Saturday, January 8, 2011

More Roses To Come

Check out these amazing colors of both fabric and thread. For all you Rose of Sharon fans out there, Elizabeth Phillips (my partner at Nine Patch Media) and I working on a book with all new original Rose of Sharon blocks.  As with all of my previous books this one will be published by Martingale & Co, and I'm pretty sure Nine Patch Media will be putting out an accompanying DVD.

With the gorgeous palette of fabrics from Island Batik and a set of matching threads from Aurifil we are having a wonderful time designing and making projects.

Pictured here (holding all the new fabrics) is Sarah, our Admin person at Nine Patch - Sarah is a new quilting enthusiast and chose for her first quilt - a queen sized Double Wedding Ring. Not a faint heart that's for sure.

Sarah is going to be helping make blocks for the new book - she has agreed to be our 'guinea pig' AKA pattern tester so with her input we'll be able to say even a beginner can do it.

It's so wonderful to see her excitement when the boxes of fabric and thread arrive - I tease her about employing strip searches when she goes home for the day. Stash building is pretty important for new quilters.


  1. I saw a website selling the backing for the Roses of remembrance and it mentioned "quilt as you go" is this touched upon in the book or the dvd?

  2. Yes, my technique for joining two already quilted blocks is covered in both the book and the DVD.