Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A New Spin On Drunkard's Path Blog Hop and Giveaway!!

I'm so happy to introduce you to my friend John Kubiniec, author of this fantastic new book A New Spin on Drunkard's Path. 

John and I met a few years ago at Quilt Market in Houston. We were co-authors for the book Classic Modern Quilts. After meeting, we became fast friends and soon had our own inside jokes!

Geography separates us, but we still manage to chat and see each other a few times a year. 

After hearing about it for several months, I'm so thrilled to see his book A New Spin on Drunkard's Path in print. What a treat! Simple fabric manipulation gives so many varieties. You have to see it!

Bowties Quilt from A New Spin on Drunkard's Path

There are several projects from the book that I'd like to make. I'm a scrappy gal at heart, so the Bowties quilt called out to me. I made a few that I think will ultimately become a baby quilt. Scrappy pink and grey? Yes!  I tried out a few different layouts. I definitely need to make some more before I can decide. John has several great tips for working with the drunkard's path ruler. He also shares wonderful tips on pinning - fork pins! Who knew? 

Peppered Cotton Background = curly edges!

Would you like to win a copy of the book? John is giving readers the chance to win a copy of his book and a set of the Drunkard's Path templates he uses. To enter, answer this simple question (feel free to elaborate!): Have you tried curved piecing before? Just comment here for your chance to win. For extra chances, follow me and John on instagram (be sure to come back here to let me know that you do.) And my newsletter subscribers always get an extra chance as well! (Just comment that you subscribe.) Two winners will be drawn on October 8th and notified by email (one for the book, one for the template.) If you're a no-reply blogger, please be sure to leave an email address where I can reach you. A US winner will receive a hard copy of the book, international will receive an e-book.

Congratulations, John! The book is fantastic!

Be sure to visit all the other bloggers on this blog hop:

September 26, 2016
Jenifer Dick   www.42quilts.com

September 27, 2016
Heather Kojan http://www.heatherkojan.com  You are here!!!

September 28, 2016
September 29, 2016

September 30, 2016
LoveBug Studios https://lovebugstudios.com/blog/

October 1, 2016         
Kathy Patterson  http://hillstreetquilts.blogspot.com

October 2, 2016

October 3, 2016
Generation Q Magazine http://generationqmagazine.com

October 4, 2016
Nicole Daksiewicz www.modernhandcraft.com/blog

October 5, 2016
            Marti Michell http://frommartimichell.blogspot.com

October 6, 2016
Kim Niedzwiecki http://www.gogokim.com

October 7, 2016

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

My Modern Spools Mini in Modern Patchwork Magazine!

So this happened a few weeks ago:

My Modern Spools mini quilt in Modern Patchwork Magazine! This is the Gifts edition - chock full of seasonal decor and gifts to give (or keep for yourself!) What I like is that the projects aren't overly "holiday." Switch out some fabrics and they'll work for anytime. With over 30 projects, I'm sure there's several you'll want to make (after you make my Spool quilt of course!) Me? I think I'll start with Violet Craft's paper pieced cardinal. She has it as a table runner, but I think one bird would make a great pillow. And the salt cellar pincushions? Adorbs. I have some old votive holders that I think would work perfectly. 

Oh, and this is fun. Modern Patchwork asked contributors to send in their favorite holiday recipes. You'll find my Sweet Potato Latke recipe in the issue. Think sweet potato french fry - just flattened and with more crispy edges. Delish. 

The hard copy is on newsstands now. Over 30 patterns! Go! Now! Buy! Sew!

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