All of the fabric designers have come together from Henry Glass Fabrics to design projects for a great new book 'A Flair for Fabric' available from Martingale. All the proceeds from this book go to Red Cross, so it's a great cause to promote too!! The book has tips on how to choose fabrics along with 14 projects including these three...
I love scrappy antique quilts and this one reminds me of that... from Little Quilts:
I also love quilts with low contrast that sit quietly in a room so this is another fave by Margot Languedoc:
...and this heat bag is what I have created for a project....hope you like it!!
The crew from Martingale asked if we could give a blog hop tip on how we choose fabrics, so here is just one....
I first of all think of colours I want to see in the quilt, then simply collect colours from this palette. I throw them all together, then do the squint test (Yep, I half close my eyes, making sure I don't close them fully for my mid day siesta) and see if anything stands out too much. If it does, I might take that fabric out, and try again, unless of course, I WANT one to stand out. It is all about auditioning fabric first!! There are heaps of tips in the book, so it is a great way of learning how we all get started!
So I'm guessing it is now time to pose a question to you, so you can WIN a fabric bundle from Henry Glass Fabrics!! Here goes.....Do you prefer fabrics with an image printed ready to go or do you like to create your own image using applique/stitchery....maybe you don't like using images at all!...we'd love to know! Tell me what you prefer and you will go in the draw to win the below fabric bundle from Shelly Comiskey's "Let It Bee" line! Competition closes Dec 2nd.
Below is the list of other designers contributing, so be sure to do the blog hop and find out other tips, and go in the draw to win other fabric packs.
Tuesday, November 18: Launch at Martingale’s Stitch This! blog
Wednesday, November 19: Dana Brooks
Thursday, November 20: Leanne Anderson
Friday, November 21: AllPeopleQuilt.com
Saturday, November 22: Janet Nesbitt at the Sewing Cabinet (Janet is giving away my fabric pack!!)
Monday, November 24: Linda Lum DeBono
Tuesday, November 25: Anni Downs
Wednesday, November 26: Kim Diehl at the Sewing Cabinet
Friday, November 28: Jill Finley
Saturday, November 29: Amy Hamberlin
Monday, December 1: Margot Languedoc
Tuesday, December 2: Little Quilts
Wednesday, December 3: Lizzie B Cre8ive
Thursday, December 4: Heather Mulder Peterson
Friday, December 5: Jacquelynne Steves
Saturday, December 6: Wrap up at the Henry Glass blog
Keep a look out for the new book too, it's available now here in print or an e-book so you can learn all of the tips straight away!
Don't forget to let me know what fabrics you prefer to win in the comments.
Good luck, and have fun