Today myself and the other designers from Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe are having a little blog tour and giveaway! You can find out where to go for 1 of 19 chances to win an e-copy of the book by visiting the Martingale site (and be sure to leave a comment on my blog before you do that, so I can enter you too!)
Being part of this book was a great honour for me, especially as I don't see myself as a Modern Quilter - I love traditional quilts far too much and I'm all a little bit too crazy for pattern to be using a lot of solids, which is sort of how I tend to envisage a more modern quilt aesthetic....but let's face it, a quilt is a quilt is a quilt - whatever camp you're in, whatever you think you make be it modern or traditional or something in between, it's because you love the process and you love the result, am I right? I am firmly of the belief that the more prints you can add in a quilt the better. That's my downfall a lot of the time. 3 prints? Nah, let's make it 30. So what I do tends to be busy.
Consequently, you might be surprised to learn that my absolute favourite of all the quilts in the book is Audrie's Lanterns in the City (below). Where's the prints? It's all solids! It's the quilt I can't make because my brain doesn't work that way. It's so beautiful, and so perfect and I'm going to force myself out of the print obsessed safety zone and give this a go later this year.
Another favourite of mine is Kate's quilt. Diamond Crosses. It's a gorgeous traditional looking block in such subtle colours. Again, I'm not comfortable working in a more muted palette, so I was immediately drawn to this quilt. It was made with a layer cake and some extra bits. Cool, huh?
So, onto my contribution. I'm going to admit something now that I haven't before. I was positive they'd turn down my submission for the book, because it's a traditional looking dresden plate with a border and sashing. I was really surprised when I got the email back saying they'd love to include it. I did a big happy dance.
I really do love the book, and I have a lot of quilts from it noted as must makes. Pretty much all of them to be honest.
So, leave a comment on this post and then head on over to the Martingale blog for another 18 chances to win a copy.