Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Christmas Collection Blog Hop Day #2 - Wreath Runner & Wall Hanging

Yesterday was an amazing start to Masterpiece Quilting's Christmas Collection Blog Hop!  You can catch the opening post here.   I hope you join us on a regular basis for the next two weeks to see all the beautiful projects made by the guest bloggers.  The Christmas Collection book is available on Amazon and is eligible for Prime delivery. 



Today the Wreath Runner & Wall Hanging is being featured.  This duo will make your Holiday decorating super simple. Whether gracing the center of a table or a buffet this runner spreads Holiday cheer in style. The wall hanging completes the ensemble to make your decor the envy of the neighborhood.  Instead of the brighter Christmas greens and reds, I opted for more muted and darker fabrics when I made these samples. 




I can't wait to share with you the guest blogger's version of Wreath Runner & Wall Hanging - it's always fun to see how other's interpret your patterns! 

Check out the creative project by Joanne:

Joanne Hillestad of The Fat Quarter Gypsy

I am blown away by the creativity!  I would have never thought of adapting the pattern in this way, but now I think I made need to do this too! .

As part of the blog hop, I am giving away 3 digital copies of the Wreath Runner & Wall Hanging pattern.  In the comments, share how you would use the runner and wall hanging in your home.  The winner will be selected at the end of the blog hop on Sunday August 4, 2019. 

Here are a few more photos of the Wreath Runner & Wall Hanging 


If you wanted to use the Wreath Runner as a long vertical wall hanging, it's as easy as changing the location of the wreaths! 




Monday, July 22, 2019

Christmas Collection Blog Hop Day #1 - Let's Gather Table Runner

Welcome to Masterpiece Quilting's Christmas Collection Blog Hop!  For the next two weeks, myself and an incredibly talented group of bloggers will be sharing projects from my book with you. 

My Christmas Collection book is available on Amazon and features 11 projects perfect for decorating the dining, living and bedroom of your home for Christmas.  I am a firm believer in quick, easy yet stylish decor and all of these projects bring loads of style and function for your Holiday needs.  



No other project could be more perfect to lead off this blog hop than my Let's Gather Table Runner.  After all, that's what we are doing - gathering quilters for this amazing blog hop! 

When family and friends gather, nothing sets the mood better than a beautiful table runner. Here are a few photos of my traditional green, red and gold version of Let's Gather that is in the book. 




I can't wait to share with you the versions of Let's Gather the guest bloggers have made - they are so amazing! 
Check out the beautiful projects by Kate and Terri:

 Kate Starcher  of Katie Mae Quilts  
 Terri Vanden Bosch of Lizard Creek Quilting

I am blown away by how gorgeous their table runners are and how Christmas patterns don't always have to be traditional colors. 

As part of the blog hop, I am giving away 3 digital copies of the Let's Gather Table Runner pattern.  In the comments, share what colors you would use to make this table runner.  The winner will be selected at the end of the blog hop on Sunday August 4, 2019. 

Actually, the traditional Christmas version wasn't my first pick of colors for Let's Gather.  Originally I designed it as a Fall table runner.  The single pattern is available for pdf download in my Bluprint store or as both pdf and paper pattern in my Etsy store where I also have kits available for this version. 




Sunday, July 21, 2019

Peppermint Twist in Quilter's World Autumn 2019 issue

While we are basking in Summer's heat here in the Midwest, it's the perfect time to think about Fall and Christmas decor.  In less than a month, the kiddos will be back to school, the fall decor will be coming out of storage and Christmas will be hitting retailers shelves!  Yikes!  I know, I'm rushing the seasons as my Grandma would say. 

Well you can get a start on your Christmas decor with the fun Peppermint Twist quilt that I have designed which is in the Autumn 2019 issue of Quilter's World magazine.  


You know this design is special when both of my pooches are giving it their paw of approval!  Zoey, top, is reading through the pattern, while Lilly, lower right, is making admiring the magazine photo!  It's a rarity that they two are actually posed at the same time, so I had to share ! 

Peppermint Twist was inspired by the traditional red and green candies available during the Holidays.  The pinwheel center mimics the twist in the center of the candies and the half-square triangles at the diagonal ends of each block are reflective of the tightly twisted cellophane wraps.  

