I SO have Spring Fever!!! It is supposed to reach 68 degrees today. I may wear shorts. No joke. It has been delightfully warm. Just patches of snow here and there that have not melted. Hard to believe that just a few weeks ago winter storms were still having their way with us. Can you believe we had ice fishermen on our lake yesterday?? Shaking my head as I pull my flip flops out for the season. 🙂
As the title of my blog post suggests…I am sponsoring a giveaway!! What can you win??? A complete set of The QP Curve Templates!!! That is right, all 6 templates! The giveaway is actually on Red Bird Quilt Co’s blog called Karen’s Quilts, Crows and Cardinals-Red Bird Quilt Co. here. So make sure you go to Karen’s blog to enter!!
If you are not familiar with Karen’s work, let me tell you she is a VERY talented quilter and designer. Not only is Karen uber talented, but she is just about the sweetest person you’ll ever know. Not that I have met her in person. 🙂 The many wonders of social media, when used responsibly it is wonderful tool, especially in making friends. Karen purchased my templates when I first presented them on Instagram. She was one of my first customers and took a real leap of faith with me!! 🙂 We have been friends ever since. Launching my templates was an incredibly scary venture for me. I kept thinking,”are these a good idea just in my head?? Will they work for others?? Will people even want them?? Or would I have stacks and stacks of templates laying around that I would have to find new creative uses for other than what they were designed for??” lol Thankfully, the responsive has been overwhelmingly positive. 🙂
You may have seen Karen’s gorgeous design, Chevron With a Twist recently featured on the Moda Bake Shop here. The design is beautiful. The quilting is AMAZING!! And guess what? Karen used The QP Curve Templates to help create these breathtaking designs!!! On her domestic, sit down machine!!!! You heard me. Not a longarm. I was blown away when Karen sent photos to me as she was quilting. It was just such an emotional realization. Someone was doing exactly what I had hoped for. More than hoped for. Very humbling. Thank you, Karen.
The quilting is exquisite! I love the squares with the curved design and feathers circling it. I have already told Karen I will be shamelessly be copying it!! Read all about the quilting details here. Karen has created an amazing tutorial to demonstrate how she created such a masterpiece!!! Not only did Karen write a tutorial, but she also created 2 amazing YouTube videos demonstrating how she used The QP Curve Templates to quilt on her Janome.
Watch the Marking Curved Crosshatch Video (Part 1)
Watch the Stitching Curved Crosshatch (Part 2)
Please be sure to enter the giveaway for The QP Curve templates on Karen’s blog here. If you would like to purchase The QP Curve Templates, they are available here. Free domestic shipping still available as well as the extended special set price!!!