to make pinwheels from a simple grid of squares.  A fat quarter can yield (12) 5″ squares, so you can do lots of twisting with a fat quarter bundle!

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The twister tools are now owned by a new company called Twister Sisters.

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Quilt Moments has many  Twister friendly patterns  including Triple Twister (QM127), Twister Tapestry (QM130), Twister Illusions (QM131), Twister Sparkler (QM134), Twister Shimmer (QM135), Panel Twist (QM139 & QM139N), Twister Knot (QM142), and Twister Blooms (QM144).  We also have many other patterns including easy 4-patch kaleidoscope patterns, pre-cut friendly, scrappy patterns and BOM patterns/book.  You can see all of our designs here, and newest designs here.

Kensington Kaleidoscope  Kensington Kaleidoscope QM139-Panel-Twist-Cover-Web  Kensington Kaleidoscope Microsoft Word - QM135 Twister Shimmer Cover Back 2013-11-13  Microsoft Word - QM131 Twister Illusions Cover 2012-12-7 Microsoft Word - QM130 Twister Tapestry Cover 2012-12-7     Microsoft Word - QM127 Triple Twister Pattern Cover Draft 2012-5

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment before midnight CST this Sunday, December 13th.  You can leave any comment you wish, or share if you have ever used any of the Twister tools (Lil’ Twister, Midi Twister, or Twister).  The giveaway is open to everyone (includes international).

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.

Check out another great giveaway including twister tools, fabric, and patterns on Twister Sisters instagram at twistersistersdesigns.

The winner is Betsy Lewis!  Congratulations, your bundle of goodies including the fabric, Lil’ Twister, and pattern 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 comments. 

 

As an extra treat, all Quilt Moments books and patterns will be 25% off through December!  Just mention the discount when you place an order and we’ll adjust the invoice.  Thank you so much for your business!

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

Quilt Moments

 

 

Exciting Twister News, Newest Patterns, and New Fabrics

October 23, 2015

Hi fellow quilters,

I haven’t posted in a very long time and it’s quilt market time again, so I have lots to share!

The latest news is that my friend, Lisa Amundson, of Around the Bobbin, and I purchased the popular twister tools and copyright (Lil’ Twister, Midi Twister, & Twister) from Marsha Bergren of CS Designs on September 30th.  The new company for the tools is Twister Sisters.  Lisa and I don’t have “real” sisters but definitely are sisters in our quilting & fabric addictions, so it seemed like the perfect name for our new venture.  You can read more about it on the website here.

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Quilt Moments won’t be at quilt market, however, I have a new pattern, and yes, it happens to be a twister friendly pattern:).  Twister Blooms, QM144, includes 4 sizes miniature to queen!  You can see more info on this pattern and all 8 of our twister friendly patterns here.

Kensington Kaleidoscope

The cover quilt is made with Java Batiks by Freshwater Designs for Maywood Studio / E.E. Schenck.  I simply cut 5″ squares,  sewed them into a grid following the layout diagram, cut out square pinwheel units with the Lil’ Twister tool and sewed the squares back together to complete the quilt.  This quilt is throw size.  If I used the Midi Twister, it would be a queen size quilt.  If you are at quilt market, this quilt can be found in the EE Schenck / Maywood Studio booth area.

QM144 Twister Blooms throw quilt photo

 

Now, here are images of quilts using some of our existing patterns and newest fabrics for Houston quilt market:

This is one of my 4-patch kaleidoscope designs, Among the Stars (QM106), using Timeless Treasures’ Suffolk collection designed by Chong-a Hwang coming to shops later this year.

Among the Stars QM106 Quilt Moments TT Suffolk

Here is Spinning Wheel Runners (QM140) using Robert Kaufman’s Grand Majolica collection coming to shops in February.  There are 3 colorways which you can see here.

Spinning Wheel Runner QM140 Grand Majorica PURPLE 2015-8-22

Here’s another design, Belle Kaleidoscope (QM125) using the same Grand Majolica collection.  The purple colorway of this quilt and the Spinning Wheel runner above will both be in Robert Kaufman’s booth at quilt market.  See all 3 colorways below and here.

Belle Kaleidoscope QM125 Grand Majorica Purple 2015-8-18

Belle Kaleidoscope QM125 Grand Majorica GREY 2015-9-21

Belle Kaleidoscope QM125 Grand Majorica MULTI 2015-8-24

Here’s Belle Kaleidoscope QM125 in Timeless Treasures’ Essex collection which just hit quilt shops.

Essex Belle Kaleidoscope QM125 twin

Belle Kaleidoscope is also one of the patterns I teach in my online Craftsy class “Quilted Kaleidoscopes” which covers every aspect of my 4-patch kaleidoscope quilts from picking fabrics, to making many projects, and attaching the borders.  Click here to see a class summary and get 50% off the class!

 

Here are images of the other patterns that came out earlier this year, and you can see more info about the patterns: size options, fabrics used, etc. at What’s New on our website.

Chance Encounters (QM143) is strip or FQ friendly.  You can cut 1-1/2″ or 2-1/2″ strips.  You can randomly pair up light and dark strips, so chance encounters seemed like a perfect name for the pattern!

Kensington Kaleidoscope

The quilt shown on the pattern features batiks by Anthology Fabrics.  I cut 1-1/2″ strips for this one, so it is a small throw size.  If I had used 2-1/2″ strips, it would be twin size.

Chance Encounters QM143 Anthology Flowers Batiks

This twin size version was made with fat quarters of Jinny Beyer’s Malam batiks by RJR.  I cut them into 2-1/2″ strips.

Chance Encounters QM143 RJR Jinny Beyer Malam Batiks

Here’s a version using Robert Kaufman’s Artisan Batiks Seasons collection.  It is queen size with the wide border, or twin without the border.

Chance Encounters QM143 RK Artisan Batiks Seasons 2015-7-7

 

Twister Knot QM142 is a twister tool friendly pattern with 6 sizes mini to king!  Since it combines easy pinwheel strips and large sections of background fabric, this quilt goes together very quickly and can easily be made in one or two weekends for any of the sizes!

Kensington Kaleidoscope

Here are pictures of the many size options from miniature to king size shown in my Minneapolis quilt market booth back in May.

Quilt Market Mpls 2015 Twister Knot QM142 Quilts

Zooming in on the quilts hanging on the wall, the version made in Maywood Studio’s Frolic in the Snow flannel collection is twin size using the Midi Twister tool.  The smaller version hanging (scrunched up:)) to the left is a patriotic version using Northcott Stonehenge and the Lil’ Twister tool for a throw size.

Quilt Market Mpls 2015 Twister Knot Throw & Twin QM142 Quilts

Zooming in again on the quilts on the “couch”, you can see the miniature version made with Moda Bella solids laying on top of the folded up king size quilt made with huge pinwheels.  The mini was made using the Itty Bitty Primitive Pinwheel & the king size was made with the Twister tool.

Quilt Market Mpls 2015 Mini & King Twister Knot QM142

 

The last new pattern of this year was the Keyboard Kaleidoscope (QM102BOM) Block of the Month version of my popular Keyboard Kaleidoscope design.  This larger pattern shows four full color quilt examples, and divides the design into 6 sections, making it perfect for Block of the Month programs.  I was working on this design during my last blog post (yes, sorry, it was way back at the beginning of May before spring market!)

Pattern cover:

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Pattern back:

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So, that’s the quick recap of Quilt Moments for the last six months or 25,000+ moments if one quilt moment equals one minute:)

Until next time, enjoy all 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

Quilt Moments

 

 

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.

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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…

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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This is the tablerunner size of Spinning Wheel Runners

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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

 

 

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

 

Houston Quilt Market

December 6, 2013

Hi Fellow Quilters!

Yes, I know quilt market was over a month ago but I’m still playing catch up so I thought I would share some of the photos I took with my cellphone.  Quilt Market is the wild and crazy venue where quilt shop owners come twice a year to purchase fabrics, patterns, books and notions for their stores for the next 6 months. The convention center is filled to the brim with beautiful booths and people from all areas of the quilt industry.

I’ve had a booth at 5 spring quilt markets, but since I usually only manage to escape for one market per year, this is only my second time having a booth at the Houston quilt market.  The first time was October 2007 a year after starting Quilt Moments so I was long overdue.

QuiltMoments 2013 Houston

Here I am in the Quilt Moments booth.  The quilt behind me is my newest pattern Twister Shimmer (QM135) which just started shipping November 15th and can be seen on my What’s New page.  The quilt was pieced by my friend Karen Ytzen and was made with Robert Kaufman’s Kona solids and the Lil’ Twister tool.  I pieced a version in Northcott’s Artisan Spirit Shimmer collection for Northcott’s booth and also one using my collection of Jinny Beyer palette fabrics and other Jinny collections in my huge stash!  Karen also pieced another sample using Anthology Fabrics Chromatic batiks which is shown hanging in Anthology Fabrics booth below.

