1, 2, 3 Quilt will be shipping soon! The official release date is September 10. You can pre-order online now or find the book in your local bookstore or favorite fabric shop very soon! You can flip through the images below to see all 24 projects from the book. Photos by Laura Malek.
The chapters are based on shape — squares, rectangles, triangles, hexagons, circles, flowers stars and diamonds. Within each chapter you’ll find two projects followed by a quilt to help you build your skills progressively. You’ll learn how to make flying geese (three ways), needle-turned appliqué flowers, English paper-pieced hexagons, freezer-paper circles, clamshells, and much more. I tried to cover as many quilting techniques as possible in the book, so that it’s useful for beginners as well as those of you who’ve been quilting for years. As you scroll through the photos above, you’ll see that the projects become more challenging as the shapes get more complex. So you’ll start with the basic square and finish with more complicated projects like foundation paper piecing and cathedral windows.
Want to win a copy of the book? Just browse through the projects and let me know what you’d most like to make. Leave a comment here by Tuesday, September 3 at midnight eastern and I’ll randomly choose THREE winners to receive a copy of 1, 2, 3 Quilt. This giveaway is open internationally.
The winner of the Bloomerie Fabrics giveaway is #50, Una. Congratulations! Be sure to check out the new arrivals at Bloomerie Fabrics. Looks like they have some great things in stock and more coming soon.
Do you love fabric? Donna from Bloomerie Fabrics is offering a giveaway today! Bloomerie is one of my sponsors and they have a beautiful selection of quilting cottons, supplies and patterns. The giveaway is for a $30 gift certificate that you can use any way you’d like.
To enter, just click over to their site and then leave a comment here to tell me which fabrics are your favorites, and of course we’d love to hear what you’re making! This giveaway is open internationally and you can enter until midnight (eastern) on Monday, August 19.
You can visit the Bloomerie blog here and check out the great sale items too. Pictured above are Briar Rose from Heather Ross, Cream and Sugar from Ampersand Design Studio and Color me Retro from Jeni Baker.
Congratulations to #87, Clara! She is the winner of the patterns from Elf Pop.
Cute alert! My new sponsor, Elf Pop, is offering a giveaway of FIVE patterns for her adorable dolls, animals, and tiny clothing. Raynor of Elf Pop is a mother of three from Scotland. You can read more about her and learn about her creative process on her blog here.
These sweet little clothes fit both the dolls and the animals. I don’t know about you, but I am a sucker for a dog in a bow tie. Raynor also has patterns for an elephant, monkey and cat, so be sure to check them out in her Etsy shop! And there are some cute little boy doll patterns available over there as well.
These patterns are .pdf files for instant download, so this giveaway is open internationally! To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post by midnight eastern Sunday, April 14 and I’ll choose a winner at random. If you get a chance, you can also follow Elf Pop on twitter or join her Facebook group.