February 26, 2010


Do you wanna see the beautiful sample quilt for the Scrap-Basket Surprises Quilt Club?

February 24, 2010

Who's the Winner?

Hi!  Just stopping by to let you know that 20 is the lucky number chosen by the random number generator.  (I tried to take a screen shot of the result, but then recalled that I don't know how to do that).  Anyway, if I've counted accurately, the winner of Four-Patch Frolic is Call Me Crazy.  If you'll send me your mailing address, your new book will be on its way!

Thanks to everyone for participating in the give-away.  Hope you'll play along next month!



February 22, 2010

Four-Patch Frolic

This book by Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson (of Me and My Sister Designs) is full of the sweetest quilts you've ever seen.  The quilts are all based on simple four-patch units, made from 5" and 10" squares.  They've used their own whimsical fabrics that they designed for Moda, as well as fabrics from other Moda designers.  If you enjoy using all those beautiful pre-cut fabric collections, you'll have a lot of fun with this book!

The blocks in the quilt below are made from a layer cake, and instructions are provided for the scalloped border. 

You can almost smell the oranges when you see the Tangerine Tango quilt!

I agree with Barbara and Mary -- they believe that quilts should be "used and loved every day."

In addition to twelve different quilts, there are patterns for a table runner, pincushions and a pillowcase.  All of the patterns are easy to follow and quick to make. 

I'm itching to make some of these adorable pincushions.

Photography by Brent Kane

To see what else they've been up to, stop by and visit Barbara and Mary at Me and My Sister Designs.  And if you'd like to have your very own copy of Four-Patch Frolic, compliments of Martingale & Company, leave a comment here.  I'll do a random number drawing on Wednesday.  How about Wednesday night, say 8-ish? 

In the meantime, I'd love for you to meet my friend Karen.  She and I have been friends for about 14 years.  Karen is a super-talented quilter, and she recently joined the blogging community.  Please stop by and welcome her.  She'll be sharing lots of wonderful things that you won't want to miss. 

See you Wednesday!


February 7, 2010

Scrap-Basket Surprises Quilt Club

 exciting is this?  I'm so thrilled to tell you that the nice people at Fat Quarter Shop are offering a quarterly club using quilts from my book!  They loved the book when it arrived, and decided to pair it with upcoming Moda Jelly Rolls.  They'll be using some really nice collections.  Each quarter, you'll receive a kit with two Jelly Rolls and enough yardage to complete the quilt top and the binding.  They also offer a backing set club if you'd like a backing for your quilt.  Now doesn't that sound fun?  You can get the details from Fat Quarter Shop by clicking here.

Have a terrific week!