More show and tell!

 It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow. -Robert Goddard

Knockout Neutrals began shipping yesterday. Oct 8th, the official release date of my newest book. That date has been the bullseye on my calendar for so long now! I feel like I can breathe and relax. WELL MAYBE, now I sit and wait to see how the public likes the book. I’ll be wringing my hands and pacing the floor.  Now that the date has come and gone I want to show you the rest of the quilts in the book, with the exception of ONE. I will explain later. 

I mentioned before that I did not include black and white quilts in my first book, and that I did it on purpose. Knockout Neutrals has 3. This is” Dominos”, stitched by Karin Angel…the quilt is  easy to construct, visually  has the WOW factor and in general would compliment most any decor. I put some “floating” squares on point in the borders to snazz it up a notch. Do  you like that?  Notice the way the use of gray with with black and light fabrics make the design move and sort of pulse. Cool huh? 

I’ll say it again, this quilt (and others) would also be  terrific  to make in any color or multiple colors! You are aware that you can make any of these designs in color right? Go ahead I won’t hold it against you. Branch out, experiment, have fun!!!

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Then there is this little favorite of mine. “Back Porch Pillow.” My love affair with applique continues. This pillow is another combination of linen (the background check fabric) wool, cotton and a surprise appearance of batting. The Lily of the Valley flowers are batting scraps, YES I said batting! The way I’m going it won’t belong before I decide to use paper towels and toilet paper as a medium for applique! (relax I’m just kidding!)

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“Cobblestones!” what a fun and easy quilt to make. Another great use of scraps.  I love the background fabric,which looks like linen but is actually cotton. Super doooper. Stitched by Marty angel. Vertical columns with four patches and that is it! I think it is difficult to see the quilt has a scrappy binding which really looks great and adds another special touch to the look of the quilt.

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Last for today is “La Belle Fleur.” This is a bed runner. The perfect “accent” to dress up a bed! Hexie flowers, appliqued down with some simple applique in the vertical sashings, topped off with my favorite! Giant ric rac in the binding top and bottom. So sweet and such a fabulous statement piece! This runner is actually quite long and can be adjusted to any size bed.

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The last quilt in Knockout Neutrals is so special and soooo very personal. It will have to wait until NEXT TUESDAY October 15th to be shown. I have a bit of a story/dedication for this quilt. October 15th is a day of much significance as well. Please come back to honor this quilt with me.

Leave a comment right here and tell me what you think of these quilts. I’ll draw a winner on Monday Oct 14th and  you might win an e-book of Knockout Neutrals!