Christa and I have been online quilt buddies for a couple of years now. Our styles of quilting are pretty different, but what isn't different is the love for teaching quilting and encouraging quilters of all kinds and levels. I think we both have that down-to-earth, approachable attitude as we teach.
We both also like to finish our own quilts and like to encourage others to quilt their own quilts too! Her book is a great primer on machine quilting with both walking foot and free motion. Giving great tips along the way, it's her numerous quilt patterns within the book that are a true treat for the eye.
She's even got a survey running alongside the blog hop to choose the pattern that with be her next quilt-along in January. Click to go to the survey to vote. Not sure what quilt to vote for? Visit the other blog stop special guests to see the quilts they've made from Christa's patterns.
I might even get around to making a top from the Little Man's Fancy pattern for my niece! It's one of those huge one block baby quilts that can be so quick to piece and leaves great spaces for quilting.
|Little Man's Fancy, pattern by Christa Watson, photo by Brent Kane/Martingale|
GiveawayTo celebrate her book launch as I prepare for my own shop launch, I'm running two, yes, two giveaways!
Between now and next Wednesday at 12 noon, sign up here for a chance to win my class, Quilting with Rulers on a Home Machine, for free!
Because I know from the many wonderful responses I've been getting, many of you have already bought the class, so I'm thinking a ruler might be a great prize....right? So, for a chance to win your choice of one of the three rulers shown below, make sure you have signed up for my email newsletter list (on the right sidebar) and I will choose one lucky winner at noon this Friday, September 18th from all those signed up on the list since I started it last month. This giveaway is open to anybody anywhere I can ship the package. Hubby said so! (I'm not gonna lie, I am hoping it's someone in the US or Canada, given shipping rates!)
Edited September 18th: The ruler giveaway is now ended! The chance to win my class is still open.
This a selection of four different rulers by four different manufacturers of quilting rulers. I figure whoever wins won't have at least one of these lovely tools. I'll talk about these rulers in more detail on Friday when the winner is announced and I open up my online shop at www.amysquiltingadventures.com
I'm not the only one participating today in the blog hop; Leah Day is joining in too and Sharon at Color Girl Quilts is the official blog hop stop of the day.
So go visit, learn more about Christa, her quilts, and her fabulous book. It's been such a success that Amazon has temporarily run out of Machine Quilting With Style at last check, but you can still buy it from publisher Martingale or even get an autographed copy from Christa herself!
Edited to add: Anyone who is signed up for my email newsletter is eligible for the ruler giveaway! Even if you signed up last month when I started it. To be clear, this is NOT the "follow by email" option on the left sidebar. I can't access those emails. This is the actual email newsletter which has the sign up form on the right sidebar. If you are unsure, fill out the form. It won't let you subscribe twice.