Way back in June, Paula was asked to submit a block for a new book that Quiltmaker’s magazine was publishing. Paula designed a 12″ block using one of her new fabric collections – Bonnie Blue’s America. While we were at Market, we received a copy of the cover for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and lo and behold Paula’s block was on the front cover – wow, impressive. The book will be released November 17th and Quiltmaker’s magazine is sponsoring a blog tour to promote it. Our blog is one of the 8-10 blogs/websites that will be featured on Monday, November 9th. Follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour daily at Quiltmaker Quilty Pleasures Blog for inspiration, ideas and giveaways galore! Look for 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers in your local quilt shop, or purchase it at Quiltmaker. Click on this link to order directly from Bonnie Blue Quilts.
Quiltmaker’s magazine is also giving away free copies of the book. Enter to win the free copy from Bonnie Blue Quilts by clicking on this link. You could be our lucky winner. We’ll choose our winner on Tuesday morning.
The fabric collection Bonnie Blue’s America was also used for Web Sampler Celebration IV and our new pattern and kit, Old Abe. This quilt was introduced at Fall Market and Festival and it received rave reviews. We had so many people interested in the eagle fabric that we actually did something that we don’t usually do, we brought a large roll of the fabric to Festival and sold out of it in 1 day – don’t worry we have more. The unique feature of the eagle fabric is the design and spacing. You can cut vertical rows of eagles and star clusters, horizontal rows of eagles and star clusters or individual eagles and star clusters and never clip an eagle wing or star point. No eagles were damaged in the cutting of this fabric (thank you Paula for this great design). Paula used the fabric in vertical rows for Old Abe and it looks beautiful. Someone even asked my husband if the eagles were appliqued on the quilt. You can order the Old Abe pattern and kit from our website and here’s a picture of the quilt.
Caitlin and Peter did go the soccer game (Dynamos won!!!), so I spent the afternoon at the warehouse cutting the fabric for this kit. It was very popular at Festival, so now I’m trying to get all of the special orders filled. The fabric arrived last week, so we are in speed cutting and folding mode to get them out in the mail to everyone. Hopefully next weekend I’ll be able to grab my husband for some much needed shelf hanging in my sewing room. Dynamos may be playing again, but we’ll see – I really need these shelves!!!
Check out the other blogs that are on the blog tour. Happy quilting.