Monday, November 12, 2018
Meet the November Challenger for Desire to Inspire, Carol Steffensen.
Carol hails from Minnesota and is a great example of not giving up! She has tried and tried to enter into the challenge, and was almost ready to give up when this month it happened...and we picked her!
And not that we do this on purpose... but Carol also has a blog called Chickadee Hollow Designs.
She received the fabrics last Wednesday and has gotten right to work. This palette is totally new for her, so she is super excited to step outside her usual zone to make something great for this month's challenge.
|Fresh & Fab collection|
Happy Camper is all about the "glamping" life, i.e. Glamorous Camping. This collection is a fun and colorful interpretation of campers and things to do when you travel to the great outdoors (in style). When you are out in the wilderness, you have to bring all the necessities of life along with you, so don't forget your fabrics, needles, and threads too!
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
When we called for a Challenger for October we did not know we had pulled into the net a blogger, who is, in the words of Will Ferrell in Anchorman, "kind of a big deal." So she made a quilt for this October challenge using the collection "My Sunflower Garden" by Jane Shasky. And the quilt is also kind of a big deal.
Of course it is beautiful in its making... and also in its final glory. See the pictures below.
|Here is the layout using EQ8|
|My Sunflower Garden Quilt|
Here are her notes:
QuiltShopGal is a blog that focuses on researching and sharing insights about new products, designers, events, etc.
QuiltShopGal used EQ8 software to design a quilt using the challenge fabric, incorporating 60 degree diamonds that also incorporated panel blocks from this fabric collection. The patches for this quilt were cut with new Slit N Sew templates, to be released at Quilt Market (booth #2320) & Quilt Festival (booth #1046) in November by Quilters Paradise.
They made it easy to assemble the three different blocks used to create this simple quilt design, and ultimately the entire quilt, while retaining a scrappy looking quilt.
The finished quilt measures 60” x 72” and will be donated to the Carolina Hurricane Project coordinated by Carole of From My CarolinaHome.
QuiltShopGal loves the cheerful “My Sunflower Garden” fabric collection and hopes this quilt will give a much needed quilty hug of comfort to a victim of the recent hurricane.
Following just behind the launch of Bumble Garden, a flannel line from Kim Diehl with her daughter Molly, is a 100% cotton collection that ships in November to quilt shops...Fresh & Fab.
This is the youthful expression of the genius that runs in the Diehl family DNA in terms of textile design.
In this month's Desire to Inspire the winner will receive this collection to make something great. The caveat is... it MUST BE made in the month of November, and pictures of your finished project(s) provided to us by the end of the month. Along with your picture and bio, too, of course.
Are you ready to take on this challenge?
Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to put your name in the hat!
Monday, October 29, 2018
Modern Movement Collection is full of color! We took it to the next level and keep things interesting by adding some bold bright colors and accents of metallic silver. This Modern Movement collection is full of prints with energy and a feel for motion. The flash of bright bold color throughout the collection ties the collection together in a new and exciting way.
Monday, October 22, 2018
Ebony & Onyx is a 12 piece collection of basic black prints. Based on the success of Kim's Butter Churn Basics, it is a natural for Kim to now have a line of dark prints to fit into her various collections. There is variation in scale, and density of coverage and colors all on black grounds. This week's prize is all 12 pieces in half-yard cuts.