Are you having fun on the Timeless Treasures blog tour celebrating Judy & Judel Niemeyer's first line of fabric?! Yay!
The line is called The Reclaimed West. I have to say that I LOVE this fabric! It spoke to me immediately! I knew that I HAD to design a quilt with this fabric.
I saw this fabric around the time that I drove across the Great Midwest to Spring Market. This fabric was perfect to capture my feelings about driving through this beautiful country. The pattern I came up with is called Midwest Memories. It is hot off the press! I barely got it done in time for Fall Market, and the pattern just became available last week!
The pinwheels and windmills, the stars and the barns - with quilts on them, of course - all reminded me of my roadtrip with my parter in crime Machelle Preston of Cherry Tree Cottage, who, by the way, is the queen of packing!
The barn is my favorite:
My grandfather owned a dairy farm in Southern Idaho. My childhood includes many happy memories from that farm including climbing on the hay bales as high as we could just to swing down on a rope swing. I even liked moving pipes and hauling hay because I only did it once or twice :) I loved being able to put a quilt on this barn! Machelle and I saw many like that on our trip.
I used some fun techniques making these blocks. In fact, when I created the pattern, I wasn't sure I could even make the quilt! After several test blocks, I created some fun methods for making the windmill blocks and the star blocks that make them a lot simpler than they look! I really enjoyed seeing this quilt come together.
As with most blog tours, this one includes prizes! Here is the link to TIMELESS TREASURES GIVEAWAY.
AND I will be giving away THREE COPIES of my new pattern Midwest Memories. To enter my drawing, leave a comment below telling me what you love about the Midwest, or your favorite fabric in this line.
If you do not see where to comment, click on the title of the blog and you will see the comments at the bottom. I redesigned my website, and now the comments are messed up. I don't know how to fix it. Sorry :(
I will be drawing for winners on Monday, November 24th, the same day as Timeless Treasures.
Just for fun, here is the list of the other stops on the blog tour. Have fun traveling the Reclaimed West this week!
Carla Klop, Kits by Carla - http://www.kitsbycarla.com/blog
Catherine Wilson, Queenie Quilts - http://queeniequiltsblogs.blogspot.com
Lisa McCarthy, Compass Point Quilts - www.compasspointquilts.com
Deborah Brizendine, Just Stitchin with Deborah - http://juststitchinwithdeborah.blogspot.com/
Denise Green, HollyDee Quilts - http://hollydeequilts.net
Sandy Lueth, Totes by Sandy - http://www.totes-by-sandy.com
Cathy McKillip, Wish Upon A Quilt - http://wishuponaquilt.com/blog
Marcia Nagel/Megan Bohr, Pine Needles Quilt & Sew - http://thepineconepress.blogspot.com/
Stacey Day, Stacey in Stitches - http://staceyinstitches.wordpress.com
Barb Linares, Crafty Threads - http://craftyquilts.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Eubank, Archipelago Quilting - http://jennifersewing.wordpress.com/
Konda Luckau, Moose on the Porch Quilts - http://www.moosequilts.com/blog
Susan Nelson, Prairie Sky Quilts - http://blog.prairieskyquilting.com
Jackie Kunkel, Canton Village Quilt Works - http://cvquiltworks.com/blogs/blog
Lauren Rogers, Backdoor Quilt Shoppe - www.backdoorquiltshoppe.wordpress.com
Osie Lebowitz, From Needle and Thread - http://www.fromneedleandthread.com/
Timeless Treasures, SewTimeless (Giveaways!) - http://www.ttfabrics.com/blog/