My quilt designs features 2 main blocks. The first block was included in vol. 5 of 100 Quilt Blocks and the second block will appear in vol. 6. Both the blocks and my quilt feature fabric designed by Kathy Schmitz of Moda Fabrics.
Years later when I sold my stores, my very first commercial patterns were designed with Kathy's fabrics. Her support and encouragement allowed me to open the door to my new career as a pattern designer. Hence the reason I jumped at the chance to work with her fabrics. Visit her at: http://www.kathyschmitzstudio.blogspot.com/, http://www.kathyschmitz.com/ and/or http://www.etsy.com/shop/KathySchmitz
I decided to use flowers in my block designs because they look great in all kinds of fabrics. The flowers for both blocks are a folksy take on coneflowers and lend themselves to both small and large prints. I have shown my vol. 5 blocks in alternate color ways. Look for the vol. 6 blog tour in November to see alternate color ways for my vol. 6 block.
My quilt design uses only 4 colors: black, red, tan and green. I love how the stark contrast between the black and the red is warmed by the tan background. The green adds a punch of color to brighten up the darker colors.
I am giving away a copy of the Fall '12 edition of Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks. Click on this link and send me an email with your name and address by the end of the day on September 5 and I will randomly select a winner. Quiltmaker is also giving away 20 more copies. Click on this link for more chances to win: http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/?p=13042
Thanks for visiting my site and I hope you visit often. Barb