Welcome, friends! This is the last day of the blog hop for my new quilting book, the Inspired Free-motion Quilting. I hope you had a chance to visit all the other stellar makers and quilters. I truly love seeing people take the things I teach and make them their own, and I believe that comes through in our book.
Since it’s 2019, a brand new year, a time traditionally spent making big plans, I’ve been thinking about how I can finish up all the things that have been on the back burner for a while. Plans can’t get bigger than that, really. My WIP pile is
large really really big ginormous.
How I’ve decided to use Inspired Free-motion Quilting, then, is to make a plan for the unfinished projects! The most pressing is for Valentine’s Day, when I promised the kids last year that I’d make them a special place mat for breakfast. (It counts as a WIP if you made plans and then spoke your intentions out loud, right? Because that’s as far as I got.)
Some of my favorite continuous-line wuilting designs that I developed were all about hearts. I’m not really all that into heaets, but these designs were really mind-bending to do, and I was really proud that I managed to do them in one start and one stop!
Did you know that you can quilt over something more than once, especially if you want it to stand out? Well, you can. I made this sweet little placemat for my sweet little girl for Valentine’s day. Cross one of my projects off my list (wait, don’t I need 3 more? Shhhh…)
Isn’t this the sweetest little thing? I love this little heart design.
I think we can sometimes get overwhelmed with outlining huge projects for ourselves, when sometimes, all we need to do is start small. So, this is my small start on getting things done in 2019!
And now, it’s time for the giveaway!
I am really REALLY excited for this one! Not only is it an e-copy of the book, but the winner can pick ONE of the two available Quilter’s Planner sets you see below!
My hope is that you will use Inspired Free-motion Quilting in conjunction with the fabulous Quilter’s Planner to organize (and realize!!) all your 2019 goals! This is open to ALL, national or international. I will ship to whomever wins! *gulp*
Leave me a comment below with your favorite creative memory. One entry per person, per comment. The Grand Prize Giveaway ends Sunday 1/13/2019 at midnight and will be chosen by Random Number Generator, to be announce on Monday 1/14/2019!
And just in case, there’s still time to enter at some of the other hoppers! Happy quilting!
- January 7: C&T Publishing for the kickoff, Bill Volckening
- January 8: Amanda Murphy of Amanda Murphy Design, Kim Lapacek of PersimonDreams
- January 9: Teri Lucas, Lynn Harris, Stephanie Palmer of The Quilter’s Planner, Debby Brown of Debby Brown Quilts,
- January 10: Robin Koehler of NESTLINGS by Robin, Patty Murphy of Patty Murphy Handmade, Mary Abreu of Confessions of a Craft Addict
- January 11: Joanna Marsh of Kustom Kwilts, and me! Amanda Leins of Mandalei Quilts