I feel like the first thing I should do is announce the winners of last week's giveaway, so I'm going to do that super quick because I have a week's worth of previews to get to.
OK. The winners of the fabric bundles and free copies of my new Hex Pot Holder pattern are:
mcregan: I love all of your projects! Thanks for the giveaway!
mama: love it! those are beautiful... and what a great idea for gifts. i used to give people those ones made with loops on a loom when i was little, but this would show that i've come a long way in regards to crafts!
tropicslady: WOW, I've been eyeing the potholders since you first posted about them. I even asked if perhaps you had a tutorial for them! I gave them my best shot but mine didn't turn out too well. So glad to be able to get my hands on a pattern. Great holiday gifts, don't you think?
I have sent all of you emails letting you know you are the winners and asking for your mailing addresses. I hope you enjoy your goodies and thanks to everyone for playing along, especially those of you who kept up the food/cooking metaphor in your comments. They were delicious!
On to today's topic. I've decided to devote this week to previewing my new book, Fresh Quilting: Fearless Color, Design, and Inspiration because on Friday I'll be at the International Quilt Festival in Houston doing an Open Studios demo as part of the book launch.
My plan in this space this week is to preview 4 of my favorite projects including pictures from the book as well as pictures I took myself before I sent the projects to Interweave last December.
I've decided to start with this quilt:
Second, I bought all the fabric for this quilt last year at Quilt Festival.
My version of the quilt measures 43 1/2" x 45". It would make a terrific baby quilt or lap quilt. But, because the elements of the quilt are so basic, enlarging the quilt to twin size or larger is easy.
Are you getting the point? It's simple to make, simple to use as a vehicle for your own creativity, and simple to enjoy. That's why it's one of my favorites.
For those of you who'll be in Houston this Friday, November 5, I'll be in the Open Studios booth form 3-5. I hope you'll stop by to say hello.