Modern Rainbow Blog Tour + a giveaway!!

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Oooooooooo I'm so excited to be on Becca Bryan's Modern Rainbow Blog Tour!!!

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Are you ready for some fun today? Stick with me for a chance to win!!!

I met Becca at a Houston Modern Quilt Guild meeting. It did not take me long to realize that she is my people! We both have four kids, one boy and three girls; at the time we met, we both homeschooled our kiddos; and crazily enough, our oldest children are both named Cora!! Oh, and we both are crazy about God, quilting, and for the color TEAL!!! (Did I mention our irrational love for coffee in there, too??? Maybe I shouldn't admit all of our craziness!!!)

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{Becca and me in front of her quilt called Huckleberry at QuiltCon}

At QuiltCon, we were roomies! We had a fabulous time together…and my goal was not to brag too much about how my hotel room had the best quilts in it…you know, the quilts from her new book, Modern Rainbow??? Those quilts! Okay, I may have bragged a little!

Becca's book, Modern Rainbow: 14 Imaginative Quilts That Play with Color is full of colorful inspiration, fabulous patterns, and a wonderful perspective on different aspects of quilting! 

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{I love this pic of her signing her book!!!!!!}

I know you've seen a lot of her quilts from the book on the blog tour, but I'm going to share some of them again, because they are amazing!! 

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Becca had four quilts hanging in the show at QuiltCon. This one (above) is called Flame. This is on my to-do list for sure! I used to be afraid of diamonds, but after reading the pattern, I'm empowered to make this quilt!

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Isn't this fun with her standing with her Rainbow Remix quilt? I love the binding the best on this one. Love!!!

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Her Ducks in a Row is one of my faves from the book!! (Have I said that I love all of them yet???) I adore how she stays true to her color loves. (TEAL!!!)

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Speaking of color, I love what Becca said at her demo on Sunday at QuiltCon. She said that you may not be a fan of a certain color, but there may be a shade or tint that may speak to your soul within that hue (I'm totally paraphrasing here…forgive me!!). And that's where I started when I chose a project from her book to create!

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Actually, I asked Mr Gorgeous which project he would like to have, and he picked the Irish + quilt! Love!!! (disclaimer: I did give him three to choose from!!)

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Becca used the rainbow from the bottom to the top with lighter shades in between the darker pluses. Now, if you know me at all, you know that I have a little bit of an aversion to purple! (don't shoot me, please!!!) And I have a slight (HA!!) addiction to teal. So, using those two life-long struggles to my advantage on this project, I decided to be a bit subtle with my rainbow.

Here's my Irish +…

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If you look closely, you'll notice that I picked all teal fabrics that had a bit of the rainbow colors in them! I may have used teal for blue, and darker teal for indigo, but my purple is definitely in there with my Petal and Plume fabric!

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I soooo love this pattern. Becca is very clear with her instructions and her illustrations. It came together easily! Even with directional fabrics, it was awesome to keep the focus on the fabrics that I wanted to!

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I shared in yesterday's post that I'm pretty much a modern traditionalist in my quilting. This is one of the reasons I gravitated toward this pattern. Irish + is in the section called Modern Traditional Quilts. But I'm really encouraged to branch out into the other two sections: Modern Quilts & Improvisational and Liberated Quilts.

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And yes, there just happens to be sheep on my quilt…Surprise!!!!!

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One of my favorite things to do was the quilting!! I used a small meandering all the way around the darker pluses so that they would puff up after washing! I pretty much have not wanted to put this quilt down since I got it out of the dryer…which makes doing dishes a little awkward…just sayin'!

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So you just have to get this book!! It's beautiful, inspirational, and can make the person who hates purple actually sort out ALL of her fabrics and KEEP her purple stash close at hand!!! (yep, I do have a purple stash!!)

But wait…you could win one of Becca's books!! Stash Books is providing each of us with a book to giveaway to you!!! And international quilters can enter, too! Stash will send you an electronic copy of the book. It's beautiful…for sure!!

To enter, just leave me a comment here on this post. You can say anything you want…maybe your favorite color, or your least favorite color, or which quilt from Becca's book really speaks to your soul. Lots of options! Get to commenting!! I'll do a random generated number drawing to pick a winner on April 12th.

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{My fuzzy selfie of Becca photobombing me!!! Outtakes!!}

Here are the other stops on the BLOG TOUR!! Check everyone out on their date. Sooooo inspirational…

 

March 23rd             C&T/ Stash Books
March 24th             Heidi Staples of Fabric Mutt
March 25th             Generation Q Magazine
March 26th             Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane 
YOU ARE HERE——>March 27th  Sally Keller of Sally’s Angelworks
 
March 30th            Amy Garro of 13 Spools
March 31st            Angela Walters of Quilting is my Therapy
April 1st                Rebecca over at Craft Buds
April 2nd               Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness
April 3rd               Sarah Craig of Confessions of a Fabric Addict
 
April 6th                Janice Zeller Ryan of Better Off Thread
April 7th                Beth Vassalo of Plum and June
April 8th                Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft
April 9th                Giuseppe Ribaudo @giucy_giuce
April 9th                Shannon Brinkley of Bottle Tree Quilts
 
April 10th              Rebecca Bryan at Bryan House Quilts
 
My next project from the book? Yep…this one!! (below)

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What are you going to make?

Blessings!!

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