Good morning! Hope you're having a happy weekend! It's my day on Jackie's Splash of Color Blog Hop! Jackie and I have been friends since way back in the beginning of my blogging days, you may remember her Blogger's Block of the Month and my visit to her podcast back when my first line of fabric came out! She's always been a great friend and supporter and I'm thrilled to be able to return the favor and talk about her fantastic book Splash of Color!
The first thing you notice about Jackie's quilting is that she doesn't shy away from color, nor does she stop when the piecing gets hard. She's a Certified Judy Niemeyer instructor and travels around the country teaching these techniques to others. In her own book, Jackie has a wide variety of quilts with different piecing methods, from straightforward squares and rectangles to the more complicated curves and paper foundation piecing. The book includes templates, and also instructions for cutting with Creative Grids specialty rulers when available.
I really like the rainbow effect of this quilt, Hip to Be Square. Square and rectangles are good friends of mine!
Along with just about every quilt, there is an alternate version, and I really liked this on point version of the quilt by Sally Murray. These two quilts are the inspiration I used to create my own Hip to Be Square table runner. I dug through my stash for some black and white prints to go with some of my colorful Pam Kitty fabric and in no time I had completed project!
Here are some other quilts from the book, I love this Dreaming of Pyramids quilt.
And this Jumpin Jax quilt. I appreciate the organizational tips included for all the projects. There is so much to be learned about how to manage your project in this book, which I appreciate. There's more to making a quilt than just sewing and Jackie helps you have success with her tips and techniques throughout the book.
If you'd like a chance to win an e-book copy of Splash of Color leave a comment and I'll pick a winner at the end of the hop! Be sure and visit all stops along the blog hop to see more about Jackie's book. Check out the Facebook group to see more quilts and join in on the fun!
Splash of Color Blog Hop List:
Wednesday, September 23
Jackie Kunkel - Canton Village Quilt Works
Kate Colleran - Seams Like a Dream
Pat Sloan - Pat Sloan Blog
Thursday, September 24
Sherri McConnell - A Quilting Life
Shelly Pagliai - Prairie Moon Quilts
Margaret Solomon Gunn - Quilts Of Love
Friday, September 25
Faith Jones - Fresh Lemons Quilts
Jenny Wilding Cardon - Martingale
Saturday, September 26
Vicki Welsh - Field Trips In Fiber
Pam Vieira- McGinnis - Pam Kitty Morning
Sunday, September 27
Pat Wys - Silver Thimble Quilt Co.
Sharon McConnell - Color Girl Quilts
Monday, September 28
Julie Sefton - Me and My Quilts - Exploring the Possibilities
Victoria Findlay Wolfe - Bumblebeans/Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts
Tuesday, September 29
Caroline Critchfield - Sew Can She
Amy Ellis - Amy’s Creative Side