Going from one quilt shop to the next. Trying to remember from which quilt shop I bought the fabric I needed. Excited. Scared. Going batty. That was me about seven months ago; when I started down this winding road of creating a quilt set I call One Block Three Quilts. Whoop! Whoop! Let’s have a party… and by party I mean GIVEAWAY!! More on that latter…
Quilt Pattern Magazine
It all started when I saw a Facebook post requesting project submissions for Quilt Pattern Magazine, an online publication. I have been dreaming of having one of my patterns published, so right then and there, I was in. I started looking through all of the designs that I had “in the works” and kept coming back to the Wonky Pinwheel. I wanted to push it a little further so I started looking at what else that block could become. I am not sure why, but I tend to bite off a little more than I can chew. Glutton for pain, yes I am. I presented three quilts to them and they loved them! I basically had two months to write the pattern and make the three quilts. (AaaaHHHhhh!) It was crazy. Thank goodness Mary Steel was able to get the big one quilted for me. Didn’t she do an incredible job? Like always! Thank you, Mary.
One Block Three Quilts
It was all worth it because now I have been publish! These quilts will all be in the June issue of the Quilt Pattern Magazine. I am over the moon with excitement! I couldn’t wait a moment longer. Yes, I am jumping the gun a little, but next month is going to be very busy. Now is the perfect time to share with you what I have been working on. In this One Block Three Quilts set, each quilt is named. There is the Fan-Tastic Quilt (my personal pick), the Cork Screw Quilt, and the Wonky Pinwheel Quilt.
Last year, I collaborated with Art Gallery Fabrics for three of the patterns that I released (Whole Lotta Love Quilt, the Transplant Mini Quilt, and Double Pinwheel). To show my appreciation, I decided to challenge myself to use only Art Gallery Fabrics in each quilt top. Luckily, I was able to buy most of my fabric locally and what I couldn’t find at my LQS, I found at Hawthorne Threads online. All three quilts are fully created with Art Gallery lines. The Fan-Tastic Quilt is from Pat Bravo’s Indie Boheme line, The Cork Screw Quilt is from the Bachelorette Fusion line by AGF Studio, and the Wonky Pinwheel quilt is from the Garden Dreamer line by Maureen Cracknell. I just love all of their fabrics and I am so happy with how the quilts turned out.
I hope you love them! If you want to get your copy of the patterns, head over to Quilt Pattern Magazine and get the June issue. To celebrate this wonderful occasion, let’s have a giveaway! What is the prize? A fat quarter set. Hmmmm. Lets make it two giveaways. The first giveaway will be right here on my blog. In the comments, tell me which quilt is your favorite out of the One Block Three Quilts set. For the second, head over to Instagram and 1)like the giveaway post 2)follow me on Instagram 3)tag a friend 4)repost the giveaway photo. I will announce the winners on this post Monday, June 14. UPDATE: winner from the blog Susan Shaffer and from Instagram @joydicksonquilts
Good luck everyone!