I hope you want to go for a ride with me -
I've got one fabulous Magic Carpet to share with you!!
I was recently privileged to be allowed to "test drive" a new pattern by Christina Cameli of A Few Scraps. Now you may know Christina as the author of First Steps To Free Motion Quilting and her newest book, Step-By-Step Free Motion Quilting. (If you don't, you really should check out her books!) But now she's branching out into pattern design - and she's made a great start of it!!
So here's the beautiful design she has created...
Don't you love the way it looks like the blocks are floating over the background? Hence the name "Magic Carpet"! And while that looks complicated, Christina has made it a snap to put together.
I had a great time making this quilt - it's so quick and easy! It took me about an hour and a half to cut out (while talking to several people, so you could probably deduct a half hour or so if you are working solo!) and another two and a half hours to piece together.
All of that to say, this is a quilt you could easily complete in a weekend. And I managed to make it all out of my stash, which made it a great stash buster, too!
Christina is now selling the pattern for Magic Carpet over on Craftsy as a digital PDF download. I hope you'll hop over and get your own copy - it will become a favorite, I'm sure! She shows some alternate colorways to give you more ideas, and there's even a coloring sheet included in the pattern so you can try out your own color sequences!
I think mine is ready to become a magic carpet - it got in some serious practice during the early photo shoots!
But wait - - - there's more! Remember I mentioned a giveaway? Well, Christina is offering a copy of the pattern for one of my readers!! How exciting!! So how can you enter, you ask??
1. Leave a comment below. Let's make it fun! Leave a random question for the next commenter to answer, and answer the question left by the commenter before you. I'll start it off for the first commenter with this question - Fries, or Tater Tots?
2. Followers of my blog get a second entry.
3. Go check out Christina's blog - I guarantee you'll love it! If you are a follower of hers, leave a comment here for a third entry. If you're not a follower, you ought to sign up - she posts great designs for free motion quilting and has a series of tutorials that I use for teaching free motion quilting.
So it's that simple. You don't have to jump through all the hoops to enter, although you can if you want. I hope you'll all leave a question with a comment, though - that's the fun part! And it will give me some enjoyable reading while I'm answering all your comments... ;-) You can enter until Sunday, April 26th at 12:00 noon CST, and I'll announce the winner on Monday, April 27th.
And now, for those of us old enough to remember another "magic carpet ride", here, for your viewing and listening pleasure,
Good luck, and big hugs!