Welcome to Day 1 of a blog/social media hop for Martingale's newest compilation book,
MIX IT UP.
16 quilts from 16 designers. Compiled by Lissa Alexander.
Here is my quilt, Step it Up
...in the book
...with Cake Mix Recipe 8
...on the guest bed
...sideways, the way I think I will hang it.
For my quilt I used one Cake Mix Recipe 8 and a total of 26 - 10" squares of assorted cream prints and a total of 26 - 10" squares of red, indigo, and brown prints from all my collections for Moda.
My best tip for sewing...put the light fabric on top under the cake mix paper. After cutting the parts apart, press to the dark print with the paper on.
This keeps your half square triangles nice and square. Then, remove the paper.
I really enjoyed selecting the fabrics for this quilt and equally enjoyed sewing the cream prints to the dark prints with the papers. Arranging the rows was fun and I think you can see that substituting other colors or, including more colors would be just at good looking. I will be using this quilt a lot throughout the year, as it fits in perfectly with my decorating scheme. I LOVE this quilt.
I hope you like Step it Up and the others in the MIX IT UP book! Each and every one is wonderful, designed by very talented quilters.
Would you like a chance to win a prize from me and each of the participants?
Here is my Giveaway....
two Layer Cakes ( Sarah's Story and Bella Solids), one Cake Mix Recipe 8,
and the Mix It Up book!
Here are the red, indigo and brown prints in Sarah's Story
and golds and sky blues
Add more red, indigo and brown prints or, use all the colors in Sarah's Story. Add more lights to go with those in Sarah's Story or use the Layer Cake of Bella Solid.
Regardless of how you mix it, have fun with Step It Up!!!
Side note...Sarah's Story will be arriving in shops this Month.
If you would like a chance for my giveaway, shown above, please leave me a comment about your favorite thing to 'mix up' for a Thanksgiving get together or dinner, AND a guess as to what might be my least favorite....it's about that time to gather the recipes and start cooking.
Comments need to be made by Wednesday, November 5th at 10:00pm CST
when my giveaway closes.
One lucky winner will be announced Thursday morning November 6th.
Today, I am joined by Susan Ache @yardgirl60 and Martingale
Please visit Susan and Martingale to see what they are giving away.
Below is a complete listing of participants and the days they will post their quilts and giveaways.
Thank you for visiting and best of luck!
Until next time,