QuitMoments TwisterShimmerQM135 AnthologyBooth QMHO2013

QuiltMoments QMHO2013 Booth Right

Here is the right side of my booth featuring my Starlight QM132 design.  The quilt was made with Robert Kaufman’s Winters Grandeur collection and beautifully custom quilted by my friend Sandi Moser of Moonlight Quilting.  She did such an amazing job with the quilting detail that many people thought the tree was embroidered rather than a large panel!  The runner and topper on the left are my Ribbon Rings QM128.

QuiltMoments QMHO2013 BoothLeftSide

Here is the left side of the booth.  The large quilt hanging below my sign is Twilight Kaleidoscope QM117 made with Robert Kaufman’s Lumina collection in the Peacock colorway combined with Prisma Dye batiks.  A version made with the Dawn colorway was hanging in Robert Kaufman’s booth.

QuiltMoments Twilight Kaleidoscope QM117 TimelessTreasuresShimmerMist QMHO2013

Another sample of Twilight Kaleidoscope featuring Timeless Treasures Shimmer Mist collection was hanging in Timeless Treasures booth shown above.  Sorry, the wacky lighting in the photo doesn’t do the quilt justice.  I pieced this quilt and it was quilted by Sandi Moser.

CheckOutTheStars QM107 QMHO2013

My Check Out the Stars QM107 design was featured in Robert Kaufman’s booth in Artisan Batiks Colorsource 4 collection by Lunn Studios shown above.  It was pieced by Ramona Burke and I was very pleased to see that it was beautifully quilted by Angela Walters.  Detail of the intricate quilting is shown below.  My Changing Ways QM123 design was also featured in their booth with Artisan Batiks Spring Mod collection by Lunn Studios.  A version showing a dark background and different border is shown here.

Check Out the Stars Closeup QMHO2013

QuiltMoments Elegance QM121 NorthcottStratfordPark QMHO2013

The Elegance QM121 quilt that I pieced with Northcott’s Stratford Park was hanging in Northcott’s booth shown above.  Below is a photo of their booth featuring the new Artisan Spirit Shimmer collection which I used for my Twister Shimmer QM135.

QMHO13 Northcott Artisan Spirit Shimmer

QuiltMoments TwisterShimmerQM135 Northcott Artisan Spirit Shimmer

QuiltMomentsQMHO2013 Marilyn&Lisa

My friend and fellow quilt designer Lisa Amundson of Around the Bobbin  helped me at market.  Thanks Lisa!  Check out her wonderful bag and runner patterns at Around the Bobbin.  After market we quickly dismantled the booth and went to Pappasito’s TexMex restaurant to unwind and enjoy strawberry margaritas, guacamole, chips and amazing fajitas!

We were thrilled with the wonderful warm Houston weather.  Definitely something to dream about today since we had a low of -9F here in St. Paul, Minnesota today!!!!  What’s the weather like today in your neck of the woods?

Until next time, enjoy all of your Quilt Moments!

Marilyn

Happy Fourth of July!

July 3, 2013

Hello Fellow Quilters,

Here’s wishing a Happy Independence Day to all Americans and a Happy July to those of you around the world!

The last few months have flown by with the craze of Portland quilt market in May and no school for my 3 kids starting in June which means lots of happy chaos in our household.

Looking forward to a big BBQ with the family tomorrow and then off to the cabin for some fishing, sleeping, eating, & lots of time just happily staring at the lake.

I updated the What’s New section of the Quilt Moment’s website with my newest patterns so you can check out Twister Sparkler, All For One, and Starlight plus see some of my designs in the newest fabric lines.

Since several of the patterns show patriotic fabric options I thought I would share them here today.

First, here’s a red,white & blue version of the new Twister Sparkler (QM134) which is shown on the back of the pattern.

QM134 Twister Sparkler wall&king

And here are two versions of my Starlight design (QM132) in Northcott’s Stonehenge Stars & Stripes collections.  The image below is a page shown in the brand new Quiltmaker’s Classics magazine

QM132 Starlight Northcott Stonehenge S&SII

That’s it for now.

Have a fabulous holiday and enjoy ALL your quilt moments!

Marilyn