So excited to be participating in Quilting Gallery's Beat the Winter Blues - Quilters' Blog Hop Party and Giveaway!
The Electric Quilt Company
is sponsoring this giveaway. I had the opportunity to sit in on a class from Karen K. Stone back in 2009 at Jinny Beyer's last Hilton Head Seminar. What a fantastic week I had with my mom, just two weeks before my wedding. Karen's class talked specifically about bringing random fabrics together and creating a color palette that is pleasing, specifically in the context of scrappy quilts like Karen loves to make.
Let me tell you about the product, Karen K. Stone's "More Quilts". This is a follow-up to her Karen K. Stone Quilts CD and Book produced several years ago. Karen is probably best known for her New York Beauty and related designs.
Included on the CD are her original instructions for piecing as well. Being able to have the projects already drawn in EQ7, means you can size them the way you'd like with very little effort. Each project has a colored version and a gray scale version. This makes it very easy to swap fabrics and create your own version within the colored version since it already has the scrappy effect, or if you want to just maintain the light/medium/dark values within the design and replace them with a single color and then let the piecing process generate the true result based on your own scrappy fabrics compiled for the project. By knowing the value quantities needed you can then assemble sufficient fabrics to create the project.
A huge bonus, is the fabrics that are also included in this software CD. These are organized by color palettes (Warm, Cool, Tints and Neutrals, and Abstract) and then 17 colors within the first two palettes, 21 in the Tints and Neutrals and 12 pattern styles within the Abstract palette.
A fantastic collection to use in any project you are working on!
If you'd like a chance to win Karen K. Stone's More Quilt's software CD...an add-on to EQ7, then please be sure you're a 'follower' of my blog and comment below (with an ability to write you back) if you've ever made a New York Beauty styled quilt. If you haven't, does this inspire you to try? Comments received by the end of March 14 Pacific Standard Time will be considered by a random # generator, the selected comment's owner will be contacted for address information and the Software will be sent upon receipt of mailing address.
Edited March 19, 2013
: This giveaway is now closed. Although some comments didn't indicate whether or not they had made a New York Beauty.....the eligible number drawn has been contacted.
March 25, 2013:
Congratulations "Heather B."!