The right pattern just fell into my hot little hands, by way of a new friend I met while visiting Illinois last fall. My new friend, Monique Dillard, has been designing beautiful patterns and cool tools for years now. In fact, Nicole and I did a sew along in 2007 using a sampler pattern of Monique's - Country Gatherings. Here's a link to my quilt from Monique's design, Imaginary Friend.
Monique's exciting news is the April 2011 release of her book from C&T Publishing, Fat Quarter Winners. Some awesome patterns and really unique techniques for putting those fat quarters in your stash to good use.
Friends Nicole, Thelma and I want to congratulate Monique on her book, and feature some of her patterns, techniques, and interviews on our blogs so you can see just how beautiful and fun they are to make. Please join us next week and throughout the month of April to see us introduce our projects to you, introduce Monique to you, and - did I mention? - there will be PRIZES!