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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.

QM134 Twister SparklerCover

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

 

 

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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

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.

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

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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