Let me introduce you to "Memory", the quilt I made from Monique Dillard's new book "Traditional Fat Quarter Quilts: Eleven New Projects from Open Gate Quilts", published by C&T Publishing.
My quilt is not complete--I have ordered border fabric ( for a narrow blue containment border and a wider red print for the outside border), but it hasn't arrived yet. I think you can get the idea of what this will look like finished from the 48 blocks I have completed and sewn together for the center of the quilt.
This is a picture of the quilt in the book:
Monique's patterns are so accurate and easy to follow. She gives instructions for making multiple sizes for most of the projects in her book, and when her own fabulous rulers are recommended (for additional accuracy), she shows very clearly how to use them. She also has a lovely blog where she shares her work and life with her adorable dogs Maple and Tilllie.
It's so funny, many of us who are quilters also have pets in our homes. Why is it that when we finish a new project, our dogs or cats are so keen to investigate the completed work so thoroughly?
Here is Ozzie, checking for any mis-turned block units. Can't have that, don't you know? I am so glad I have him watching out for me.
To celebrate the launch of Monique's new book, Traditional Fat Quarter Quilts, I am doing a giveaway today of both the book and one of her wonderful rulers! Please leave a comment below for a chance to win one of these two great prizes. The winner will be announced on Monday.
But wait! After you leave your comment here, you must go to one more blog to see another one of the projects from the book. Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company has also made a project from the book, and it is sure to be amazing as everything she does is! You will also have one more chance at winning one of these terrific books if you comment on her post today.
Thanks so much for following along with those of us who participated in the blog tour this week. And very special thanks to Monique for honoring me with the invitation to be part of her book launch.