Thanks for visiting all of us on the Springtime in the Rockies! Most of the blogs are still open for comments. Check them out right away for a chance to win:
This book has been a long time in the making. I love how Kansas City Star put it together. Just opening it feels like a breath of spring! The pages are full of pictures of the rocky mountains that are gorgeous! Take a quilt vacation in it's pages!
This is a picture I took that I was hoping would be in the book, but I didn't even submit it when I saw the pictures they already had. This is up the road from my house where I go walking and running. I love the juxtaposition of the blossoms and the snow!
What I love most about this book is the variety of fun spring projects! Each of the designers uses different techniques reflecting their different personalities. There's something for every type of quilter!
Here are my projects:
My first project is called True North. It is made with charm packs - my first true love! However, it's applique - yes, the A-word! I love how it turned out, but it was very difficult for me.
My second quilt is a queen size quilt made with fat quarters. This one looks tricky, but it was easier than the smaller applique quilt!
For my third project, I tried a new technique. I designed the quilt pattern a long time ago, and it didn't work out for what I had intended. It was perfect for this book! I tried a new technique. First, I made thewall hanging and quilted the flowers and the basket. (The quilt design is in the book.) Then, colored it with watercolor pencils. I was surprised how easy it was! You could color it with fabric markers or crayons or paint. I loved the watercolor pencils! I even washed it, and the colors were still vibrant.
We are giving away 17 copies of this beautiful book. One copy on each blog.
To win a copy of the book here, leave a comment and tell me if you have been to the rocky mountains. I will randomly pick a winner on Friday.