And the winner is…

Fun-Size Quilts book coverThanks to all who entered the Fun-Size Quilts ebook giveaway! I really enjoyed reading all your comments, and hope you give improv-piecing a try. The lucky winner is Norma Santos, who said:

“I really love the Elongated Triangles! I love geometric quilts and this appeals to my brain so much. :)”


Norma, I’ve sent your info on to Martingale, and you should be hearing from them soon! Congrats!

One Day Only!
Fun-Size Quilts Blog Hop

Fun-Size Quilts book coverMartingale is celebrating the publication of Fun-Size Quilts  with a one-day blog hop. Leave a comment below for a chance to win a digital copy of Fun-Size Quilts! (Details below.)

Trade secret: One of the neat things about having your design included in a publication is that you sometimes get to see a sneak peek of a few pages in the book. Most often, those pages feature your pattern or bio, and it’s your last chance to make sure the instructions and illustrations are accurate before the pattern hits the press.

True confession: I do a lot of how-to illustrations as a part of Shepler Studios, and as luck would have it, I got to illustrate this book! Not only did I get to see my pages in the book, but I got an extra-early peek at all of the quilts! Here are a few of my favorites:

Sunshine by Kimberly Jolly.

Sunshine by Kimberly Jolly.

Woven Stars by Rebecca Silbough.

Woven Stars by Rebecca Silbough.

Fox in a Box by Jeni Baker.

Fox in a Box by Jeni Baker.

Hi by Kimberly Jolly.

Hi by Kimberly Jolly.

Here’s a peek at my contribution to the book:

Elongated Triangles by Missy Shepler.

Elongated Triangles by Missy Shepler.

…plus a quick explanation of the improv-piecing technique that I used.

Have you tried improvisational piecing? If so, let me know what you think of this technique in the comments below. Martingale, the publisher, is offering a digital copy of Fun-Size Quilts. To enter, just leave a comment below by midnight, July 30th. One lucky winner will be randomly chosen from the entries!

Comments have closed! Thanks to all who entered!

Kitchen Stitches Blog Hop!

Kitchen Stitches coverDon’t miss this! Martingale is hosting a blog hop for Kitchen Stitches. You could win one of 14 copies of the Kitchen Stitches ebook, and one lucky winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to the! Leave a comment on the Martingale blog to enter the giveaway. Winners will be chosen February 6, so don’t delay!

What’s all the buzz about? Visit the Martingale blog for a sneak peek at the projects, plus meet some of the designers–via video–with great sewing tips!

Need more fun? Check out this line up of designers participating in the blog hop:

February 3  Heather at The Sewing Loft 

February 4  Becky at the Patchwork Posse and  Kim at My Go-Go life

February 5   Amy at FormWork Designs and  Deby at So Sew Easy

February 6  Rebecca at Ruby Blue Quilts and Jackie at Jabot Quilts

February 7  Melissa at Happy Melissa Quilting

February 8 Kari at Fresh Cut Quilts


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