Today, there are 2 of us blogging: Denise from Quilter's Window and me. I met Denise at Quilt Market several years back. She is one of those people that you instantly like because of her easy manner and sense of humor. She is always laughing and smiling and you feel instantly comfortable. If you have never been to her store or her website, please check it out! I travel to visit her, teach and lecture usually twice a year and I get to stay with her in her lovely home. Her husband and sons are always so tolerant of us chatty girls and of course, one of my favorite members of her household is Rocky, a Cairn Terrior. We get along wonderfully!
Before I get to my project, I want to tell you a bit about my book, Traditional Fat Quarter Quilts. As you probably can tell from my first book and now this book, I love fat quarters. It is one of the sizes of cuts that really intrigues me. It must be the mathematician in me. It is fun for me to figure out how many blocks or pieces I can get out of a fat quarter. Some of you are groaning, thinking: "Math, yuk!" Leave it to me and I will figure it out. My brother calls me Math Geek and I wear the name proudly! For a different twist to my latest book, instead of using fat quarters for the background, I used 1 main light fabric. I thought it would be fun to change it up a bit and sometimes it is easier to have one background and the rest scrappy. As in my first book, this book includes alternate sizes for the patterns. It's nice to be able to make the quilt bigger if you want. Another wonderful thing about the book is the price, only $16.95! What a great deal for 11 patterns plus additional sizes. Hope you enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed creating it.
The quilt that I decided to recreate from the book is Poker. My dear friend, Kathy, pieced it and I chose it so I could make one too! I made a smaller version than she did but it was so much fun. Here is the original from the book.
I was inspired by Thelma and her Dancing with the Stars quilt. I love that she used grey and red. It was so beautiful that I made mine in the same color scheme. I chose 3 fat quarters: one light, one red and one grey. I could make 4 blocks.
Here is some of the piecing that I did:
|Trimming using the Fit to be Quarter ruler|
|Trimming using the Mini Fit to be Geese ruler|
Once I had the blocks done, I needed to decide which way I was going to orient the blocks. The first one is with the grey in the center:
And the winner is: grey in the center. Here it is with borders on.
That is my project that I worked on for the book. It was fun and with the rulers that I used, everything came out wonderfully.
This takes me to my giveaway. I am going to be giving 3 items away.
First, is a copy of the book Traditional Fat Quarter Quilts
Second, a Fit to be Quarter ruler
Third, a Mini Fit to be Geese ruler
All you have to do is comment on my blog and you could win any one of the three give-aways. There will be three winner to share the wealth! You have until Friday night at midnight to comment and I will announce the winners Saturday morning. If you don't feel comfortable leaving your email address on the comment, make sure that you come back to see if you win. This is the question that I would like you to comment on:
Math lover or hater? Why?
Thanks for stopping by and make sure that you come back tomorrow for the next blogger and fun!