For those of you who participated yesterday, welcome back! To all you newcomers out there: thanks for stopping by! We’re on Day 2 of our Best Fat Quarter Quilts Giveaway – our way of promoting our newest special issue, Best Fat Quarter Quilts (BFQQ) 2012, on sale now at your local quilt shop, bookstore, newsstand or online at the Quilt and Sew Shop. Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2012 is filled with projects sure to suit every quilter’s style and skill level.
Each day this week I’ll be featuring four patterns from the issue to give you an idea of what to expect in BFQQ 2012. I’d also like to spread the word about our wonderful designers, so be sure to stop by their blogs or websites to see more of their work.
The first pattern and designers I’d like to mention is Preppy by Susan Emory and Christine Van Buskirk of Swirly Girls Design, Inc. This modern quilt features the solids from the Cotton Couture line from Michael Miller Fabrics and would make a perfect gift for the new college student. Mix and match colors or prints to achieve your favorite palette or to give this quilt a more masculine tone.
Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. ZJ Humbach designed and made this in memory of the adventures she and her husband experienced serving their country. Humbach used the Clermont Farms collection by Minick & Simpson for Moda, creating a vintage patriotic feel.
Inspired by the colors of the Bali Batiks from Hoffman California Fabrics, Natalie Barnes of Beyond the Reef designed this vibrant one-block table runner. She wanted to create the look of striking bamboo shoots over a forest background. Each block is the same, but then rotated to inject an improvised look.
Bev Getschel made this log cabin with a twist and added a bit of applique to freshen up a traditional pattern. Using European Taupe by Kinkame for Clothworks, this elegant bed quilt would add a touch of class to anyone’s bedroom.
Today we will have three different winners.
To win one of these prize packages, leave a comment by midnight MST tonight – January 29. We will select three names at random. One comment per person please. Open to those who haven’t won something from Quilters Newsletter in the last 90 days. This giveaway has ended.