This month we’re celebrating all things crafting – it’s National Craft Month! Of course, those of us at Fons & Porter have a special place in our hearts for National Quilting Day this coming Saturday – always fun to celebrate what you love! Quilting is our #1 passion, but it’s exciting to branch out a bit and revisit or begin new crafting adventures. We’re giving away a little of everything in this blog – a lot of everything, actually! All it takes is a comment to enter to win (GRAND PRIZE & 1st PLACE WINNERS!) – keep reading to see what I mean…
Before we get to that, I’d like to show you my current quilt project in hopes of inspiring you. This is one of my favorite quilts ever, Snowbirds – one of our best quilts (in my opinion) which happens to be one of our quilt patterns that you can quilt in a day! Easy to make, but hard to forget. Check out this awesome Fons & Porter Flying Geese quilt I started making a couple of weeks ago.
What drew me to this beautiful quilt in the first place is the awesome fabric line used in this quilt (Katherine Ann collection by Patrick Lose for RJR Fabrics) and the way the Flying Geese units play off one another with contrasting lights and darks. There is a Snowbirds quilt kit available, which I would love to get my hands on, but I was in a hurry to get this going for this blog!
I have a 13-month-old baby at home, so quilt-in-a-day patterns tend to turn into quilt-in-a-month-or-two patterns for me. I hadn’t made anything for her yet (can you believe it?), so I thought, “This is the one!” I used some fat quarters and scraps from my stash and pictured a “children’s quilt pattern.” Here’s how it went:
This is still a work in progress – I’ll share with you once it’s complete. I think it’s looking great! Quilt-in-a-day patterns are the best type of project to tackle during my daughter’s naps, and I’ve been eyeing Snowbirds for some time now.
I’m a crafter at heart, really. I’ve made jewelry, I crochet and love to learn all manner of crafts. Take a look at the wonderful projects that are discussed in the blogs below. Plus, enter to win some great prizes! Speaking of prizes… (see below!)
Monday, March 7 – Sew News
Thursday, March 10 – Beading Daily
Monday, March 14 – Fons & Porter
Tuesday, March 15 – Quiltmaker
Thursday, March 17 – Sew Daily
Monday, March. 21 – Crochet Me
Wednesday, March 23 – Knitting Daily
Thursday, March 24 – Martha Pullen
Tuesday, March 29 – Creative Machine Embroidery
Wednesday, March 30 – Keepsake Quilting
Thursday, March 31 – McCalls Quilting
The below contest has concluded and prize winners notified. Thank you for participating!
Leave a comment with your favorite Fons & Porter quilt pattern or quilting notion and tell us why you like it so much. At the end of National Craft Month (March), a grand prize and first place winner will be randomly chosen to win! The prizes include: GRAND PRIZE: