I was going through my files this week when I came upon these comp files. They are from my original pitch for Modern Holiday
. At the time we were talking about doing two versions of all the quilts (crazy, I know) - in holiday and non-holiday projects. Eventually this idea was abandoned in favor of including more projects, but I thought you all might be interested in seeing the pictures. Even though most of the fabrics aren't available anymore, these picts might inspire you to make some Holiday non-holiday quilts of your own!
|The final Holiday Squares, in various Christmas prints by Michael Miller.
|A larger version of Holiday Squares in "Heirloom", by Joel Dewberry for FreeSpirit,
|Holiday Squares in another color story of "Heirloom", by Joel Dewberry for FreeSpirit,
|The final version of Crossroads, in various red and aqua fabrics by Michael Miller,
|Crossroads in various Christmas Fabrics by Robert Kaufman
|Modern Madness, in "Flurry" by Kate Spain for Moda.
|Modern Madness in "It's a Boy Thing" by Michael Miller.
I SO want to make this one!
|The final version of Snowfall, in Brrr by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman.
|A non-seasonal version of Snowfall on a dark background.
This one is in Kumari Garden by Dena Designs for FreeSpirit.
|A lighter version of Snowfall,
also in Kumari Garden by Dena Designs for FreeSpirit.
|My favorite design at the moment -
the final version of "Trimming the Tree".
|Trimming the tree set a little differently.
Large spring blooms in Flora by Lauren and Jessie Jung for Moda.
|Another floral version of Trimming the Tree.
This one is in Sweetwater's Circa 1934 collection for Moda.
|This was yet another way of setting the ornaments/flowers in Trimming the Tree.
I know this is Robert Kaufman Fabric. I think it might be Laurie Wisbrun too!
|Another version of the Ornaments in holiday fabrics by Robert Kaufman.
|The ornament pillows as featured in Modern Holiday,
in Riley Blake fabrics by Doodlebug Designs.
|Pillows made with the same setting I used for the floral version of Trimming the Tree,
inspired by the Ornament Pillows in Modern Holiday.
In Veranda, by me!
|Holiday Wreaths as pictured in the book - in beautiful polka dot prints by Robert Kaufman.
One can never have enough of those!
|The Holiday Wreaths quilt sans bows, showing Kate Spain's "Terrain" collection for Moda.
It looks like spring!
|The final version of Bloom, also in Kate Spain prints.
This collection is "Joy" for Moda.
|A springtime version of Joy in Veranda by me!
|Modern Ornament Runner, in various Michael Miller Christmas prints.
|Modern Ornament Runner, in Circa 1934 by Sweetwater for Moda.
|The final version of the Garland Tree Skirt,
in "Christmas Candy" by Doodlebug Designs for Riley Blake.
|And a version in Kate Spain's "Flurry" collection for Moda!
Also, back in March I filmed a segment of The Quilt Show
in historic Charleston at the Old Exchange. I talk about the book, quilting, designing, etc. It was so fun! And I really had to pinch myself talking to Alexa Anderson and Ricky Tims! If you hop on over
you can see a preview. In this segment I gave pointers for making the quilt on the cover and for making and binding the garland tree skirt. That segment will launch on Monday and they have given me a discount code that I can share with you all then so check back. In the meantime you can see a trailer here
P.S. Kim of Chatterbox Quilts
wrote a review of Modern Holiday
and Christa of Christa Quilts!
wrote a review of Color Essentials
recently, so if you are looking for more information on either book check them out!
Labels: C&T Publishing, Modern Holiday, The Quilt Show