When I was contacted to participate in the blog tour for Heather Jones' new book Quilt Local I was over the moon with excitement! While I have dabbled a little in quilting, I am definitely a novice and tend to admire the skill from a far. What I love about Heather's approach to quilting is her ability to find inspiration in ordinary environments and translate that inspiration to a beautiful and modern quilt.
My favorite project from her new book is Dayton no.2 found on page 80. The simplicity of the quilt coupled with the bold swiss cross graphic makes for a visually appealing yet simple quilt–a homeware sure to become a staple for years to come. I love how she used three colors in this quilt to give it a color-blocked effect. Her inspiration picture goes to show how the most simple image can translate into something beautiful.
In addition to choosing my favorite project, I was asked to snap a photo of something inspiring me in my environment to share. And I'll be honest, I stressed way more than I should in finding a pretty shot. I knew I had a trip to NYC coming up and thought what better place to find inspiration. But then found myself hours before my flight and unhappy with all my photos. There I sat enjoying my breakfast on The High Line stressing about what I would share when I realized the geometric lines of the bench I was on, topped with the perfect yellow leaf, was the inspiration I was looking for! I love the contrast in colors and can picture a simple quilt with a colorful appliqué.
Eager to get your hands on a copy? We're giving one lucky winner the chance to take home their very own copy along with two yards of Kona! Enter by Sunday, November 15th for a chance to win. The winner will be contacted via email on November 16th. Good luck!