We seem to have skipped spring here in Colorado. Just a few weeks ago we had at least 6″ of snow on the ground, today we have clear blue skies and temperatures in the 80′s! Half of the QN staff is in Portland, Oregon, for Spring Quilt Market, and the other half is at their desks, trying not to imagine how beautiful it is outside. There’s work to be done!
So, in lieu of going outside, I am looking at this lovely stack of 19 fat quarters that makes me think of sunshine and picnics on green grass. Appropriately named ‘Hello Sunshine,’ this collection was designed by Virginia Odien, who won Connecting Threads’ first ever fabric design contest. It’s adorable. Here’s more about it from Connecting Threads themselves: The Hello Sunshine collection contains 19 fabrics in cheery shades of apricot, meadow, cashmere blue and more. Connecting Threads director, Teri Stillwell, gushed, “This is one of our most versatile collection to date. By pairing different pattern and color combinations, you can get a look that is very contemporary, a style that is kid-friendly, or simply a fresh, summery look that is great for any room.”
And if you don’t know what you’d do with all that yummy fabric, we’ve got you covered. We’ll include a wonderful pattern book too! 101 Fabulous Small Quilts (That Patchwork Place, 2013) is jam-packed with cool patterns. The best thing about it is you can make the quilts in it just as they are presented, or you can make more blocks for a bigger quilt! Or double the size of the blocks, it’s up to you. So, would you like a chance to have these prizes for yourself?
One lucky winner will randomly selected to win the fat quarter stack and the book. For a chance to win, leave a comment on this post before 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 20th (Mountain Time). One comment per person, please. Open to those who have not won anything from Quilters Newsletter in the past 90 days. Good luck to everyone who enters!