May 6, 2015

Quick Change Blog Hop

***GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***

Updated: The winner is Carol! Congratulations! :) 

Hello! I'm delighted to be a part of a new book called Quick Change: Refresh a Room Fast with Quilted Bed Runners. I was lucky enough to have two runners picked for this book (and I kind of even have my own section, "Bold and Bright"... Fitting, no? Hehe!)

We've got a little Q&A from Martingale, so here goes...

What inspired your bed runners?
The first runner I designed is called Wild Goose Chase and I've always liked flying geese placed very randomly, going in different directions. The swirls of the quilting are meant to mimic the wind as the geese flapped away! 

My other runner design was inspired by my friend Katy's Spring Carnival EPP pattern. I played around with the idea of taking one section and making the pieces bigger so that they could be machine-sewn. The name Jewel Rings came from the fact that I wanted to use jewel tone colours so that they'd shine beautifully against the dark background. 


Do you have other favourite projects from Quick Change?

I think Winding Roads by Megan Jimenez of Quilt Story is really great, and Vintage Petal by Heather Andrus and Megan Jimenez of Quilt Story is just adorable.


What does the master bedroom of your dreams look like?

This. It would look like this. I mean, I love my bedroom... it's bright yet cosy, and my quilt / doona came is on point. But this room is just so soft and put together. Love! 

And now, for the fun part! Martingale is giving away one free eBook, so please feel free to join this giveaway! Simply make a comment, and I'll choose a winner on Tuesday, May 12. Good luck! 

Follow the Quick Change blog hop for fun designer Q&As, plus more chances to win the eBook!
Tuesday, April 28: Blog-hop kickoff at Stitch This!
Wednesday, April 29: Kimberly Jolly and Jocelyn Ueng at Fat Quarter Shop
Thursday, April 30: Heather Andrus & Megan Jimenez at Quilt Story
Friday, May 1: Brigitte Heitland at Zen Chic
Saturday, May 2: Heidi Pridemore at the Whimsical Workshop Studio
Monday, May 4: Amanda Leins at Mandalei
Tuesday, May 5: Doug Leko at Antler Quilt Design
Wednesday, May 6: Audrie Bidwell at Blue is Bleu
Thursday, May 7: Stephanie Prescott giveaway via Facebook

Pictures from here and here.

35 comments:

Anita said...

Love your runners!

Marlene said...

Thanks for a chance to win, looks like a good book!

rurallyeverafter said...

I'd love to get to flip through this one!

Linda said...

Great way to add to bedroom decor.

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

Have 2 beds to make runners for in our new home, I;d love to win this book!

Laura said...

Would love to win this book. I'd like to make a bed runner for my mom.

G&G said...

Your runners really pop!! I think my guest room needs some pop!!Would love to win the book- thanks for the opportunity!

artsycraftsyivy said...

It would be great to win this book. I love your runners. A friend has asked me to make her a runner. This would be a good place to start.

Terri Faust said...

The Jewel Rings is a very interesting design. I like it a lot. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

Susan L. said...

I love both your runners! The whole idea of bed runners is brilliant!

labfish said...

I scanned down through your blog and love your quilts!!! I especially love the scrappy triangles.

Betsy said...

Looks like a great book.

Marta M said...

Colourful and bright as usual! Beautiful job! :)

wendy said...

Wonderful bed runners! Thanks!

Deere Driver said...

I like how your designs and colors are straightforward yet exciting.

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

Love both your runners - but Jewel Rings is my favorite. I love brights on black. Thanks for the chance to win :)
Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

Lynnette Lamance said...

It's a good thing I don't have to choose between your runners, because they are both beautiful

Lisa Marie said...

I love your cheerful runners! The colors really pop. This looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win!

mascanlon said...

Congratulations! I have always loved that pattern of Katy and it's a brilliant stroke to enlarge it like this.

Laura B said...

I love your jewel pattern! Would be great for large scale fabrics too.

Tamie said...

I keep thinking about trying a runner. This book would be a great resource.

Allison said...

This is very exciting! I've added your post to my quilted bedrunners pinterest board (and the book to my birthday list!)

ekquilter said...

I am loving these bed runners. I think the flying geese is one I need to try.

Kathy said...

I like the flying geese runner but I always struggle to get that block to be right. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Carol said...

I love this quick change idea! Would love to win this book.

Ellee said...

Both of your quilts are beautiful! As a bonus, they clearly illustrate how jewel tone colors can look yummy great against both light and dark backgrounds. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Nancy said...

Love your bed runners - especially the Wild Goose Chase!

Jeannie Gan said...

Just one day I am going to make flying geese blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.
jchiagan at yahoo dot com

Johanna said...

I just finished a humongous quilt for my bed. Runners would be so much easier :)

apple blossom said...

beautiful bed runners thanks for the chance to win an ecopy of this book

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Chris said...

This book is exactly what I need for inspiration! My bed needs some pattern and color!

Linda said...

HI, such a neat runner!
Thanks for sharing!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Lee said...

What a great looking book! thank you for the overview and post!

Cecilia said...

Your runners are gorgeous! I love the idea of using bed runners. Thanks for the review and the giveaway.

Allison CB said...

I have not made a bed runner yet but those photos make me want to run to the sewing room to do one!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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