So the first thing I did when I got my market directory was to locate the booths of some of my favorite quilting folks. After thoroughly checking out the Miss Rosie Quilt Co booth I went on the hunt for the Sew Kind of Wonderful booth.
Sew Kind of Wonderful is run by sisters Jenny Pedigo and Helen Robinson. They developed the Quick Curve Ruler and have over 25 pattern designs that use their ruler.
I become acquainted with Jenny a few years ago when she quilted my Belle Meade top. It's one of my favorite quilts that is out year round, either on a quilt rack, the middle of my bed, or on a red couch.
I follow the Sew Kind of Wonderful blog and even got to block test a couple of blocks for their BOM, I was eager to see first hand the wonderful new projects that I had seen online. I was not disappointed.
This was another booth that was filled to capacity with wonderful inspiration. As is the case with most quilts, they looked so much better in person, which I found impressive since they look very attractive online.
This block is from the Deco Shimmer pattern, one block finishes at 22 inches. I love the quilt but think this pillow would look great in my living room too.
Besides all the single patterns available (click here) for the ruler, Jenny and Helen also have a book out, Contemporary Curved Quilts.
Here's a picture of the Fun Poinsettia table runner that is a free tutorial here. These blocks are 20 inches square. As pretty as it looks on their blog it looks so much prettier in person. Additionally, I don't have good feel for sizes when they are listed online, but a 20 inch block is a good size block, I really liked seeing all the big blocks.
Here's another big block that caught my eye.
Jenny was kind enough to give me a Quick Curve Ruler as a giveaway.
And I'm adding one of these patterns, your choice, Deco Shimmer, Metro Hoops, Metro Scope, Urban Nine Patch, or Metro Rings.
The last time I blogged about the Quick Curve Ruler I received several comments from folks afraid to give it a try. I'm a big fan of specialty rulers and templates, they usually make my projects go faster and always make my blocks more accurate. That's why I use them. The Quick Curve Ruler does make accurate blocks, but what I really like about it is its versatility, it makes all sorts of blocks, unusual blocks that you can't make with any other ruler. You have several options when it comes to flying geese rulers, pineapple rulers, hst rulers, but this is the only ruler that I'm aware of that will give you these great curved blocks.
Additionally, the pattern directions are very clear, you will have no difficulty understanding how to use the Quick Curve Ruler. Here's a diagram from one of their patterns that shows you exactly where and how to cut your fabric. Believe me when I tell you that you will not struggle with this ruler!
This is another freebie on the Sew Kind of Wonderful site, its called Spring Fling, click here. It's on my To Do list too. Each petal block is 22 inches.
So to be eligible to win the Quick Curve Ruler donated by Jenny and one of the five patterns that I bought at market, your choice, please leave a comment telling me what your big summer plans are. Last summer I went to Paris, this summer I'm taking it easy and staying home, I'll have to live vicariously through you and your summer adventures. You have through today, May 23rd, to leave a comment. If the USPS will deliver to your address you can be a winner.
There are even more market pictures and giveaways to come, please stop back by.