I have recently met a fellow quilter, Amy Smart, not only does she have a great blog and super talented, but she is also very nice and absolutely wonderful to work with. I am more than happy to be a sponsor for her work. This week she hosting a sponsor giveaway for JAQS Fabrics at her blog - Diary of a Quilter. Here's some details on the Fabric Giveaway and how to enter :)
1/2 yard bundle of 4 different Sarah Jane Children At Play fabrics
OR a $30 Gift Certificate to JAQS Fabrics to one lucky winner.
I like to introduce you to my latest finished quilt - Boxed Zoo - ORANGE edition ;)
Look familiar? Remember this onethat was done using the GREEN fabric instead (and no added border):
I have this 'thing' with making multiples from one design, but with slight variations :) - it's a sickness really. I love to see how a simple change, like color or print could totally the look and feel of a design. In this case, the simple change of a color - green vs orange and a small border make these 2 quilts feel so different.
In my opinion, the orange quilt is way more earthy and warm while the green is cooler and more fresh. I love how the orange plays so well with the browns in this quilt:
I was so ecstatic to have a fabric from Riley Blake (Sew Cherry) that so well with the design prints of the quilt top:
One of the biggest challenges was to find a border that would be fun but not too loud - since I wanted the focus to be the zoo print:
As with the first quilt, I had a blast making the orange version - maybe even more so because I love comparing and contrasting it with the first quilt. Love the look and warm feeling of the orange version :)
Boxed Zoo - Orange
Front: 100% Cotton Prints (featured fabric: 2-D zoo from Alexander Henry)
Batting: Warm & Natural 100% cotton
Backing: 100% Cotton Print and solid
Completed Dimension: 65" x 89"
Quilting Method: Free-Style
Binding: Machine Stitched for extra durability
Progress at last! ...a little bit at time :) ... a sneak peak of the work in progress:
I'm gone from the studio most of the week on a business trip to Austin-Texas. I will be back in the studio tomorrow :). Super happy to be back and in the studio. All orders will be processed tomorrow and mailed out Saturday!
A HUGE thank you for everyone that participated in last weeks' FIRST EVER 'Made By ME' link party here @ JAQS. Love all the support and kind words and FABULOUS projects. I had so many to pick from and quite franky, they were all so beautiful :). Here are a few of my favorites:
Autumn (did I mention it's my favorite season??) is definitely in the air this month with these delicious fall-themed projects and treats:
I'm joining the Linky Party blog world. After participating in parties for over a year, I have seen so many great projects and I would like to invite all of YOU to share your creative projects here @ JAQS :).
Rules are simple:
Share whatever new projects you've completed since last week
Visit some of your blogging friends :) - we all love comments!
Grab the button below and share the fun
and not really a rule, but it will be great if you follow JAQS Studio ;)