Two girls whose work I deeply admire, Janice Zeller Ryan and Beth Vassalo, have written a book about modern medallion quilts that is really a show stopper, full of inspiring quilts made by the most talented quilters out there (and me). Yes, they asked me to be a part of it!
Throwing the word modern in front of the word medallion gave us designers a lot of latitude in dreaming up our visions and I (having really been enjoying cross-stitch at the time) decided to make my focal point a simple ABC cross stitch.
As a mother of four, the inspiration from my kids and love of making things for them is an unending well spring. So of course I created a simple and sweet wall hanging for my girls room that incorporated the cross stitch center, with triangle piecing, and raw edge appliqué.
You'll find a whole range of quilting techniques and levels and styles and aesthetics in the Modern Medallion Workbook, with instruction on how to make each quilt, border by border, and with coloring charts and ideas on how to mix and match. That's a whole lot in one book! And that's the reason I love it so much.
This book is available now on Amazon and other online shops, as well as being stocked at quilt shops. Also, C&T publishing has been generous enough to let me give away a copy of this book to one of you! If you'd like a chance to win it, please leave a comment on this post (no emailed entries, please!) telling me your favorite thing about quilting! Comments will close Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at midnight and I'll announce the winner soon after. Good luck!
For more inspiration and chances to win a copy of this book, here is a listing of all the stops along the Modern Medallion Workbook bloghop:
May 11th | Janice and Beth at C&T/Stash
May 12th | Melissa Richie- weshallsew.blogspot.com
May 13th | Amy Sinibaldi- nanaCompany.typepad.com
May 14th | Christina Lane- sometimescrafter.com/blog
May 18th | Erica Jackman- kitchentablequilting.com
May 19th | Becca Bryan- www.bryanhousequilts.com
May 20th | Karen Anderson-Abraham- bloomingpoppies.net/
May 21st | Latifah Saafir- www.latifahsaafirstudios.com
May 22nd | Kerry Green- verykerryberry.blogspot.co.uk
May 25th | Beth- www.plumandjune.blogspot.com and