Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Spin-Off, Squeal!!

I am so excited to finally get to share a secret project that I did last December.  It is so hard to keep these on the down and low, really, I have never been that good at keeping secrets.  So without any more delay, here's  Spin-Off!!!

Last November, my Shabby Spin block was  in Vol.6 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.  This is such a fun versatile block and I immediately started coming up with lots of variations on how to "spin" it.

And that is how Spin-Off came to be.  Blocks are spun in different ways and more color added to create a fabulous secondary design and a whole lot of movement.  And I am just pleased as punch with how it turned out.   I can't wait for it to come home so I can snuggle up with it  :)  The fabrics are Modern Shadows and Color Weave from P&B Textiles.

(And I apologize, somehow I managed to send this quilt off to the publisher's without taking any pictures of it, I was right at the holidays and apparently I was functioning on half a brain.  So, these are just shots from my copy of the magazine, totally lame, but it's all I got.)

The quilting was done by the fabulous Natalia Bonner.  She did a fun retro design in the center that so goes with the feel of the quilt and a repeat square design in the border.

So . . . How about a chance to win your own copy of Quilts from 100 Blocks.  Pop on over to Quiltmaker's blog for a chance to win!!!    And if you don't win it's okay, this issue is now available for purchase wherever quilt magazines are sold ;)


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  1. This is great, Melissa! I love how it looks like the blocks are floating. Congrats! I hope you can get some good pictures from somewhere!

  2. Hi!!! Love the block and the quilt!!!! Beautiful!!!!

  3. I love it! And I'm totally with you, I have such a hard time keeping secrets. :)

  4. That made my head hurt trying to figure it out lol Looks great though!

  5. Congrats and so awesome to know a published quilter like yourself.. I will look for one tomorrow...

  6. Wow Melissa.....I love how the pattern jumps out at me! It's really stunning. Congratulations on another publication.

  7. Yay - congrats! What a fun quilt :-)

  8. That looks like a really fun block to play around with. Congratulations.

  9. What a great block- one of the most successfully boyish quilts I've seen! Congrats!


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