A Quilter’s Mixology in Review – Day 5

A Quilter's Mixology

It’s day 5 on the tour of projects through my book.  The last day!  The last three of sixteen projects I spent the last two years working on.  It’s been wonderful to share the projects with all of you this week and get your feedback on the projects.  Each comment has really been so dear to me.  I love hearing what projects get you guys excited about finally tackling curves (which I promise you can do!).  And which projects are already inspiring you to try versions of your own.  And I most definitely just really appreciate the support.  It’s a strange world to write a book in isolation with little feedback and then sit and wait for the final reveal…but you have all helped make that process so much easier.  So thank you!

I’m sharing the final 3 projects today from the book.   We are wrapping the week up with a host of giveaways and I hope you all enjoy them and share about them.  If you missed the previous days posts, no worries.  I have links provided near the end of this post.  And I’m keeping all of the giveaways open until next week, so everyone can have a chance to look over all of the quilts.

The first project I want to share today is baby quilt, Medallion.

A Quilter's Mixology

This might be my favorite styled photo from the book. I pulled from my precious stash of Katie Jump Rope fabric to create this quilt that is perfect for either a boy or a girl.  And I’m pretty proud of the quilting I did…it was a stretch for me but I tackled it with some success.  In fact, every quilt in the book is quilted in a different way to show you some of the many options that there are for quilting styles.  Oh and this baby quilt was quickly cut with the help of the Accuquilt Go large die and cutter.  You can make this fairly quickly and easily make it larger by continuing to add more rows.

The second project today I want to share is the Sunrise Table Runner.

I adore this table runner and the MOVEMENT created by interlocking the curves together.  In another lifetime, I would create a large quilt that used this motif.  But in the interest of full disclosure, I will admit that this project is small for a reason.  Maybe because it was one of the last projects I was making in a mad dash to the finish…but technically speaking, this is actually one of the hardest designs.  I don’t say that to scare anyone from making it, but just to point out that this project is all about matching seams on all corners of each block.  So I’d suggest you practice your technique with one of the other projects before taking this one on.  But by all means, do try it…because it is immensely satisfying to create a piece this deceptively intricate. And I will probably make another one, because when I finished it, I loved it so much that I was already thinking of other colors and a longer length for a wall hanging.  It’s an addictive pattern.

And the very last quilt.  Sigh.  Are we to the end already?

The very last quilt I want to share with you is another personal favorite of mine (have I said that about all of them!?), Nine Patch Curves.

A Quilter's Mixology

This is one of those quilts that I designed and thought that it certainly MUST already be designed…and I’m sure that somewhere out there it is, but I’ve never seen it.  It is the combination of two of the most classic quilting blocks, a nine patch, and the drunkard’s path.  They really were meant to be together and there are a million color schemes for this one.  I went totally scrappy on my own quilt for this and I adore it.  I made it again for quilt market with Violet Craft’s latest line and fell completely in love with the design again.  I have the quilt sized for a lap size in the book, but it is block based and easily enlarged.  And let me tell you…it is BEGGING to be made larger.  I seriously plan on making this for our own bedroom (again in this lifetime or another lol).

So there you have it!  The last 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.

If you missed Day 3, you can check it out HERE.

If you missed Day 4, you can check it out HERE.

216 thoughts on “A Quilter’s Mixology in Review – Day 5”

  1. I have enjoyed your "introduction" of these projects and I love them all! My favorites today are Sunrise Table Runner and Nine Patch Curves. I just cannot narrow it down to one favorite. As always, I enjoy your creations and love using your patterns. Congratulations!

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  3. I don't typically buy quilting books, but your table runner totally sold me! I found your book at Barnes and Noble over the weekend and am so excited to get started on my first curved blocks. I'm planning on modifying either the table runner pattern or one of the pillow envelopes into a baby-sized quilt. Thanks for writing a terrific book (complete with full-sized pattern pieces….omigod, no need for magnifying copies at random percentages!!) 🙂

  4. I love every single quilt in your book. I bow……..you are truly a gifted designer and quilter! Your colors are great and Krista (sorry but my daughter is a Christa too and spells her name right!) is such a talented quilter! Good luck to the both of you in future endeavors!

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