Happy June! Giveaway for Quilters
Is there a better month than June? It’s not too hot, there aren’t too many mosquitoes and the whole summer stretches before you.
I live at the northern edge of wheat country and the wheat is gorgeous this time of year. I snapped the shot above on my morning walk yesterday. This is hard red winter wheat, and it will be harvested probably in July. Everything is late this year because it’s been cool and wet.
This is on my design wall right now. I’ve made progress since this shot but right now I’m in the crisis stage. This seems to happen with every quilt. Crisis comes around #5, below.
- I have a great idea for a quilt! This will be wonderful!
- This is going well! I’m going to love this.
- This doesn’t look as I expected it to.
- I’m disappointed with this project.
- I hate this. It’s horrible. Everyone will hate it.
- I might have an idea for fixing it.
- This will work! I’m going to salvage it!
- I love this! This will be wonderful! This was a great idea!
- I’m so sick of this quilt. I hate it. Put it in the closet because I never want to see it again.
I wonder if I’m the only one. I hardly ever like a quilt by the time I finish it. And sometimes it actually does go into a closet for a while because I seriously just need to not look at it any longer. I may or may not like it again when it comes out. Anyway…
Time for a giveaway!
One online quilt business I really like is Fat Quarter Shop. Not only do they sell fabric, they write great instructions for their books and patterns. And now they’re marketing pretty gift-type items, too. Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet is often featured, and one new product from Lori is The Bee’s Knees Book Stand.
This free-standing metal stand is about 11.5″ x 15″ x 1.5″ and would be great for holding your quilting book or pattern, a tablet or smartphone, a cookbook in your kitchen, framed art or design boards—anything you want to stand up and see. The powder coat of aqua is so pretty, and the stand folds flat for storage.
Along with The Bee’s Knees Book Stand, another new product from Fat Quarter Shop and author Carrie Nelson is the Summer Moon Block of the Month book. This is a great concept from the beloved designer known as the originator of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company (Rosie was her dog, may she RIP).
You make the blocks in several sizes, and there are different framing options for them so you can completely personalize the quilt if you want to! And in case you don’t care for the original color scheme (what’s wrong with you?) they also show a more modern version.
This would be fun to make with friends, or you can join in the current quilt-along on Facebook and Instagram. Fat Quarter Shop’s instructions are always top notch and the diagrams are clear and helpful. You won’t have any trouble making this quilt.
Summer Moon is especially fitting as I’m starting to make the quilts for one of my new programs, “Not Your Grandma’s Samplers.” I’ll have about 20 sampler quilts to knock your socks off starting in March of 2021. Some are my own original designs and some are designed by others. They’re all inspiring! I’m very excited about it.
Cream & Sugar is another new Block of the Month from the Fat Quarter Shop. I’m going to make this one in reds! I think this is a fabulous design. I’ll be posting the blocks regularly on social media. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with the sewing. You could even sew along if you want to.
Now for the giveaway! Have you made a sampler quilt? Answer and tell me more in the comments. I’ll pick a winner randomly and announce it next Sunday. Leave your comments before midnight on Friday, June 14. The winner gets the book stand and the Summer Moon BOM book. Good luck! The winner of the giveaway is Joye Cox. Thanks so much to everyone who visited and left a comment!
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