Hello! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for the new book, Classic Modern Quilts. Make sure you read to the end of the post for a fun giveaway!!! : )
I had so much fun designing this quilt for the book -- definitely one of my favorites to date! My pattern, along with the other nine contributing authors, was inspired by historic Kansas City Star quilt blocks. We were given a fun challenge to reinterpret these historic blocks with a modern aesthetic. For me, it was important to honor the history of the original block while changing it enough to make it feel fresh and new. How much do you change? Well, that is up to each quilter! I find that one or two small changes can make a big impact.
Blaze was inspired by the Star of Bethlehem block. We were given several blocks to choose from and I was drawn to this one immediately. I had several ideas on how to change it up within minutes of deciding on this block. Whenever I have too many ideas (which can sometimes be a problem) I write down theme words to help me focus on a direction. For Blaze I wrote down, graphic, colorful and playful.
This is the stack of fabrics I started with. A mix of light monochromatic prints for the scrappy background and bold solids for the star points. The center of the blocks were exaggerated and made really graphic by using a dark center. Varying the angles of the star points makes them twinkly and fun.
|Squares on the worktable|
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Becca from Bryan House Quilts.
Kansas City Star is giving away a copy of the book to one of my readers. To enter, please leave one comment on this blog post. Winners will be contacted via email so make sure you include yours. International entries are welcome. Giveaway ends Wednesday, November 27th. Good luck everyone!!
WHERE TO BUY:
-Kansas City Star
-The Intrepid Thread
The blog tour is continuing through November 22nd with quilts, photos and giveaways at each stop. I think most of the giveaways are still open. I highly recommend starting at the beginning of the list and working your way down for maximum giveaway entries! Here is the schedule and links to each blog on the tour.
Nov. 11: Lisa Calle, www.vintagemodernquilts.com
Nov. 12: Lynne Goldsworthy, www.lilysquilts.blogspot.com
Nov. 13: Lauren Hunt, www.myauntjune.blogspot.com
Nov. 14: Heather Kojan, www.heatherkojan.blogspot.com
Nov. 15: John Kubiniec, www.bigrigquilting.blogspot.com
Nov. 18: Adrianne Ove, www.littlebluebell.com --- you are here! : )
Nov. 19: Trisch Price, www.hadleystreetquilts.com
Nov. 20: Tammie Schaffer, www.craftytammie.com, and Tia Curtis,tiacurtisquilts.blogspot.com
Nov. 21: Amy Smart, www.diaryofaquilter.com
Nov. 22: Susan Strong, www.strongstitches.wordpress.com
Tammy of Marmalade Fabrics has put together custom fabric bundles based on my quilt. Visit her online shop for more details.
Tomorrow's stop is Trisch Price at Hadley Street Quilts. You won't believe what she did with the Air-Ship Propeller block!!!