Introducing Quilted Celebrations!

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Well, today is the day I get to share one of the projects that I’ve been working on over the past year and a half – a new book!  Quilted Celebrations is filled with projects for special moments in life, from births and birthdays, to weddings and anniversaries.  I really hope you like it!

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Like Modern Holiday, Quilted Celebrations walks the line between modern and traditional aesthetics so that you can really tailor your personal projects to the recipient’s taste.

"A Life Together" anniversary quilt
“A Life Together” anniversary quilt
"Welcome to the World" birth quilt
“Welcome to the World” birth quilt
"Mazel Tov" Barmitzvah quilt
“Mazel Tov” Barmitzvah quilt
"Blessings" Confirmation or First Communion Quilt
“Blessings” Confirmation or First Communion Quilt

Each project has both a front and back design, so you can piece both or just one!

"Flora" feminine birthday quilt front
“Flora” feminine birthday quilt front
"Flora" feminine birthday quilt back
“Flora” feminine birthday quilt back

Quilted Celebrations will debut at Market but I’m glad I got to show a sneak peek here first.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Amanda

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The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book

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Note:  My copies of this book arrived and you can find signed version in my shop!

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a fabulous week and are looking forward to the long holiday weekend.  I’m really excited because today I get to show you what I worked on all last summer.  It has been SOOOOO hard to keep it secret, but now I can “let the cat out of the bag”, so to speak, because this landed on my doorstep last week…

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I wrote the Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book as a jumping off point for quilters who want to be creative with their quilting and are looking for a place to start.  It shows you how to build complex-looking custom quilting plans using just a handful of design families. I was so excited when C&T Publishing took it on – thanks C&T!!! We start with the basics…

FMQIdeaBook_2423And talk about both domestic and longarm machines.  (I have a long arm now but started off with a domestic and you CAN do these designs on a domestic!)

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The heart of the book is the over 150 quilting designs shown step-by-step.

FMQIdeaBook_2438You can look them up by element…

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FMQIdeaBook_2433But the part I’m most excited about is that The Free-Motion Quilting Idea book is also an app!  And actually, I first conceived it as a digital product so a very special thanks to C&T for seeing the possibility and taking it on!  In the app version all these designs are hyperlinked for easy access.  The app also include actual video of the designs being stitched out on the BERNINA Q 24 and 790 in Chicago!  Thanks BERNINA!

In the app the design steps are animated but in the book you also get step-by-step photos that walk you through how to stitch out each section.  You can follow along exactly or mix and match to create something uniquely your own!

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A sample project is included to get you started, and a optional coordinating sampler will be available from C&T, featuring ever block in the book.  (I think it might be my favorite of my projects ever, so I hope  you guys like it!)

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FMQIdeaBook_2436Thanks for letting me share my news.  Have a happy 4th, everyone!

Amanda

 

 

 

 

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