Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Modern Medallion Workbook

Just thought it was time to share something I've been working on the past year or so :)

by Janice and me
with quilts from Erica, Alexia, Christina, Latifah, Becca, Karen, Kerry, Amy, and Melissa
plus instruction on how to design your own unique medallion quilt by mixing and matching the centers and borders from the book (including how to figure out how to size the blocks) and a section on advanced techniques commonly used for medallions including paper piecing, flying geese, piecing curves, and more. 

Available May 1, 2015. Available for preorder now on the C&T website, Amazon, your local bookstore or quilt shop and more. *just noticed that C&T and Amazon
are listing it as in stock April 25, 2015 so yay!

And if you want to see some sneak peaks of the quilt, follow me on instagram (plumandjune) - we've been sharing some of the quilts over there. And I'll be sharing more about the book on here soon.

*this post contains affiliate links.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Modern Rainbow Blog Tour

I'm excited to share with you this new book written by Rebecca Bryan from Bryan House Quilts (scroll to the bottom of this post for a chance to win your own copy.)  I've always admired Becca's style and this book definitely does not disappoint! The quilts are seriously gorgeous and the book includes valuable information for choosing fabrics and techniques to make your own! Here are some of my favorites:

I've been loving all of the projects that have been made for the book's blog hop. You can see the full list at the bottom of this post. I, unfortunately, haven't made a project from the book yet but that doesn't mean I haven't been thinking about which fabric I would use. If you are familiar with my blog, you probably know that I don't use too many bold colors but I looked through my fabric stash to come up with my own version of a modern rainbow palette.

Modern Rainbow Blog Tour Schedule

March 23rd             C&T/ Stash Books
March 24th             Heidi Staples of Fabric Mutt
March 25th             Generation Q Magazine
March 26th             Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane 
March 27th             Sally Keller of Sally’s Angel Works

March 30th            Amy Garro of 13 Spools
March 31st            Angela Walters of Quilting is my Therapy
April 1st                Rebecca over at Craft Buds
April 2nd               Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness
April 3rd               Sarah Craig of Confessions of a Fabric Addict

April 6th                Janice Zeller Ryan of Better Off Thread
April 7th                me!
April 8th                Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft
April 9th                Giuseppe Ribaudo @giucy_giuce
April 9th                Shannon Brinkley of Bottle Tree Quilts
April 10th              Rebecca Bryan at Bryan House Quilts


Becca and C&T publishing are offering a copy of Modern Rainbow to one lucky reader. If you are interested in winning a copy (hard copy if you are in the U.S., digital copy for all others), just leave a comment below. The giveaway will remain open until April 10th at 10pm ET and a winner will be chosen at random and notified by email.

The giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced soon. Thanks to everyone who entered.