February is almost over, and I’ll miss our look at everything pink this month. Being the only woman in a household of boys and men, it was delightful to play with pink fabrics, thread, pomegranates, baskets, and paints. I don’t want to say adieu, but March calls.
A couple more peeks at pink. I’ve shared this quilt before but wanted to do so again, as I don’t make many pink projects. This quilt was for a baby adopted by friends, and I had so much fun basking in toiles, paisleys, and pastels. It truly was a joy to make.
Here’s one of several blocks I made to makeover a Log Cabin quilt that was my very first. You can see both here in my Extreme Makeover Quilt Edition video:
Goodbye pink! We had so much fun together. I look forward to the lessons and joys ahead in this creative journey called Color-of-the-Month.
Congratulations to Sandra Davidson for winning the exceedingly tall FQ bundle from Robert Kaufman! Over 20(!) FQs will be arriving in your mailbox soon as a thank you for subscribing to my blog. Isn’t a big bundle of pink fabrics a lovely surprise to find in your mailbox during February’s cold days? We missed the huge snow storm but are forecasted to get sleet tonight. Winter in the mountains is an adventure!
Thank you for all the lovely comments and for sharing your pink quilts. Roolen shared a link to her lovely pink, as did Kristen showing her art quilt group’s challenge of using pink. Need even more pink? Keep scrolling!
My pink doll quilt, made just because I needed a feminine touch in my home:
I’ve made some design changes here at the Quilts & Creativity blog, and you’ll see a few more over the coming weeks. The most exciting of which is I’ll be offering kits for the new Color of the Month pattern series in my online store. Oh, did I mention I now have an online store? Yep, pretty excited about it too! Look for the kits next week.
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In the month of hearts, roses, and valentines, pink is a natural for February. Being the only woman in my home, I enjoy touches of pink here and there, so I had a blast putting together this month’s show. Nine terrific designers and fabric companies offer their tips for using pink in a palette, and don’t miss how you can win a ginormous fabric bundle valued at over $60! (If the text is too tiny in the presentation, click on the Full icon at the bottom to view it Full Screen.)
This is my 250th blog post and I’m celebrating with a big giveaway! I’m giving away this stunning Robert Kaufman pink fat quarter bundle when my blog reaches 150 subscribers. So, if you haven’t subscribed already, do it now by clicking on the Subscribe buttons in the “Don’t Miss Out – Subscribe to My Blog” section of my sidebar. When I reach 150, I’ll be giving this away to one lucky subscriber. Ready? Subscribe!
Creative Quilters, I’d like you to meet Love Apple, the February update to my new Color-of-the-Month pattern series:
Learn by Doing
This month’s color lesson is all about value, and you’ll learn how to work within a single color palette and still get enough lights, mediums, and darks to make your baskets and pomegranates stand out. Then take this lesson and apply it to every other quilt you make!
Learn New Techniques
This month’s update even includes quilting designs! I listened to my loyal subscribers and they wanted suggested quilting designs, so I offer two different free-motion quilting designs in the pattern. And I show you, step-by-step, how to make accurate half-square triangles that keep their points without getting cut off. I also have step-by-step photos on how to precisely place the appliques so there’s no question where they go. Each month will showcase different techniques so you can become a more versatile quilter.