Vintage Vibe Blog Tour: Growing Up

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Hello!

I’m here sharing a fun book with you today written by my friend Amber over at A Little Bit Biased and mastermind behind the pattern company Gigi’s Thimble. Her new book, Vintage Vibe, is delightful! Amber has such a warm design style, and does a fantastic job of creating quilts that are timeless and beautiful. I think you guys and gals will love this book!

One of my favorite quilts in the book is called Growing Up: it’s a fabulous petal quilt, with some fun artwork for the color inspiration. Check it out!

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I just love seeing where people get their inspiration and ideas. It makes me look at everything around me a little bit differently!

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The title of the book is Vintage Vibe, which gets me thinking about this fabulous little fan I have in my studio. After my husband’s grandmother passed away, we had the opportunity to look through some of her things, and choose something if we wanted to. This little aqua fan came home with me!

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It works perfectly, and just needed a little dusting to look good as new! I love having it in my studio as a reminder of the great lady Grandma was, and her thrift and hardworking attitude.

If you’d like to win an e-copy of Vintage Vibe, tell me about one vintage item you have in your home (or one you wish you had!) and what it means to you. I would love to hear about it! I will choose a winner randomly this Friday from all commenters, and one lucky person will receive a digital copy of this beautiful book!

Happy Tuesday!

xoxo

April

PS If you just can’t wait, you can purchase Vintage Vibe on Amazon, or an autographed copy via Amber’s ETSY shop.

PPS: Update! The winner was Beth! Check your email Beth! xoxo



Dahlia Quilt: my ROYGBIV quilt

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My good friend (and fellow Moda designer) Amy does a fabulous online quilt festival called “Bloggers Quilt Festival.”

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So much fun! Here’s my entry into her ROYGBIV category.

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This is my quilt called Dahlia.

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This quilt was inspired by a panel quilt that my mother in law hand quilted for me and my husband when we got married back in the day.

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I remember looking that the Dahlia design on the panel and trying to figure out how to recreate the design through piecing–without Y seams.

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Finally, this year, I had a chance! It has been a quilt design I’ve wanted to make for a very long time.

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I figured, the perfect opportunity to make my Dahlia quilt was with my very first fabric line! So, when I got my sample yardage of Best. Day. EVER!, I was SO excited to make this quilt. (By the way, Best. Day. Ever! is in shops now!)

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Sadly, I was also in the middle of a book deadline, and I wasn’t able to do much of the piecing.

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Amanda of Westwood Acres bailed me out big time and pieced the blooms for me, and I did the appliqué work and the quilting and finish work.

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This quilt pattern is also in my shop, along with templates, if you’d like to make your own.

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I adore this quilt, and I hope you do too. Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

April



Winners!

A little late to the party today, I’m afraid! Soccer games and end of summer work parties have kept us busy, busy, busy for the last few days! I’ve had so much fun reading about why your favorite colors are your favorites! I’m excited to ship these prizes off to these lucky ladies, though, who were nice enough to tell me all about their favorite colors!

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Email me, ladies, and let me know your address so I can ship some pretty prizes off to you! Also, remember 20% off all PDF patterns in the shop through Sunday night with code MODALOVE. And there are only a few spots left in our QuiltCast MiniSwap, we’d love to have you! Fill out the form, here, and read up on the guidelines here! Come back Monday, for lots of pretty pictures of my Best. Day. EVER! Quilts–I finally got pictures!

Happy weekend–

xoxo

April



Quiltcast #48: Swaps!

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Join Amy and me today as we chat about swaps! And don’t put it off and listen later, cause there’s an invitation to play along that’s going to fill up FAST.

As we discuss in the QuiltCast, we’re starting our very own swap, and we’d love to have you join in! Read the guidelines here, and fill out the form here to submit your info for participating. We’re keeping it small, first come first served!

I’m so excited about this!

xoxo

April

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P.S. It’s a somber day here in the States, as we remember the tragic events of September 11. Read my thoughts and where I was that day, here.



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