In case you haven’t been out to your nearest newsstand, quilt shop or bookstore yet, we’re pleased to get to introduce you to our newest special issue, Quilters Newsletter Presents Best Scrap Quilts 2014, available now (and also online at QuiltandSewShop.com in both hardcopy and digital editions). It has a lot going for it, including 28 inspiring projects, 7 helpful designer tips, step-by-step instructions, and a tutorial on how to make scrappy reversed applique. In honor of this new release, we at Quilters Newsletter are celebrating with a blog tour, and today marks Day 4 of 4. While you’ve been given the opportunity to meet two fabulous designers who contributed to Best Scrap Quilts 2014 each of the three previous days of this tour, today you have the opportunity to meet four, and two of them are on the Quilters Newsletter staff! Not only that, but for each blog you visit, you’ll have the chance to win a fabulous prize. All you have to do is visit the designer’s blog and comment on the post they’ve created for this blog tour!
Our first day 4 featured designer is Tracy Souza, who contributed My Scrap Basket, a scrappy beauty constructed with all neutral fabrics where contrast in values is key. Vintage buttons and hand quilting finish the sweet design with charm.
Visit Tracy Souza’s blog, Plumcute Designs, and leave a comment there before 11:59 PM Mountain Daylight Time tonight for a chance to win the Quilters Newsletter Staff’s Signature Scrap Bundle in Neutrals.
Here’s what the QN Staff had to say about this bundle: “Neutral colors don’t always have to be blenders; they can also make wonderful quilts all on their own. Tone-on-tone quilts are popular in the modern movement while using darks and lights together can make an elegant traditional quilt. This bundle offers a more earth-toned approach which could work well in a variety of styles.”
Our second day 4 featured designer is Heidi Pridemore, who contributed Buttered Cakes, a lively pattern in which the homey churn dash block goes for a spin.
Visit Heidi Pridemore’s blog, The Whimsical Workshop Studio, and leave a comment there before 11:59 PM Mountain Daylight Time tonight for a chance to win QN creative editor Lori’s Signature Scrap Bundle.
Here’s what Lori had to say about this bundle: “Purple is the color of royalty and it is my very favorite color. Just check out my wardrobe if you don’t believe me.”
Our third day 4 featured designer is Quilters Newsletter‘s very own senior designer, Kathryn Wagar Wright, who contributed Daddy’s Poppies, a pretty-in-pink quilt made to remember the blooms her father, an avid gardener, grew specifically to please her. Foundation piecing and an inventive block design will have you enjoying your own special garden all year-round.
Leave a comment on Kath’s post about Daddy’s Poppies before 11:59 PM Mountain Daylight Time tonight for a chance to win Kath’s own Signature Scrap Bundle.
Here’s what Kath had to say about this bundle: “I loved picking this mix of spicy reds, clear pinks, and bright oranges and yellows and bundling them with black and white prints for contrast. I added florals and geometrics, batiks and lots of dots, and a few novelty fabrics just for fun! This bundle will give you a great start on your own version of my Daddy’s Poppies quilt or on any of the other terrific scrap quilts in this issue.”
Our fourth day 4 featured designer is Quilters Newsletter‘s very own associate editor Gigi Khalsa, who contributed Dreamweave, a bargello-style quilt made using scraps which results in a riot of swooping color and print. Look at your scraps in a new way when you let the colors weave in and out of one another in exciting arrangements.
Leave a comment here on this post before 11:59 PM Mountain Daylight Time tonight for a chance to win Gigi’s own Signature Scrap Bundle.
Here’s what Gigi had to say about this bundle: “One of my favorite things about patchwork and quilting is the make-do, catch-as-catch-can attitude that it can entail. While lots of yardage in coordinating fabric collections is wonderful, the way that I built my stash is from hand-me-downs, remnant bins and whatever else I could scrounge. So I have lots of little pieces of fabric! When I started making Dreamweave, I didn’t have yardage to make a real bargello quilt, so I used scrappy strips to make my own version of one. The strips in my signature scrap bundle are a good start in case someone else would like to make a quilt like it. Of course, if they want to cut them up and make something else, that’s great! Whatever is made from the scraps, I’d love to see it.”
(QN would love to see all of your finished quilting projects. Share with us on social media or send to us via email@example.com for possible future inclusion in an issue of Quilters Newsletter!)
Be sure to check out Tracy’s blog and Heidi’s blog and Kath’s post here on the QN Blog as well as commenting here on this post for four chances to win while heading out the door on your way to the newsstand or quilt shop for Best Scrap Quilts 2014, also available online HERE.
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