Saturday, September 10, 2011

Meet Erin!

I would like you to meet Erin Russek, from One Piece at a Time!  Maybe you have heard of her.  She is an amazing quilter and quilt designer.  Seriously, she has the most gorgeous applique designs!  You can find her site here.
Erin blogs about her applique designs, great tips for quilters and she has awesome giveaways!  
example of her own quilting! absolutely stunning
My Tweets Collection

Isn't this amazing!  She has so much stuff you really need to check it out.  You can tell how much she loves quilting and making others better quilters too!!

It is one of her quilts that I have been itching to start.  It is called My Tweets and you can find all the blocks here.  Erin is doing this quilt as a block of the month.  Each month she posts a new block on her site, free for us to download.  There is a center medallion that she sells in her etsy shop if you want to make the quilt just like her. 
 This is what it looks like so far.    

I have been following her for a few months and gathering fabric just waiting until I can start.  Here is what I have collected so far

I wanted to do something bright.  Some of the fabrics don't look as bright in the picture but I think I have a nice variety to start with.  The fat quarters came in my goody box from McCalls and most of the other came from Connecting Threads.  

I wanted a really big contrast so I chose black for the background.  I hope it won't be too much, I couldn't decide on a black with a pattern or just straight black.  I ended up going with straight black.  I can always change after I make one block.  The blue swirly is for the sashing, at least that is the plan.  
Please check out Erin's site, she is amazing.  From her site you can see what other quilters are doing with her designs, and hopefully I can get started on this soon!

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