Happy Friday! Can you believe today’s already day five, the last day of the 5 Days of Best Modern Quilts Blog Tour? As most of you know by now, we’re promoting the release of Best Modern Quilts 2014, on sale in quilt shops and bookstores, on newsstands and on QuiltandSewShop.com in both hard-copy and digital editions. Be sure to check out all four of today’s wonderful designers for three chances to win some free fabric and a copy of Best Modern Quilts 2014!
Today’s first stop on the blog tour is Threads of Thought, the blog haven of Janet Jo Smith. Her quilt L is for Luke was made with the citrusy colors from her own line of hand-dyed fabrics and designed for her grandson. And aside from the lovely quilt, today is Janet Jo’s birthday, so be sure to wish her a happy day and wonderful new year when you comment on her blog.
Isn’t it the most fun one-patch quilt you’ve seen all day? To learn more about it visit Threads of Thought. If you leave a comment on Janet Jo’s blog before 11:59 p.m. MST tonight — Friday, January 17 —you’ll be entered for a chance to win 6 fat quarters of Janet Jo Smith’s hand-dyed fabrics in shades of blue. Comments left on this blog will not be entered for a chance to win this prize.
Today’s second stop on the blog tour is Amanda Murphy, the self-named blog of the designer of Window Boxes. Made with Amanda Murphy’s own Bella and Bonjour Ami collections for Blend Fabrics and quilted by Cherry Guidry of Slaughter, Louisiana, this quilt brings spring indoors in a way that won’t wilt.
Reminds you of freshly cut flowers sitting in an open window, doesn’t it? To learn more about it visit Amanda Murphy. If you leave a comment on Amanda’s blog before 11:59 p.m. MST tonight — Friday, January 17 —you’ll be entered for a chance to win a Jolie collection fat quarter bundle by Anna Griffin. Comments left on this blog will not be entered for a chance to win this prize.
Today’s third stop on the blog tour is the QN blog. You’re already here! Two of Quilters Newsletters’ very own, Kath Wagar Wright and Gigi Khalsa designed quilts featured in Best Modern Quilts 2014.
Kath’s Spots & Dots was made with bright prints and polka dots, each of which has a touch of white in it.
Gigi’s Modern Camp is a two-block quilt which is quite reminiscent of a crowded campground in summer.
Aren’t they wonderful? If you leave a comment below on this post before 11:59 p.m. MST tonight — Friday, January 17 —you’ll be entered for a chance to win a Hubba Hubba collection fat quarter bundle by Me & My Sister Designs for Moda.
On behalf of the entire QN team, thank you for making this blog tour so successful. We’re proud of Best Modern Quilts 2014 and we believe the variety of projects and styles means there’s something in the issue for everyone. If you make one of the 29 patterns, we hope you’ll send us a photo at firstname.lastname@example.org or share it with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest or Instagram and remember, Quilters Newsletter is also online and even on YouTube.