At 57" x 76",  Peppermint Twist is the perfect size for a twin guest room bed or a snuggle quilt for Christmas guests.  

Warm 80/20 batting was graciously provided by The Warm Company for the sample quilt. 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Spring Summer 2019 Island Batik Designs

At Spring Quilt Market, Island Batik is showcasing their Spring Summer 2019 collection to quilt shops and buyers. I'm honored to be an Island Batik Designer and have three of my designs made in hanging in the booth. 

Spiked Punch is made from the Clockworks Collection by Kathy Engle. I love the warm color pallette in this quilt. 



Pearly Dresdens is one of my favorite designs and it is made from the Black Pearl collection by Kathy Engle.  It's a mix of patchwork and raw-edge fusible applique. 



Seaside Runner is made from the Magical Reef collection by Kathy Engle.  Purple is my favorite color and pairing it with green is always a good combination.  A bit of fussy-cutting highlights the fabric designs. 



To see all the new Island Batik collections and the beautiful quilts made from them, take a look at the Spring Summer 2019 Catalog.   It will not disappoint! 

If you like what you see - please encourage your local quilt shop to order the fabrics and patterns. 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

The 100 Day Project

If you follow me on social media, you know that I am participating in The 100 Day Project.  

What is The 100 Day Project? It is an opportunity for participants to select a theme, make and share for 100 days.  The focus is not a fancy finished product, but to go thru the process of making on a daily basis.

I am posting on Instagram (@masterpiecequilting) which automatically shares to my Masterpiece Quilting Facebook page.  

For my 100 Day Project, I'm sketching.  This is something that is new to me and a really big step since in the past I have labelled my stick figures just so people knew what I was trying to draw!  100 days is a long time and I'm already discovering that it takes a lot of commitment.  

I'm sharing my first 5 sketches here. 






I seem to have a floral and fauna theme happening, but I'm not intentionally drawing them.  I'm just drawing whatever I feel like at the moment.  Which is kinda freeing since I work with so many deadlines. 

You can follow along by using #The100DayProject hashtag for all participants or #nancysketches to see what I'm making!  


   


Monday, April 1, 2019

April 2019 Monthly Color Challenge

There is nothing like starting Spring off right by playing with color.  It's wet, cold and gray in Northern Indiana as I write this blog post and I'm desperately in need of color and sun!  Lots and lots of sun!  

After an amazing time being part of Jen's Monthly Color Challenge in 2018, I'm participating in March and April of this year. 




I had a lot of fun making this month's Glory of the Snow block and it uses just two fabrics in my favorite color blue! 

In my post about last month's block, I shared my challenge with making blue blocks from my stash.  Fortunately, I was able to find these two blues that coordinate nicely and really make the design pop. 





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I invite you to visit all of the bloggers this month and take a look at the blocks they have made. 


Jen Shaffer - Patterns by Jen 

Joanne Harris - quiltsbyJoanne

Leanne Parsons - Devoted Quilter

Sarah Smith - 123quilt


Friday, March 1, 2019

2019 Monthly Color Challenge

After an amazing time being part of Jen's Monthly Color Challenge in 2018, I'm participating in March and April of this year. 


I had a lot of fun making this month's Love in a Mist block and I learned a lot about my stash too!  Apparently navy is a color that I don't have much of. 

Maybe it's because I really like blue and I tend to use a lot of blue, but I really struggled to find a dark navy.  Or it could be a sign that my studio needs cleaning and reorganizing.  (yep - it's the latter, but don't tell anyone!)

Anyway, my lighter color could have been darker but I think these two colors make a pretty dashing block! 



For those of you who are new to my page, Welcome!  I'm Nancy Scott of Masterpiece Quilting and you can read more about me here.  I would love to have you follow my blog by entering your email on the rightside column.  I'm also active on Facebook or IG: @masterpiecequilting. 


I invite you to visit all of the bloggers this month and take a look at the blocks they have made. 

Jen Shaffer - Patterns by Jen 

Katie Bock - Sewing with Katie

Joanne Hubbard - Everyone Deserves a Quilt


Kathy Bruckman - Kathy's Kwilts and more

Sheila Oxley - So This is Kentucky