Fussy Cut Sampler

June 20, 2017
"Summer Fussy Cut Away Camp"

These days I'm sewing blocks from Fussy Cut Sampler book. There is a  Quilt Along happening, with prizes, and I'm posting my blocks to my Instagram account. The official Fussy Cut Sampler Quilt Along blog is here and ALL the Instagram images are here.

Nichole Ramirez and Elisabeth Woo, who I met through the Robert Kaufman Fabric company, wrote the brilliant and delightful book  "The Fussy Cut Sampler." It's a fabulous book, which  I know from experience as I am making their blocks, their way, and loving the process.

I'm cutting up my very best, most favorite,  epic fabrics for it.This is my block for today.  I cut the center motif from a 2010 Alexander Henry fabric. It takes me back to the grounds of the Musée Matisse
The book is beuatifully designed and published by Lucky Spool. Order an autographed copy, and you'll receive two autographs for the price of one book 😊😊

Make it Simpler, and Fussy Cut it this summer,

Rock Solid Stars

June 14, 2017

The Fabric, A Book and A Giveaway

I curated a collection of my favorite solid color fabrics, The Make It Simpler Palette, for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

The collection works extremely well together as you can see in my quilt below which was finished and quilted by Janice E Petre.

Now a wonderful book, Rock Solid, compiled by Karen M. Burns of 13 designer quilts made entirely of Kona fabrics has been published.
It's a fabulous resource.

Isn't the image a wonderful staging? Martingale, the publisher included the ground in all of the book's quilts, givng a them a spatial relationship.
Question: How many colors are in this quilt?

Question: How many Geese units were sewn?
 Answer: NONE  They just happen by magic!

Question: Does Anita have a special technique to make these stars?
 Answer: Yes, and it's AMAZING!

Question: Where is the pattern for this QUILT?
 Answer: In the new book ROCK SOLID from Martingale
The Giveaway has closed and the winner contacted. Thank you for making the time to participate. -Anita
Choose one of my THIRTY-TWO favorite colors below (also viewable by clicking on the image) and leave it as a comment below. Martingale will forward the ROCK SOLID eBook to the winner. This giveaway is worldwide and closes  at noon ET, Wednesday June 21st. Please return to CHECK for winner if your email address isn't embedded in your coment.

Make it Simpler,