A Quilter’s Mixology in Review – Day 3

It’s day 3 of a glimpse through the projects in my book.  I hope you are all enjoying this tour and a chance to see the quilts I’ve designed based off of one basic block, the quarter circle curve.  I have so enjoyed being able to share them with you a bit at a time.  And I know how important it is to see what is in the book before you buy it.  Plus it’s just kind of fun to look at pretty quilts. 😉

I’m sharing another 3 projects today from the book.  And again there will be an opportunity to win a copy of the book and more prizes…just to celebrate!  I hope you’ll continue join me each day to see the quilts and hopefully be inspired to start sewing some curves.

Today, first I want to show you what is perhaps my favorite quilt in the book, Butterflies.   I probably shouldn’t have a favorite, but some quilts just touch you more than others.

I love the combination of whimsy and function in this quilt.  There are three sizes of butterflies that wind and fly their way across the quilt.  It is one of the other beautiful quilts that Krista Withers quilted and she did a truly amazing job on this one.  This is one of those quilts that I am never letting go of.

 

Secondly, I want to show you a lap quilt I made called Mod Garden.  This is my take on the classic stem and leaf motif.

This pattern easily emerges when you start playing with curves and squares.  I chose a bold color scheme for the book quilt and graphic modern flowers.  But there are really so many options with this design.  You could easily take one stem and leaf and continue it in a long length, creating a table runner.  The leaves need not be green but think soft pastel colors on a white background.  Can you tell that I want to make this one again and again? Always a good thing with your own designs!

And the last quilt for today is a deceptively simple strip quilt called Teleport.  The placement of a few particular curves gives dynamic movement and is reminiscent of binary code a la Matrix.
I designed this quilt in particular for the teenage boy in your life.  I know that we are always looking for patterns that may have a bit of a more masculine hint to them.  And I think that this one hits the mark.  I’d love to see it made in greens and blacks like the falling code numbers in the Matrix series or perhaps in blues to somehow represent time travel for Dr Who fans.  Obviously I have a sci-fi feel for this quilt.  But it could be easily turned Mod with Golds, Pinks and Purples for a Groovy feel any girl would love.
So there you have it!  The next three of sixteen projects to share with you.
If you missed Day 1, you can check it out HERE.
If you missed Day 2, you can check it out HERE.
And join us every day this week for more sneak peaks into the book.

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174 thoughts on “A Quilter’s Mixology in Review – Day 3

  1. First – i have looked around blogland and think I would use it all the time! I looks beautiful and that is so important in todays marketplace!

  2. The butterflies quilt is beautiful! I love the wide range of quilts you're showing us, from modern retro ones like yesterday, to soft pretty ones like this!

  3. I love these curves designs you are showing from your book. Butterflies is stunning and I loved the paint drips quilt you showed earlier in the week too.

  4. Angela, I'm enjoying seeing all of these quilts. When I was a little girl, I chose a bedspread, shams, canopy cover and curtains with butterflies. Those decorated my bedroom for about ten years until I thought I never wanted to see another butterfly ever! I was surprised, then, that I am instantly in love with your butterfly quilt. I guess with the passing of time, all things are possible!

  5. Wow, your quilts are all stunning! I'm in love with the butterfly quilt. I'd buy the book for that quilt alone. Great work. Feel very very proud!

  6. I am *so* going to win this book by the end of the week. 🙂 Wow, the Butterflies quilt is gorgeous, and the quilting is just jaw droppingly stunning. I agree it's a keeper!!!

  7. LUUV, LOVE! Butterflies, if you ever decide that you can just happen to let it go or it doesn't tickle your fancy anymore, I would give it a really great home here!

  8. I really wasn't aware of you before this, and I'm loving everything you are posting. I really appreciate the close up of your machine quilting on your quilts. It's always hard to know what to do and you give such great ideas. Love the butterflies, a symbol of Hospice Care if you weren't aware and beautiful colors. I checked out HART….cool site! Another new one for me.

  9. I've never sewn anything with curves. I guess I haven't felt confident enough but some of these patterns are very tempting. Is should just jump in and go for it! Thanks for sharing! shopgirl7232(at)yahoo(dot)com

  10. These are all amazing quilts! You've made curves look both beautiful & achievable. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your fantastic book.

  11. I'm usually a straight-line-quilting kind of girl, but the curves of the butterflies combined with the detailed quilting are beautiful. I wouldn't let go of that one, either!

  12. Once again…..there are some more patterns in the book that I must make! I am going to be so busy….good thing I love sewing curves! You are the best Angela!

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