Friday, April 10, 2015

Selvage and Stars

It's another day on the Make It, Take It blog tour which means more chances to win your own copy of the book! Two more lovely friends and contributors are sharing. Cindy is giving away a digital edition as well as a hard copy. Check out her fun selvage project plus a couple of extra sweet makes from the book here.  A machine mat is super useful at retreat; not only can it help with vibration on long banquet tables (for those of us that like to sew at turbo speed), it also allows you to quickly slide your machine to one side, clearing table space for cutting & organizing.

Martingale - Make It, Take It (Print version + eBook bundle)
Photo Brent Kane for Martingale, Inc. All rights reserved.

I just love the handy vinyl pockets on Cindy's cute machine mat!

Also up today is the prolifically talented Lynne Goldsworthy of Lilysquilts (yup, her name is Lynne, not Lily, however I'm sure she answers to both).  Although she lives miles away in the UK, I got to meet her and her family a couple of years ago when I travelled over for the Fat Quarterly retreat.  With four busy teenagers I don't know where she finds the time, but Lynne is a member of the Fat Quarterly team, she supports many publications and fabric manufacturers with her gorgeous traditionally-inspired modern quilt designs and even makes all the quilts herself!  I'm so happy she was able to share her Lonestar Circle quilt in the book....beautifully made with luscious Oakshott shot cottons.

Martingale - Make It, Take It (Print version + eBook bundle)
Photo Brent Kane for Martingale, Inc. All rights reserved.

Shame Lynne couldn't be in Seattle for the photo shoot. Instead you get me holding her quilt! One day we'll have to figure out a way to get her over to this side of the Atlantic.  I took her quilt with me on a recent trip to the Arctic and took a fun photo for her - have a look at her blogpost and don't forget to leave a comment there to win a digital copy.

If you can read Spanish (or like a quirky translation) then check out this fun post. My book was reviewed by the lovely Alejandra in Mexico! I cannot tell you how much I love the title of her post: Escapadas con Amigas.  I love Mexican food and always serve homemade salsa fresca at my day retreats; perhaps I should consider renaming Quilt By the Bay. Escapadas con Amigas sounds like the best day ever! After all, isn't that what retreats are all about? Escaping the laundry and dishes to sew with girlfriends?


Jessie Fincham said...

Oh I love the sewing mat Krista! I've been wanting to make one just like that forever! Fabulous idea with the selvedges :-) Lynne's quilt is beautiful too! I know, where does she find the time?! xo

Dianne said...

That is exactly what retreats are for! We could start calling QBTB ECA by the Bay ;0)
I'm so excited to make this lonestar circle quilt in the mini size!!

mumbird3 said...

Love the sewing machine mat!