This bright and happy collection by Liz and Beth Hawkins of Lizzie b Cre8ive will be in quilt shops very soon! The ladies have announced that they have a new thread collection with Aurifil. Congratulations, Liz and Beth.
Liz and Beth are sewing up a storm with their fabric. This zippered pouch is so adorable. We especially love the big bold circles.
[Photo: Lizzie B Cre8ive]
We can't wait to see what you make with this whimsical collection.
Coming soon to a store new you! Modern Love by Liz and Beth Hawkins is a delightful new collection feature their signature words, flowers and bright colors. Look around our social media for sneak peaks of this collection. We will be showing off the collection more next week here on the blog.
Happy Monday! Thank you participating in the giveways that we have been hosting in the past week. The giveaway for Anni Down's new book and some of Anni's fabric is still going on. Please check the details here.
We have a couple of winners to announce. Winner of Jan Shade Beach's Holiday Magic is PK Solberg and the winner of the Kim Diehl freezer paper/fabric bundle is Julierose. We will be contacting you about your prizes.
Oh just love that cute pattern and those fabrics are so lovely...i would love to win...I am a newbie to applique having just finished hand appliqueing my Mom's Poms quilt blocks....thanks for the chance....hugs, Julierose
It's time for Let's Get Quilting! Today we are all about critters. Beth Logan's collection, Hedgehugs, is darling. We love the sweet faces on her little friends and the palette is a soft, whimsical range of greens, golds, and grays.
[Standing L-R: Greta Davis-Goldstein, Lisa Loessel, Mary Jane Carey, Barbara Jones, Dana Brooks, Leanne Anderson, Heather Mulder Peterson, Janet Nesbitt. Sitting L-R: Kaytlyn Anderson, Linda Lum DeBono, Jill Finley, Karen Junquet]
We thought we'd end the week on a fun note. Henry Glass and our designers are like a close knit family. We work hard and we play hard as you can see!
Make some time to sew with your friends this weekend. Have a great one!
Australian designer Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched is known for her whimsical embroidery and quilt designs. Today Martingale & Co. interviewed Anni about her new book, Season's Greetings. It is a book full of, you guessed it, fun designs to celebrate Christmas.
Anni's fabrics are adorably quirky and her patterns reflect that same sense of fun. We have selected a few of our favorite designs from the book to share with you today.
[Photo: Martingale & Co.]
Have you been naughty or nice so far this year? We won't tell. Promise.
[Photo: Martingale & Co.]
[Photo: Martingale & Co.]
Martingale has generously offered a copy of the e-book to one lucky winner. Tell us about your favorite holiday memory. We will pick one winner randomly next Thursday, July 23, 2015 to win a copy of the book and our assortment of Anni's fabric.
If you can't wait to see if you are the winner, ask your local quilt shop for this beautiful book by Anni and check out the rest of the projects on the Martingale website.
While you are visiting, make sure that you enter our other giveaways. It has been a busy week!
Hello Monday! Thank you participating in all of our giveaways last week. There isn't a Let's Get Quilting winner to announce from last week because the giveaway is still going on! The Rafflecopter entry widget has the contest going on until the 18th. You can still enter here. In addition, we have our Kim Diehl giveaway still going on and entries are received at this link and one on the Martingale blog. We will continue with the regular giveaways next week.
For those of you who missed it, Kim and Martingale Publishers have teamed up to bring a new product to the quilt industry. It is a great product for applique enthusiasts. Let us know if you love the freezer paper technique.
Good luck with the giveaways. We will leave you with some inspiration from Kim Diehl's Simple Whatnots 3. Enjoy!
The Little Quilts shop owned by Henry Glass designer Mary Ellen Von Holt has fabulous customers. Muriel from the shop sent over this photograph of a gorgeous Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses quilt. Their favorite block is the block that features fabrics from the Pheasant Run by Little Quilts.
The customer used the toile from Pheasant Run as the background as well. Thank you for sharing this beautiful project Little Quilts.
Kim Diehl signature style includes scrappy patchwork, beautiful applique and a stunning palette of prints that she designs for Henry Glass. Her keen color sense is showcased in her latest collection, Gathering Basket. The collection is full of pretty prints painted with Kim's flair for color ranging from luscious greens to fresh purples, reds and yellows.
For the release of this collection, Kim has designed a special project, Snowball Basket. This lovely quilt features a simple but gorgeous applique center surrounded by easy patchwork. You can download it for free here.
Kim teaches her special applique worldwide and freezer paper plays a big part of the process. Do you use freezer paper when you applique but find that the paper you buy in the grocery store curls or doesn't tear off the rolls smoothly? Kim teamed up with Martingale & Co. to bring you Kim Diehl's Best Applique Freezer Paper - convenient 8 1/2" x 11" sheets of freezer paper that you can draw on or even print on your inkjet printer.
With the 30-sheet set, you can download the pattern for this sweet quilt, Folk-Art Dish Garden for free following the directions located in the package of freezer paper.
Folk-Art Dish Garden by Kim Diehl
We are excited to bring you a giveaway for a fat-quarter bundle of Gathering Basket and a package of Kim Diehl's Best Applique Freezer Paper. Make sure that you hop over to Martingale's blog for the their giveaway of the same prizes and for some more inspiration from Kim! Double the fun.
Just comment below to tell us what you love about applique.
Good luck! One winner will be picked randomly Thursday, July 16, 2015.
Welcome to the latest edition of the Desire To Inspire Challenge. We eagerly await this time of the month because it is like Christmas when we open up the e-mail to see what the challenger has made.
Each month we are never disappointed. If you are interested in submitting your name to us for consideration, see the information below.
Are you ready to meet the challenger and to see her project? We sent her a bundle of Jan Shade Beach's Holiday Magic. Our challenger created some magic herself!
This line features reds and grays with lots of whimsical holiday images. We especially love how she used the panel to make small quilts. Clever!
Where do you live:
I have been married for 36 years. We have traveled extensively during that time and have now settled down here in Atlanta, TX. We have five sons, four of which are serving in the Military, two went to Iraq, one is in Japan as of now. We have two married sons with one couple living just fifteen minutes away and expecting our first grandchild.
How long have you been quilting:
When our youngest son turned 12, I felt the need to redefine myself and I did that by throwing myself into quilting.
What's your favorite technique?
I have to say that I love, love ... triple love applique.
Who taught you how to quilt? My mother was a quilter but I was never interested until I wanted a quilt of my own and saw the prices so I designed my first real quilt using cardboard, a pencil, and ruler. The answer is self taught with a ton of mistakes a long the way.
Do you belong to any guilds?
I do not belong to a guild at this time.
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
We hope that you had a great weekend. June's Desire To Inspire challenger will be presented tomorrow because we didn't want her beautiful project to be lost in the holiday week.
For today, we are ready to roll with another Let's Get Quilting. Last week's winner is Joyce Mitchell. Congratulations!
This week we are are giving away a bundle of Jan Shade Beach's Holiday Magic. This should get you into holiday sewing! We know that it is going to be 90 degrees around NYC this week. We're trying to inspire you to think "Christmas!" This giveaway has been perfectly timed to the Desire To Inspire project. You'll have to come back to check it out tomorrow.
Tell us what you did for the holiday weekend and you might win Jan's fabric.