It’s my day on the blog tour for Utility Style Quilts for Everyday Living by Sharon Holland!
If you’re looking for a book full of beautiful photography, lots of projects you’ll immediately see working in your own home and clear, easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll want this book!
Sharon graciously shared some photos from the book and here’s one of my favorites! (Go here to learn more about Sharon and this blog tour).
This is Midsomar . . . it’s a great bed-size quilt perfect for showcasing those prints you just can’t bear to cut into.
So, I headed to my stash & started pulling fabrics. I knew I wanted to use some blues from my upcoming Bring on the Bubbly line.
I discovered that they matched some of Alison Glass’ Diving Board line perfectly so I added those, some Essex wovens and some blenders & had my mix.
Because I’m juggling lots of deadlines, I decided to scale down the original pattern to a wallhanging size so I redrafted the quilt in Electric Quilt and started cutting strips.
Then, it was off to the machine & a couple hours later, I had this:
It finishes at 30″ x 36″.
I’ve been planning to try out machine quilting my own projects on my home machine for months now & this is going to be my first attempt. So I’m sharing a picture of the top. Depending on how that goes, I may share a picture of the finished project later. (wink wink)
Utility Style Quilts is full of projects I can’t wait to make. The photography is amazing and I love Sharon’s writing style.
For more inspiration be sure to visit the entire tour:
Monday 12/4 Heidi Staples – Fabric Mutt
Tuesday 12/5 Amy Friend – During Quiet Time
Wednesday 12/6 Maureen Cracknell – Maureen Cracknell Handmade
Thursday 12/7 Amber Johnson – Gigi’s Thimble
Friday 12/8 Karen O’Connor – Lady K Quilts Designs
Saturday 12/9 Kori Turner-Goodhart – Olive Grace Studios
Sunday 12/10 Silvia Sutters – A Stranger View
Monday 12/11 Sarah Maxwell – Designs by Sarah J–you’re here!
Tuesday 12/12 Jessica Swift – Jessica Swift
Wednesday 12/13 Lisa Ruble – Love to Color My World
Thursday 12/14 Cindy Wiens – Live a Colorfullife
Friday 12/15 Eleri Kerian – Sew and Tell Project
Saturday 12/16 Anjeanette Klinder – Anjeanette K
Sunday 12/17 Stephanie Kendron – Modern Sewciety
Monday 12/18 Christopher Thompson – The Tattooed Quilter
Tuesday 12/19 Susan Playsted – Hopewood Home
And now, a GIVEAWAY!
I’m giving away a copy of this great book. To enter, comment on this post & tell me if you’ve tried machine quilting on your home machine yet & if so, what your favorite tip is.
The giveaway is open all the way through the end of the tour so everyone can have a chance to win. (So comments will close at 11:59 pm CST on 12/19/17.)