Love Patchwork and Quilting – Batik Blast Quilt

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I love working with Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine. I have had the honor of several quilts being featured their magazine and every single time it is like Christmas when I get to see my quilt in the magazine. I worked with Me + You Fabrics for the first ever batik quilt in LP&Q. Yea! I am so excited to have a first and this quilt is just the best.

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The variation of prints in the pinks, blacks, and whites really give this quilt so much texture. I am not a big fan of just three colors in a quilt but I really love how this turned out. It took my heart strings. And did I mention this is a big quilt too. I love a quilt that I can use on the beds as well as curling up on the couch. I have a feeling my girls will be taking this one.

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This is the same pattern I used to make my Spool Dreams Quilt for the Carrie Bloomston lookbook. This pattern has all kinds of options for fabric choices. It really changes the look of the quilt too with the pluses being the dominate focal point with some fabric combos while others the spools really shine. Have fun with it. I can’t wait to see what you make.

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For a limited time Love Patchwork and Quilting has a special subscription price for those of us in the US. Go here to check out how to get a years subscription at an amazing price. If you are in the UK or elsewhere check out their specials for you too.

HUGE thank you to Daniela of Modern Stitch Studio for her pattern design and help!

MS episode 139:: Aaron Hoffman of Me + You Fabrics and Hoffman Fabrics

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There aren’t many times I have guests on the podcast that I meet in person before I have the chance to invite them on the podcast. Aaron Hoffman is one of the few and I am so happy it happened that way. Aaron is a quiet guy that sees this industry from a completely unique perspective who happens to always have a place to charge a cell phone at events. You have to know the secrets and Suzy from Suzy Quilts was in the know. We have chatted with Aaron at several events and it was so much fun to hear Aaron talk about the story of Hoffman Fabrics and Me + You, the modern batiks division Aaron created. The story is so unique and without a doubt legendary. I mean Magnum PI’s famous shirt was made with a Hoffman Fabrics print called jungle Bird. That is epic. So I convinced Aaron to come on the podcast for a chat so you, too, can hear this story. He tells of the story of his grandfather who founded the company, where they are taking the company as the industry changes, and even their state of the art water facility. We also had a surprise guest, Michelle Flores, Markering Director and the official Hoffman Fabrics guide. She gives tours of the Hoffman warehouse in California and knew so much about the story of the company. It is an honor to be able to share the stories in this amazing community.

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