Thursday, May 7, 2015

Quilters Newsletter Best Kids Quilts Blog Tour Day 4

Welcome to my blog and Day 4 of the Quilters Newsletter Best Kids Quilts Blog Tour!  I hope that you are enjoying your tour so far.  It is been a real treat for me to be able to look into the motivation of other designers to see how they think and carry out their design process.



I am very honored that my quilt "Game On" was chosen for the magazine.  I have been designing quilt patterns full time now for 6 years and I still love my job.  Many designers design with actual fabric in hand but I use digital images and design on my computer.  I find it so much easier to move fabrics and colors around and to quickly switch out blocks or fabrics that just aren't working.



My quilt design "Game On" was inspired by my two sons who both love to game.  Boys usually get short changed in the quilt department with lots of quilts featuring flowers and other girly inspired images.  So this time I tried to focus on the boys and this is what I came up with.  (Not to say that there aren't girl gamers out there, just not my girls)

The design itself was inspired by Pac Man (showing my age there) and the new popular game consoles to appeal to the widest range of gamers out there.  I have used Moda fabrics from three different fabric groups but any bright colored fabrics would do.

The applique shapes are very large.  In fact, I didn't really realize how large they were until I made the quilt!  However, being large makes them easy to make and they add a nice pop of color to the otherwise black and white background.

If you like my design, please visit my website at www.coachhousedesigns.com.  I have many new patterns under my What's New Section and by the end of next week, there should be 34 new patterns there which I am working night and day to make samples for Quilt Market.

Enough about me, who wants to win some fabric!



These two layer cakes have been generously provided by Quilters Newsletter are up for grabs.  The first is "Nocturne" by Janet Clare and the second is "Simply Colorful" by V and Co.  Leave a comment on my blog by 6 pm PST Sunday evening, May 10 to be eligible to win one of these two great prizes.  And just because I like to give things away, I will also be offering two kids patterns to be won:  "Wash Day" and "Alphabet Soup".



Because I am in the midst of getting ready for Quilt Market, I will give you a little longer for these two prizes.  Post your comment by 6 pm PST Monday evening, May 18 to be eligible to win one of these two patterns.  Good Luck and stop by again!   Barb

79 comments:

  1. Congratulations for being included in the Best Kids Quilts magazine. Certainly you are totally thrilled! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  2. It's always nice to see quilts for older boys (like mine).

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  3. would love to win one of the layer cakes.

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  4. Perfect quilt design for the son who's our gaming wiz! Though, like you, I remember Pac Man - don't know that he would. Love your designs, like Bon Vonage. Fun!

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  5. Wash Day reminds me of going to my grandma's house in the summer. She didn't get a washer and dryer until I was an adult. She used to use a washboard and ringer and then everything was hung to dry. I miss doing the laundry with her.

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  6. Well this is a great quilt for the Man Cave, because my husband is a gamer!
    And I love the Alphabet quilt for my sons.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. wouldn't mind winning some of that fabric you show!

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  8. With a new grand child on the way the alphabet quilt looks like a great idea. Such cute fabrics to make into either quilt! Thanks for the opportunity

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  9. Love your quilt. The games controllers look dead-on. Congratulations on all of your pattern making as well.Thank you for the inspiration, and the giveaways.

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  10. My eldest grandson would love your quilt; so would his dad!
    I would love either fabric or pattern. Maybe for your quilt?

    thanks

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  11. Your quilt is adorable, any little boy would love it.
    I'd be thrilled to win the Nocturne fabric-I love Janet Clare.

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  12. Fun quilt - my great nephews would enjoy it. Thanks.

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  13. Game on is a great boy's quilt. There are not enough fun quilts on the market for boys.

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  14. Great quilt pattern that will appeal to most gamers...boys and girls. I remember PacMan!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  15. My adult sons would pick this quilt!

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  16. I love the Game On quilt pattern. Crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  17. Such cute quilt patterns, and the fabrics are perfect for them! Nice to see someone focus on quilts for the little guys.Have a great Quilt Week! And I'd love to win, thanks.

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  18. I love the wash day pattern, too! Very colorful! And I love the colorful fabric by V & Co!

