I have never done a quilt along (gasp, I know) but remember I've spent my entire adult life raising kids and working in medicine. So now that I have found more free time, I get to do more quilting and it has been so fun to make the same quilt at the same time as someone else! Especially when that someone is Amanda @stitchymomma. She has been so sweet to test my Exploding Peppermints pattern for me as I have been making a sample. When she was working on hers, I wanted to work on mine too and both our quilts came together so quickly! She has messaged me her thoughts and posted pictures all along the way. Even though we live states apart, tech has made it seem less so. A big thank you to Amanda for working through this new pattern with me!
This first picture is of her test blocks and I love the fun holiday fabrics she used! They have so much personality! And this is what I LOVE about quilting - the same patterns and blocks are completely changed when using different colors, layouts, and fabrics. The possibilities are endless! After making test blocks, she made the blocks in the original colorway. With red and green opposite on the color wheel, the peppermints pop! Slide through the gallery below to see her amazing work! Today on instagram she posted a clip of her putting all these gorgeous blocks up on her design wall and I am so incredibly thrilled to see it all together.
Amanda is also on the committee for the Quilting in the Falls quilt show hosted by the Red River Quilters' Guild. She has FIVE entries in the show!!!
Here's the details:
Date: September 9-10, 2022
Time: Friday 9 am - 6 pm & Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Location: Multi-Purpose Event Center, 1000 5th Street in Wichita Falls, Texas
Admission: $7, Military & Seniors (60+) $6, children under 12 Free
Over 200 beautiful quilts on display
Fat Quarter Basket
Quilts available for purchase
I got a sneak peak of Amanda's entries and they are so well done! If you're able to make it to the show, keep an eye out for her amazing work!
Working with Amanda has been such a pleasure and has really made me see that I would love to host a quilt along with all you! I keep finding that the quilting community is so warm and welcoming. When we work together not only do we all become better quilters but we also make connections that mean so much. Happy Quilting!