Friday, 16 March 2018

Southwest Modern by Kristi Schroeder

Hello!

I am very excited to be the final leg of the wonderful Kristi Schroeder's Southwest Modern book tour. Last year in Savannah Kristi was telling me about her impending book...I even got a few glimpses of the beautiful quilts she was making...part travel guide part quilt book. It sounded so fresh and original and it is exactly that.


I have long since been an admirer of Kristi's modern striking quilting style and just knew it was going to be unlike any other quilting book on the market. Even though I had had an insight into the book I was gob smacked by its beauty. Firstly can I say, New Mexico? When is the next flight leaving for there?? Secondly the quilts, boy oh boy every single one of them is beautiful beyond beauty. I want to make them all.


At first glance they seem simple on the eye (that's a good thing in my book) but looking at them more closely they will challenge both beginner and experienced quilters alike (another good thing in my book).


The styling of the book itself is exquisite. The layout of the patterns themselves is so fresh and clean and clear, whilst the photos, like the ones above, show off the quilts in all their majestic glory, in the most stunning New Mexico locations. Did I mention I want to go there?...now?

So what did I choose to make?

I could have done any one of them but I decided to choose by being fickle and seeing which one made me stop quicker than any other so I chose Mosaic, which happens to be on the front cover.


I have a few apologies about my make...

You may know if you follow me on IG that the last few weeks have been challenging personally which meant

1. I was running late for this...
2. I clearly wasn't reading instructions correctly so some of the low volume central pieces weren't placed correctly. The plus side to this is the pattern is flexible and unless you were looking at this next to the pattern you really wouldn't know!
3. I ran out of time to do the complete quilt so here is my Mosaic Mini...another plus to the book I feel...you can alter the patterns to your need/space/desire and still get a great feel for the original...ever the optimistic!


I hope you like my little mini...I sure do...but in case you wanted to see how it would look as it was intended, here's a little mock up I did with my new found Touchdraw skills...
I hope you have enjoyed my little book tour and if you would like to see more about the book check out the fab people and links below...ALSO the good news is you can be in with a chance of receiving a copy of this exquisite book. It is one you will most definitely want on your bookshelf.

TO ENTER:
1. Follow me AND follow Kristi Schroeder @initialkstudio on Instagram 
2. Please comment on this blog post to be entered to win. Bonus entries for contestants who comment/like on my IG post. (@karenlewistextiles)
3. Winner will be announced Monday.



ALSO NOTE... Kristi is having a Grand Prize Giveaway at the end of the blog hop courtesy of the following sponsors:
1. Signed copy of Southwest Modern by Lucky Spool
2. FQ bundle by Robert Kaufman
3. FQ bundle by Me & You Fabrics
Be sure you sign up for her (Kristi’s. Not mine…I don’t have that option.) email newsletter!

44 comments:

  1. Looks complicated! Well done. I love your colors.

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  2. Looks good - I am desperate for this book! All the quilts look fabulous and New Mexico is one of my very favourite places in the world! Vikki x

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  3. Looks fab - I love this and am desperate for this book. All the quilts look amazing and New Mexico is one of my favourite places!

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  4. Your quilt has eye appeal in the taupe, ecru, black color scheme. rozz01(at)cox(dot)com

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  5. I follow you and Kristi on IG
    @rozzieIA

    rozz01(at)cox(dot)com

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  6. I think it makes a cute mini!

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  7. It looks great mini or otherwise!

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  9. Good to know the pattern is forgiving. Love your interpretation of the pattern!

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  10. I've been enjoying the quilts that I've seen made using her patterns. they seem simple enough to execute while also being quite versatile.

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  11. I've been enjoying the quilts that I've seen made using her patterns. they seem simple enough to execute while also being quite versatile.

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  12. Your mini is beautiful! I love the subtle colors and the little pop of mustard in the binding!
    I follow both of you on Instagram, @notqnot

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  13. Super cute - thanks for the chance at the giveaway! The book looks amazing!

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  14. Sorry to hear you’re having a rough week. If you want a couch to crash on in New Mexico, I got you.

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  15. I love it!!! I feel like you didn’t even need the disclaimer because I never would have noticed it wasn’t to pattern - you did a great job!!

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  16. This mini is marvelous! The striking pattern looks like it was meant to be a mini (although it looks great full sized too)! This book sounds like a must have and I would love to have it! I follow you both on Insta @seeshansew

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  17. Looks fantastic! Sometimes crunch time works out like that :)

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  18. I follow you both on IG! This mini is so cool! I'd be tempted to use it as a table topper on my dining table. I adore New Mexico and all it has to offer...you need to visit at least once! (Yes, I'd love this book too...so I could make a mini like yours!)

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  19. Karen, Gorgeous Mosaic! My eyes immediately Went to that Pop of mustard yellow in the corner and surveyed from there up. New Mexico; heck ya��!!! Thank your for sharing your creation and indeed an honour to wrap up the hop.
    Schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Love your developing Touchdraw skills, and Kristi's book looks like fun!

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  21. Looks terrific as a mini--so glad to hear that the patterns can morph in size! And I love the pop of color in the binding--great make :)

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  22. NEAT DESIGN AND COLOR CHOICES! LOVE IT! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher114@gmail.com

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  23. I love your mini. Sometimes that's all the time/energy we can manage. I follow you both. Would love to win that book!

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  24. The designs I've seen in this book look great! Even your modification looks good. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  25. This is great as a mini, and the full-size is very appealing, too. I like the flexible options!

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  26. I follow you both on IG. This is a great mini and I like how it plays out in a full quilt.

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  27. Beautiful as a mini and how neat that tgevpstterns can be so flexible.

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  28. Your mini is lovely & demonstrated the versatility of Kristi's patterns!

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  29. Your mini is great! It demonstrates how adaptable Kristi's patterns are.

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  30. Pretty mini! I follow both of you on Instagram as ceciliaquilts. Thanks for sharing your mini quilt with us.

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  31. I love that pop of mustard in the binding! I'm a sucker for a good quilt book, especially one with beautiful photography. Meet you in New Mexico?!

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  32. I love that pop of colour in the binding! I'm a sucker for a good quilt book, and especially one with beautiful photography. Meet you in New Mexico?!

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  33. Your mini is great & it demonstrates the versatility of Kristi's patterns!

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  34. I love your version. And mini is always good in my book. And by the way the book looks fantastic!!

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  35. Karen I really like your mini version of the quilt. You are such a creative person.

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  36. Just as in cooking, I love when a quilt “recipe” allows for creative license to be taken and still looks wonderful!

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  37. Love your version, and the book looks amazing!

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  38. Beautiful quilt. I love the colors!

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  39. I don't have an IG account but your version is beautiful.

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  40. Love your mini quilt. Great blog tour. Love this book. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  41. Looks great! I've loved everything I've seen from the book!

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