Back for Part 2!
First, let’s start with a couple randomly selected winners from the last post.
#1 – Kris Pedrow and #2 Sunnybec.
Just send me your shipping address and I will mail out a copy of the new book (below). My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I really appreciate all the feedback from the last post! I am always so curious to see if what everyone likes is what my guess would be (or not). The favorite runners from the post were Chatterbox and Awesome Blossom.
Let’s continue taking the tour around my “booth”.
I have to say – maybe this way isn’t so bad. I am able to have a much nicer furniture and room settings than I could ever have in my little 10′ x 20′ market booth!
#9 – Nordic Stars
I rarely do quilts that aren’t totally scrappy, but I am loving the red and white, with just a touch of blue.
I also think the stripe binding is important on this one. It just adds to the drama, while keeping the color combo simple and dramatic.
#10 – Divine. Precut used: 10″ squares
I am loving anything with 60-degree angles lately, and this runner is yet another example. After making so many quilts over the last 17 years, I get a little bored with only 90 and 45-degree corners.
All of the runners in the book that have 60-degree angles use this ruler by Creative Grids. It’s one of the most popular rulers on the market, so I know a lot of you already have it in your ruler stash. (It’s also the same one that I used in my Sizzlin’ Sixties book.)
I wanted to include one or two photos with a kid or two as props. I’m not sure why I decided to use a setting with 4 moving props, tempting cupcakes and noisy blowers. My husband just thinks I am a glutton for punishment! I took tons of photos and not one had all of the kids smiling. I ended up having to switch a few heads around to get this shot.
It was still fun though and I like the some of the action shots too.
This is one of only 2 shots where Carter smiled for me. I guess the sugar was starting to kick in – as you can see his cupcake no longer has any frosting left. We got chocolate cake and colored frosting all over my sisters dining room. Oops!
I’m guessing you were busy looking at the kids in the last few shots and didn’t even notice the runner, so here is a close-up of just the runner
#12 – The pattern also comes in a topper size.
It’s made using 4 fat eighths and a bit of binding.
#13 – Venetian Tiles. Precut Used: Fat Eighth
This is a great starter project if you want to give 60-degree angles a try.
BTW – I love this color combination – if you couldn’t tell from all the things I have been making lately with these colors.
#14 – Spinners. Precut Used = 10″ squares
This is probably my favorite runner from the book. It combines hexagons with 60-degree triangles, so two of my favorite shapes in one block. (Have I mentioned that Carter likes shapes too? and that Hexagon and Zig Zag are some of his favorites? Yeah – you can tell he is spending a little time in my sewing room, can’t you?)
Despite looking difficult, this block isn’t too bad. Each block only has 13 pieces. That is only a few more than a simple 9-patch block and isn’t this block so much more interesting than a 9-patch? Also, none of the seams are set in. I have an easy technique to avoid such evil things.
Lastly, #15 – the Topper Variation of the Spinners pattern. The perfect way to give the block a try.
Wow! That was a lot of photos to make it through. For those of you who are still here, I will give away a couple more books from this post. Just leave a comment to be entered to win. Like last time, I would be interested to know which is your fav
Thanks for playing along!
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