Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Desire to Inspire - The Beautiful Quilt from the October Challenger

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

Block One

Block Two
Block Three

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 templatesto 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.

Desire to Inspire November - Looking for a Challenger!

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: to put your name in the hat! 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Let's Get Quilting Giveaway! This week: Modern Movement bundle by Color Principle

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

Let's Get Quilting - Kim Diehl's NEW Ebony & Onyx bundle of Half Yard Cuts!

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. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Let's Get Quilting - Road Trip Collection Giveaway

The Road Trip collection by Bonnie Krebs was inspired by the true friendship and the camaraderie of BFFs. Their laugh-out-loud attitudes show in each adventure. Grabbing a gal pal and racing off to a spontaneous holiday, these gals are all about fun – who wouldn’t be? Every project is sewn with love and the joy of another masterpiece always shines through. This 18 piece collection is perfect for all your projects or gifting quilts to your favorite girlfriends!

About the designer: 
Bonnie Krebs
Bonnie Krebs is originally from Salem, Oregon, where she and her husband Phil started Art Impressions
Rubber Stamps in 1987. They have grown their family business over the years and are now a leading 
stamp supplier to thousands of stores with customers worldwide. Bonnie is a self-taught, whimsical 
artist who loves to create innovative stamp styles. She often develops new stamping techniques and 
interactive card making ideas, revolutionizing the stamp industry with each new release. She is the 
sole designer for Art Impressions and has drawn over 8,000 images - from cute characters and animals,
to artistic watercolor stamping techniques. She continues to inspire through traveling and teaching 
at craft events and trade shows around the United States. Bonnie is a mother to three and a proud 
new grandmother to two. You can find the wide range of Bonnie’s stamps at