Here’s Block 21 of our Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along. All a Flurry has been designed by Heather Jones. Our friends at Shabby Fabrics have 30% off three Christmas fabric collections for this week’s Super Deal for you to enjoy too.
Super Deals from Shabby Fabrics
Shabby Fabrics is an online quilt shop specializing in beautiful fabrics, quilt kits, patterns, and Block of the Month programs. They are also a pattern design company and currently have over 40 designs in print.
Today’s Super Deal:
The Super Deal this week is 30% Off Christmas collections: Holly-Days Greetings, Makower Christmas, and Holiday Heritage. Use the coupon code SUPERXMAS30 by entering it on the View Cart page. Coupon expires November 4, 2011.
Featured Designer: Heather Jones
What is your quilting style?
I consider myself a modern quilter, and I really like working with solid color cottons. I have a great respect for traditional quilting, and I’m often inspired by vintage quilts, but I love to create things with a more modern, streamlined aesthetic.
How did you get started quilting and/or designing?
I’ve always been crafty and I’ve sewn off and on for over 20 years. I began designing and sewing children’s accessories after the birth of my first child and then opened a shop on etsy to offer my handmade goods there. Then, in February 2010, I founded the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild, and really started to focus on quilting more. Since then, quilting is all I want to do! I’m currently working on my first line of patterns and I hope to have them available very soon.
Do you have a favourite quilt?
Yes, my favorite one to date is my Yield quilt. I made it in November 2010, and it was the first quilt that I created entirely out of solid fabrics. The design was inspired by, of all things, a painted grid in the parking lot of my local Wal-Mart. I entered it in the Modern Quilt Guild’s Project Modern Challenge, and it was chosen as a winner by Valori Wells.
Quick and fun questions:
- Favourite colour: hard to pick just one, but probably aqua blue
- What part of the quilting process do you like the most? Finishing the top and seeing your design come to life for the first time
- What part of the quilting process do you dislike the most? Quilting!
- Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or: strawberry, for sure!
- Favourite super hero or comic book character: Wonder Woman
- Most exciting place you’ve travelled: Greece
- Favourite quote or mantra: Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. —Albert Einstein
Block 21 – Heather’s All a Flurry Block
Here’s Heather’s All a Flurry block. I love it’s simple design yet bold impact. Head over to Heather’s blog for the excellent photo tutorial she created on putting together her block.
Share Your Photos
Upload your completed blocks to our Flickr group for a chance to win some adorable buttons from Button Mad – Incomparable Buttons. One winner for each of our quilt-along blocks will be randomly chosen. You have two weeks to complete Heather’s All a Flurry block to be eligible to win.
Please share the Quilt-Along graphic on your own blog. The more participants, the more FUN!