February 28, 2010 § 46 Comments
Some of you may know that I occasionally do some freelance quilt design work for Clothworks Textiles. You know those free patterns that are given out with each line of fabric? Once in awhile I get to design one of those quilts. When the design process starts I send 3 or 4 ideas to them to look over and ponder. They may choose one to use as their free handout or we may change and refine one of the rough ideas. Once a design is chosen, I then create a digital image using scanned images of the fabric and also write the pattern instructions. Sometimes the remaining design ideas are then sent off to magazine editors for consideration in future publications.
This is one of those design ideas. And Quick Quilts decided to publish it in their Spring 2010 issue. I just saw it on the newsstand this last week at the grocery store! The line of fabric is Sweet Rose designed by Skipping Stones Studio.
So…… I just happen to have quite a few scraps leftover from making this quilt. Do you think you might be able to use these scraps? Lord knows I don’t need anymore scraps sitting around in my sewing room! There are 8 pieces of fabric left ranging in size from 1/4 yard to 1 yard for a total of approximately 5 7/8 yards. There isn’t enough to make either the Quick Quilts rose quilt or the free pattern quilt, but it wouldn’t take much to supplement the missing yardage.
If you would like to win these scraps, please leave a comment telling me about your favorite spring flower. I know some of you are still staring at huge piles of snow, but spring is just around the corner. Maybe you can dream of beautiful flowers while making something beautiful with these scraps. And before you know, spring will be at your front door.
Ooops, I forgot to mention… I’ll draw a name on Friday, March 5th.