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  19. Love the layer cakes .....but the wash day pattern is too cool..........ty for sharing....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  20. "Simply Colorful" is my favorite and I love the "Wash Day" quilt.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  21. Congratulations on having your quilt in the magazine. Your patterns are darling. I'm doing lots of quilts with red and white fabric right now. Pick me, pick me for the red fabric winner.

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  22. Love the quilt! The pattern with the little dresses is absolutely adorable! I can imagine a little girl that would love it! Now as for layer cakes...I've never worked with them, so I am crossing my fingers and toes! Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

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  23. I love your gamer quilt! Great idea. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. Very cute. I love making kid quilts, and since I had a son but no daughters I am partial to things for boys.

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  25. My grandson will love 'Game On'. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. I love that wash day too. My great grandson looking over my shoulder wants game on

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  27. My husband would love your Game On quilt! We actually have 10 different video game systems! Thanks for the chance to win! mto2golsen (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. I forwarded this to my godson to see if he liked the design (he is an avid gamer) for his high school graduation quilt. Within hours I had another email asking when might I begin and finish it?

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  29. What a great quilt for a gamer! All of your quilt designs are delightful!

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  30. The quilt is very nice! Thank you for the giveaway.

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  31. Lovely quilt, I know two boys in my family who'd love it.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  32. I'm happy to see your quilt design because I've been thinking about what to make for a pre-teen boy.

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  33. Thanks for sharing your quilts and the chance to win.

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  34. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  35. The quilt made me smile when i recognized the controllers. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  36. Simply Colorful and Wash day are my choices. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  37. Very clever quilt designs and great idea for a game themed quilt.

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  38. So generous of you to share your goodies! I am crazy about those quilt patterns....and fabric is my favorite!

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  39. Thank you for the nice giveaways! I like the bright colors in your quilting project!

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  40. I love your Game On quilt! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  41. I bet your sons absolutely love that quilt! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these awesome prizes too.

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  42. My nephews would love the Game On quilt.

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  43. Looove those fabrics!! & the Book looks Awesome! Thank you so much for chance to win! Love both patterns....but Game On would be Perfect for our new Grannbaby & his Daddy to snuggle with! :)

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  44. Super combo - modern and applique - marvelous!

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  45. My kids would also love the Game On quilt. Simply Colorful is cute fabric. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

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  46. I like the "Game On" for boys as it is sometimes hard to find a neat project for older boys. I also love the "Wash Day" as hanging my laundry on the clothesline is one of my favorite chores. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  47. Thank you for the chance to win the patterns and the fabrics.....such great designs!!


    spurr@mts.net

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  48. The 2 patterns as well as the fabric are both adorable. Thanks for the opportunity to win them. I plan to make a quilt for my young grandson.

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  49. I'd love to win the fabrics. Game quilt coming up

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  50. Love your quilt patterns. You are a new designer to me, and am very happy that the blog hop let me find you.

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  51. Love your quilts, would love to win the fabrics.

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  52. Love your game quilt...it's very unique; my son would definitely love it, too! Thanks for the nice giveaway.
    slbook3(at)aol(dot)com

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  53. Oh my goodness! LOVE the Game On quilt!!! That would be perfect for my 10 year old son!!! Thanks for the giveaway chance too!

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  54. I love the Wash day quilt!! Adorable.

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  55. I love you quilts and would love to make the alphabet soup quilt.

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  56. I am really likeing this book. on my wish list now. great give a ways thanks for a chance quilting lady 2 at Comcast dot net

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  57. Nice to see a boy's quilt--The Wash Day quilt is really cute!

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  58. That wash day quilt is so cute! And that simply color fabric- oh my pretty-ness!!

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  59. Game On is a wonderful idea for a boy's quilt. Love your Alphabet pattern too. Have fun at Quilt Market and Happy Mother's Day!

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  60. HI, love your inspiration>projects! Thanks for sharing!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  61. Thank you for the chance to win the beautiful fabrics.

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  62. Great stuff! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  63. My grandson would love this quilt pattern.

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  64. Just discovered your blog.....what fun quilts!

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  65. Congratulations on having your quilts featured and thanks for a fab giveaway x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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