“Hexie Flowers” in McCalls Quilting July/August 2015 and a giveaway!

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Note: This contest is now closed.  (Sorry to those of you who had trouble posting early on but it should now be corrected.)  The winner on the blog is Tessa and the winner over on Instagram is carriestraka. Please send me your snail mail (you can use the connect form on my website), ladies, and congratulations!

Hi everyone,

I hope  you are having a lovely summer and successfully evading the mid-afternoon heat!

Today I’m over guest blogging over at McCall’s Quilting about my pattern “Hexie Flowers” that is in their July/August 2015 issue.  If you go over you have a chance to win 8 of my patterns so that is pretty fun!  Thanks McCall’s!  (My new block-of-the-month Heart’s Delight  wasn’t back from the printer when I sent the prizes to McCall’s so for another chance to win check out the bottom of this post.)

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“Lexie Flowers” (Photos courtesy of McCall’s Quilting)

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Kits for this quilt are available over at McCall’s Quilting as well.

For a chance to win a copy of Heart’s Delight (plus a few scraps of Carina – not enough to make the quilt but something for you to sample a couple  months ahead of its shipping date!), just leave a comment over here telling me what type of motif you would like to see on fabric.  One entry per person please but for another chance to win head over to my instagram feed and follow me and like the photo of “Hexie Flowers” that I posted yesterday night.  I’d so appreciate it.  My user name is AMANDAMURPHYDESIGN.  Deadline will be this Sunday night (June 28th) at midnight because I’ll post the winner when I announce my newest product with C&T Publishing – The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book.  SOOO excited to see what people create with this!

Be sure to check out McCall’s Quilting for another chance to win the 8-pattern set.  You have more time over there – until July 12th.

Good luck and happy quilting!

Amanda

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New patterns for Spring 2015

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Hi everyone!

It seems like I have been waiting for this day – the day I can share new pattern information – forever!  They are back from the printer and all the distributor and Market orders have been sent.  They are also up over in my shop.

I hope you like these new designs!  Here they are…

First Crush is a fat-quarter friendly, twin-sized quilt that is actually a deceptively simple quilt made from just one block!

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The interlocking hearts form a secondary design so it is really fun to watch it come together!

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Of course, by choosing a different border fabric you can dramatically alter the look of the design…

First Crush aqua border
First Crush with the original aqua border
First Crush teal border
First Crush with a teal border
First Crush pink border
First Crush with a deep pink border
First Crush green border
First Crush with the green border

By the way, all these quits feature Carina, my first line for Benartex.  I couldn’t be more excited about it and I’ll be blogging more specifically about the fabric when it ships in August/September of this year.

Next up, Bouquet, which is a really graphic lap-sized piece.  Basically made up of squares, rectangles, and half-square triangles, it is super-easy to piece with just a touch of appliqué.

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This was actually my first quilt that I quilted on the BERNINA Q 24, so it was thrilling!  (Some of you might have seen sneak peeks over on Instagram.)

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Next up is Romance – a really quick but elegant 22” table runner…

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I couldn’t stop making this one – it was fun to play with the colors in the collection.  I used 28 wt. Aurifil thread for the appliqué – my favorite!

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And last, but not least, is Heart’s Delight.

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It is my new block-of-the-month style quilt.  The pattern itself is chock-full of full color diagrams to guide you.  You start in the center with a heart shaped bargello design and work outward, adding borders as you go.  This was also quilted on the Q 24, this time with Aurifil monofilament thread, which was trouble-free.  It worked so well and saved a ton of time not having to change colors since I started quilting this two days before Market!

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Do you like them?  I hope so!  Do you have a favorite?

So… if you are still reading (sorry for the amount of images – it is hard to choose) they are all over in my newly-revamped shop.  Speaking of which, I redid my shop so I can ship internationally.  I think the design is better too and hope you agree.  (I ship USPS everywhere.)

Also, a popular request has been a discount for a whole group of new patterns so I created something called “The Carina Collection” which includes all four patterns. You can get them at a discount here.

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Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful week with lots of sewing!

Amanda

 

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