Welcome to Day 2 of Quilters Newsletter's Best Scrap Quilts Blog Tour!!
Ahhh, scrap quilts. I love scrap quilts. It's actually my favorite way to quilt -- the more fabrics, the better. And no, it's not just an excuse to add to my stash! (Well, not entirely!) I find that using a variety of colors, patterns, and textures gives scrap quilts instant warmth and incomparable charm.
You'll agree when you check out Quilters Newsletter's latest special issue, Best Scrap Quilts 2014. The pages of Best Scrap Quilts are filled with lots of scrappy eye candy -- 28 patterns for bed quilts, throws, and home decor projects and, as a bonus, there's a beautiful and inspiring article on scrappy reverse applique. Best Scrap Quilts is available now on newsstands and in bookstores and in quilt shops. It's also available online at Quilt and Sew shop in both hardcopy and digital editions.
Here's a sample of what you'll find in Best Scrap Quilts:
It's my Welcome Fall table runner and it's on page 21of Best Scrap Quilts. With flying geese and maple leaf blocks in warm, spicy shades of red, rust, and plum (with a bit of blue and green thrown in for good measure), this quilt is my ode to fall.
And Welcome Fall is a true "scrap quilt". With the exception of the border/backing fabric, the fabrics for this quilt came entirely from my stash. I like to think this speaks to my "use up/make do" mentality rather than the size of my stash.
Not that there is anything wrong with having a big stash! In fact, thanks to the amazing people at Quilters Newsletter, here's your opportunity to grow your own stash with this beautiful Signature Scrap Bundle assembled by Susan Geddes, Art Director at QN.
For your chance to win Susan's bundle, leave a comment on this post before 11:59 p.m. MDT tonight (4/30/2014) by clicking on the word "comments" below. You'll be redirected to a "Post a Comment" window. Once there, either scroll to the bottom of the window or click "Jump to Comment Form" and follow the directions to leave your comment. I'll draw one name at random, so please make sure I have your email address. Only one comment per person, please, and the contest is only open to those who haven't won something from Quilters Newsletter in the last 90 days.
Enjoy the rest of the blog tour and good luck!
***This contest is now closed. Thank you for all of your comments and don't forget to check out QN's blog every day this week for links to other designers' blogs and more chances to win fabulous prizes!***