Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pave the Way Quilt

Cool or Warm?

Well, I went with the cool color palette:

This modern quilt is called Pave the Way and it is designed by Karen Gray from Karen Gray Design.  Karen's quilt store and the quilt pattern are featured in the Spring/Summer 2011 edition of the Quilt Sampler Magazine.

Karen's mission is to promote the love of sewing regardless of skill and encourage her customer's to explore their creative potential.

It has been a while since I have made a quilt from a pattern/kit but, like riding a bike, I immediately fell back into that familiar rhythm of simply making the quilt exactly as pictured including placement of fabric.  It wasn't  long ago that purchasing quilt kits was my preferred way of making a quilt ~ it  eliminated the risk of choosing the "wrong" fabrics and often was a cheaper option.  It felt "safe" and always enjoyed watching my project unfold.  I think it's a great way to get started for a newbie quilter, particularly if choosing fabrics is an obstacle.

Pave the Way showcases Anna Maria Horner's gorgeous Innocent Crush collection, and although I have made the quilt as is featured in the magazine, the warm palette is just as lovely.  

Karen has very kindly sent me the complete kit of both color palettes, one for me to play with and another for one lucky reader to enjoy. I've used the cool palette for my quilt which leaves the warm palette as a giveaway!  I told you, May 2011 is the month of The Giveaway at RPQ!


Up for grabs is one complete Pave the Way Quilt Kit in the Warm Color Palette (kit includes backing and binding fabric) and a copy of the Quilt Sampler Magazine.

I also have three more copies of the Quilt Sampler Magazine to be given away. 

To be in the draw all you have to do is leave a comment on this post (please ensure that an email address is available on your profile - NO EMAIL ADDRESS = NO VALID ENTRY ).  International visitors are welcome to enter!   Only one comment per person/email address will be eligible to enter the draw.
The draw will take place at 2 pm (EDT) on Monday 16 May 2011, at which time comments to this post will be closed. The winners will be announced here on my blog shortly thereafter, and will also be contacted by email.

Handy Karen Gray Designs links:
  • Blog:  Karen Gray Designs
  • Online-Store (Etsy)FabricPalooza  ~ The Pave the Way Quilt Kit is available for purchase (with or without backing fabric) from FabricPalooza in both color palettes).  

Good luck!