My book, ‘Big-City Bags’, releases in just 5 days and I am super excited about it! You can pre-order your copy on Amazon, or if you’d like an autographed copy, you can pre-order that from my pattern shop (free U.S. shipping). Additionally, get it at your local quilt shop, as many quilt shops stock Martingale books like mine!
I organized a blog hop to help get the word out about the book, and I wanted to show you what different blogs and my pattern testers had to say about it! This is my recap from the week (and stay tuned for next week, for week 2!).
Kim’s Krafts – Kim pattern-tested the ‘Sound Check Bag’ pattern that appears in my book, and this is her actual bag that appeared in the book’s pages! It was made using Laurie Wisbrun Brrrr! fabrics. Her bag was so beautiful, and I’m glad it made it into the book (while I saw all the photographs, I did not actually choose what did or did not make it into the book, including the cover)!
When I contacted my pattern testers, I asked them to send me the top 5 bags that they wanted to test. Literally everyone had the Sound Check Bag in their list, so I guess this will be a popular one.
Aurifil Thread – Aurifil wrote a lovely review of my book. You’ll want to hop on over to the Aurifil blog, because they have generously offered up a box of Mark Lipinski’s ‘Basics Collection’, which is 12 large spools of neutral threads. Also included in the prize package is a signed copy of my book. A prize worth approximately $130!
I use Aurifil 40wt. and Aurifil 50wt. to make all of my bags, and I like using neutral colors of thread in most of my bags, depending on the fabric.
Made with Moxie – Jill pattern-tested the ‘Wonderland Bag’ for me, which is a structured bag with rounded sides. She used Anna Maria Horner ‘Drawing Room’ fabric for her bag, and I just love it completely!!