I've had such a great response to my Romantic Dancers quilt, (thanks everyone), so I've decided to have a Give Away!! It's my first give away so I'm a bit excited about it. The pattern is by Chris Jurd and has the beautiful name of Friendship Circle. I really, really love that name. It makes me want to sew one for all my friends, or do fabric swaps with friends to make these.
This is the quilt that started it all. I love the three dimensional feel that Chris has created with her colours. She used bits and pieces from her stash but the circle and dresdens can all be made with one layer cake! Just add a 10 degree wedge ruler or The Wedgie as I like to call it and you can make magic!!
The name also resonates with me because I started mine with my sewing friends at a Quilt Camp that Chris Jurd and Anne Murray organised. Here's just a few of the stunners that were made...
It makes you dizzy to see so many different combinations!!
That's Pam in the middle looking lovely in her quilted jacket.
I also like that the pattern has room for variations. Mine's a little different because I cut the strips thinner than the pattern (oops!!) which made it harder to line up the segments, but somehow the haphazard look works just fine. Here's Alice's quilt top, she had some leftover pieced wedges that she's used in her dresden plates.
Okay, enough chatter! Now to the giveaway... drum roll...
I've got a copy of the Friendship Circle pattern to give away and some ten inch squares from my magic cupboard that I'll choose especially for you based upon your answer. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what layer cake, colours or theme you would make your Frienship Circle quilt in. Easy! I'll pick a winner randomly in a week from today, so that's Fri 22nd Oct. I'll post anywhere in the world, even Mars should any martians wish to enter.
I can highly recommend making a cup of tea and settling in to have a look at Chris's blog, Patchwork Fundamentals. She posts photos of not just her own quilts but those of her students as well. Guaranteed eye candy!! Leave her a comment and say hi from me. If you get inspired to make any of her patterns they're available online in her SewnSell shop. There are about 10 on there I want to make!
Talking of making quilts I'm off to work on my Friendship Circle.
Hello, This giveaway is now closed.. Thanks for stopping by for a look at all the lovely Friendship Circles.