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book review: modern triangle quilts

i've known rebecca bryan of bryan house quilts for a very long time. in fact, she was one of the first sewlebrities i interviewed for my blog. since then, she's written two books, including the newest, "modern triangle quilts". she also just announced her debut fabric collection, "panache" for robert kaufman.  i couldn't be more excited for her. she's extremely talented and i'm honored to call her a friend.

"modern triangle quilts" is one of new favorites. you'll find nothing like this out there--featuring 70 bold triangle blocks and 11 dynamic samplers, there's something for everyone, including improv. this user friendly book is perfect for the beginner too.

to spice things up, becca asked several of her favorite quilty friends to make a block from the book.  she turned those blocks into the charity quilt, "well wishes" for living waters international. when you purchase the "well wishes" quilt pattern here, you'll be entered for a chance to win the quilt. how rad is that?

and what's better than one giveaway, two giveaways. leave a comment below for your chance to win a copy of "modern triangle quilts" from stash books! i'll chose the lucky winner on april 18th. important: only addresses within the U.S. receive a hard copy of the book. due to the extreme cost of international shipping, international winners receive the e-book version.

make sure you follow along to see what the other designers have made:

Monday April 3rd: Jessee Maloney - www.artschooldropout.net

Monday April 3rd: Stash Books - www.ctpub.com/blog/

Tuesday April 4th: Heidi Staples - www.fabricmutt.blogspot.com/

Wednesday April 5th: Felice Regina - www.sewscatterbrained.com/

Thursday April 6th: Giuseppe Ribaudo - @giucy_giuce

Friday April 7th: Christa Watson - www.christaquilts.com/

Saturday April 8th: Christopher Thompson -  (you are here)

Monday April 10th: Karin Jordan - www.leighlaurelstudios.com/

Tuesday April 11th: Kitty Wilkin - nightquilter.com/

Wednesday April 12th: Nicole Daksiewicz - modernhandcraft.com/

Thursday April 13th: Sarah Thomas - www.sariditty.com/

Friday April 14th: Amy Sinibaldi - www.nanaCompany.typepad.com/

Saturday April 15th: Rebecca Bryan - www.bryanhousequilts.com

hope you enjoy "modern triangle quilts!" i had so much fun making my block. the directions are clear and easy to follow. you won't regret grabbing a copy of becca's new book!

cut, sew, repeat...

the tattooed quilter

when skies are grey...

it's a dreary and chilly day in the big apple, but there's nothing dreary about simple and simon co.'s new fabric collection, when skies are grey.

this talented duo's second collection for riley blake designs is pretty spectacular!  and right on trend with the modern nurseries i keep seeing on pinterest.

i'm especially fond of the black and white prints from this darling collection.  the prints i'm most obsessed with are the rain clouds, the rain drops, and the stars.  the stars!  i mean, how could you not love a gold glitter star?

inspired by the the rain cloud print, i just knew i had to make something cloud related.  the original plans included cloud pillows (in all the prints, of course!), a cloud mobile, and finally a cloud mini quilt.  any and all would be so cute in a modern nursery!

i started by drawing a cloud template and then realized it would be too small for a pillow.  after staring at it for a bit, i knew it would be perfect as an appliqué.  however, the need to mix things up led me to pinterest, where i saw an adorable heart pillow that could house a sweet message.

after creating an improv mini quilt for the background, i made two clouds for the front of the quilt.  similar to the construction of a fabric toy, i decided to use batting so they have just the right around of fluff.  i attached the clouds to the quilt with heavy duty fabric glue (i know, i know!).  leaving a 3'' opening at the top of each cloud to serve as a pocket for sweet notes to mama or baby.  too cute!

i hope you enjoyed this mini quilt as much as i enjoyed making it!  liz and Elizabeth have an awesome line up of makers this week, be sure to follow along.

you can also enter a giveaway here.  you're going to want this collection, trust me!

cut, sew, repeat...

the tattooed quilter