Today we welcome Kim Diehl on the blog hop. She is the designer of the successful "Simple Whatnots" Club and her latest collections are "Heritage Hollow" and "Butter Churn Basics." We are pleased to announce the winner of the Kim Diehl "Simple Whatnots" Club Contest. Although every entry was beautiful we had to choose only one. Congratulations to Debbie Wick of Elmira, NY! We will be contacting you after the holiday. Thank you to all who entered.
[Heritage Hollow by Kim Diehl]
Welcome to the eighth day of the “A Flair for Fabric” blog hop, and thank you so much for taking this journey with us. I hope that you’ve been enjoying the designer posts as much as I have, along with the tips and tidbits that have been shared, and of course…the give-aways!
While I’m proud to be one of several Henry Glass designers who donated projects to this book to help benefit the Red Cross, receiving my copy in the mail recently was my first chance to see everything all finished up and looking like a “real” book. I was so excited to actually hold it in my hands that I ripped into the package and was completely glued to the pages as I read it from cover to cover.
There are TONS of projects in this book, including my "Garden Bramble" patchwork and appliqué quilt.
And several more sewing and quilting projects that will leave you itching to stitch, including:
[Caboodle Quilting Caddy by Leanne Anderson]
[Starburst Maple Delight By Janet Nesbitt]
What a well-rounded collection of goodies, and the designer tips and fabric solutions that have been shared left me a little smarter than I was when I began reading. I love that!
Here’s one more little tip I’d like to share with you – my favorite thing to do when I’m choosing prints for my scrap quilts is to include a “zinger”. What’s a zinger? It’s my nickname for a print that’s just a tiny bit “off” and doesn’t perfectly match the other prints I’ve chosen. Zingers add magic! I’ve learned to always use these prints more than once so their inclusion looks intentional, and I space them around my quilt top to give it a balanced look. In my Country Haven quilt, my zinger is the bright lavender print – if I were to take this away, some of the sparkle would be gone, don’t you think?
[Country Haven, from Simple Appeal]
Do you have a favorite color that you can’t resist putting into each scrap quilt? Something you think of as your own personal zinger that works magic for you? Share it with me by December 3, 2014 at midnight and I’ll draw two winners from your entries – someone will receive a fabric bundle from Henry Glass Fabrics, and I’ll send someone else a bundle of 16 assorted print fat quarters gathered from my fabric collections. It’s like an instant scrap quilt waiting to happen…with any luck, your favorite zinger color will be included!
Thank you Kim!