and the winner is…

Freitag, 8. Mai 2015

winner giveawayCongratulations to last weeks giveaway. We celebrated a new compilation book from Martingale called Quick Change, Refresh a Room fast with Quilted Bed Runners. Thirteen gorgeous bed runners designed by some very talented quilt designers are featured in this book.

And the lucky winner is LISA MARIE! Congratulations! I will contact you via email.

sTYLE aND sWING – sTYLISH hANDBAGS BOOK

Dienstag, 5. Mai 2015

A couple of days ago I received a new book about handbags, written by Susan Dunlop and published by Martingale.

Susan has used my fabric lines Juggling Summer and Comma for some of her bags and was so kind to send me a copy.

Everyone from beginners to experts can create an assortment of modern, practical projects for gifts or personal use. Start with a simple, elegant handbag and progress to more challenging designs; skill-level ratings are included.
The book includes step-by-step illustrated patterns for 12 attractive projects in a variety of shapes and styles: A pleated clutch, market bag, satchel, and wallet
It also includes resource info and comprehensive how-to techniques; learn about tools, fabric prep, interfacings, linings, and purse hardware and the detailed instructions show you clearly the how-to.

I hope you enjoy the eye-candy as much as I did.

 

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Quick Change Blog hop and Giveaway

Freitag, 1. Mai 2015

Quick-Change-blog-hop
About a year ago Martingale invited me to be a part of a new compilation book called Quick Change, Refresh a Room fast with Quilted Bed Runners. Thirteen gorgeous bed runners designed by some very talented quilt designers are featured in this book and I felt very honored to be one to contribute to the book.


martingale Quick Change bedrunner compilation book
We celebrate the new book with a blog hop and a giveaway and the designers will be sharing details about their runners, Q&A style.


What inspired your bed runner?
It must have been Pinterest (what else) where I once spotted a black and white wall art with lines of irregular triangles. I see instantly fabric or quilt patterns in inspirations and in that one I could imagine how easy to piece it must be – wonky cuts and no matching points. Sounds like fun.

Quick Change Zen Chic detail
Zen Chic Quick Change
And my line FIGURES gave me the perfect shades of navy, aqua and white linen. BTW: this quilt has been sewn and quilted by a friend of mine, Martina Ludwig. It’s great to have helping friends with such skills!


Do you have other favorite projects from Quick Change?
I love Winding Roads by Megan Jimenez of Quilt story for its design and the beautiful fabrics “Color Me Happy” from Vanessa Christenson. it’s the one on the book title above.


What does the master bedroom of your dreams look like?
Ohhh, which of all the favorite pictures should I pick for you????  In general it is a minimalist (how could it be otherwise), modern, clean and Scandinavian designed bedroom with lots of light and air to breath and feel free.

scandinavian bed room zen chic
 Image via Pinterest

One lucky winner will get an eBook version of Quick Change, which Martingale will kindly give away. For a chance to win, all you need to do is enter through the give away form below!

Follow the Quick Change blog hop for fun designer Q&A’s. You will even have more chances to win the eBook!
Tuesday, April 28: Blog-hop kickoff at Stitch This!
Wednesday, April 29: Kimberly Jolly and Jocelyn Ueng at Fat Quarter Shop
Thursday, April 30: Heather Andrus & Megan Jimenez at Quilt Story
Friday, May 1: Brigitte Heitland at Zen Chic
Saturday, May 2: Heidi Pridemore at the Whimsical Workshop Studio
Monday, May 4: Amanda Leins at Mandalei
Tuesday, May 5: Doug Leko at Antler Quilt Design
Wednesday, May 6: Audrie Bidwell at Blue is Bleu
Thursday, May 7: Stephanie Prescott giveaway via Facebook


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