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You're the winner of some KT Oak Haven fabric acorns. Email us with your shipping address at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send them out right after I return from market.
The Latest from Moda & MartingaleModa's All-Stars Scraps Made Simple is the newest book published by Martingale organized by Moda's very own Lissa Alexander. We're all excited for the unveiling at market this week. There are more than a dozen unique quilts offered to help use up your scraps by such acclaimed designers as Lissa Alexander, Lisa Bongean, Sherri McConnell, Amy Ellis, Laura Boehnke, Carrie Nelson, Jenny Doan and more. I'm honored to be included in this talented group of women. Here's a preview of the book and my quilt, Cutting Corners. I'll share with you how to make perfect points on the churn dash blocks using my layered patchwork method. Comment below to win a Scraps Made Simple book of your own and start busting your stash today!
More Oak HavenWe're loading the car, packing our suitcases and checking each list twice - and then once more. Robert's theory is "As long we have the quilts, we can buy anything else we might have forgotten along the way." That's fine, except it still keeps me up at night wondering what I might be leaving behind that would have been the perfect touch and I'll never find another one along the way since I bought "it" at an antique store so I can't just walk into Hobby Lobby and get another one and I know right where it's sitting at home... Oh well...
I always breathe a little easier once we're at market, unload the car and set up the booth. Did I remember to throw in a little basket/box for business cards? Did I bring just one more piece of fabric to cover up whatever? Do we have enough brochures? Geez, I've only done this about 40 times in my life (seriously). When will I have it down to a science? Probably never since it changes from year to year. For tonight, I'll check the suitcase one more time to make sure we have all the Oak Haven quilts, pop open a Black Cherry Mike's Hard Lemonade, and chill watching the latest episode of Gray's Anatomy. Maybe.
As promised, here are the accompanying projects for the Oak Haven lap quilt from last week - the 2 runners and pillow sleeve. I love the lap quilt and couldn't wait to finish it to get to these smaller projects with the same feel of autumn in much less time. The combination of flying geese using our layered patchwork technique paired with fused raw edge applique equals simple fall decor in an afternoon.
|Oak Haven Runner (12" x 42")|
|Oak Haven Pillow Sleeve (12" x 18")|
|Harvest Runner (26" x 42")|
|A few more sewing needfuls from my acorn collection.|
Next week, I'll share the final projects from the Oak Haven booklet featuring our new KT Diamond templates. Comment here to win an Oak Haven Charm Pack to start on any one of the above projects. Yes, two giveaways this week to celebrate market!