Did you get any of the Midwinter Reds by Minick & Simpson for Moda? Of course I did, you know me and red, but I didn't really have any plans for my bundle of reds, until now. And now I almost have too many options.
Sheryl at the Temecula Quilt Co is starting a sew along where you can really use any reds, creams and beiges, but a layer cake of Midwinter Reds would work too, that's what Sheryl is using. Right now the project is a mystery, but what she's started is amazing. Check it out!
I borrowed this picture from their website, how could this quilt be anything but wonderful! I'm in!
There's also going to be a new Schnibbles by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. coming out any day now called Jersey Girl. You could use any fabric for this pattern, but I think it's hard to top the Midwinter Reds that Carrie used. Jersey Girl finishes at 36' x 36". I'm in!
When Minick & Simpson introduced the Midwinter Reds fabric, they also released a few patterns made from that line, this is Nantucket. I liked Nantucket OK, and thought the quilt probably finished around 36" x 36", Schnibbles size, but it really didn't call my name or get on my To Do list.
Then Sinta received a fat quarter bundle of Midwinter Reds for her birthday and decided she was going to make Nantucket and started looking for some quilters to sew along. When Sinta asked me if I was interested in making Nantucket I said no because of the size, then she told me the quilt finished at 65" x 65". For some reason that changed my whole perspective on that pattern and I said, "I'm in". So in the course of one week, I went from admiring my Midwinter Reds on my shelf to hoping I have enough to make all the things I now need to make.
If you're sitting on a bundle of that fabric, and don't know what to make, come join Sinta, Lisa, Nicole and I as we work on Nantucket, or join the hundreds of quilters that will sew along with Sheryl and her mystery quilt at Temecula Quilt Co, or wait a day or two and start your own Jersey Girl sew along! Don't miss out, it's going to nothing but Midwinter Red fun!
I have a few blog anniversaries that I need to celebrate, I've decided to celebrate my 4th year of blogging, (August, 2009) and my 700 post ( currently at 668) with a little Midwinter Reds giveaway. This layer cake will get you into Sheryl's sew along, make a couple of Jersey Girls ( christmas presents or decorations maybe?) or give you a start on Nantucket, just add a few of your own reds and creams and beiges.
If the post office will deliver to your address you are eligible to enter, just make sure I'm able to contact you. This fabric is going fast, and Jane at Bear Country Cottons has yardage and a few precuts still in stock. She's holding one layer cake for me to buy and mail to you. Just leave a comment on this post.
In your comment please tell me what season of the year is your favorite and why. Mine is fall. When I was younger I loved fall because that's when school started, new clothes, new shoes, "the smell of freshly sharpened pencils", I loved it all. Now it means the start of football season and some of the best weather we have all year. Fall is pretty hard to beat where I live.
Leave your comment by end of day Sunday, November 3rd, I'll announce the winner on Monday and Jane will get your layer cake in the mail to you, probably that day, their service has always been excellent for me.