my friends at the fat quarter shop reached out to me at the end of last year to see if i was interested in recreating one of their top 10 video patterns from 2015. of course i couldn't say no, especially after working with them on my personal favorite video pattern, "a brilliant cut."
one of my other favorites is from their classic and vintage collection: the "hope blooms" log cabin quilt. anne sutton from bunny hill designs used this traditional and timeless block to design this quilt. fat quarter shop wrote, "finding a cure for breast cancer is a cause near and dear to designer anne's heart." i wanted to recreate this pattern to honor those women in my life who have survived breast cancer. my grandmother and my awesome quilty friend, carrie from gotcha covered quilting are breast cancer survivors.
i had the wonderful pleasure of meeting amy sinibaldi at quilt market this past fall and fell madly in love with her art gallery fabrics collection, paperie. inspired for her love of books, this romantic collection of sweet prints is the perfect compliment to the hope blooms mini-quilt i created. amy has been featured in several magazines and her book, sweetly stitched handmade is a must have! she also just launched a blog tour to celebrate the release of her fabric collection. it reminds me to celebrate love, friendship, and family. and to cherish each of life's moments--no matter how big or small!
i chose to use amy's beautiful fabrics on one side of the block with art gallery's pure elements in snow on the other side. putting four together (use the creative grids log cabin trim ruler) makes an adorable mini-quilt!
fat quarter shop is having a giveaway! using their popular video patterns, post photos of your quilts by february 1st for a chance to win a $100 fat quarter shop gift card! use #hopebloomsquilt and #FQSTop10!
cut, sew, LOVE, repeat...
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