Today we're launching the 75 Fun Fat-Quarter Quilts blog tour!
This amazing book, jam-packed full of projects, highlights the work of fourteen different designers. And for our blog tour, we're doing something a little different: nine of the designers are sharing the inspiration behind their designs on their blogs! Today we have our very own Roxane Cerda talking about the inspiration behind the book and Liz Aneloski talking about her project, Spring Petals Gone Graphic. Take it away Roxane!
Roxane: Sometime last year I thought, “I wonder what would happen if we did a book based on a challenge?” Well, now I know! I tasked a group of designers with the call to arms to create a single quilt design using fat quarters and then revise the design over and over to come up with a series of individual quilts, all based on the one original quilt. The creativity they demonstrated was amazing, and I couldn’t be happier with the resulting book.
Working with this group of fourteen wonderful designers to come up with 75 Fun Fat-Quarter Quilts was an eye-opening experience. I love the work each of them did independently, and it was amazing to see how creatively they could change the look of each project by manipulating details such as placement, color, and size.
Watching each of the projects evolve as the designers revised attributes offered an insight into how each of these talented quilters approaches the design process, and each project and variation truly stands on its own. Over the course of the blog tour I hope you’ll get a chance to see how uniquely each of these designers approached the challenge, starting with Liz Aneloski!
Liz: Spring Petals Gone Graphic was inspired by an amazing photo of a Sparaxis Elegans flower on Pinterest. This flower combines orange, pink, and black in an amazing way. I would never have thought to use these colors together, but I love them.
Then, just to give some fun options, I added a few layout and size options.
Want to learn more about the whole book? Watch this video by Kate Colleran:
Congratulations to Judy, winner of this giveaway! We just know you'll have so much fun making all the variations.
Follow the rest of the blog tour here:
12/14 C&T Publishing blog
12/15 Jera Brandvig
12/16 Melissa Corry
12/17 Kate Colleran
12/18 Sue Pfau
12/19 Tiffany Jenkins
12/20 Ellen Murphy
12/21 Amanda Castor
12/22 Jo Kramer