Today is a great day! Not only am I blogging on my site, but I am also a guest blogger on the McCall’s Quilting blog, where I am talking about my Bevels project in the November 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts (http://www.mccallsquilting.com/blogs/?p+10996).
Needless to say, I am thrilled that McCall’s has featured my quilt in this issue AND that they asked me to be a guest on their blog. The Bevels project uses one of my fave new fabrics – it’s called a STRIP-R (pronounced “stripper”), and it is a pre-printed fabric with 21 2” wide strips across the width of the fabric – think “jellyroll already sewn together”. How cool is that?!? I pitched this idea to Northcott’s Creative Director Deborah, and she has included STRIP-R’s in about a dozen current and upcoming collections so far. In fact, I am using a STRIP-R from the Porcelain Blue collection for a project in the February 2014 issue of McCall’s Quilting, out in November. Here’s what the Porcelain Blue STRIP-R looks like. I can’t show you the quilt just yet, but I will soon (it’s so pretty – classic blue and white!).
The STRIP-R that I used in the Bevels project is from the Ambience collection. Creative Director Deborah also designed and included another innovative pre-printed fabric in this collection – it is called No-Sew Circles and looks like orange peel, or interlocking circles.
Isn’t this equally cool?!? I designed 3 projects using the No-Sew Circles – they are almost as much fun to work with as the STRIP-R’s. Here are pictures of Ambience Medallion, Candied Peel and Strips of Peel (patterns are available from http://www.quiltwoman.com).
One of these projects also uses STRIP-R’s. Now, if you’ve visited my blog before, you know that I like to give stuff (fabric) away. Today I would like to give away 5 packets of fabric, each containing a ¼-yd of the 8 textures plus a 1-yd piece of the STRIP-R and No-Sew Circle fabric in one of the 5 other colorways of Ambience (you can see the other colorways at Northcott.com/Ambience Hint: the Bevels quilt uses the lagoon colorway). For a chance to win, please post a comment by midnight Friday Sept. 11 telling me which of my 3 Ambience projects uses No-Sew Circles AND STRIP-R’s, and tell me which color packet of Ambience fabrics you’d like to win. And don’t miss the chance to win a packet of fabrics on the McCall’s blog too – they are giving away packets of the lagoon colorway (click on the link at the top of this page Fto visit them).