Don’t you love to hear what inspired a designer to create a particular quilt? Using her own ANTIQUE COTTON collection, Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts has designed this gorgeous quilt, “Love Worn”, and in her recent blog post she not only gives you some of the creative backstory, but you can even pre-order the kit for a limited time – visit her blog for special offer details…
It looks like Paula Barnes knew what she meant when she named her newest collection PEPPERY! Just days into its official release, the collection of black, cream and beige small prints is a noticeable winner already! Easy to see, because these colors transfer from reproduction and historical quilts to modern, and they lend themselves easily to quilts and projects with a tailored, more masculine feel, such as out Heidi Pridemore’s project (coming soon as a download at your local quilt shops):
Versatile, stashworthy Peppery prints are also great as subtly textured grounds for applique and needlework, like this example from Crabapple Hill Studio.
PEPPERY comes to your local quilt shop this summer – see the entire collection online now, and plan a project to enjoy all year long!
Mary Ellen Robison, of the Red Crinoline quilts design team (along with Paula Barnes), showed off these blocks from her in progress Richmond quilt featuring Paula’s HISTORICAL STRIPES collection. The quilt was one of her projects from the Camp Blanding Retreat, one of their annual events. From her blog post, I’d say everyone had a fabulous time, all 110 of them!!
Eventually, Mary Ellen’s quilt will look like this. Don’t you love the look of an all-stripe quilt? You can create your own; visit Red Crinoline Quilts to order the pattern.
Back from another successful and busy Market in Houston, we’ve got some images to show off! Thanks to our designers for sharing them with us. Stay tuned for more…
Here it is!
Do you love it as much as we do? We’d like to thank everyone who has participated for the past nine weeks, block by block, and, as I promised, the end result is beautiful. Congratulations to everyone who kept up, and if you were not able to, we’re sure that this image of the finished quilt will inspire you to catch up in the completion phase.
And thanks to all of our talented and generous designers for taking time to participate, including the gorgeous finishing design by Paula Barnes and piecing by Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts with quilting and binding by Gloria Parsons of Olde Green Cupboard Designs.
Complete instructions for the finishing are available on the Red Crinoline Quilts blog, but if you still need to catch up on the nine blocks first, here are the links to the blog posts:
- Week 1 – Pam Buda
- Week 2 – Paula Barnes
- Week 3 – Sarah Maxwell
- Week 4 – Pati Violick
- Week 5 – Gloria Parsons
- Week 6 – Nancy Rink
- Week 7 – Mary Ellen Robison
- Week 8 – Dolores Smith
- Week 9 – Lisa Shepard Stewart
Remember to leave a comment on the Red Crinoline Quilts blog for your chance to win the Grand Prize package:
We’re sewing right along, in the midst of Week #2 —
In case you missed it…Check out the second block of our Sew-Along, by Paula Barnes of Red Crinoline Quilts. You’ll learn a bit about Paula as you follow her step-by-step instructions. The pop of cheddar really brings this block to life! It’s just as nice as the first block by Pam Buda, isn’t it? If you’re the type of quilters who like a preview before joining a sew-along, we think this these first two blocks are enough to entice you to get caught up and sew-along with us now!
Another great reason to join in: you could win one of three giveaways on each designer’s blog, simply by leaving a comment when the new blocks posts each Friday!
Are you ready? Today we launch “Friends & Companions” our first designer Sew-Along, featuring quilt blocks created by some of your favorite Marcus designers, using Paula Barnes Companions prints! Get the details here. Not quite ready yet? Just follow the blog posts and catch up as soon as you can. By visiting each designer’s blog on her designated week, you’ll get the instructions for that designer’s block. Leave a comment, and you’ll also be entered into weekly prize drawings during the 10-week sew-along! We begin today with Pam Buda…here’s the full schedule:
8/1 Pam Buda ~ Heartspun Quilts
8/8 Paula Barnes ~ Red Crinoline Quilts
8/15 Sarah Maxwell ~ Homestead Hearth
8/22 Pati Violick ~ Marcus Fabrics
8/29 Gloria Parsons ~ Olde Green Cupboard
9/5 Nancy Rink ~ Nancy Rink Designs
9/12 Mary Ellen Robison~Red Crinoline Quilts
9/19 Dolores Smith ~ Homestead Hearth
9/26 Lisa Shepard Stewart~ Marcus Fabrics
10/3 Red Crinoline Quilts ~ Quilt Revealed!
At the end, we reveal the gorgeous quilt (trust us, you’ll love it!) and we’ll also choose one winner will receive our Grand Prize goodie basket. Here’s a sneak pic of just a few of the basket contents…thanks to our friends at MistyFuse and Martingale, and to all of our designers. Sew along with us each week!
If so, you’ll want to consider this scrappy design by Homestead Hearth. It’s featured in the September/October issue of McCalls’ Quilting magazine. The beginner-friendly design is made up in a lively mix of prints from PAULA BARNES COMPANIONS and Pam Buda’s PRAIRIE STITCHES.
Finished size is approx. 84“ x 90″
We love this appliqued pillow by Elizabeth Beese, featured in the June 2014 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine! Elizabeth used Bordeaux and Sienna collection and the Paula Barnes Companions collection, both by Paula Barnes for Marcus Fabrics. Her version of Gina Martin’s Dream Machine pillow is one of APQ’s Color Options. See this project, as well as other featured projects from this issue, here.
Designed by Gina Martin. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine.