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Monday, April 28, 2014

QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER BEST SCRAP 2014 BLOG TOUR

The day before I left for Paducah, my cat Caramel had a litter of kittens! I told her that she had to have them before I left so I could see them born. She had them so quickly that I never did get to see them born. But I did get to see all six kittens before I left. She is a great mother. Four of the kittens were born without a tail. We have a male cat without a tail so I guess he is the daddy to at least four of them!



Sunday I returned from Paducah, Kentucky. It is my favorite international quilt show. People come from all over the world to enter and see this show. I taught four wonderful workshops, gave a well received lecture and got a chance to demonstrate my newest template set "Cutting Corners". (See the last post for information on how to use it.)

One of the classes I taught was Yin and Yang. I love to have everyone put their blocks on the floor at the end of class and create a scrappy quilt with all the different fabrics. Doesn't it look neat!




I was lucky enough to have one of my quilt designs chosen to be featured in Quilter's Newsletter special Best Scrap 2014 edition. My quilt is called "Peppermint Patty". It is a red and white strip pieced block. Very simple design and easy to piece.
 

Quilter's Newsletter is having a scrap bag drawing for anyone participating in this blog tour. All you have to do is leave a comment below on what you think of my quilt and what colors you would like to do it in. You do have to post it before midnight tonight (April 29). I will draw a name tomorrow and send it to Quilter's Newsletter. Here is their blog Inside Quilter's Newsletter. There will be a couple different bloggers all week so be sure to enter each one for a better chance at winning.

I will also be having a drawing for my Cutting Corners template set. All you have to do is read my previous blog on how to use the set and leave a comment on that page (not this page) as to what you think you might use it for.

Please, please, please either check back in a couple days or leave your email address in your message. I will be announcing the winners and I won't be able to mail your prize if I can not contact you. (I can't tell you how many times this has happened.)

Well, tomorrow I will be having carpal tunnel surgery on my left hand. I have heard great things about my doctor so I'm looking forward to being able to use my left hand without it getting numb on me. (Well, not really looking forward to the surgery but how my hand will be afterwards.)

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As always, do what you love and love what you do. 'Til next time. Toby

81 comments:

Patti said...

Mine would have to be purple and white! Very pretty!

Beth Brown said...

I would also use red and white. I just love the color red!

Susan Kick said...

I would prob choose either yellows or greens /white

Linda said...

HI,beautiful quilt! I'd do mine in reds too! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Barbara Sindlinger said...

I would probably have to make the quilt from greens as my green fabric basket is the one overflowing at the moment. Maybe with an off white as the contrasting color. Love scrappy!

Kate Howell said...

Great quilt! It does look quick!

Patty said...

I'd probably use blue and white. Lovely quilt. Thanks for the chance to win free fabric

Linda Yale said...

I love the red/white! I might add some more pinks, but otherwise I love this! I'm a new quilter, so maybe this won't be too hard for me LOL!

Kathy Stewart said...

Striking quilt! Love that positive/negative effect! I would probably do mine in blue and white but would also like one in red and white.

Cheryl Randleman said...

Lovely quilt!! My favorite color is red -- thanks for the great ideas!

GranChris said...

I love the red and white but I also love blue so would probably do a blue and white. Oh a green and white would be wonderful for Christmas. Good luck tomorrow.

anna brown said...

pink i love pink after having breast cancer i think it would be pretty in pink...hehehe love it...happyness04431@yahoo.com

Terry said...

I would choose red and white, or blue and white, or green and white, or maybe black and white. It's so hard to commit!

Anonymous said...

Love, love the red and white. I want to do one just like it if you don't mind

Barb said...

I personally really like the red and white so would likely do it in red and white.Love this quilt!!

Tweela said...

I would like to try this in earth colored light and dark batiks. It is a very creative pattern!

Jenny said...

well i love how you split the border too! just love it. id like to make this is really contrasting colors...not sure which

Julie said...

Dear Toby, hope that you have a quick recovery & a nice restful day. Since red is my husbands favorite color, my color choices would also be red & white.

Dana Gaffney said...

I love it! I think I would try blues in a gradual fade with the white.

Nora Goldstein said...

Love the red and white combination! I would do it in pink and white for my graddaughter.

Crickets Corner said...

My favorite color combination is red and white so I love your quilt but just to be different I might make it in black and white.

Lala said...

Congrats on the new kitties! I have 7 cats and they love quilts as much as I have a soft spot for red & white quilts. so, I would use reds with your pattern. Thanks for the blog, Lala
lauraleegreen@gmail.com

Karen said...

I'd like to do red and white and use the winning fabric to do it! Thanks for the chance to win. This is a beautiful pattern.

Quilting Tangent said...

I like the negative and positive of your quilt.
Good luck with your surgery.
24Tangent@gmail.com

KarieAnn said...

I think I'd stick with red and white too--one of my favourite colour combos! :-)
karen.quilts@rogers.com

Jennifer said...

Instead of white I think it would be a great quilt with red and black.

DEKowal said...

Love the quilt. Reds and/or hot pinks. I just did a quilt and give it away as a fund raiser for Heart Defect research. SO need more fabrics in those colors. :)
Thanks diane

joy m said...

My Bedroom is blue, my husband's and my favorite color, so I would choose blue shades and white. Thanks for the opportunity to win more fabric! Hope your surgery is successful and your recovery is quick! Joylynn1958 at yahoo dot com.

Jackie said...

Very pretty. I've always wanted to do a red and white quilt but I have always held back worrying about the red running.

Ellen Reinwald said...

I would have to make some (6) in black and orange,only 3 in red and cream,and at least 1 in a black cherry and black for my husband to match his motorcycle!

Threader said...

Red & White are my favourite colours

Becky said...

I'd like to do your pattern in black and white prints with white with black prints for the contrast. Would look stunning!

JayTee said...

I love blue and white

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow your qu8ilt is fabulous. I would love to see it made up in black and white.

Donna wilhelm said...

I love the color combination! Definitely added to my to-do quilt list!

vwlady said...

Love it! I'd do mine in blue & cream. Love the sweet new kittens! All that can be said is AWWWH!

quiltingmimi48 said...

I think I might be in the mood to do a blue and white quilt - one color combo I have yet to try.

Mari Hintz mari.hintz.1@gmail.com said...

I think I would like to do this quilt in red white and blue. Maybe use it for a quilt of valor. Easy design to work with

Anonymous said...

I really like the red/white combo but have so much green at my house that I should really use up some! Seems to me it would look great in any color combination like pastels for a baby quilt, kid prints and solids for charity quilt---FUN!
B.J. Peters mizippipete@comcast.net

sewpsyched said...

I love the reds, would do exactly that!
Jan
momof2nurses(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I would do it in bright batiks. Nice block. Maureendixon@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I love Peppermint Patty and I would use red and white too if I was making the quilt. Good luck on your surgery tomorrow.
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

Diana Collins said...

I think blue/gray would be pretty. ncnurse63@yahoo.com

Cecilia said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I want to make a red and cream and a blue and white quilt, so this pattern would be perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Michele said...

Red and white is so classic but fresh. I love it! It could also be great in tan and greens or blues.

Susan Coulter said...

I would do it in multicolor rainbow strips and white!

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Love the name and the quilt. I have always wanted to make a red and white quilt so probably use these same colors or black and white. Thank you for sharing your quilt with us. bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

Jeanne Gwin said...

I love the reds and whites. They are just so perfect. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I like what you did with red and white. I might try black and white. schroeppelr at yahoo dot com

laurie said...

Reds would be fun, but maybe I would use a variety of colors.

JANET said...

I really like the red and white combination. I have been wanting to make a red quilt and I think this is the one! Thank you for your help!

scottylover said...

I love red & white quilts and yours looks like it would go together so quickly! I would love to make it in pink and mint green. Those are two of my favorite colors together!

Sandy A

Cloud 9 said...

Beautiful! I would do it in my favorite - blues!

Julie in GA said...

I love the red and white combo that you used.

Sewbig said...

I would probably choose greens and tans.

WYO Di said...

Two tone Blue or Purple. But having said that, lov'n the red and white!

Millie said...

I would probably make it in fuchsia /
and white or purple/mauve and white.
Hard to choose 2 colors. I like to use many fabrics in a wave of color.
Millbckr@gmail.com

JoyceLM said...

I love your quilt. I'd try it in a green/cream or a blue/white. Thanks.

Dorothy said...

I love your pattern, and while I like it in red and white, I would probably make it in blue and white. I love that color combination.

Melody Lutz said...

Delicious....getting ideas! Like black and purple!

Anonymous said...

Florence Daly
grandmafdaly@yahoo.com

I really like the quilts will like to try them.

JanineMarie said...

I like the positive/negative image in your quilt. I like the red, but I'm more likely to do it in sort of low volume neutrals with just a little contrast.

Shar said...

I love this pattern. The colors are simple. It allows you to focus on the pattern.

Kellie said...

Love the contrasting sides. I am buying the magazine to see it closer.

Sheila said...

I would use red and white. Yours just sings to me. Thank you for the opportunity to win! :)

Karrie S said...

I love your quilts!! The ying and yang is my favorite ;) I would do my quilt in teal/aqua and white. Thanks for the chance to win.

ksmith8@emich.edu

Elaine said...

I would do it in blue and cream or something bold like black and red!

SeeAmySew- Amy Caldwell said...

Love your quilts,!!! I would do this quilt in shades of purple and black. I'm a Poiple freak!!!!

Jenni said...

I love the red and white but think I would try it in teal and chocolate

Prisca2010 said...

Your quilt is just beautiful! I would have it just the way it is as red is my favorite color!
Hope to get an e-mail from you at:
Priscilabrine@gmail.com
Good luck on your surgery!
Happy quilting days!
Priscila Brine

Jennifer said...

I love it. Reds and whites always go good together. Now I need to go buy this magazine.

bmcleary said...

I love the red and white!

Janet Rice said...

I like the quilt and I would do it in my favorite color...blue!

Hope your surgery goes well and you recover quickly!

Rhonda D. said...

Ilove your red & white quilt. Red is my favorite color! I want to make one, to!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

love the reds. always put lots of red in my scrap quilts

Laura McFall said...

Love the red & white... I think Soft yellow and caramel, something like lemon meringue pie.

Slice of Pi said...

Love those reds! Thanks for the chance!

sliceofpilife (at) gmail (dot) com

Ann Flower said...

Cream and greens. I have a ton of them. But your red and white is very striking. Ann antiques@eoni.com

Material Girl said...

Love your quilt, I would do Blue and White. Congrats on the cute little kitties.

Chris bcw102@ hotmail.com said...

Love your quilt. The fabrics are beautiful. I think I would make this quilt in red and white.

Purl Buttons said...

I like it very much! I would use yellow and...yeah, just yellow and. I think I could use a yellow constant and lots of scraps. I am a fan of analogous colorways so I would probably lean to the one side of yellow and go greens, aquas, blues

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