Hello, and Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms, grandmas, godmothers, aunts, sisters, friends, and caregivers out there. I hope you're all having a wonderful (and relaxing) day!
Thanks to everyone for all of your nice words about Geared for Guys, and especially for my Urban Decay quilt that's featured in the book. I'm thrilled to be able to provide one of you with a free copy of the book. Congratulations to Kathy H., who said:
Kathy, please contact me so that I can get your book to you ASAP.
I had a fantastic visit to the Triad Modern Quilt Guild this past week, and want to thank Karen Grey, Angie, Colleen, and the entire group for being such gracious hosts. Since I was speaking, I didn't take any pictures ... but I'll try to steal a few from the guild members and post more fully about it soon. (In the meantime, you can read a little more about my visit on Kelly's blog.)
Today, I wanted to make sure that everyone knows that Issue 9 of Fat Quarterly is now available!
Issue 9 is all about sewing for, and with, the children in your lives. It's full of fantastic patterns and project ideas, including a feature on Project Linus. For my contribution to the issue, I was VERY excited to have the chance to play with Tula Pink's new line, Nightshade. Though "officially" a Halloween line, a quick Twitter poll confirmed my belief that this goth-chic line would be totally embraced by tweens and teens (and, I suspect, many of their moms) all year 'round.
Being the dad of twin girls myself, I decided to design a quilt pattern for twins -- that is, a pattern that's easy enough to make 2 in the time it might take to make another, single quilt. The scale of the prints lent themselves to large blocks, so I focused on making big, easy blocks and then created two complementary layouts.